Well, yes, I did see this one coming. This week's BTT topic is (wait for it…) "What’s the best book you’ve read recently?"
This one is pretty easy for me. The most recent book I've read was Linwood Barclay's new thriller, Fear the Worst. And it's also the best book I've read recently. I had never heard of Barclay before I received the advance readers' copy, but now I'll certainly be looking for more of his books.
Choosing Fear the Worst as my "recent best" is saying quite a lot, because I've read several really, really good books this summer, starting back in June with Katie Kitamura's The Longshot. I believe Kitamura's debut novel hasn't really gotten the promotion it deserves. I was expecting it to create more of a stir, because it's a very moving, well-written book. Possibly the subject matter is keeping it from a wider readership, and that's a shame.
One other book I've recently enjoyed is Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant. I'll probably have a review of that one up later today. Dunant's tale of women coping with life in a 16th Century convent surprised me because I'm not usually a big fan of historical fiction. But I guess now and then it pays to step out of that famous comfort zone, doesn't it?