Kraken by China Mieville
So far, the best of Mieveille’s works, reminiscent of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere with more occult and police procedural thrown in, and more apocalypses than you can count! All for a giant squid.
The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail by Jerome Lawrence
A play based on the life of Thoreau, concentrating on the night he spent in jail for refusing to pay taxes due to the U.S. involvement in the Mexican-American War. Infused with a 70s vibe.
The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks
Assassin books are tricky. Weeks writes an admirable blend of the glamour with the distastefulness. I also appreciate how much sympathy he can create for some of the corrupt not-very-good characters.
Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah
A wild child is discovered by the residents of a small town in Washington. The child psychologist called to treat her has to deal with issues of her own. Who saves whom? I was drawn to tears. A must read!