First, I have to mention this one as I love, love, loved it! I got it in the airport on the way to Florida and am so very glad I did.
The Museum of Extraordinary Things is set in New York, my favorite city so of course I love it!! It captures true historical events like the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, but is purely fictional. In fact, it has some magical realism in it, which ordinarily I don't go for, but I seriously adored this book!
I also loved this mystery, The Cruel Stars of the Night, by Swedish author, Kjell Eriksson.
Now I want to read all his other books! It was a very creepy, clever who done it.
The Orenda, is, of course, a masterpiece!
Written by Canadian author, Joseph Boyden, it is an engaging and disturbing tale about the lives of Jesuit missionaries, and natives in Canada in the 17th century.
I have to say, it was hard to have much sympathy for the missionaries, although I found myself having more toward the end of this epic tale.
My mom also introduced me to the mystery series by Donna Leon like Dressed for Death.
I have also read and enjoyed Quietly in Their Sleep. I am loving these and will have to get my hands on the rest of them!!
Currently, I am reading The Massey Murder, which isn't actually a novel, its a history book by Charlotte Gray.
I never expected to love it so much, but I do like social history, and since it takes place in Toronto, I am learning so much about the city I live in. I am enjoying it so much, reading more history books like this may be in my future...
I also read Love Anthony, but did not love it...which is a shame because I loved Still Alice, by the same author, that just got turned into a movie.
I can't imagine life without books...and I mean hard copy, old-school, paper books...none of this reading on an electronic device shit! They are my guilty pleasure, my restitution, my meditation and part of every single day. I always always always read right before bed. You should try it. Turn off your devices (they interfere with sleep anyways) and open a good ol' book!