Here at Cityline.ca, we love talking about books and what we’re reading and loving right now. In our weekly feature, Friday Reads, we give you a behind-the-scenes look at what Cityline guest experts and staff members are reading, as well as sharing the current picks of some of our viewers. This week, we’re taking a peek at the bookshelves of Tracy Moore and Fiona Clark!
Tracy Moore, our host, is reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Crown Publishing Group). This bestselling thriller has taken readers by storm this year and is showing up on many best of 2012 lists. “Chilling. That is the only word I can think of to describe turning page after page of Gone Girl. It is exciting, sexy, psychotic and so, so well-written,” says Tracy. “The kind of book I could have finished in a weekend (if I didn’t have two kids attached to my legs). If you want to see what happens when a psychopath marries an average Joe/Jane, just how bad things can get, read Gone Girl. Simply amazing.”
Fiona Clark, Cityline’s Home Day producer has just begun reading Carly’s Voice by Arthur Fleischmann with Carly Fleischmann (Touchstone), and she’s hooked. Told by Arthur Fleischmann with the help of his 18 year old daughter Carly, living in Toronto with autism. She is non-verbal and yet she has appeared on talk shows like Ellen and Larry King Live. “At the age of 10, she shocked her family and therapists by typing a message on a laptop, saying that her teeth hurt – so finally she had a means of communication. In the beginning of the book, her father chronicles the early years and the struggle of coping with a child with severe autism, in addition to two other young children, (Carly has a twin sister and an older brother), the endless medical appointments, the search for answers and the fight to get Carly the right educational support,” explains Fiona. “The family had another blow when Carly’s mother, Tammy, was diagnosed with lymphoma. I’m only on page 63, but it’s a page turner and I’m looking forward to the part where Carly begins communicating and her co-author role.”
What are you reading this Friday? Tell us in the comments what books are currently residing on your bedside table, and we might include your pick in next week’s Friday Reads!