A Gentleman in Moscow
Why this book?
This is easily the most entertaining and satisfying read I have ever had in my life. The story centers around the protagonist, Count Rostov, who is under house arrest in a luxury hotel in Moscow, Russia…for the rest of his life! He can never leave. But the Count is the most likable figure imaginable. Virtually everything from his previous life has been taken away, and yet he makes the best of his new normal. You’re constantly rooting for him. This book inspired me to make the hero of my own book as likable as possible. Everyone likes a hero you aspire to.