Sweet Dreams by Massimo Gramellini is an interesting piece of fiction. It shows the life struggle of a boy, later a man, who experienced a traumatic life event in his childhood - the death of his mother.
I love mysteries and thrillers, but funnily enough, the books that stay with me long after the last page is turned don't fit into that genre. Instead, it is the books that embrace and celebrate human nature, frailty, spirit, joy and more that continue to resonate with me.
Rebecca Whitney's debut novel The Liar's Chair is a psychological thriller detailing the twisted husband and wife duo David and Rachel.
Liza Klaussmann’s Tigers in Red Weather was one of my favourite books a few years ago, so when I saw that she had new material, I knew I would enjoy it. Villa America centres on Gerald and Sara Murphy, the real life American couple who inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender is the Night.
I finally got around to reading Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project and it's follow-up The Rosie Effect. I devoured the first book, and while the second didn't quite live up to my expectations, it was still a great read.
Oh, do you ever get that delicious little frisson of excitement when you read the first few chapters of a book
Oh, do you ever get that tingly little feeling after a few pages of a new book? And realize you've just re prioritized your to-do list so you can keep reading?
I've noticed this book listed on many websites as one to watch. It is also listed on the upcoming Fiction A to Z newsletter.
If you were a teenager in the 1990s, Where Did You Sleep Last Night by Lynn Crosbie is a must read.