How is your summer? Were you sprawled out reading several books or devouring one thrilling page turner after another?
I'm curious, what are you reading?
If you've already ready everything at your nightstand and looking for something more then might find our suggestions helpful (click on the title of the book and you'll be sent to the Amazon.com website).
Enjoy and when you get back let us know how you liked the books. If you can't wait to share then give us your opinion in the comment section below.
Christine Malkemes -
SBC Web Master
- Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout. In these short stories, the author returns to Amgash, IL. If you’ve read My Name is Lucy Barton, then you’ll feel at home here.
- A Book of American Martyrs by Joyce Carol Oates. This is an explosive story about the family of an abortion doctor and the family of the man who murdered him.
- The Bright Hour by Nina Riggs. This memoir was written in the final two years of the author’s life. It’s a mother’s touching memoir about family, life and last days.
- Option B – Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant. Sandberg’s husband died in 2015. This book illustrates with honesty that nothing can protect us against the pain of grief.
- Ernest Hemingway by Mary V. Dearborn. This book reveals the unique, troubled, complex and tragic facets of Ernest Hemingway. Meet the man behind the cultivated image behind his books.
- Richard Nixon – The Life by John A. Farrell. We think we know all about Richard Nixon and then someone surprises us with new information. Farrell discovered newly released government documents and or oral histories and gives us a fresh look at a famously elusive subject.
Mystery & Thriller:
- The Long Drop by Denise Mina. This book is based on Scotland’s most infamous serial killer – a novel set in 1950’s Glasgow.
- Not a Sound by Heather Gudenkauf. A thriller worth losing some sleep over. Two years after losing her hearing, a nurse discovers the corpse of a co-worker in the woods near her Minnesota cabin. Watch as she realizes her life is in jeopardy.
- The Blood of Emmett Till by Timothy B. Tyson. “More than simply a retelling of the story of Till’s death and the subsequent trial, the book incorporates new sources into the narrative… In the course of telling this story, Tyson explores larger, more important lessons about America’s long, bitter struggle with race.” (Greensboro News & Record)
- The Evangelical – The Struggle to Shape America by Frances Fitzgerald. Let’s take a look at the Calvinist movement that shaped our American identity in the first decades of the 19th century