This week would not be complete without another round-up of the best books that found themselves onto our bookshelves or our e-readers. This week finds us with a new book from the creator of the infamous character Hannibal Lecter, a sweet love story, and a non-fiction book about how to learn from your failures which is something everyone experiences.
Cari Mora by Thomas Harris
This is for horror fans and those who like books of a darker nature. Do not expect this to be a wholesome murder mystery, it is full of dark twists and turns that only the mind of Harris can deliver. This novel takes place in Miami and the life led by Hans-Peter Schneider who makes all the dark dreams of the uber-rich come true. Nothing is too hard for him to find or situations created. Cari is the housekeeper for Hans’ house and when she finds him watching her she knows that she will be his next obsession. The question that readers will want an answer to is whether or not he manages to make her his next prize.
Star-Crossed by Minnie Darke
A story for those that love romance and astrology, this book focuses on Nick and Justine. Justine has been in love with Nick for over 13 years but it seems like fate has decided not to bring them together. When it finally does, Justine knows that she needs to make sure Nick feels just as deeply as she does. The answer seems to be the horoscope column she writes, knowing that he will read and potentially follow it. She begins to write his Aquarius horoscope to push him in her direction but it has unintended consequences when her loyal readers begin to follow what she is saying to. Sometimes horoscopes can hold a bit too much power for believers. Don’t tempt fate.
How To Fail: Everything I’ve Ever Learned From Things Going Wrong by Elizabeth Day
Known for her lively podcast, speaker Elizabeth Day decided to write a book detailing all of her failings and what they taught her. Something everyone is familiar with. This memoir offers tidbits of insight and solutions to problems that everyone has to face on a daily basis and some big ones that hopefully no one has to face. But the bottom line is that we all have something to learn from our own experiences after all experience is what we call our mistakes right?