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I’ve been a little off most of this summer – major apologies. Just tolerate me for a while and I’ll always have something up each week for the rest of the summer.
Let’s begin:

WHAT YOU MAY WANT TO ADD TO YOUR WISH LIST:

The author of Robopocalypse lists “astonishing worlds” in book form.

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The Top 9 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books for July… and then some.

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“Sexy Lit” that preceded Fifty Shades of Grey.

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Unrequited Love = Literary Genius: five examples, including Dante’s Vita Nuova!!! So true.

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The Publishers Weekly staff chooses their favorite short stories. I’d hoped to see “The Most Dangerous Game” in the list.

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10 of the Best Books Set in the Midwest

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The writers of Forever Young Adult share their five favorite young adult novels… and they’re mostly real young adult novels a la Harry Potter, not stuff we happened to read or were assigned in high school.

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I had to link to this Summer Reading List for College Freshman since it included a perfect storm: Titus Andronicus, Absalom! Absalom!, and a graphic novel along the lines of La Perdida.

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Six Books Every Teenage Boy Must Read is an interesting list, even if most of the books on the list seem to be not-easy to track down.

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People are saying good things about Gone Girl, and here are some other crime novels that might be of interest to Gone Girl fans.

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20 of the most talked-about novels of 2012 so far.

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10 Comic Book-Classic Mash-ups

He listed Lost Girls, so it has to be a good list, yes?

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Top Five Spider-Man Graphic Novels

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10 Graphic Books to Watch for in 2012

Take special note of the Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist, Bon Appetit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child, and The Graphic Canon. Also Wizzywig – I know nothing about it but Top Shelf can do no wrong.

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Best Sci-fi and Fantasy of 2012 so far.

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16 Books Challenged for “Gay Content”

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10 Off-Kilter Love Stories in Literature

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A huge-ass list of books about books