Both endings and new beginnings occur in August. Although summer may be coming to an end, many people are already thinking about the beginning of the school year, fresh job chances, or getting a head start on fall planning. Whether you are squeezing some beach reads, or any other genre, here are some of the 10 books I liked, and would recommend to read.
Billy Summers by Stephen King:
I fell in love with Stephen King’s writing all over again because to “Billy Summers”. He adds a hitman with a conscience who exclusively murders evildoers in it. Billy is the greatest in the business, and despite the fact that he is ready to retire, he can’t resist one final assignment. This time, he will have the assistance of a partner whom he saves from her own horrible ordeal. King’s most recent book is a clever, unexpected tale of love, loss, redemption, and retaliation from a brilliant storyteller.
Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson:
The superb debut book by Ash Davidson takes place in a small logging village that has provided housing for generations of working-class families in northern California in the 1970s. The earliest generation of loggers were sailors who climbed and roped the large trees like masts. The book has a shared theme with literature about swashbuckling sailors who risked their lives in quest of adventure. When the last page is flipped, Davidson will take you there, and you’ll miss the characters.
Fierce Little Thing by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore:
A rush of anonymous notes disrupts a recluse woman’s efforts to keep herself cut off from the outside world. If Saskia doesn’t leave Connecticut and go back to Home, the lakeside commune in Maine where her erratic father brought her when she was a troubled young girl, there would be severe consequences, according to the letters. Saskia’s story takes on a menacing tone as she lifts the curtain on life at Home; as a result, secrets and plot twists start to emerge. “Fierce Little Things” is tense, strained, cathartic, and beautifully written. It brilliantly combines friendship and horror.
The Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny:
When Chief Inspector Gamache is asked to handle security at a public event that brings a contentious character into the vicinity of Three Pines, it is almost the New Year in Québec. The fame of Professor Abigail Robinson stems from her use of pandemic data as a weapon to persuade the public that it will be essential to prioritise some lives over others in order to conserve resources. Gamache and Jean-Guy must put their personal concerns aside in order to fulfil their professional responsibilities when murderer hits close to Robinson. The Madness of Crowds is urgent yet intellectual, philosophical, and intriguing, demonstrating Penny just gets better with each book.
Seeing Ghosts by Kat Chow:
Kat Chow talks about the death of her mother from cancer in an extraordinarily heartbreaking, introspective, and enlightening memoir. She joked that after she passed away, she wanted to be stuffed so she could be put in her children’s rooms and rule over their life. Her mother was a fireball who devotedly loved her children. This is how the tale of Chow’s coming to terms with her mother’s enduring sadness and memory begins. The end product is a breathtakingly beautiful portrayal of love that has been lost, found, and found again.
All In by Billie Jean King:
While many readers will be drawn in by champion Billie Jean King’s well-known battle versus Bobby Riggs, her memoir is propelled by her will to overcome every challenge placed in her path. She breaks through barriers for herself and others in scene after scene, all the while struggling in private with her sexuality. This compelling autobiography by Billie Jean King will motivate tennis enthusiasts and non-tennis fans equally since it is filled with the strength, vitality, and personality of Billie Jean King.
Lightning Strike by William Kent Krueger:
The body of Big John Manydeeds is discovered by young Cork and his pals in 1963 when it is still hanging from a tree. Sheriff Liam O’Connor, Cork’s father, is anticipated to certify a suicide, but both he and his son have serious doubts. Little assistance is provided by the Iron Lake Band of Ojibwe reservation due to decades of oppression (a component of the narrative was inspired by the Indian Relocation Act of 1956). In “Lightning Strike,” William Kent Krueger deftly balances dramatic, intense scenes with subdued, astute observations on human nature.
The Husbands by Chandler Baker:
Women will adore Chandler Baker’s perceptive, delectably humorous, and clever book that gives “The Stepford Wives” a distinctly contemporary spin, especially wives and moms. Nora Spangler travels to a picture-perfect neighbourhood where the houses are lovely, the women are accomplished professionals, and their husbands? Unicorns that clean the house, prepare meals, work long hours, watch the kids, and always compliment their wives. Nora is eager to be in this location. Yet is it really as flawless as it seems? You’ll want to recommend “The Husbands” to a friend, and it’s sure to become a book club favourite.
The Turnout by Megan Abbott:
The family-owned ballet school that Dara and Marie Durant oversee is where they themselves learnt the explicit and implicit rules of dancing. Dara and Marie are adult sisters. Dara’s husband Charlie, who was also a student at the school, runs the administration while Marie teaches the younger dancers and Dara the older ones. As they start to get ready for their annual production of “The Nutcracker,” an accident occurs at the studio, and the damage is repaired by a hyper-masculine contractor. I can guarantee that “The Turnout’s” speed will change the way you perceive the Sugar Plum Fairy forever
Everything I Have is Yours by Eleanor Henderson:
The phrase “for better or for worse” is frequently used in wedding vows, along with a silent prayer, where “for worse” refers to your spouse belching at the dinner table or donning socks and Crocs (or just Crocs). For Eleanor Henderson and her husband Aaron, however, stars of “The Twelve-Mile Straight” and “Ten Thousand Saints,” it meant coping with a number of perplexing illnesses that blurred the borders between physical and mental disease. Everything I Have Is Yours explores their turbulent yet miraculous marriage as both a memoir and a medical mystery.
P.S- These are all my opinions, and may differ from person to person. Do leave your valuable suggestions in the comment box, and what are you reading right now. You can also follow me on Instagram at @teeisfine.