This week’s question is a simple one: What is the best book you’ve read recently?  And we’d love to know what you liked about it.

Answer in the comment section, and before you know it we’ll have developed an awesome list of must read books.  Get in on the conversation below!

Hope you’re all having a relaxing winter weekend!

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21 Responses to Question of the Week: What’s the best book you’ve read recently?

  1. Jennie says:

    Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I could not put it down! I can’t wait for the movie.

    • thechicagolifeblog says:

      I’ve been meaning to pick that up for what seems like forever! Thanks for another great review. Must read before the movie! xx

  2. Lisa Hutcherson says:

    My dear friend, Michael Hainey, just wrote the most amazing memoir. He is the Deputy Editor of GQ magazine, and a talented writer. “After Visiting Friends. A Son’s Story”. Couldn’t put it down. Pre-order on Amazon. – Lisa Hutcherson

  3. The Vanishing Act by Mette Jakobsen. It was such a cozy book, perfect for winter!

  4. ready2make says:

    The Timekeeper by Mitch Albom. It makes you slow down, step back and think about what’s really important.

  5. Anjana says:

    Not a new one. But I loved Memoirs of a Geisha.

  6. Krissy says:

    I just finished a book called 1Q84. It’s actually the only book I’ve read recently because it was REALLY long. It was a very good book, it makes you think without draining your brain. Really interesting, but sooo long. If you’ve got a long plane ride, to, like, Australia, I suggest it.

  7. Hannah says:

    Thanks for the ‘like’ on my post! The best book I have read recently is ‘The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms’ by N.K. Jemisin. A surreal fantasy novel about a young woman who gets mixed up in the affairs of the gods in order to protect her kingdom. It was an easy read, as I think it’s a YA book, but really satisfying and rich.

  8. Lisa says:

    One of the best books I read last year was Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs. He was inspired to write it by the Victorian freak show style photographs he collects. It really is a great, original story – something that seems harder and harder to come by these days!

  9. Recently I really enjoyed The Rules of Civility – very NYC in the early 20th century. My all time favorite is Middlesex. And I’m a total nerd for the Game of Thrones (Fire & Ice) series!

    PS: I love this book headboard!

  10. topazalicia says:

    Hard times by charles dickens

  11. Darcy says:

    You HAVE to read Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand (author of Seabiscuit). It follows the life of an amazing man through the Olympics, WW2, and life afterwards. It’s so inspiring – and a favorite from my book club!

  12. avecelan says:

    I have been reading “Long Way Round” which is a book and also a documentary film about a motorcycle trip around the world (from London to New York) by actors/good friends Ewan MacGregor and Charlie Boorman. I am not necessarily a fan of motorcycles by any means, but the journey of two friends is what drew me to this book. It has proven to be very interesting.

    • thechicagolifeblog says:

      Fascinating, we’ll have to check it out! I’m glad you don’t have to be interested in motorcycles to dive into it ;)

  13. Rhey says:

    On the island by Tracy Garvis-graves. It’s not that new but its good, if you like unconventional love stories… But it’s not just the love story that kept me hooked, it was more of the lead characters’ quest for survival… Definitely one of the best books I’ve read

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