Read Any Good Books Lately?
A collection of newer must-reads.
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Thursday is National America Read Across America Day, so we went straight to the source in Arlington to find a couple of picks from Patch contributors. Feel free to leave your own "must reads" in the comment section.
- Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson- A lighthearted look at an English widower who is caught between generations. When his old-fashioned approach meets the new-world charm of a shopkeeper, sparks fly.
- Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand- A non-fiction account of World War II hero Louis Zamperini. In 1943 Zamperini took to the skies above the Pacific Ocean, searching for a lost plane. During the mission, his own engine fails, leaving him and his co-pilot stranded and searching for ways to survive.
- Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue- Room tells the story of five-year-old Jack and his mother, both of whom live their entire lives within the confines of an 11x11 space. The two are captives of a man named Old Nick, but as Jack ages, it becomes clear that the room may not hold him forever.
- The King's Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi- Whether you’ve seen the movie upon which the book is based or not, Lionel Logue’s diaries make for a fascinating read. Discover how one man found the courage he needed to lead England through one of its darkest times.
- Swamplandia! By Karen Russell- Alligator wrestlers in the Everglades provide the crux of this colorful story. Russell’s debut novel follows a 13 year old as she navigates this unfamiliar and often frightening land.