Dread the morning commute? Why not pick up a book to make it go faster? Studies show that reading on the commute can get your brain moving in the morning and help you wind down on the way home. Whether you’re a mystery lover, biography freak or a romantic, here’s a list of some suggestions with something for everyone.
Gillian Flynn does it again in her new novel Dark Places. If you loved Gone Girl this book is for you. Vanity Fair describes Flynn’s second as the narrative of a lone survivor of a horrifying family murder and the group of crime aficionados that pull her back into the crime. Not for the faint of heart, this gripping read will take you through Satanic rituals and back.
A Peruvian Nobel prize winner, Mario Vargas Llosa explores the decline of our political sphere and democracy. Vargas Llosa comments in essays and articles throughout this work on what he views as the dying parts of our culture. The guardian explains that Vargas Llosa has long been known as a public intellectual as well as a novelist in the Spanish-speaking world as well as in the UK.
A national bestseller, Maria Russo of The New York Times writes, “Adelle Waldman’s debut novel, The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P., scrutinizes Nate and the subculture that he thrives in with a patient, anthropological detachment. Ms. Waldman has sorted and cross-categorized the inhabitants of Nate’s world with a witty, often breathtaking precision…”
Inspired by his own biography, novelist Colum McCann tells the story of the Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev through people that knew him best. The novel spans four decades and various worlds, from the terror of World War II to the chaos of New York in the eighties, Dancer is a testament to a wide cast of characters with the artist himself at the heart of the spectacle. (http://us.macmillan.com/)
From Amazon: “With a singular voice and twists you won’t see coming, Luckiest Girl Alive explores the unbearable pressure that so many women feel to “have it all” and introduces a heroine whose sharp edges and cutthroat ambition have been protecting a scandalous truth, and a heart that’s bigger than it first appears.”