Friday, February 13, 2015

Six books that’ll make you glad you’re happily unwed

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:
High Fidelity, by Nick Hornby

Relationships are a form of insanity. Think about it: Any conversation you have regarding past relationships tends to be held in tones of stunned disbelief, as if you simply cannot imagine what drew you to that person in the first place. High Fidelity is an enormously entertaining, funny, and sweet novel about a man who, following his girlfriend’s departure, embarks on a messy course of self-discovery involving past relationships and an obsession with music and pop culture. This book will remind you that being in a relationship often means sacrificing your sanity, your sleep, and your identity.
Read about another book on the list.

High Fidelity also made Chrissie Gruebel's top ten list of books set in London, Ted Gioia's list of ten of the best novels on music, Melissa Albert's top five list of books that inspire great mix tapes, Rob Reid's six favorite books list, Ashley Hamilton's list of 8 books to read with a broken heart, Tiffany Murray's top 10 list of rock'n'roll novels, Mark Hodkinson's critic's chart of rock music in fiction, and John Sutherland's list of the best books about listing.

Also see: Eleven books for the happily unwed.

--Marshal Zeringue