Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith. Let's start with my favorite read of the summer so far. AMAZING. Surprisingly beautifully written story of a Soviet secret service agent hunting a serial killer, losing his faith in the government on the way. Loosely based on a true story. I've not read alot about life in Soviet Russia, so it was pretty eye-opening. Awesome.
The Lock Artist: A Novelby Steve Hamilton. A young man lives through a tragedy as a child but develops an amazing skill: he can open any lock. Sometimes I am horrible at explaining why a book is good, but this was a great read.... maybe just look at the amazon page. hahah.
The Girl in the Green Sweater: A Life in Holocaust's Shadow by Daniel Paisner. The true story of a group of Polish Jews forced to hide in sewers for 14 months during the Holocaust. I also just discovered there is movie on the subject called "In Darkness." Not too explicitly graphic, just a frank account told through the eyes of an eight year old girl. A bit of an Anne Frank story.
The Birth House by Ami McKay. Set in remote Nova Scotia, the story of a young girl who apprentices with a midwife. Again, I am no good at the recommendation part... see the Amazon page, but know that I loved the book. ha!
So.... what are YOU reading?