#BookadayUK - Day 3 (October): A book I love from one of the 2014 Cheltenham Literature Festival authors

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon Northanger Abbey - Val McDermid

If anyone wants to take a quick look at the lineup, it can be found here: http://www.literaryfestivals.co.uk/announcements/cheltenham-literature-festival-line-up-2014


Surprisingly for me, there were two authors I knew, had read, and loved. One is Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time which I read for a YA class. It's one of those books that placed me in the shoes of someone unlike me and allowed me to experience their life. There are times I'm still digesting that book.


The other is Val McDermid's Northanger Abbey, part of the modernized Jane Austen series, that I read just this year. He did a wonderful job of keeping the core of the book while bringing it into the modern world. Based on this, I'm looking into his other works to see if they would interest me.