Picking a new book is like picking a new Netflix movie, sometimes I search for so long that I give up. It is even more pressure if you have to propose a book to a book club. So I hope this blog helps you make an easy choice of your next book on your reading list!
A book you won’t put down and will stay up all night to finish:
My favorite read of the month! A struggling Author is offered a book deal of a lifetime after a very peculiar day of work. She decides the best way to inspire her writing is to move in with a strange new family. One problem – she develops a crush on the husband!
Every page of Verity had me captivated and I never predicted what would happen in the final chapter. I think I said “Oh my gosh!” out loud 100 times while reading this book. This will be a book you stay up to binge read late into the night.
I can’t write much about this book without giving away details but gosh Colleen Hoover is a freaky genius!
Plus – I just heard that Colleen Hoover released a new version of this book with an extra chapter, I am now dying to read the juice that is in those extra pages!
If you want something Lighthearted and great for reading at the beach:
Highly recommend this lighthearted read! An unorthodox pair of friends, Poppy and Alex, agree to take an annual trip together. Despite only seeing each other once a year, they remain best friends. Until one year, things go very wrong. The book tells the story of their past adventures and current challenge of resolving their now very awkward life-long friendship which gets even more challenging as they both now have significant-others.
This book is somewhat cheesy and predictable but I smiled as I read the pages and you really fall in love the characters. My only complaint is the book jumps forward and backwards in time which is sometimes frustrating.
I like books where I can picture myself as friends with the characters and that was the case for me with People We Meet On Vacation!
If you want something Quirky and Meaningful, a great women’s book club book:
This book made me feel extremely grateful for the opportunities I have as a female in today’s society. Set in the 1960’s, Elizabeth defies every cultural norm and gender stereotype. She’s a female scientist who is constantly working twice as hard to go half the distance of her male counterparts. Throw in a complicated love story and a genius lovable dog and this book has so many great discussion points for a book club. Lucky for Elizabeth, she gains some great friends as allies along her unconventional career and life. Friendships that make a reader laugh and smile throughout this novel.
This is a book that reminds you to be yourself and that you can do anything you set your mind to.
My only complaint is the book has a slow part about a quarter of the way in. Fight through because the second half of this book will have you laughing out loud and totally invested in Elizabeth’s success!
Something dark and f***ed up!
If a dark murder mystery is your forte, this one’s for you. A teenage girl from a troubled family goes missing in a small town in Colorado called Whistling Ridge. Whistling Ridge is an eerie community that has a lot of bias, corrupt religious leaders, and outdated opinions.
This book had a lot of abuse in it which I really hate reading, I pushed through it because I really wanted to find out what happened to Abigail and if she was still alive or how she died. The ending was certainly gasp-worthy! If you don’t like reading books with vivid abuse scenes, I would avoid this one.
My favorite part about this book was the depiction of the scenery. I felt like I could build a really clear picture of the town, homes, churches woods, and diners in this town.
I would not describe this as a feel-good book but if you love the dark drama, you would like this read!