But those of us who love reading know what a three day weekend really means: the perfect excuse to grab a new book. Well, I’ve combed the shelves, read the reviews, and looked at far too many book covers, so I can now officially act as your genre tour guide this Labor Day weekend.
Play Me Backwards, by Adam Selzer
A troubled teen trying to get his life together for a girl… with the help of his best friend aka Satan? This book sounds crazy-pants enough to make it absolutely awesome. Take this three day break to get in touch with the teenager in you. Then you can spend the next week thanking all the gods in the universe you are no longer a teenager yourself.
In the Woods, by Tana French (Dublin Murder Squad #1)
Book number 5 in the Dublin Murder Squad series is finally hitting shelves September 2 (thank god). Why not take this long weekend to catch up on one of the greatest crime series ever written? Three days. Four books. No problem.
Heroes are my Weakness, by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Well, it’s Susan Elizabeth Phillips, so that’s reason enough to check this book out over the long weekend. But here is another: a puppet master heroine and a horror writer hero. Still not convinced? With the hero and heroine trapped on a frozen island, it’s the perfect book to celebrate the symbolic end of summer and prepare yourself for a hot and steamy winter.
Lock In, by John Scalzi
A three day weekend is obviously the perfect time to get lost in the near-future. Lock In allows you to escape to a virus-addled world (because who wouldn’t want that?), where certain people affected by the virus can “ride” the bodies of others as if they were their own. With such a complex plot, I suggest brushing up on the virus with Scalzi’s novella, which traces the virus that sweeps the globe.
Fool's Assassin, by Robin Hobb
FOOL’S ASSASSIN! Sorry. Excuse my excitement. But you should run to read this book. With the three day weekend, you have no excuse. For more on my deep love of this book, you can read my review.