According to recent reports, adult attention spans are now just eight seconds long. And, yup, that’s mine, when I crack open a new book. If I’m not enthralled after a few pages, I toss it aside. With a sad stack of half-read tomes on my night stand, I was thrilled to finally lose myself in Alexandra Fuller’s latest memoir, Leaving Before the Rains Come. Her first book, Don’t Lets Go to the Dogs Tonight, is one of my all-time favorites. This account of the disintegration of her marriage is a sad one, but I am in awe of the way she constructs a sentence. I gobbled it this weekend.
I asked readers for their recent favorites and a bunch of you wrote in with titles. Here’s the list:
p.s. I’ve also read Euphoria, The Children Act, and All The Light We Cannot See and LOVED them.