New York, NY, June 23, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Director of eMediaCampaigns! and award-winning journalist, Fran Briggs recently announced Part 1 of The Best of Spring Reading, 2015. The selections include mystery, humor, spiritual, urban literature, wit and wisdom.
"It's a joy to help enthusiastic readers make quality decisions as it pertains to their reading selections - especially considering the innumerable choices available on the market," stated Fran Briggs. "The Best of Spring Reading list Part 1, is organized by title, publisher, the author's name, a short synopsis of each book, and a link for additional information and purchase. In every case, the pages will turn quickly.
Briggs' rating for the list was not based on traditional criteria. The first 10 of 20 selections assembled include mystery, humor, spiritual, urban literature, wit and wisdom.
"The books were chosen to showcase the author's literary vision through their subject, originality, creativity, impact, originality, influence, and quality," stated Briggs. "This list is not a 'greatest hits', but rather a collection of among the best of spring reading in 2015. These authors deserve recognition," she concluded.
"The selections showcase the author's literary vision through their subject, creativity, impact, influence, and quality," stated Briggs. "They're all wonderful reads. These authors deserve the recognition," she concluded.
Below are the first 10 of 20 picks. The numerical order does not coincide with ranking.
1. Leaving the Atocha Station by Ben Lerner (Coffee House Press). A comic debut novel that explores the authenticity, or inauthenticity, of our relationships to art and to each other. (Amazon)
2. The Warmest Winter: A James Gordon Mystery by Greatest Poet Alive (GPA Media Inc). A mystery that spins so many webs, the ending will shock the reader as much as the Chicago temperatures in the story. (Amazon)
3. Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work by Edwidge Danticat (Princeton University Press). A collection of personal essays on writing and exile by the celebrated Haitian-American writer. (Amazon)
4. Quiet Moments with God: 31 Day Devotional of Life Lessons by LaDonna Marie Publisher (CreateSpace). A powerful blend of daily devotionals and personal life experiences to guide your everyday trials and tribulations. (Amazon)
5. The Final Appearance of America's Favorite Girl Next Door by Stephen Stark (Shelf Media Group). An edgy novel about love, loss and multiple realities. (Amazon)
6. Mourning Glory by Warren Adler (Stonehouse Press). An attractive Palm Beach woman is fired from her job at Saks, and, with little money and a teenage daughter, devises a plan to lure a rich widower to her side by going to funerals of their recently deceased wives. Available at (Amazon)
7. The Samaritan by Fred Venturini (Blank Slate Press). A sci-fi, coming-of-age tale featuring a character who discovers he has the ability to regenerate his own organs and body parts. (Amazon)
8. Repeat It Today with Tears by Anne Peile (Serpent's Tail). A novel that deals with incest featuring a girl who grows up desperate for the love of her perfect, absent father. (Amazon)
9. Revealing the Truth Behind Corporate Prison Walls by Jodi Hudak (Bookbaby). A useful study of author, Jodi Hudak's efforts to challenge greed, lack of ethics and inmate-like conditions American corporate employees face. http://www.BJandJodi.com
10. The Three Billy Goats by Roberta Arenson (Barefoot Books).
An artfully-told children's book rich in poetic language featuring the daily lives of clever billy goats. (Amazon)