I was a total slacker in March and did more binge watching than binge reading. As a result, I have a wishlist of books I’m hoping to read (or at least start) in April instead of the usual monthly roundup!
- “Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini
This book is ‘old’ meaning it was originally published in 2003, but I still hear great reviews from fellow readers. The story shed’s light on a culture I am not at all familiar with, Afghan life, through the story of it’s characters. I am always open and eager to learning about new cultures, so I need to get my hands on a copy of this book!
- “Boston Strong: A City’s Triumph Over Tragedy” by Casey Sherman & Dave Wedge
I think this would be a tough read. I have heard mixed reviews about the movie that was made based off the book and have yet to see it myself. What I really like about this book before even reading it is that it is written by two Boston city boys who witnessed the tragedy first hand. I imagine the story is raw, chilling, and awe-inspiring all in one.
- “13 Reasons Why” by Jay Asher
Netflix recently released an original series based off this book and it is totally binge worthy. I personally am seven episodes in and can’t get enough. A few people have told me this is a rare case when the show/movie is better than the book, but I think I have to find out for myself. I found a particular review that nails this book perfectly – “heavy but compelling…Asher’s novel asks us to look at how petty and cruelty can deal crushing blows” (Miami Herald).
I am ALWAYS open to new suggestions on books so please let me know if you have any I should add to my list!