My blog passed a personal milestone this week when it received its 75th follower. It's kind of funny. You know, my mom and my husband are my blog's biggest fans, but neither one is a follower. My two best friends from high school are readers but not followers. Based on the stats that I
Do your tastes run to modern literary fiction? How about Teju Cole's Open City, Dinaw Mengestu's How To Read the Air, or Tea Obreht's The Tiger's Wife?
Do you like YA or children's books? How do Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, Erin Hunter, Kim Harrison, Mo Willems, Norton Juster, Patricia MacLachlan, Barry Moser, Jane Yolen, Rich Michelson, or Jeanne Birdsall sound to you?
Do you like reading debut authors for that sense of discovery? Try Hannah Pittard, Nina Revoyr, Michael David Lukas on for size.
What about nonfiction: We have Joseph Ellis, Andre Dubus III, Mira Bartok, to name a few who have been earning recent accolades.
We also have a terrific array of extremely popular fiction writers whose works dominate both the IndieBound and the New York Times bestseller lists, like Jodi Picoult, Deborah Harkness, Alice Hoffman, John Grisham, and Alexander McCall Smith. Any of those names ring a bell?
To be frank, if we don't have signed copies of a book you'd be excited to have, you shouldn't be following a blog about books anyway. Unless you're here to read only the travel portions of the blog. But even then I'd have to bet that I could hook you up with something of interest!