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5 Fascinating Books That Beg You to Skim Through This Week


Mon 05 Aug 2019 | 10:04 AM
Ahmed Yasser

1- The High Season  by Judy Blundell

A shimmering story of art, money, and celebrity, The High Season is wicked summer fun,” Helen Simonson, New York Times bestselling author of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand described it.

2-  All These Beautiful Strangers by Elizabeth Klehfoth

During the last day of summer, beautiful young wife Grace Fairchild disappeared from the family’s lake house without a trace, leaving behind her seven-year old daughter and so many unanswered questions.

3- Transcription Novel

In this inventive thriller, a naïve young secretary lands in the middle of a clandestine fifth column operation run by “MI5” in World War II, London, where she is recruited to transcribe the recorded meetings of Nazi sympathizers.

“Atkinson’s” use of comedy in the first half of the novel is unexpected and inspired and when the heroine is assigned her own false identity and charged with befriending a middle aged woman who is a Nazi sympathizer, the humor tilts toward the madcap.

4-Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

T.S Eliot described the novel of the Jazz age the “first step” American fiction had taken since Henry James. It is considered as one of the great classics of 20th-century literature.

The novel combines magic and shocking realism. The story revolves around wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for Daisy Buchanan, the luxurious parties on Long Island creates the tale of America in 1920 that resonates with the power of myths.

5- Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer

This part-memoir part self help book centers on the notion that asking makes you vulnerable and that’s what’s needed in this world. Palmer shows that it is not the art of asking that stops us, but what lies beneath the fear of being vulnerable, the fear of rejection, the fear of looking needy or weak that do. This points fundamentally to our separation from one another.