Lucy's Book Mark

Modern Lovecraft Tales

Modern H.P. Lovecraft fans are usually placed in an uncomfortable positon when talking about the influential pulp writer: love the atmosphere, comsic terror, and cephalodic monsters; bummed about the often overt racism and xenaphobia. Here are some modern takes on Lovecraft's mythos while also addressing some of the racial issues underlying the author's works. 

Oprah's Book club

Love Warrior

Oprah has announced her latest book club selection earlier this month, her second one in a little over a month.  Love Warrior; a memoir by Glennon Doyle Melton was announced by Winfrey on the day the book was published.  Here's what Oprah's Book Club discussion group on GoodReads said about the book, "This astonishing memoir depicts Melton’s journey after she discovers her husband’s infidelity and uses her grief and anger as a path to her own redemption. And despite all this, her humor shines through!"  More information about the author and the book can be found on the Oprah's Book Club page.

Litsy

There's a new app out, Litsy, where readers can share their favorite books and find books too.  Readers can add content to their page, three ways: a blub (short comment), quote from a book or reviews (300 characters).  When viewing content in your feed, you can add a book to one of three stacks: read, to read, or currently reading. The app is only available for iOS.

 

Obama's Summer Reading List

President's Summer Reading list

Recently, President Obama shared his summer reading list which included Oprah Winfrey's Book Club pick, a psychological thriller, and a science fiction novel. How many have you read?  Last year his list included the following:

"All The Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr|
"The Sixth Extinction" by Elizabeth Kolbert
"The Lowland" by Jhumpa Lahiri
"Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates
"Washington: A Life" by Ron Chernow

Oprah Book Club Selection

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Colson Whitehead's "The Underground Railroad" is Oprah's new Book Club selection.  The heroine of the book, Cora, is fleeing the Georgia plantation she has lived on.   "The Underground Railroad is a picaresque novel, following Cora as she moves between varyingly safe havens on her way north.  On her trail is a towering black-hearted slave catcher named Ridgeway."  (USA TODAY)

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