Thursday, May 30, 2013

What's on Your Bookshelf? Pt.1

This week's "What's on Your Bookshelf?" asks Becca, the Press's Marketing Coordinator, about her summer to-read list.

The Son by Philipp Meyer
To be honest, I heard about this book through a feature in Texas Monthly. It sounded reminiscent of a few past books of TCU Press authors, and I hear it's been highly anticipated! Added bonus, I love seeing Texas through non-Texan eyes.

The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss
The Count of Monte Cristo is one of my top three favorite novels (a highly competitive list, I assure you), so this book had me at the subtitle. I saw it listed among this year's Pulitzer Prize winners, so I thought, Hey, why not?

Paris: The Novel by Edward Rutherford
I was lucky enough to visit Paris as part of a study abroad trip the summer before I graduated from TCU, and I fell in love with it. (I was surprised; to be honest, I didn't expect to like it all that much.) I saw this novel on a random shelf in Barnes & Noble and jumped on it.

Persuasion by Jane Austen
My lovely colleague Rileigh urged me to read this one. Pride and Prejudice also holds a coveted place on my list of favorite novels (judge me, if you must), but I'm ashamed to admit I haven't read many of Austen's other novels.

The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln by Stephen Carter
I read a summary about this novel in Book Page, I think. Of course I had just seen Lincoln in theaters, so I was intrigued. I haven't started it yet, but I'm curious to see what Carter thinks could have happened had Lincoln survived.