Looking for a book to read over the long weekend?

Here are a few books I would highly recommend to keep you relaxed and entertained over the long weekend.


Redeployment by Phil Klay

My number one recommendation! This collection of fictional short stories about the Iraq War is perfect for whatever amount of time you want to spend reading. Read a few stories (see my favorites on the full book review) or get sucked into the entire collection like I did. Redeployment is my favorite book of 2015 (so far)!

gone girl cover

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn 

Even if you’re not a reader, you’ve probably heard this title, and the suspense is excellent! I also enjoyed the film adaptation, if you’re looking for more of a screen buzz this weekend!


a big little life by Dean Koontz 

A short, beautiful book about life, love, and one extraordinary dog. Dean Koontz shares his personal story through the memoir of this dog. A great book for any dog lover!

Photo taken from goodreads.com

Photo taken from goodreads.com

Still Alice by Lisa Genova

A story that needs to be heard. Alice, a mother and respected Harvard professor, is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. A close-up look at a struggle of love, identity, health, and family, Still Alice is a must-read.

elegies of the brokenhearted

Elegies for the Brokenhearted by Christie Hodgen 

Lost, broken down, alone? This book is a great read for anyone feeling a little bit down in the dumps. No matter how pointless and cruel life seems, there is always light to be found.


About Sarah JS

Aspiring writer, lover of words, book nerd, working editor, and permanent student of the world

Posted on May 22, 2015, in A Writer's Life and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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