Listed below is my recommended reading for Summer 2019. The following books focus on historical fiction, non-fiction, and the life of a hitman. And my recommendation for Italian language readers. Each story is sure to keep your mind busy as you relax under the sun.
|BENEATH A SCARLET SKY
By Mark T. Sullivan
Based on a true story. This is an incredibly rich novel full of history wrapped in a riveting story of a young man’s experience during WWII in Nazi-occupied Milan. If you like history and a good coming-of-age story, this one is a must read.
|BORN A CRIME: Stories from a South African Childhood
By Trevor Noah
An incredible story by comedian and TV host Trevor Noah. Lighthearted with a mix of drama, Trevor describes his upbringing in a post-Apartheid South Africa.
By Un-Su Kim
This debut novel by South Korean author Un-Su Kim follows a hitman as he uncovers the truth behind those that plot the targets.
FOR ITALIAN LANGUAGE READERS…
Because I don’t speak it often, I occasionally read an Italian novel to maintain or revive (or polish) my language skills. I will randomly share an Italian novel to encourage others, like me, to read one now and then.
|MEET ME ALLA BOA
By Paolo Stella
Written by actor and style blogger Paolo Stella. The story follows celebrity Franci has he reflects on his romantic relationship with fashion journalist Marti.