Since the last time I wrote a book review, i’ve read more than 15 new books. This summer I recommended books for you to read on the beach. Now i’m suggesting a few novels that you should curl up with this fall.
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A Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara
If you like to cry, you’ll like this book. Before I read it, it was recommended to me by several people. They specifically told me it was “not a light beach read.”That was an understatement. This book is long and depressing. But, its the kind of story that makes you more prolific.
The Husband’s Secret – Liane Moriarty
You’ve probably either read or watched Big Little Lies at this point (if not, go do that.) But if you ask many of Liane Moriarty’s fanbase, they’ll tell you the best book is The Husband’s Secret. I’m one of those people. This is another suburban Sydney story, that follows a housewife with a big secret. Highly recommend.
This is Just My Face – Gabourey Sidibe
This was my favorite book of the summer. Gabourey discusses her role as Precious, life before & after, and her story is INTERESTING. This girl lived a fascinating life, and you need to read about it. Seek this out if you want to know about her life as a phone sex operator and the story of her polygamist father.
The Reminders – Val Emmich
Few books made my heart ache as much as The Reminders. The story follows an unlikely friendship between a mourning widower and a special young girl. If you’re a music lover, this novel is full of Beatles references. It’s part of the storyline. A very sweet story.
Perfect Days – Raphael Montes
I picked up Perfect Days at my local library. The cover was of a open pink suitcase and it was labeled as a thriller. I finished this book in a day. A kidnapper takes his crush on the road trip from hell. This takes place in Brazil and will deepen your fears. A quick and exciting read for thriller fans.
Eligible – Curtis Sittenfeld
Described as a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice. Eligible is the embodiment of 2017 dating culture; from fertility treatments, a transgender wedding, the Bachelor. You’ll feel emotionally invested in this story.
The Mothers – Brit Bennett
I can’t stop recommending this book. The Mothers takes place in a predominantly black San Diego church. It follows Nadia Turner’s life as she goes through a rough patch her senior year of high school; her mother kills herself and she has an abortion. That is just the very beginning of her story.
Rich People Problems – Kevin Kwan
If you haven’t already read Crazy Rich Asians and it’s sequel China Rich Girlfriend– you’re seriously missing out. Once you do that, you’ll want to pick up the third (and final) book in the series. I’m sure you’ll be satisfied with how this story ends, although it’ll definitely be a case of missing the characters.
What should I read next? I am always taking suggestions.