Friday, February 13, 2015

Six books that’ll make you glad you’re single

Jeff Somers is the author of Lifers, the Avery Cates series from Orbit Books, Chum from Tyrus Books, and We Are Not Good People from Pocket/Gallery. He has published over thirty short stories as well.

At B & N Reads Somers tagged six books that’ll make you glad you’re single, including:
Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn

Perhaps the obvious choice, but no less powerful for it, Flynn’s breakout novel isn’t so much a crime story as it is the story of what happens when you marry someone you don’t know as well as you think you do. We all start off as strangers, after all, and how well can you ever truly know someone? As explored in this incredible novel, the answer might not be to your liking. This Valentine’s Day, if you’re wondering why you never get a “meet cute” moment that leads to the perfect marriage, read Gone Girl again and be reminded your chances of marrying a crazy person are more than zero.
Read about the other books on the list.

Gone Girl made Jeff Somers's list of five books with an outstanding standalone scene that can be read on its own, Lucie Whitehouse's ten top list of psychological suspense novels with marriages at their heart and Kathryn Williams's list of eight of fiction’s craziest unreliable narrators.

Also see: Eleven books for the happily unwed.

--Marshal Zeringue