I really haven’t been very busy in terms of looking for new books this week. I’m super busy with my new job. From getting up in the morning, to getting home in the evening, I’m up for 12 hours, so by the time I’m finally home and in my PJ’s, I’m too worn out to trek through Goodreads or sometimes, even read!
So, that being said, there are only a couple of books on my list this week.
Synopsis: Julie and Harry had the perfect marriage. . .
Until it all went terribly wrong.
Late one night, a man walks into the luxurious home of disgraced banker Harry McNamara and his wife Julie. The man launches an unspeakably brutal attack on Harry as a horror-struck Julie watches, frozen by fear.
Just an hour later the attacker has handed himself in to the police. He does not contend his guilt, but claims he does not know his victim, that the attack was unplanned and committed in a fit of madness. Was this just a random act of violence? Or is it linked to one of Harry’s many sins: corruption, greed, betrayal?
And of the three, Harry, Julie and the stranger – who is really the guilty one?
I saw this one on Twitter. Someone had been sent the most mysterious and interesting looking PR package for it and it got my interest right away! Even though this has a similar plot line to other mysteries, this one does sound really good!
Synopsis: An exploration into the roots and aftermath of the infamous killing of Eric Garner by the police in a work of riveting literary journalism from the bestselling author of The Divide.
On July 17, 2014, Eric Garner died in Staten Island, New York City, after a police officer put him in what has been described as a “chokehold” during an arrest for selling “loosies,” or single cigarettes. The final moments of his life were captured on video and seen by millions, sparking a nationwide series of protests that built into the “Black Lives Matter” movement that has transformed American politics.
Weeks after Garner’s death, two New York City police officers were killed by a young black man from Maryland, in what he claimed was revenge for Garner’s death. Those killings in turn led to police protests, clashes with New York’s new liberal mayor, and an eventual work slow-down.
Taibbi tells a compelling story of the crime, the grand jury, the media circus, the murder of the police, and the protests from every side.
This one is definitely going to be a harrowing and informative read. I’m already looking forward to sinking my teeth into it, as I just got accepted for it on NG!
So there you have it, those are the two books I added to my TBR this week.
Have you guys read any of these books / want to read any of these books? I’d love to hear what you think!