Memorial Day weekend reads

MN Reads is going to take the weekend off and will be back with new reviews on Tuesday. In the meantime, I’m going to fill my spare time with some books. I gotta finish Franny and Zooey by Sunday for Rock & Roll Bookclub (and there is already much debate swirling about the Franny pregnancy issue).

Then I plan to tear through Marisa Meltzer’s Girl Power about women in 90s rock. I trust I’ll have a lot to say about this one. After that will be Steve Almond’s Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life. Why? Because it’s Rock & Roll June where I spend the month reading books about rock and roll. Jennifer Egan’s (much anticipated) A Visit from the Goon Squad will also be in the mix. I loved Jennifer Egan’s last two novels (Look at Me and The Keep) and cannot wait to get my hands on this new one.

What are you gonna read over the weekend?

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  1. david 28.May.10 at 11:06 am

    I plan on finishing G. Willow Wilson’s memoir, The Butterfly Mosque, then revisit Howard Cruse’s classic graphic novel Stuck Rubber Baby, then try and find time for the new Daniel Kehlmann novel (while hoping the new David Mitchel shows up on my doorstep).

    Thanks for reminding me about the new Jennifer Egan novel, I had forgotten about it.

  2. Jodi Chromey 28.May.10 at 11:38 am

    I have the new Jennifer Egan winging it’s way to me right now! I’m also eagerly anticipating the new Aimee Bender (gah, I love her) but it didn’t have anything to do with rock & roll (at least I don’t think it does) so I didn’t mention it.

  3. Amy 28.May.10 at 2:41 pm

    Scott Pilgrim #5!!! And either finishing Wolf Hall or reading Andrea Levy’s latest, The Long Song.

  4. LeAnn Suchy 28.May.10 at 10:04 pm

    I’ll still be working my way through the 800-page behemoth – Justin Cronin’s The Passage. I’m really liking it so far, though, and I’m starting to put the pieces together. Too bad I’m only nearing the 300-page mark.

  5. amyabts 03.Jun.10 at 9:25 am

    i can’t wait to read the new egan book too. jodi, another rock and roll book i’m checking out is the newish one by bill flanagan, who wrote A&R a couple of years back. also, marisa meltzer is in an episode of “cooking the book” (i think that’s what it’s called?) which is hosted by that gould blogger girl. if you go to it should hook you up.

  6. Jodi Chromey 03.Jun.10 at 10:05 am

    I’m 30 pages into the Egan book, so far so good. It’s a series of interconnected short stories and not a novel, which is interesting. But there’s a ton of music in in so far and one of the main characters runs a record label.

  7. Jodi Chromey 03.Jun.10 at 10:06 am

    P.S. I avoid all things Emily Gould because she gives me the heebie jeebies.


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