Had enough computer-generated explosions for one summer? It may be time to grab yourself an iced tea, hammock and a good book.
I've picked out three amazing stories without any literary "green screens." They’re different stories, with two things in common - they're all currently being developed into major motion pictures - and they're all true.
Read a short description of each story below and let me know which book is the most interesting to you in the comments.
Find out how one man went from juvenile delinquent, to Olympic runner, and eventually crash landed a WW2 fighter plane in the Pacific Ocean.
Louis Zamperini's story reads like a movie. Read the book and you'll be able to help your cinephile friends separate the upcoming film's truths and its fictions.
You've just been fired from The New York Times for lying about parts of a story. Your reputation is in shambles. You discover that a man arrested for murdering his family has assumed your identity.
What happens next will shock you. The book is well-written, gripping, and hauntingly real.
Nature doesn't always have to be a quiet place. Bill Bryson takes us along for the ride as he shares his humor and unique perspective on America's natural majesty.
Bryson, a native Iowan, has a writing voice that's almost hypnotic. Bears feel a lot less scary when you refer to them as "folks." And believe me, he does.
I've linked all of the above titles to Amazon where you can choose between the e-book version or a hard copy. By the way, I benefit, too, if you buy from the links.
If you've been contemplating making the switch to an e-reader, read my e-reader buying guide for everything you need to know.