Tips from a bookie
While working on my next book, I've been reading a lot, which is per usual as I never stop reading pretty much no matter what. Now that I've written my own books, I am more aware of how the author has gone about making the book they have written, such as, how they've researched it, how they structured the plot, how, if it's a mystery, they've planted the clues. Here are some books I've read recently that I've not only enjoyed reading but enjoyed how the book is put together:
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles--history and a great story combined. You learn all about Russia after the Revolution.
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann--Nonfiction at its best. An important piece of history few of us have learned about. The lack of response on every level to numerous murders among the Osage is shocking and saddening.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng--I really like books where I can really see the characters and they are both virtuous and flawed, just like all of us. The characters are the most important component of this book, but the plot has a bit of a thrill it also.