October rains with Nobel laureates, unfortunately, except for literature. However, perhaps as a compensation, October rewards book lovers with right-out-of-the-oven new titles by well-known and beloved authors. So hurry up to the bookstores or search online for the newest publications to brighten your chilly autumn evenings. To facilitate your search, we're listing our TOP 5 books in October by mostly filling in the famous names as a hint:
by Haruki Murakami
The fans of this famous Japanese writer should celebrate - his new novel is on your threshold. With a help of his incredible imagination, Murakami sets his readers on a journey of love and loneliness, war and art with a given credit to The Great Gatsby.
by John Grisham
Here he goes again. The best-selling author John Grisham presents his new creation, which the critics state to be the most powerful and accomplished novel yet. One October morning Pete Banning, a respectable citizen and a faithful member of the Methodist church, walks into the church and calmly shoots his friend pastor. To all accusations and urges for explanation Pete just mutters "I have nothing to say". Of course, there's gonna be lots of legal suspense a la Grisham in order to safe Pete.
A SPARK OF LIGHT
by Jodi Picoult
There's another gifted storyteller and a productive writer. This time Picoult describes ordinary lives that intersect during a heart-stopping crisis. It all starts when a gunman takes hostages at women’s reproductive health services clinic. He doesn't know that his fifteen-year-old daughter is also inside together with a number of other colorful characters with their own stories that brought them here on this fateful day.
THE WITCH ELM
by Tana French
The award-winning mystery and thriller writer comes back with another suspense novel. When two buglers beat Toby almost to his death, he retreats to his family home to recover from the injuries and to take care of his dying uncle. Then suddenly a skull is found in a trunk of an elm tree and the investigation shatters Toby's belief in who and what he is...
THE LIBRARY BOOK
by Susan Orlean
The non-fiction entry in our Top 5 features the author named a "national treasure" who tries to untangle the mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in America. On April 29, 1986, a disastrous fire destroyed Los Angeles Public Library. 400 thousand books were consumed by fire and up till now nobody knows whether it had been set on purpose. While investigating the case Orlean also shows the crucial role that libraries play in our lives.