Karin Slaughter, beloved crime/thriller writer, tries to spend as much time reading as she does writing. With her new book, Pieces of Her, recently released, she now has some time for reading. Here are the books currently on her #TBR pile.
Atticus Finch: The Biography by Joseph Crespino
Did you know that Harper Lee’s iconic Atticus Finch character was modeled after her father, A.C. Lee? Joseph Crespino’s in-depth examination brings about a new perspective and understanding of the characters in Harper Lee’s novels.
Circe by Madeline Miller
When your father is the sun there are likely certain expectations for the strength and power you might possess. Sadly, Circe, doesn’t have a ton going for her; she’s all sorts of average. Her overwhelming desire to be something more leads her to mess with magic and the results are not quite what she hoped for.
Less by Andrew Sean Greer
Normally, wedding invitations are a welcome piece of mail, but not when it’s to your long-time lover’s nuptials. Struck with a true dilemma (to go or not to go) Arthur Less creates an incredible itinerary for himself to avoid the decision. What begins as a bit of a heartbreak for Arthur results in the idea that love always finds a way.
Past Tense by Lee Child
Jack Reacher is on a mission to find out about his father, traveling as a hitchhiker to the town he’s supposedly from. Through the course of his interactions with the couple that has given him a lift and the townsfolk he’s trying to get information from, things get a little too exciting.
The Parks and Recreation star opens up about her life in this book of essays. From abandoning med school, to moving to Hollywood, her story is a ‘roach to riches’ one, where she currently owns handbags worth $15K. Her super positive “lemons in to lemonade” attitude is infectious and highly entertaining.
The Death of Democracy by Benjamin Carter Hett
Hunter College history professor Benjamin Carter Hett documents the step-by-step disintegration of political institution that had ample opportunities to have blocked Hitler. The Death of Democracy lays out how the political parties failed to unify against Nazism and specifically how the Weimar Constitution created an impossible situation.
The Lost Life of Eva Braun by Angela Lambert
Angela Lambert writes a telling biography on Eva Braun, Hitler’s mistress-turned-wife, and dissects her character. Was Eva a naïve woman, eager to please her lover or was she an integral part of the regime, fully supporting all the deplorable actions of Adolph Hitler?