Looking for a great read this summer? Here 6 must read books before the movie comes out.
The Great Gatsby: by. F. Scott Fitzgerald. Purchase it here from Amazon.com. Available in Hardcover, Paperback, Kindle and more.
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.
Austenland: A Novel by. Shannon Hale. Purchase here from Amazon.com. Available in Hardcover, Paperback and more.
Jane is a young New York woman who can never seem to find the right man—perhaps because of her secret obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. When a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-obsessed women, however, Jane’s fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined. Is this total immersion in a fake Austenland enough to make Jane kick the Austen obsession for good, or could all her dreams actually culminate in a Mr. Darcy of her own?
The Reluctant Fundamentalist: by. Mohsin Hamid. Purchase here from Amazon.com. Available in Hardcover, Paperback, Kindle and more. Now a major motion picture and Short-listed for the Man Booker Prize New York Times bestseller
What Maisie Knew: by. Henry James. Purchase here from Amazon.com. Available in Hardcover, Paperback, Kindle and more.
After her parents’ bitter divorce, young Maisie Farange finds herself shuttled between her selfish mother and vain father, who value her only as a means for provoking each other. Maisie—solitary, observant, and wise beyond her years—is drawn into an increasingly entangled adult world of intrigue and sexual betrayal until she is finally compelled to choose her own future. Published in 1897 as Henry James was experimenting with narrative technique and fascinated by the idea of the child’s-eye view, What Maisie Knew is a subtle yet devastating portrayal of an innocent adrift in a corrupt society.
Much Ado About Nothing: by William Shakespeare. Purchase here from Amazon.com. Available in Hardcover, Paperback, Kindle and more.
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War: by. Max Brooks. Purchase here from Amazon.com.