by syaffolee

Summer Reading Answers

Last week, I posted some book descriptions. Here are the actual books:

-a writing how-to book written by a successful agent
Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass

-non-fiction on the neuroscience of reading framed by a literary metaphor
Proust and the Squid by Maryanne Wolf

-the winner of the World Fantasy Award, published in 1974
The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia A. McKillip

-a 162 page book by the author of the Paradys tetrology
The Dragon Hoard by Tanith Lee

-non-fiction NYT bestseller on corpses
Stiff by Mary Roach

-the English translation of a German ursine text
Bears: A Brief History by Bernd Brunner

-also known as “the mannerpunk classic”
Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner

-a paranormal romance with an oxymoronic title
Demon Angel by Meljean Brook

-a historical fantasy on food
The Stars Dispose by Michaela Roessner

-non-fiction about Charles Babbage with a cover quote referring to Dava Sobel
The Difference Engine by Doron Swade (not to be confused with the novel of the same name by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling, although I have that one sitting around here somewhere, too)

-urban cultural history by the author of a delightful little book about the screwdriver
City Life by Witold Rybczynski

I’ve already finished a couple of them. If I manage to finish all of these before the summer is out, I might post another “guess the book” list from my to-be-read pile.