Are you ready for some late reading nights? I couldn’t put these novels down! Literally when reading Night Fall by Nelson DeMille I was up until 4am because I just couldn’t sleep unless I finished the book.
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach — I picked this book up at the famed DC bookstore Politics & Prose — why — because it was on the “staff recommendations” shelf and the cover was pretty. I literally had no idea what it was about or anything about the author. It sat on my shelf for a few months, and when I finally picked it up I couldn’t put it down. I was so impressed considering it was the author’s debut novel. There are tons of interviews with him you can easily google to learn more. Having grown up playing softball and watching the St. Louis Cardinals as a child (my dad, husband, brother and grandparents are huge fans) I was more connected to the book than someone who never played the sport or has any connection with the Cardinals. Regardless, this is a great novel and it looks great on your book shelf. Worth buying the hard copy!
The Pilot’s Wife by Anita Shreve — I read this book eons ago, but still love it. I love Shreve’s writing style and every chapter leaves you wanting more. A painful yet exciting story to read.
Night Fall by Nelson DeMille — Like I said above, I was up until 4am on a work night finishing this book. It’s the type of book that once you get to a certain point you just know you won’t be able to sleep until you know what happens.
Have you read any of these books? What did you think? What else is on your book list this month?