I have a thing for cultural or historical fictions, like The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Help, The Book of Negroes, and Finding Rebecca.
The first book I read for my August resolution is The Yellow Crocus. It’s set in the 1800’s in the South, where slave trading was the norm and enslaved wet nurses raise the white babies. It is makes you cry because it tears your heart out and then put it back together. It makes you read on the edge of your seat while reading about the slave girl escaping the plantation for her freedom.
It’s well worth the read.