Like Editorial Assistant Katie Hoffman last week, I’m reading Sean Ferrell’s Man in the Empty Suit. To be perfectly honest, hearing her rave over the book earlier this week is what inspired me to curl up with it one evening after work. I’ve wished on more than one occasion since that I had the ability to time travel like the book’s protaganist so that I could sneak off somewhere and finish the book rather that do all of those supposedly important things like eat, sleep, and work. My family and friends can testify that it’s all I’ve been talking about for the last few days. What’s not to love about a time traveler that spends every birthday hanging out with past and future versions of himself and who has to solve his own murder before it happens?
Koko Petitt, Intern, OBSESSED WITH TIME TRAVEL
I just started Barbara Cleverly’s NOT MY BLOOD, which publishes on August 21st. Since I’m the new guy at Soho, there a lot of series and authors I have not read yet. This is my first Cleverly and I have to say I’m a fan. She is brilliant at writing interior scenes, which read so easily that you nearly forget how chilling a story this is. It does after all have a plot that combines eugenics, serial murder and a 1930s British boarding school.
Paul Oliver, Marketing, LESS-NEW GUY
THE REST IS NOISE : Listening to the Twentieth Century by Alex Ross, is brilliant, dramatic, inspiring, perceptive, occasionally gossipy (in a good way) and makes musically ignorant person like myself feel much smarter.
IN THE GARDEN OF LOST AND FOUND by Dale Peck, which has a great trailer:
Mark Doten, Editor, OVERACHIEVER
ALIF THE UNSEEN, by G. Willow Wilson, which I’ve read is “a multicultural Harry Potter for the digital age”—I’m only just starting and so far I can only say so far I’m very intrigued by it, but sartorially WOW, what a package. Great cover (and great wrap-around jacket with lots of pretty details). Go to a store and hold it in your hands!
Juliet Grames, Editor, AESTHETICS EXPERT
I’m reading BOY IN THE SUITCASE, our New York Times bestseller from last year, whose sequel, INVISIBLE MURDER, is coming out this fall!! It’s fantastic. So often in thrillers I end up feeling like the story could have ended if the protag had made some easy choice (call the cops, etc.). Nina Borg is so real and her psyche so well drawn that I’m completely immersed.
Meredith Barnes, Marketing, TAMED CYNIC
I’m not reading anything this week. This pace is grueling and my eyes hurt. I’ve been watching a lot of Mad Men though. Mostly with my eyes closed to rest them up for next week’s reading.
Rudy Martinez, Marketing, CONSUMER OF MANY MEDIA