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Welcome to the Book Nook! Whatever your reading pleasure or fancy, the Book Nook will bring you suggestions and reviews to spin off ideas for your next book to read.

Going, Going, Gone Girl!

Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn's runaway thriller, has readers flocking to it like birds to Tippi Hedren!

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Fans clamoring for more might have a look at this list of similar books.

Some Like it Marilyn!

August marks the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death. Like James Dean, she still captures public interest so long after her passing. Here are some titles to help you explore the mystique of Marilyn.

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The Empty Glass by J. I. Baker ( a novel)  2012


The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe by Randi Taraborrelli  2009


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Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox by Lois Banner


You may also enjoy these other works of nonfiction:


Marilyn Monroe: The Final Years by Keith Badman

Marilyn Monroe by Frank Lefkowitz

Marilyn at Rainbow’s End: Sex, Lies, Murder, and the Great Cover-up by Darwin Porter


And these novels based on her life:

Misfit: A Novel by Adam Braver 2012

Bye Bye, Baby by Max Allan Collins

Marilyn Monroe: Murder on 5th Helena Drive by Keya Morgan 2012

Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates


Blue Ribbon Romances!

 The Romance Writers of America (RWA) picked the top books of 2012 at their annual July conference. Winners were picked in several categories. Their award is called the RITA. All the 2012 RITA winners and runners up can be seen on the RWA website.

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2012 Good Thrills!

ThrillerFest was held in New York City in July.
Check out these top three picks published in 2012!

Best Hardcover
Stephen King

Best Paperback Original
The Last Minute
Jeff Abbott     

Best First Novel
Paul McEuen



Literary Pulitzer Prizes Announced!

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For the first time since 1977, no Pulitzer Prize was awarded for fiction this year.

Still, there are pleny of good books to read!

Here are the 2012 winners:

Fiction          No award given. The finalists:

                     Train Dreams by Denis Johnson

                     Swamplandia by Karen Russell

                     The Pale King by David Foster


Drama          Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegría Hudes


History          Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable


Biography     George F. Kennan: An American Life by John Lewis Gaddis


Poetry           Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith



Nonfiction    The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by

                      Stephen Greenblatt