I am not an avid reader, but, I try a couple of books here and there. When I am looking for some inspirations, I turn to books. Plus, reading is great for your brain, thus, your growth. Now, to all my avid readers out there, I wanted to share a couple of great books that I am sure will keep you enthused.
1. Cherry – A confession Novel written by a convicted bank robber while serving
an 11-year sentence. Given this country’s most ongoing struggle with the opioid epidemic, you’ll be in for a great treat as this book book uncovers the raw, dark and comical life of a young American dealing drugs and crime. Critics are loving this book, check it out on Amazon here.
“Nico Walker’s Cherry might be the first great novel of the opioid epidemic.” —Vulture
“A raw coming-of-age story in reverse. . . . Cherry touches on some of the darkest chapters of recent American history.” —The New York Times
2. American Like Me – Again, many of us can relate to this book as American immigrants. With everything that has been going on lately, I invite you to read this book here.
3. French Exit – a brilliant and darkly comic novel about a wealthy widow and her adult son who flee New York for Paris in the wake of scandal and financial disintegration. See the reviews here.
“A modern story, a satire about an insouciant widow on a quest for refined self-immolation…. DeWitt’s surrealism is cheerful and matter-of-fact, making the novel feel as buoyantly insane as its characters…. DeWitt is a stealth absurdist, with a flair for dressing up rhyme as reason.” (The New Yorker)
Here are a couple more:
– Katerina by James Prey
– Silicone States by Lucie Greene
– Maeve by Maeve Higgins
-You’re on an Airplane by Parker Posey
– How are you going to save yourself by Jim Holmes
– The art of gathering by Priya Parker
Check these books out, they will sure keep you busy, laughing, thinking and excited, well at least for me, that’s the case.
Leave a comment with your reviews and good reading folks!