Tarcher’s #FridayReads – July 5

July 5, 2013 by  
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FridayReadsCheck out all the great books the folks here at Tarcher are personally reading (and get a sneak peek at upcoming books and projects)! What are you picking up next? Tell us in our comments or tweet to us at: @TarcherBooks.


Joel Fotinos, Vice President / Publisher:

“Another week, another Sookie Stackhouse book…  This week I’m reading book 10 in the Sookie Stackhouse series, which is called Dead in the Family.”

Editor’s Note: Your co-workers Brianna & Kevin must agree! They’ve already hit the end of the series (as they told us previously) – will you guys have a book club after you’ve finished?


Mitch Horowitz, Editor-in-Chief (@mitchhorowitz):

The Book of the Law — This classic from the pen of Aleister Crowley deserves a wholly new sounding and second look today. It is brilliant.”

**Editor’s Note: Gary Lachman has a biography on him coming out this spring – check it out!


ShogunBrianna Yamashita, Director of Publicity & Marketing:

Shogun by James Clavell is one of the best books I’ve ever read. It’s meaty, full of intrigue and more than a thousand pages long. But the storytelling is so compelling that you whip through it quickly – too quickly, as I was loathe to have it end.”

**Editor’s Note: Perfect book for the holiday weekend!


 Kevin Howell, Marketing Manager:

“I wish when I was younger someone had given me the piece of advice I’m about to give you: Hold on to every book you enjoyed. I started working in a bookstore when I was 16 and by the time I moved from Michigan to NYC, I had so many books that when I changed apartments, I often never unpacked about a dozen boxes of books that sat in my apartment’s storage unit until it was time to move again. Knowing that there would be less room in NYC than in Michigan, I had a yard sale and sold most of my books before I moved. This was before ebay—so signed copies of Stephen King, Clive Barker and Robert Heinlein went for less than $5 each. But, that’s not the reason you should hold onto books you love. The reason you need to hold onto them is because…sooner than you think, you’re going to start re-buying the books you sold. Now that I’ve passed 50, I’m suddenly realizing that beloved books I read decades ago can now be re-read as if I were reading them for the first time! So, right now, I’m re-reading Donald Spoto’s The Art of Alfred Hitchcock, a gigantic (500+ pages), opinionated and deeply-insightful overview of his 53 films that I originally read when I was 15. It was the most expensive book I ever purchased at that time. Re-reading it makes me glad that I own most of his films on DVD.”

**Editor’s Note: What’s your favorite Hitchcock movie?



Gina Rizzo, Publicist (@GinaRizzo1):

“I’m ashamed to say that I barely read on my vacation.  I spent more time exploring and getting a tan and only finished ONE book, The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen (@sarahdessen).  BUT it was 384 pages (that’s lengthy, right?), and looks thoroughly beach worn (I may or may not have had it in my bag that was beaten back by a wave…).  I’m now weighing my choices for the long weekend…”

**Editor’s Note: No shame in that game. A book is a book is a book.  We encourage reading in all (especially when it happens to be from our @PenguinTeen friends).


Andrew Yackira, Assistant Editor (@acyackira):

“I’m reading the manuscript for Joseph Emet’s new book, Buddha’s Book of Stress Reduction, which will be out in winter of this year!”

**Editor’s Note: Joseph’s first book – Buddha’s Book of Sleep – just won the 2013 COVR Award for Book of the Year!


15783514Gabrielle Moss, Assistant Editor:

“Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself), The Ocean at the End of the Lane, ’nuff said.”

**Editor’s Note: We’ll need some elaboration on that.


Joanna Ng, Editorial Assistant:

“I’m still reading my book from last week, Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton (@ThomasMerton).”


Tess Thomas, Publicity Intern:

“I am currently rereading for the umpteenth time, Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. Hitchcock made the novel into a film in 1940, and is one of my favorite book to movie adaptations.”

**Editor’s Note: Sounds like a sinister beach read…


One Response to “Tarcher’s #FridayReads – July 5”
  1. Kevin says:

    Favorite Hitchcock film? PSYCHO.



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