In a few weeks I'll be traveling to New Orleans for a quick 13.1-mile jaunt around the city (I swear I'll stop talking about it soon). That means I'll be needing some new reading material to keep my anxiety low on the way there and my mind off the pain on the way home.
A lot of my picks are being made into movies, so naturally I'm going to read them in a mad rush the week before the film comes out. I suggest you do the same.
Written by two prize-winning investigative reporters, this true crime novel chronicles infamous mobster Whitey Bulger and his relationship with childhood friend John Connolly, who grew up to work for the FBI. It's filled with tales of drug dealing, racketeering, and murder. So the perfect book to read as I'm falling asleep, amirite?
This screams Scorsese, but apparently Scott Cooper is making it.
I'm not usually one for sci fi, but this story about an astronaut who gets stranded on Mars and must survive alone while NASA tries to rescue him -- sounds pretty cool (slash terrifying).