Thursday, January 6, 2011


Welcome to Books, Personally where you can find reviews of and recommendations for great books for readers of all ages and interests. Life's short, so it's all good here, and we'll try to steer you toward a good match. Requests and recommendations welcome at personalbookshopper at gmail dot com

Some great reads to get you started:

Must read

The Warmth of Other Suns, Isabel Wilkerson, Random House, 2010
This is the engaging and moving story of the Great Migration of African-Americans from the South to the urban North after Reconstruction, as told through the personal histories of three individuals. For: History Buffs (American history, African-American and civil rights history, economic history, & the history of cities), Serious Readers, NPR Junkies, or anyone who loves a captivating story or memoir.

In Case You Missed It

The Invisible Circus, Jennifer Egan, Anchor, 2007
Jennifer Egan's first novel, a moving and evocative coming-of-age tale that explores family mythology and relationships after the death of a charismatic elder sister. For: Writing Geeks, Serious Readers, Book Clubbers, willing-to-take-it-up-a-notch Chick-Literati, and anyone who has a daughter or a sister.

For Kids

How To Train Your Dragon (series), Cressida Cowell, Little, Brown, 2010
Explore the books behind the blockbuster movie. Creative, quirky, and very funny. Chapter books with charming illustrations. For: independent readers (and their parents) who appreciate humor, adventure, and a little eccentricity (up through early middle school grades). Lovely to read with your children.

More soon! In the meantime, happy reading!


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