June Bibliolust

It’s a very short list this month, largely because I read a couple books that might have made the list between now and last month’s list. I am also speculating that the release of summer “beach reads” is reducing the number of books piquing my curiosity.

Assignment to Hell: The War Against Nazi Germany with Correspondents Walter Cronkite, Andy Rooney, A.J. Liebling, Homer Bigart, and Hal Boyle, Timothy M. Gay — If the combination of journalism and World War II history weren’t enough to get my attention, good reviews move it to the list.

The Investigation, Philippe Claudel — Claudel’s Brodeck was one of my favorite works of foreign fiction two years ago. As a result, I’ve had his newest novel on my wish list since I first heard about it.

The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll’s Best-Kept Secret, Kent Hartman — This work about L.A. studio musicians of the 1960s and early 1970s has almost made the list the last two months. I figured I’ve been drawn back to it enough that it was time to just admit I am lusting for it.

Report Card:

January-May 2012

Total Bibliolust books: 23

Number read: 17 (73.9%)

Started but did not finish: 3 (13%)

Cumulative (September 2008-May 2012)

Total Bibliolust books: 226

Number read: 182 (80.5%)

Started but did not finish: 17 (7.5%)

In literature as in love, we are surprised at what is chosen by others.

Andre Maurois, An Art Of Living

1 comment to June Bibliolust

  • D.E. Bishop

    I used to teach American History, and I am still a history buff. Assignment to Hell looks like a really interesting read. When it comes out in paperback, or I can find a used one, it is mine! Thanks.