Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Top Three Books of My Last Year

1. Gone, Girl by Gillian Flynn.  I know it's everyone's #1, but I've loved her since her earlier work, Dark Places and Sharp Objects.  Here's hoping stupid Ben Affleck doesn't ruin the book.

2. This One is Mine by Maria Semple. I don't know why this one struck such an emotional chord with me, but it did. Mid-life crisis chord. Throw away everything in your life for something stupid chord.
I read  it because I was kept hearing about Semple's bestseller, "Where'd You Go, Bernadette?", and I was 455th on the waiting list at the library, so I decided to see if her other book was any good. Bernadette was a good book,  but Mine was infinitely better.

3. Mother, Mother by Koran Zailckas. Family crumbling under the weight of one person's mental illness. Mental illness is hard. When it's your mother and her illness is narcissim, well, that's really hard. Like who's really crazy? hard.

There aren't many books that I will say you MUST read.  Usually, I'm happy to make a suggestion of what you MIGHT like because reading is such a personal preference.
These three are MUST reads. And if you don't like them, I would remember you fondly. Or not so fondly.

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