Sunday, May 24, 2009

The 13 hottest summer reads

Sara Nelson, a critic for The Daily Beast, former editor in chief of Publishers Weekly, and author of the bestselling So Many Books, So Little Time, named her "13 hottest summer reads" for The Daily Beast.

One book on her list:
The Girl Who Played with Fire
by Stieg Larsson

In an American mystery writer’s hands, this novel—the second in a trilogy that began with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo—might read like a Law & Order episode. But the late Swedish journalist-turned-novelist’s brooding tone and the fantastically odd bisexual geek heroine Lisbeth Sander make this everything the folks at Knopf have been crowing that it is: riveting, unputdownable, a sure bestseller.
Read about another title on Nelson's list.

--Marshal Zeringue