An off-topic question for your today (although you can always recommend a perfume book of course!):
Which good book did you read lately?
What would you recommend for a suspenseful, harrowing, heart-wrenching or funny read?
What genre of books do you prefer? Are you a crime-maven, love-story fiend or are you mostly happy with non-fiction?
I just finished a book called Apple Tree Yard yesterday. I read it very quickly because it was very hard to put down. I can highly recommend it if you are looking for an entertaining and intelligent read. (Thanks to Tara for mentioning it!)
Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty is the story of a successful and reasonably happy middle-aged wife and mother of two grown-up children who finds herself uncharacteristically starting an affair with a mysterious man which leads to a series of events that will irrevocably change her life forever. This one sentence doesn’t sound too original, but don’t be turned off by my unimaginative synopsis. I don’t want to give too much away from what is truly a very well-thought out and well-written crime novel.
There are some books I read again and again and if asked recommend: the top three of those are Stephen King’s The Stand, John Irving’s A Prayer For Owen Meany and Donna Tartt’s The Secret History ( I loved her latest novel The Goldfinch too, but it is too fresh yet to belong into my all-time favorite list :) ).
What have you read lately? What are your all-time favorite books?