The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens (2014). Despite having quite a few of his own life challenges, college student Joe becomes fascinated by the life story of a convicted killer sent to die in a nursing home that he interviews for a course. With a little help from a neighbor and his autistic brother, can Joe discover what really happened when a girl was raped and murdered decades ago? Suspenseful story and sympathetic main characters.
Savage by Kat Austen (2016). Exactly my kind of escapist, romantic reading. After her boat sinks, Jane is pulled from the ocean by her very own "Tarzen," a man marooned alone on an island long enough that he has forgotten how to speak. Sweet characters and execution.
The Narcissist You Know by Joseph Burgo (2015). Although we're all narcissistic to a certain extent, part and parcel of survival, 1 in 20 people is an extreme narcissist. Burgo provides vignettes and tips for interactions involving narcissists. Should probably be required reading for Hillary Clinton right now.