first_imgBooksUncategorizedNow Read This: The Week’s Best New Books, October 14th EditionTop titles hitting bookshelves this weekBy Jenna Maxfield – October 16, 2013465ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItThe Best Of L.A.Infographic Guide to the Movies (Cassell, hardcover, $14)By Karen KrizanovichWith a unique and fresh perspective, Krizanovich offers surprising facts and intelligent commentary on the many different film genres. With over 100 illustrations, the book gives informative insight into the movie industry and tells the inside story of both Hollywood and European cinema.Out: October 15The Best Of The WestJohnny Carson(Houghton Mifflin, hardcover, $17)By Henry BushkinBushkin, who was Carson’s long-time lawyer and friend, presents an in-depth and authentic memoir about his relationship and experiences with the famous host of The Tonight Show. From their first meting in 1970 to their falling out 18 years later, Bushkin recounts his version of the man Carson was and the world he ruled.Out: October 15The Best Of The Rest  Norman Mailer: A Double Life (Simon & Schuster, hardcover, $25)By Michael LennonHoping to be compared to the likes of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, Mailer was a writer who ceaselessly pushed himself. Involved in movies, politics, journalism, and the literary world, author Lennon tries to capture both the public and private facets of this complicated man’s life.Out: October 15 Once Upon A Time: The Lives of Bob Dylan (Pegasus, hardcover, $23)By Ian BellFor the first time, the legend that is Bob Dylan is fully addressed. Award-winning author Ian Bell discusses Dylan’s musical career as well as the literary, political, and personal components that made him the man he is today, exploring how it is that the singer had such a great effect on the ways America has defined and understood itself.Out: October 16 Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy (Knopf, hardcover, $17)By Helen FieldingAfter fourteen years of silence, Fielding takes us back into Bridget Jones’ charming world, where she is trying to navigate death, Twitter, motherhood, and younger men. In keeping with the rest of the series, Mad About the Boy is both tender and hilarious as it tackles the myriad questions that come along with middle age.Out: October 15 The Luminaries: A Novel (Little, Brown & Company, hardcover, $18)By Eleanor CattonRecently awarded the Man Booker Prize, The Luminaries tells the story of Walter Moody, who’s traveled to New Zealand to find his fortune in the goldfields. In her second novel, Catton examines what happens when fates and fortunes intertwine (and the consequences that follow).Out: October 15 TAGSL.A CulturePrevious articleCityDig: When Knott’s Berry Farm Was Actually a FarmNext articlePump You UpJenna Maxfield RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORThe Holiday Season Officially Starts with These L.A. Tree Lighting EventsGorgeous Hotel Pools in L.A. Where You Can Cool Off Without Booking a RoomWhy You Should be Listening to Mexican-Born, L.A.-Based Rapper Niña Diozlast_img