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.
Laura Fabiani says
I have Beneath a Scarlet Sky on my bookshelf and plan to read it this summer too. I listened to the audiobook Born a Crime by Noah Trevor and it was very good. He was an excellent narrator!
Beneath A Scarlet Sky is a very good read. In addition to an incredible story, you learn a lot about that moment in Italian history. I believe it may be a film or mini-series soon. — Trevor Noah’s book will also be turned into a movie and I cannot wait to see it.