Harlan Coben's Favorite Recent Reads

Adrian Liang on March 21, 2019

HarlanCoben_Ottolenghi.jpgHarlan Coben's fans have been waiting impatiently for a new suspense novel from Coben since 2017's Don't Let Go, and all their wishes came true this week with the March 19 release of Run Away.

The phrase "twisty thriller" is in danger of being overused (and look, I just used it again!), but Run Away is filled to the brim with secrets galore, serpentine plot threads, and characters who stare into darkness and then dare to do it again.

We asked Coben what he'd been reading and loving lately, and his picks are wide-ranging and delightful. (And also make me want to try to invite myself over to his house for dinner.)

Harlan Coben's Favorite Recent Reads

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Ottolenghi Simple: A Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi

I’m not a chef and I don’t read cookbooks, so why do I love Chef Yotam Ottolenghi’s work? Tasty, simple to prepare (per the title), and original, I keep paging through the wonderful photographs muttering two things: "Oh man, I want to try this" and "Oh man, even I can make this."

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Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness by Gretchen Rubin

Starting with Happiness Project, I’ve been a Gretchen Rubin fan. Her latest, Outer Order, Inner Calm is perfect for me because I have neither! The book is loaded with practical solutions and impeccable research. Rubin is also a fine writer, and her enthusiasm for improving lives is contagious.

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The Witch Elm by Tana French

If you haven’t discovered the crime fiction of Tana French, you’re missing out. Her novels are beautifully written and compelling. The Witch Elm is a stand-alone thriller about a happy-go-lucky man named Toby whose life is turned upside down by what he thinks is a random attack. Enjoy!

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