Oprah/Oprah's staff is no fool - her list of 25 picks for summer reading is a surprising (or dare I say, inspired) mix of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, both classics and new releases, from both independent and major publishers (though the list leans more toward the latter).
I'd love to be able to make this list my summer challenge but I've already committed to the Amazon First Novel shortlist and I don't want to get too crazy here. Let's just say that I will be reading some of these books and reporting back.
What I'm stoked for:
1. Yes, My Darling Daughterby Margaret Leroy
2. Columbineby Dave Cullen
3. The Glisterby John Burnside
4. The Peep Diariesby Hal Niedzviecki (Canadian author!)
5. A Meaningful Lifeby L.J. Davis
Bring on the hate.
Via Oprah's Website, yo
EDIT: Hal Niedzviecki blogged about being included in Oprah's list on the Globe & Mail website. He thinks it's an honour. So do I.