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?
The Barclay book sounds like one I'd enjoy.ReplyDelete
Historical fiction's something I quite enjoy. Will check that one out. Here's mine. Cheers!ReplyDelete
I've never heard of Barclay, either. Thanks for the introduction!ReplyDelete
I haven't read any of these. I'll have to investigate. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Thankfully, I stuck with the absolute most recent read or I would've had problems picking as well.ReplyDelete
I also totally adored the book by Sarah Dunant, and was amazed that some did not like it. I LOVED IT!
Let me know when your review is up so I can check it, I have one on my blog as well.
My BTT post is up:
The Burton Review.
I read another great review of Barclay's book this morning. I need to look for that one.ReplyDelete
Hmmm... Looks like some good choices.ReplyDelete
It was hard for me to pick just one, so I did a top five :) Here's my BTT.
I too couldn't pick just one!ReplyDelete
BTW, July was a slack month for me. I could read only 7 books. I have already read 10 books in August!
Booking through recent best
I like Linwood Barlay's writing. I added this one to my list. ENJOY!ReplyDelete
I've enjoyed the Barclay books I've read so far.ReplyDelete
I haven't heard of Barclay, will check out the book.ReplyDelete
I was looking at the Scared Hearts at the library today, but did not come home with it.ReplyDelete
I really need to read Sacred Hearts. I may try the Barclay if I'm feeling brave!ReplyDelete
Both Fear the Worst and The Longshot sound like good ones to me!ReplyDelete