Out of the News and Into the Library: Book Suggestions for Headline Makers, Week of August 2

These people made their way into this busy week's headlines — and they must be exhausted. No better time to curl up with a good book, right? Here, let us guide their Amazon purchases:

Alison Lundergan Grimes, you announced that your goal is to demolish Mitch McConnell for the Kentucky Senatorial race. I say: take a gander Through the Looking Glass , like another Alice I admire, and defeat the Jabberwock. Snicker-snack!

Snowden, now that you're cooped up in a cozy Red Square bachelor's den, I hope you enjoy canned sardines, artificial lighting, and Sailing Alone Around the Room, because you'll be in there for a good long while.

United States unemployment rate, you've trickled on down to 7.4%. Great! Don't stop! Go, Dog, Go!

Bon weekend, friends.