It's a new year, and the Amazon Books editorial team is rested (hopefully) and ready for a book-filled 2019 (definitely). So what are we reading over the first weekend of the new year? Our reading list highlights the team's broad reading tastes--some old, some new, some mystery, some horror, some weird memoir, and even a translation.
If you are interested in reading more in 2019, check out our post on how to read more in the new year.
I've started reading an advance copy of The Lost Man (available February 5, 2019) by one of my new favorite mystery authors, Jane Harper. This is Harper's third book (her first--and still my favorite--was The Dry) and once again the action takes place in the Australian outback. This time the dead person is an otherwise healthy man in his 40s who seems to have died of dehydration. Why did he leave the safety of his car, walk to an old gravestone and die a horrible death? I can’t wait to find out… His two brothers, his neighbors in this remote part of the world, have just found him and his car, so things are just getting started. If I don’t answer the phone this weekend it’s because I’m reading this book. —Seira Wilson