Yesterday I had coffee with my daughter and my cousin at our favorite bookstore. While browsing, I found more books that I wanted to read than I have time for anytime soon. These three stood out to me as the ones I should try next, and I can’t wait to get started.
Mary Higgins Clark is known for her mysteries, and The Melody Lingers On, published in June 23, 2015, is one of her two most recent releases. (There’s another one due out in April, 2016). I just ordered Melody for my Nook, and can’t wait to get started on this story of financial scandal and, of course, betrayal, even though I still have to finish my book club’s selection for our meeting the first Thursday in March.
Did You Ever Have a Family, by Bill Clegg, published September 1, 2015, follows a family as they deal with the aftermath of a terrible tragedy, and the joys and sorrows as life moves on from the horrific event. This book is a New York Times Bestseller, was long listed for the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, the 2015 National Book Award, the 2015 Man Booker Price, was chosen for the American Booksellers Association’s #1 Indie Next Pick for September 2015, and was named one of the best books of the year by Amazon. I read this one first. Click here to read my review.
The Siren, by Kiera Cass, published January 26, 2016, is the fourth in a series called The Selection, written for younger readers, and published by HarperTeen. (The fifth and final novel of the series is due out May 3, 2016.) The series follows 35 young girls from underprivileged families chosen to live in luxurious conditions; it has been referred to as being “…like The Hunger Games, but without the blood and gore”. I saw hints that he first novel of the series, The Selection, may be made into a movie. Who knows for sure? Time will tell. I need more books for my Teen and Young Readers section, and this may be a good addition.