Hi everyone! Summer is around in the corner. I thought that it would be a good idea to list some books to read during the summer.
1. The Alienist by Caleb Carr
I recently finished The Alienist. I highly suggest everyone to read it. It is set during the Gilded Age in New York. If you are a lover of psychological thrillers and history, then this is the perfect match for you. A news reporter, two officers, a woman (first one to be on the force) and Theodore Roosevelt try to track down a serial killer who garishly murders young boys.
2. Angel of Darkness by Caleb Carr
This is the sequel to The Alienist. Unlike The Alienist, however, this story is written from the point of view of a street lurker and is about a kidnapped infant.
3. The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman
Set in London, this is about a spy named Irene who has the task to spy (shocker) on a unique library home to many magical books, one of which gets stolen. As a result, Irene, and her assistant Kai, have to find this book (which is also very dangerous). If you like magic, secrets, and books, then this is definitely for you.
4. The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
Have you ever wanted to major in monstrumology (the study of monsters, of course) ? If yes, then pick up this book asap. It is written as a diary by Will Henry, an assistant of a montrumologist named Pellinore Warthrope. One night, Will finds he has stumbled onto quite a dangerous monster. The classic question of when does one become the very thing one hunts arises.
5. House of Silk by Anthony
If you are a fan of Sherlock Holmes, then you should definitely read this. It is about how Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson track down an international criminal who is a murder. This is a great read for mystery lovers.
6. The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl
Set in 1865 Boston, the story is about how the Boston Brahmins at Harvard College fight to squelch the efforts of members of the Dante club, literary masterminds, as they try to spread Dante’s visions to the New World.
7. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
Do you like ghost stories? If yes, then do read this book. It is set in 1866 New Zealand. One night, Walter Moody walks in on a secret gathering of twelve men who discuss a line of peculiar events involving a missing rich man, a suicidal prostitute, and a big fortune discovered at the home of a drunk who is not very lucky.
8. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
This is another mystery set in 1327 in Italy. It is about Brother William who investigates seven strange deaths involving philosophy, theology, and cryptology. I love symbology so this one I definitely am looking forward to reading.
Well, there are definitely more books, but I shall leave it at this. I hope you take the time to check these or any other ones out. Regardless of what book you choose, choose something because reading is truly amazing. It is a great way to travel while still in the comfort of your bed.