My Favorite Books

In no particular order, and by no means complete:

Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver 

Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

My Dark Places by James Elroy

My Brilliant Friend (series) by Elena Ferrante

Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

The Millennium Series (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) by Stieg Larsson

Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

A Man in Full by Tom Wolfe

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Game of Thrones  (series) by George R. R. Martin

Bruno Chief of Police (series) by Martin Walker

I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive by Steve Earle

The Missing by Tim Gautreaux

The Son by Philipp Meyer

The Books of Jo Nesbo

The Good Lord Bird by James McBride

The Plays of Tennessee Williams

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

The Short Stories of Flannery O’Connor

Night by Elie Wiesel

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

Native Son by Richard Wright

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Short Stories of Collette  


I just found this cool website focused on crime stories called CrimeReads!


Recently Read: Midnight Atlanta

I just finished reading Thomas Mullen's latest book "Midnight Atlanta." It is the third of his Darktown trilogy. It is set in Atlanta in the 1956s.

The original two books deal with the creation of Atlanta's black police force. In this book, the main protagonist Tommy Smith, has left the police force and joined a leading black newspaper as journalist. One night at the paper, he falls asleep and wakes up to gunshots being fired. His editor, Arthur Bishop, has been killed and he is now a suspect.

The story follows his search for the truth of behind the murder of his boss. The story also focuses on his old workplace, the officers still there, and his old Seargant.

One aspect of the story that I appreciate is its focus on Atlanta history. It deals with the growing importance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., race relations, and the real estate dealings that shaped the city.

I highly recommend the whole series.