What AW Is Reading

by Caity in Sales

These past few weeks Chicago has experienced unseasonably warm weather, but now the temperature is dropping and the days are getting shorter. It’s the perfect time to relax on the couch with a good book. Our staff is reading everything from the latest YA to best-selling fiction to the personal letters of a famed editor and his confidante.

Sue (customer service): The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Josalyn (editorial): The Maisie Dobbs mystery series by Jacqueline Winspear; Robert McCloskey: A Private Life in Words & Pictures by Jane McCloskey; Troublemaker by Andrew Clements; That Used to be Us by Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum; and As Ever Yours: The Letters of Max Perkins & Elizabeth Lemmon edited by Rodger Tarr

Kiki (customer service): The Elegance of Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

Wendy (editorial): Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife by Francine Prose, about the writing and publication of The Diary of a Young Girl.

Kristin (editorial): The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

Michelle (marketing): Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Margaret (sales): Juliet by Anne Fortier

Kristie (Digital & International): The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin and Invisible Man/你睇我唔到 by Chan Keung/陳強 (Chinese title published in Hong Kong)

Since I didn’t have the chance to read our new YA novels before they were published, I recently brought them home. Having just finished Guantanamo Boy, I am now reading The Poisoned House (right before bed, probably not such a good idea). In the car I am listening to Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.

Hope you have a good book to curl up with too.

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What AW Is Reading