In this blog post, you’ll find a variety of reading recommendations. You’ll also find story elements or appeal (like genre, tone, writing style and so on). The idea is to help you (the reader) quickly decide if a particular book is right for you. We hope this series helps our readers find a good book to read.
The recommendations below are lyrical and stylistically complex (writing styles).
A work of rare literary brilliance and emotional power, “The Heavens” is a mesmerizing novel of love and dreams that moves between a reimagined New York City and Elizabethan England and asks how our world comes to be.
Hired to find a mysterious boy who disappeared three years before, Tracker joins a search party that is quickly targeted by deadly creatures, in the first novel of a trilogy from the author of “A Brief History of Seven Killings.”
A vivacious dance-hall girl in 1930s colonial Malaysia is drawn into unexpected danger by the discovery of a severed finger that is being sought by a young houseboy in order to protect his late master’s soul.
A follow-up to “The Essex Serpent” finds Helen, an English translator working in Prague, disregarding an obscure local monster legend before a friend’s disappearance reveals that Helen is being watched.
A family tries to survive in rural Trinidad, when one thirteen year old twin boy walks into the bush one evening and does not come home. Clyde, the father, is forced to go looking and when he learns his son’s fate, his world is shattered.
Genre: Literary / Psychological Fiction and Thrillers
“Twenty years after a young widow’s disappearance, a man who went for mysterious but cathartic night swims with her on Lake Michigan in the 1990s revisits his memories of that summer and uncovers clues to her fate.” ~ Novelist
Triggering a romance and debate by seeking shelter in a church and becoming a minister’s wife, homeless Lila reflects on her hardscrabble life on the run with a canny young drifter and her efforts to reconcile her painful past with her husband’s gentle Christian worldview.
Genre: Literary Fiction and Science Fiction
Descriptors: Haunting, Moving, Compelling and Suspenseful
An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.