Saturday, July 9, 2022

Twenty-three books about backstabbing & betrayal

At B&N Reads Brittany Bunzey tagged "23 books about backstabbing and betrayal," including:
Ian McEwan

We’d be remiss if we didn’t include Atonement on this list of betrayals and backstabbings. When Briony misconstrues a flirtation between her older sister, Cecilia, and her childhood friend, Robbie, her misunderstanding brings about a crime that changes their lives forever. Taking place throughout World War II and the end of the twentieth century, this book follows the repercussions of that crime and will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page!
Read about the other entries on the list.

Atonement also appears on Emma Rous's list of the ten top dinner parties in modern fiction, David Leavitt's top ten list of house parties in fiction, Abbie Greaves's top ten list of books about silence, Eliza Casey's list of ten favorite stories--from film, fiction, and television--from the early 20th century, Nicci French's top ten list of dinner parties in fiction, Mark Skinner's list of ten of the best country house novels, Julia Dahl's top ten list of books about miscarriages of justice, Tim Lott's top ten list of summers in fiction, Ellen McCarthy's list of six favorite books about weddings and marriage, David Treuer's six favorite books list, Kirkus Reviews's list of eleven books whose final pages will shock you, Nicole Hill's list of eleven books in which the main character dies, Isla Blair's six best books list, Jessica Soffer's top ten list of book endings, Jane Ciabattari's list of five masterpieces of fiction that also worked as films, and on John Mullan's lists of ten of the best birthday parties in literature, ten of the best misdirected messages in literature, ten of the best scenes on London Underground, ten of the best breakages in literature, ten of the best weddings in literature, and ten of the best identical twins in fiction. It is one of Stephanie Beacham's six best books.

--Marshal Zeringue