If during these holidays you encounter too much time on your hands, we recommend three Best Sellers of 2015 so you will be in the know when everyone starts talking about them:
• Go Set a Watchman: A Novel
This novel, written by acclaimed author Harper Lee, is regarded as a sequel to the book "How To Kill a Mockingbird". It tells the story of Jean Louise "Scout" Finch, 26 years old, who returns from Maycomb, Alamaba to New York (amid political turmoil and social instability prevalent during the 50´s in the United States). This novel not only confirms the brilliance of the first, but adds depth and context to a time that is still relevant today.
• Light We Cannot See
This story, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and written by the infamous Anthony Deer, is about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths cross in Nazi-occupied France during World War II. Marie-Laure lost her sight in an accident when she was 6 years old and lives in Paris with her father, who works at the Museum of Natural History. When she is twelve, the Germans invaded Paris forcing them to flee to Saint-Malo, taking with them the most precious jewel of the museum. Werner, is an orphan who, thanks to his talent for fixing radios, is sent to the Hitler Youth Academy, where he eventually is assigned to a mission to discover the resistance. During his tour, he comes to Saint-Malo where the two children meet. This is a story that demonstrates the way in which, against all odds, people always try to be good to each other.
• The Girl on the Train
This story is written from the point of view of three women: Rachel, Anna and Megan. Rachel is a 32-year-old woman suffering from alcoholism since her marriage to Tom unraveled when he left her for another woman. In an attempt to recover her daily routine, she takes the train she used to take to get to work, which goes past her old house where Tom and his new wife Anna live. A few blocks away, at the next stop, Rachel discovers a window where she can see a couple that seems to be perfect and for a few minutes every day she watches, thinking about how she would like to have a life like that. After a night of which she remembers nothing except a great sense of guilt, Rachel wakes up to the news that Megan has gone. She goes to the police to tell them what she knows about it and the investigation gives her life meaning. This is one of those stories where the impossible happens and you do not know what to think. "The Girl on the Train" is being called the new "Gone Girl".