The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. Historical fiction that is also a murder mystery, architectural education on building cathedrals, love story. Thank you Ken Follett for the gift of many pleasant hours spent reading your book.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. A crime story told from the point-of-view of an autistic boy. His perceptions are as, or more, fascinating than solving the crime! My favorite Mark Haddon book.
Great movie news for THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern. Summit Taps 'Jane Eyre' Screenwriter to Adapt 'Night Circus' for Big Screen; Moira Buffini will pen the big-screen adaptation of the Erin Morgenstern novel.
The Book Thief, Markus Zusak, is a historical fiction novel set in Nazi Germany. Told from the perspective of a personified version of Death, The Book Thief is a outstanding and unique story that shows what it's like to be alone and afraid.