So far we covered music and tv shows, now it’s time to delve into the world of books with a variety of choices. Hopefully, one or two of these will suit your reading tastes.
As for books, my book selections tend to be all over the map. What can I say, I like to mix it up! Here are some of the books I’ve recently read or are on my ever growing to-read list.
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins – It was a great beach read. This mystery/thriller is told in alternating chapters like Gone Girl but is a completely different story. I found it a bit easier to identify with the characters and overall I enjoyed it a bit more than its predecessor.
It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War by Lynsey Addario – “A remarkable journalistic achievement… that crystalizes the last 10 years of global war and strife while candidly portraying the intimate life of a female photojournalist. Told with unflinching candor [Addario] brings an incredible sense of humanity to all the battlefields of her life.” – Kirkus
The Martian by Andy Weir – I don’t tend to read much sci-fi but I’m enjoying this irreverent and witty tale of survival. It’s already being turned into a film starring Matt Damon and directed by Ridley Scott, hopefully it will be as good as the book.
Murder of Magpies by Judith Landers – “Wickedly clever and very funny… But like Bridget Jones, the obvious forerunner to her singleton London book editor/detective, Samantha Clair is not just played for laughs. There’s some deep social satire in her investigation into the disappearance of a gossip columnist. And, yes, lots of laughs.” –Cleveland Plain Dealer
A few more to add to enjoy:
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen
My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh