Here are some more don't miss reads!
1) The Martian, by Andy Weir
"Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.
Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there.
a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while
thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with
no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get
word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.
are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged
machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old "human error" are much
more likely to kill him first."
Intense, page-turning, reflective and sometimes funny, Weir's The Martian is topnotch Science Fiction told in gripping fashion (even with all the math equations). Seriously, I cannot wait for the movie! Any Hollywood producer who doesn't see the potential here is simply daft.
2) Call Me Tuesday, by Leigh Byrne
"At eight-years-old, Tuesday Storm's childhood is forever lost when the
death of her older sister, Audrey, sends her family spiraling out of
control into irrevocable dysfunction. In the wake of the
tragedy, Tuesday's mother, distraught and looking for a scapegoat,
singles Tuesday out from her siblings to take on the blame for Audrey's
death, and then targets her for unspeakable abuse.
Suddenly the loving
environment Tuesday has come to know becomes an endless nightmare of
cruel "games" and twisted punishments, as she's forced to confront the
dark cruelty lurking behind the beautiful face of the mother she
Emotionally intense, this novel gives you an inside look into mental illness and emotional abuse from the child's perspective. Tuesday's story alternates between hope and powerless despair. One word: POWERFUL.
3) Take Me With You, by Catherine Ryan Hyde