Video of beah discussing his title choice A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah: Chapter One There were all kinds of stories told about the war that made it sound as if it was happening in a faraway and different land. It wasn't until refugees started passing through our town that we began to see that it...
I haven't read gone girl but I like suspense and some of these are on my to read list on good reads. They sound more for when you're in the mood for darker stories. 7 Book Suggestions If You Loved Gone Girl via Tipsaholic.com
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. I'm not quite sure where to begin with this book--it is so full of rich characters, medical procedures (with perhaps a little more detail than you'd like), political turmoil, etc. Verghese doesn't jump straight into the story, but builds a back story that gets filled in throughout the rest of the novel. This is my favorite book of the year!
Promise My Love (Love in Bloom: The Bradens - Rex and Jade Wedding Novella)