Folly is a pretty incredible book about a woman who has lost her mind, and retreats to an isolated and unhabited island to decide what to do with her life.
I selected this book because it is packed with different themes and information about incredibly diverse topics. Although one of the recurring themes is depression and suicide, it's not a depressing book.
The characters in the book are diverse and quirky.
It has a mystery. There's a romance. There's a bit toward the end that scares me so much that my toes curl, every time I read it.
For the month of October, it even has a spook, after a fashion.
It's almost made me want to move up to the San Juan Islands, off the coast of Washington, on more than one occasion.
Just a warning - in the first chapter, Rae is certifiably nuts. Roll with it, and things will start to come together in the second chapter!