Katie Mcelveen 2017-09-05 01:32:27
Make the most of long flights this fall with these book recommendations from Montage Literary Ambassador Brad Meltzer. How does New York Times best-selling author and Montage Hotels & Resorts Literary Ambassador Brad Meltzer prepare for a 12-hour flight? “We downloaded about 5,000 TV shows, 7,000 books, about a million movies and anything else we could think of to feed our eyes on,” he says. But it was the books that got him through the flight. “At the end of the day, you just want to read a good book,” Meltzer says. Meltzer’s destination was Montage Kapalua Bay in Maui, where he and his wife, Cori, would celebrate their wedding anniversary. Maui is a special place for the Meltzers—they spent their honeymoon on the island 22 years ago. Although Meltzer was on vacation, he did manage to sneak in a bit of work, signing copies of every Brad Meltzer authored book that the hotel had in stock. “Anybody who buys one of my books for the next few months will get a little surprise,” he says. The power of a book—to tell a story, to change a perspective, to create an alternative work—inspired Meltzer’s book choices for fall. Brad Meltzer’s Must-Reads The best-selling author shares his picks for parents and teens to enjoy from cover to cover this season. FOR ADULTS “FAITHFUL” BY ALICE HOFFMAN “In Shelby [Richmond], Hoffman creates a character who is a survivor in every sense,” he says. “The lesson is that we need to say something.” FOR ADULTS “RAVEN ROCK” BY GARRETT M. GRAFF Meltzer adored this nonfiction chronicle of how the U.S. government will save itself in the event of a tragedy. “This is basically my obsession—I touched on it in one of my novels,” he says. “It wonderfully covers every doomsday scenario that could occur.” FOR ADULTS “FUN HOME: A FAMILY TRAGICOMIC” BY ALISON BECHDEL “This is one of the most powerful graphic novels I’ve ever read,” Meltzer says. “It’s an autobiography about coming out, coming to terms, and solving a mystery.” FOR ADULTS “GOODBYE, VITAMIN: A NOVEL” BY RACHEL KHONG After being dumped by her fiance, a woman goes home to care for her father, who has Alzheimer’s disease. “This is about making peace with your past,” Meltzer says. FOR YOUNG ADULTS “THE HATE U GIVE” BY ANGIE THOMAS Surprising, personal and very, very special is how Meltzer describes this book about a young girl who inhabits two worlds and must learn to survive in both of them.
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