Not sure what to read? Here’s a hint:
1. A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini – From the author who brought us The Kite Runner comes the compelling, beautiful, and haunting story of two women struggling to survive conflict in Afghanistan. Chronicling three decades of Afghan history, it’s a story of family, love, and redemption in the face of tragedy.
2. Sisters Red, by Jackson Pearce – A twist on the tale of Little Red Riding Hood, this is one of my favorite revamped modern fairytales. The bond between sisters Scarlett and Rosie is beginning to strain after years of hunting the Fernis (werewolves). Rosie wants a life of her own, but Scarlett, isolated by her childhood scars, can’t seem to see beyond the hunt. Meanwhile, women’s bodies are piling up in the city and the enemy’s power is growing. Very soon, the sisters will have to choose between each other and what they believe.
3. The Storyteller, by Jodi Picoult – Not what I expected, but still incredibly interesting, especially for anyone who is interested in tales from WWII. This book tells the story of Sage, a young woman with cripplingly low self-esteem, who befriends a beloved elderly man of the community, Josef Weber. But Josef has a horrible secret, and as he shares the story of his life, Sage is forced to choose between the man she sees and justice for the man he was.