Latest News from News 3

Las Vegas News | Weather | Sports | Traffic - MyNews3

Click Here for Popular Reads

(philosofia, 2005 Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic)
(philosofia, 2005 Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic)
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 10/14/2013 1:52 pm
Lose yourself in a good book!

Sifting through hundreds of titles for all-time classics or the season's new releases can be exhausting. We're here to help!


Some good books follow:



Connie’s Mystery/Detective/Suspense Favorites:

  • The Racketeer by John Grisham (2012)
  • Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett (1978)
  • Last to Die by Tess Gerritson (2012)
  • The Sign of the Book by John Dunning (2005)
  • Believing the Lie by Elizabeth George (2012)
  • The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins (1868)
  • Death Comes to Pemberley by P. D. James (2011)
  • City of Shadows by Ariana Franklin (2006)
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (2008)
  • Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier (1938)

Heather’s Absorbing Post-Colonial Reads:
  • Last Man in Tower by Aravind Adiga (2012)
  • Dreaming in Cuban by Christina Garcia (1992)
  • Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka (2011)
  • Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Adichie (2003)
  • Midaq Alley by Naguib Mahfouz (1966)
  • I Want to Get Married by Ghada Abdel Aal (2010)
  • Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih (1969)
  • A Thousand Years of Good Prayers by Yiyun Li (2006)
  • Desirable Daughters by Bharati Mukherjee (2002)
  • Istanbul by Orhan Pamuk (2004)
  • Foreigners by Caryl Phillips (2007)
  • The Yacoubian Building by Alaa al Aswany (2004)
  • The Bridegroom by Ha Jin (2000)


Bev’s Summer Reading List (A beginning):
  • An Experiment in Love by Hilary Mantel (1995)
  • A Distant Episode by Paul Bowles (1988)
  • Traps by MacKenzie Bezos (2013)
  • The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro (2012)
  • Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood (1996)
  • Corregidora by Gayl Jones (1975)
  • The Father of All Things by Tom Bissell (2007)
  • Escape from Camp 14 (2012)
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville (1851) Yeah, Really.
  • And more disaster books!

Must Read Banned or Censored Books:
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (1953)
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (1884)
  • Native Son by Richard Wright (1940)
  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1850)
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison (1987)
  • Lolita by Vladmir Nabokov (1955)
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (1937)
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (1931)
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Alex Haley (1965)
  • Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (1936)

Sarah’s Remarkable Reads:


  • She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb (1992)
  • Fall on your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald (1996)
  • Hanna’s Daughters by Marianne Fredricksson (2002)
  • Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue (2010)
  • The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough (1977)
  • A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry (2001)
  • Still Alice by Lisa Genova (2007)
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo (2012)
  • The Bolter by Frances Osborne (2010)
  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver (2007)



Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novels:

The Pulitzer Prizes began in 1917 with an endowment to Columbia University by newspaper publisher, Joseph Pulitzer. The purpose is to recognize achievement in journalism, letters, drama and music. The prizes in letters are awarded in the categories of fiction, general history, non-fiction, poetry and biography or
auto-biography:
  • 1990 The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos
  • 1991 Rabbit At Rest by John Updike
  • 1992 A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
  • 1993 A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler
  • 1994 The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx
  • 1995 The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
  • 1996 Independence Day by Richard Ford
  • 1997 Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer by Steven Millhauser
  • 1998 American Pastoral by Philip Roth
  • 1999 The Hours by Michael Cunningham
  • 2000 The Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • 2001 The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
  • 2002 Empire Falls by Richard Russo
  • 2003 Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  • 2004 The Known World by Edward P. Jones
  • 2005 Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
  • 2006 March by Geraldine Brooks
  • 2007 The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  • 2008 The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  • 2009 Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

The Man Booker Prize:

The Man Booker Prize entrants must be citizens of the British Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland, and their original work must be written in English and not self-published. A new panel of five judges is chosen annually by an advisory committee of the Booker Foundation and consists of a literary editor, a novelist, a literary critic, an academic, and a major figure. Man Booker winners for the last 12 years are:
  • 2000 The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
  • 2001 True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey
  • 2002 Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  • 2003 Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre
  • 2004 The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst
  • 2005 The Sea by John Banville
  • 2006 The Inheritance of Loss by Kirin Desai
  • 2007 The Gathering by Anne Enright
  • 2008 The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
  • 2009 Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
  • 2010 The Finkler Question by howard Jacobson
  • 2011 The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
  • 2012 Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

Pen Faulkner Awards:

The Pen Faulkner is an award established by writers to honor their peers. The name of the award derives from the acronym: poets, playwrights, essayists and novelists, plus William Faulkner, who used his own prize funds to create an award for young writers. From 1984 to 1993, the winners are:
  • 1984 Sent for You Yesterday by John Edgar Wideman
  • 1985 The Barracks Thief by Tobias Wolff
  • 1986 The Old Forest and Other Stories by Peter Taylor
  • 1987 Soldiers in Hiding: A Novel by Richard Wiley (UNLV Creative writing professor and BMI Associate Director)
  • 1988 World’s End by T. C. Boyle
  • 1989 Dusk and Other Stories by James Salter
  • 1990 Billy Bathgate by E. L. Doctorow
  • 1991 Philadelphia Fire by John Edgar Wideman
  • 1992 Mao II by Don DeLillo
  • 1993 Postcards by E. Annie Proulx

The Edgar Awards:

In 1954 The Edgar Award, named for Edgar Allen Poe, was established by the Mystery Writers of America to recognize the best fiction and non-fiction published the prior year. Whether by the book titles or the movies they spawned, here are some classic winners you may recognize:
  • 1955 The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
  • 1965 The Spy Who Came in From the Cold by John Le Carre
  • 1966 The Quiller Memorandum by Adam Hall
  • 1972 The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsythe
  • 1979 Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett

The National Book Awards:

Established in 1950 by a consortium of publishing groups, The National Book Awards recognize exceptional books in four genres: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and young people’s literature. Five judges choose a winner from each genre.
  • 1950 The Man With the Golden Arm by Nelson Algren
  • 1951 The Collected Stories of William Faulkner by William Faulkner
  • 1952 From Here to Eternity by James Jones
  • 1953 Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  • 1954 The Adventures of Augie March by Saul bellow
  • 1955 A Fable by William Faulkner
  • 1956 Ten North Frederick by John O’Hara
  • 1957 The Field of Vision by Wright Morris
  • 1958 The Wapshot Chronicle by John Cheever
  • 1959 The Magic Barrel by Bernard Malamud
  • 2004 The News from Paraguay by Lily Tuck
  • 2005 Europe Central by William T. Vollmann
  • 2006 The Echo Maker by Richard Powers
  • 2007 Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson
  • 2008 Shadow Country by Peter Matthiessen
  • 2009 Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
  • 2010 Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon
  • 2011 Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
  • 2012 The Round House by Louise Erdrich
The Man Booker Prize:

  • 1980 Rites of Passage by William Golding
  • 1981 Midnight’s Children by Salmon Rushdie
  • 1982 Schindler’s Ark by Thomas Keneally
  • 1983 Life & Times of Michael K by J. M. Coetzee
  • 1984 Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner
  • 1985 The Bone People by Keri Hulme
  • 1986 The Old Devils by Kingsley Amis
  • 1987 Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively
  • 1988 Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey
  • 1989 The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • 1990 Possession by A. S. Byatt


Pen Faulkner Awards:

  • 2004 The Early Stories by John Updike
  • 2005 War Trash by Ha Jin
  • 2006 The March by E. L. Doctorow
  • 2007 Everyman by Philip Roth
  • 2008 The Great Man by Kate Christensen
  • 2009 Netherland by Joseph O’Neill
  • 2010 War Dances by Sherman Alice
  • 2011 The Collected Stories by Deborah Eisenberg
  • 2012 The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
  • 2013 Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Share

Slideshows

Popular Right Now:
New Motorola radios replace old system at Metro 

Updated: 10/22/2014 7:19:48 PM

(Sandra Gonzalez / KSNV News 3)
Poll


All content © Copyright 2014 Intermountain West Communications Company. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service
You may also view our Sitemap.

FCC assistance for any person with disabilities can be provided by contacting us at publicfilehelp@mynews3.com

KSNV Profile & Public Inspection Files

2014 NBCUniversal Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Portions by Broadcast Interactive Media

FOLLOW US!


Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.