All Time Faves: Summer Reading for Men

PDFPrinter friendly version

The Columbus Affair The Columbus Affair
By Berry, Steve
2012-05 - Ballantine Books
9780345526519 Check our catalog

Many questions about Christopher Columbus exist. But now there's an exciting new novel that challenges the notions about the discovery of America in a story of mysterious strangers, sabotage, and a dangerous international game.

…More

Ready Player One Ready Player One
By Cline, Ernest
2011-08 - Crown Publishing Group (NY)
9780307887436 Check our catalog

2012 Alex Award Winner

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, READY PLAYER ONE is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut--part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by "Blade Runner," and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed. …More

When Captain Flint Was Still a Good Man When Captain Flint Was Still a Good Man
By Dybek, Nick
2012-04 - Riverhead Books
9781594488092 Check our catalog

Every fall, the men of Loyalty Island sail from the Olympic Peninsula up to the Bering Sea to spend the winter catching king crab. Their dangerous occupation keeps food on the table but constantly threatens to leave empty seats around it. …More

Canada Canada
By Ford, Richard
2012-05 - Ecco Press
9780061692048 Check our catalog

BookPage Notable Title

The distinguished modern American master and Pulitzer Prize-winning author returns with this haunting and elemental novel about a young man forced by catastrophic circumstance to reconcile himself to a world that has been rendered unrecognizable. …More

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
By Fountain, Ben
2012-05 - Ecco Press
9780060885595 Check our catalog

A ferocious firefight with Iraqi insurgents has transformed the eight surviving men of Bravo Squad into America's most sought-after heroes in this riotously funny and exquisitely heartbreaking portrait of our time. …More

Mission to Paris Mission to Paris
By Furst, Alan
2012-06 - Random House
9781400069484 Check our catalog

From a "New York Times"-bestselling author and the Omodern-day master of the genreO ("Newsday") comes a gripping novel of espionage and deception in 1938 prewar Paris. At the center of the intrigue is Hollywood star Frederic Stahl. …More

Raylan Raylan
By Leonard, Elmore
2012-01 - William Morrow & Company
9780062119469 Check our catalog

BookPage Notable Title

"New York Times"-bestselling author Leonard brings his trademark style and wit to this new novel featuring U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, hero of the hit FX series "Justified."

…More

Wolf Hall Wolf Hall
By Mantel, Hilary
2010-08 - Picador USA
9780312429980 Check our catalog

BookPage Notable Title

In the ruthless arena of King Henry VIII's court, only one man, Thomas Cromwell, dares to gamble his life to win the king's favor and ascend to the heights of political power. In inimitable style, Mantel presents a picture of a half-made society on the cusp of change, where individuals fight or embrace their fate with passion and courage. …More

The Song of Achilles The Song of Achilles
By Miller, Madeline
2012-03 - Ecco Press
9780062060617 Check our catalog

A thrilling and unique retelling of the legend of Achilles: a tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart--a dazzling feat of the imagination that is sure to be one of the most unusual debuts of the season. …More

Sixkill Sixkill
By Parker, Robert B.
2012-04 - Berkley
9780425246900 Check our catalog

On location in Boston, bad-boy actor Jumbo Nelson is accused of the rape and murder of a young woman. As the case grows darker and secrets about both Jumbo and the dead girl come to light, it's Spenser--with Nelson's bodyguard Zebulon Sixkill at his side--who must put things right. Available in a tall Premium Edition. …More

The 500 The 500
By Quirk, Matthew
2012-06 - Reagan Arthur Books
9780316198622 Check our catalog

BookPage Notable Title

A former con artist is plucked from his Harvard Law School classroom and becomes an associate at Washington's most high-powered consulting firm. Quickly pulled into a seductive, dangerous web of power and corruption, he struggles to find his way out. …More

Sorry Please Thank You: Stories Sorry Please Thank You: Stories
By Yu, Charles
2012-07 - Pantheon Books
9780307907172 Check our catalog

 

Drawing from both pop culture and science, Charles Yu is a brilliant observer of contemporary society, and in Sorry Please Thank You he fills his stories with equal parts laugh-out-loud humor and piercing insight into the human condition.