Just finished an amazing book, movie, or show and have no idea what to get next? Here are a few suggestions!
If you liked The Tattooist of Auschwitz, read We Were the Lucky Ones. Both of these are biographical novels which tell deeply affecting stories about the suffering endured by Jews during WWII and what hopes they clung to in order to survive.
Looking for another witty, madcap take on the end of the world? The Everything Box depicts an edgier future, where an angel loses the doomsday device and must hunt all over the globe for it–before it falls into the wrong hands.
Mysteries with unreliable narrators and dark twists are always popular. Fans of The Silent Patient may want to check out Sometimes I Lie which has a similar tone and situation–in this case, a woman who is trying to figure out what happened to her, while she’s in a coma.
If you’re longing for another character-driven coming-of-age story, try My Absolute Darling. It features another isolated young girl, growing up in disturbing circumstances with a focus on nature.
“These gut-wrenching memoirs highlight the troubled childhoods of young girls raised in extreme circumstances. Through grit and determination, the authors overcame the difficulties of their pasts and reflect on how these experiences shaped them.” — Novelist
If you enjoyed Beth and Sarah’s gracious approach to political debate and understanding, try The Red and the Blue. In this book, MSNBC correspondent Steve Kornacki details recent history and explains how 1990s trends set the stage for our current political climate.
Gawande’s honest examination of medicine and end-of-life care is mirrored in Knocking On Heaven’s Door. Driven by her parents’ health situation, Katy Butler dives into the medical system that focuses on “maximum longevity, often creating more suffering than it prevents.”
This little book challenges readers to learn 10 principles gathered from Navy SEAL training and apply them to their lives. If you’re looking for a step up from that, try the challenge thrown down by renowned clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson in his best-selling book, 12 Rules for Life.
Have you already binge-watched the newest season of Black Mirror? Give the mind-bending 1960’s classic —The Twilight Zone –a shot!
If you’re up for another documentary about the vertigo-inducing adrenaline rush of rock climbing, try Meru, which is available for streaming on Hoopla. It follows three climbers as they battle the elements and attempt the most dangerous peak in the Himalayas.
Did you watch Netflix’s original film for something other than Zac Efron? Then you may be ready for a look at another infamous serial killer in My Friend Dahmer.
Here are two suggestions to tie you over as you wait for the next film in Marvel’s saga. If you like the interplay of characters and humor, try DC’s Shazam!, which can be placed on hold now, prior to its official release. Or if you want more time travel shenanigans, try the classic Bruce Willis/Brad Pitt team-up, Twelve Monkeys.