WHICH BOOK INTERESTS YOU: TEN INTRIGUING CHOICES
So many interesting books out there means choices about what to pick up next. Have fun deciding what you might add to your reading pile. Here’s ten books you may want to carefully consider.
1. The Accidental Feminist: The Life of One Woman through War, Motherhood, and International Photojournalism by Toby Molenaar. (2014) Memoir. Her adventures, her husbands, her revinventions: learn about history, travel and photography.
2. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, (2014) Novel. Can persons be good to one another? We want to believe that. A blind heroine named Marie-Laurie negotiates her life during World War II. Her story converges with the story of a German orphan when they come together in Saint-Malo, France.
3. The Discovery of Middle Earth: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts by Graham Robb. (2013 History. Available in paperback. Travel across Europe discovering the ancient secrets of the Celts.
4. Everybody’s Got Something by Robin Roberts. (2014). Memoir. This book debuts in third place on the NYT Nonfiction Best Seller List. Readers will likely continue to want to listen to her upbeat, optimistic voice. She usually delivers with dignity and this book is likely no exception.
5. The Gold Finch: A Novel by Donna Tartt. (2013) Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and 27 weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers List for Fiction. The story of a thirteen-year-old boy, tragic loss and a missing painting make for a thrilling mystery.
6. The Last Kind Words Saloon by Larry McMurtry. (2014) Novel. There’s nowhere I’d rather be than back in the Old West with Larry McMurtry telling the story.
7. Michael Jordan: The Life by Roland Lazenby. (2014) Biography. This book has received high praise as fascinating and intelligent.
8. My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer. (2013) Essays. The poet and editor of Poetry Magazine reflects on language and difficult life experiences. He finds beautry in what we cannot understand.
9. The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel by Gabrielle Zevin. (2014). Humor, romance and suspense plus a strong recommendation from a friend of mine who is a knowledgeable reader. And, its about a bookstore––a topic to make me want to read it as soon as possible.
10. Unexploded by Alison MacLoed. A thoroughly researched historical novel set in the British seaside resort of Brighton during the early years of World War II.
Please comment. If you have read one of these, give us your opinion. And do tell us which one most interests you. As always, thanks for sharing your ideas and opinions.