Books coming to theaters this year. We recommend Girl in the Dark by Anna Lyndsey and On Hurricane Island by Ellen Meeropol.
A few “books within books” that didn’t make it into last week’s podcast:
- The seven novels featured in The Nobodies Album by Carolyn Parkhurst
- The Deity Next Door for which an afterword was written in The Afterword by Mike Bryan
The Last Policeman (the first book in a trilogy) by Ben H. Winters, narrated by Peter Berkrot, is my pick for this week’s Audiobooks.com Audiobook of the Week.
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On Shelves Now, In Theaters Soon (08:14)
The Huffington Post compiled a list of 10 Books That Will Vie for the 2016 Oscars:
- Serena by Ron Rash
- Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
- Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
- Black Mass by Dick Lehr & Gerard O’Neill
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (the movie will be called Victor Frankenstein and will star Daniel Radcliffe as Igor!)
- The Martian by Andy Weir
- In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
- Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
- The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry
- The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
Many of these won’t be out until later in the year, giving you plenty of time to read them before you see the movie!
Two Books We Can’t Wait For You to Read (22:22)
Ann recommends Girl in the Dark, a memoir by Anna Lyndsey, which is a pseudonym. As a young woman, Anna was diagnosed with an extremely rare light sensitivity, and in this book she details what that diagnosis and its aftermath have done to her daily life, her relationships, and her existence.
On Hurricane Island, the new novel from our bookselling friend Ellen Meeropol, is both a look at the abuses of governmental powers as well as a page-turner of a thriller. Ellen deftly tells the story of a mathematics professor wrongly detained by Homeland security, and she tells it from the points of view of an array of very different characters.