About Great New Books

 

GNB twitter Logo A copyGreat New Books is all about sharing our favorite books, one week at a time. Our passion is for recommending quality books which keep us turning pages long through the night, great books which have the potential to touch hearts, and lives, and open doors to a better world. We’re so glad you’re joining us.

About Great New Books: the GNB site is run by a team of 7 bloggers who happen to love to read, write, and share great books. We also occasionally feature Author contributors and Booksellers, who share their favorite recent books as well.

Each of us has our own style and tastes in reading, and our book recommendations reflect our individual preferences. Most of all, we recommend only books that we absolutely love.

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The GNB Team:

Jennifer Lyn King: 

Jennifer Lyn King

Jennifer Lyn King

Jennifer leads GNB, and is a writer and author who loves to read and share great books with others. She’s a recent expat for four years in Prague, Czech Republic. She enjoys photography, oil painting, yoga, and traveling with her family. Her essays have been published at Salon, and she’s currently at work on a novel set in Prague. Her favorite book is the recent All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, and other favorites include Ann Patchett, Kate Morton, Barbara Kingsolver, The Language of Flowers, Georgia, We Are Called to Rise, The Shell Seekers, and Jane Eyre. For more about Jennifer, visit her website and blog at http://jenniferlynking.com. She can also be found on Twitter @JenniferLynKing.

 

Nina Badzin:

Nina Badzin

Nina Badzin

 

Nina Badzin is a writer who lives in Minneapolis with her husband and four children. Nina is a columnist at The HerStories Project and a contributing writer at Kveller.com. Her essays have appeared regularly at Brain, Child Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Jewish Daily Forward, and elsewhere. Her short stories have appeared in over a dozen literary magazines and she’s a co-founder of The Twin Cities Writing Studio. Find her on Twitter @NinaBadzin, or at http://ninabadzin.com. Some favorite books “of all time” include East of Eden, The Age of Innocence, Love in the Time of Cholera, and To Kill a Mockingbird. Recent favorites include Gone Girl, The Age of Miracles, and Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. Nina loves to read. Period. She keeps track of her weekly reads and let’s you know what she thought of them here.

Jessica Vealitzek:

Jessica Vealitzek

Jessica Vealitzek is a writer near Chicago, and is the author of The Rooms Are Filled. Some of her favorite books are To Kill A Mockingbird, anything by Steinbeck, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee, and The Killer Angels. Recent favorites include If Jack’s in Love, Train Dreams, and Up from the Blue. She can be found online at her web site, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

Lindsey Mead:

Lindsey Mead

Lindsey Mead

Lindsey Mead is a mother, writer, and financial services professional who lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband, daughter, and son.  Her work has been published and anthologized in a variety of print and online sources.  Her favorite books include the memoirs Devotion and The Gift of an Ordinary Day, anything by Michael Ondaatje, Mary Oliver, Wendell Berry, and Adrienne Rich.  She is also a passionate Harry Potter fan.  She writes daily at A Design So Vast and can be found on Twitter (@lemead).

Stacey Loscalzo:

Stacey Loscalzo

Stacey Loscalzo

Stacey Loscalzo is a reader and writer living outside of New York City with her husband and their two daughters. She writes for various local parenting publications and blogs at www.staceyloscalzo.com and www.betwixtgirls.com. Stacey loves to read anything at all from adult novels and memoirs to picture books. Her list of favorite books changes with each new book she reads but for now she would include Me Before You, Tell the Wolves I’m Home, The Fault in our Stars, The Giver and The Book Thief.  Stacey can be also be found on Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (all @staceyloscalzo).

 

Katie Noah Gibson: 

Katie Noah Gibson

Katie Noah Gibson

Katie Noah Gibson is a writer, editor, knitter and compulsive tea-drinker living in the Boston area with her husband. Born in Texas, she’s a lifelong Anglophile with a particular love for Oxford, but she loves to travel just about anywhere. Her favorite books include Love Walked In, the Anne of Green Gables series, I Capture the Castle, the Harry Potter series, To Kill a Mockingbird and the poetry of Billy Collins. You can find her at her blog, Cakes, Tea and Dreams, reviewing books at Shelf Awareness, or on Twitter at @katiengibson.

 

Jessica Flaxman: 

Jessica Flaxman

Jessica Flaxman

Jessica Flaxman lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband and two children. She is Director of Studies at Charlotte Country Day School and a life-long English teacher. As a free-lance journalist, she has written editorials, book reviews, and the “Prized Possession” column for The Charlotte Observer. She regularly shares her observations and research on 21st century education and the humanities on her blog What I Learned Today In School and on Twitter (@msflaxman). Her favorite books include Mrs. Dalloway, Speak, Memory, Invisible Man, 1Q84, and Hilary Mantel’s stunning Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. She’s also a sucker for any good dystopian novel, no matter how grim.

Pamela Hunt Cloyd: 

Pamela Hunt Cloyd

Pamela Hunt Cloyd

Pamela Hunt Cloyd writes, teaches yoga, and designs jewelry in Kailua, Hawaii, where she lives with her husband and two sons. Pamela’s essays have appeared in Runner’s World, the San Diego Reader, and various other publications (although most of her writing appears on corporate web sites and in annual reports). Her favorite books include In the Skin of the Lion, Wild, A Home at the End of the World and everything by Ann Patchett, Curtis Sittenfeld, Dani Shapiro, and Katrina Kenison. Pamela also has a stack of reliable “comfort food” books which include Hamlet, the Harry Potter and Cormoran Strike books, and anything by Jennifer Weiner. Find her on Twitter @walkingonhands and on her blog.