Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
It has been called the Gone Girl of 2012. While this story about the mystery of a single Brooklyn-mom who tries to unravel the apparent suicide of her teenage daughter is a solid page turner, it doesn’t have quite the same psycho-suspense of GG. But still, a very pleasant way to while away an afternoon on a lounge chair.
Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
I’ve recently read a slew of YA novels. This story about a romance between a girl who refuses to speak after being visciously beaten in a random attack and a sexy teenage orphan is one of the best. It’s touching and heartwarming without being a cliché.
Inferno by Dan Brown
While the novel about Robert Langdon, hero of DaVinci’s Code is well reviewed, our own personal Facebook poll has the jury split. Read at your own risk.
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
I hesitated to read this true story about a woman who hikes the Pacific Coast Trail for a long time. Who wants to read a book about some fitness and nature freak on her own for several months? But once I finally cracked the cover, I found it was an interesting and inspirational tale about a very messed up young woman who had no business walking a mile, much less attempting a thousand mile hike.
The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes
The Shining Girls just came out last week and it’s tops on our list to read next. The book is about a time traveling serial killer who murders bright young women who “shine.” Sounds like a juicy nail biter!