Hey book lovers! Well, right about now the entire country is hunkering down and “social distancing” themselves, all to help ward off the spread of Coronavirus.
During this life cancelation, we can either plop on our couches and binge watch everything Netflix has to offer, or we can get back to reading actual books!
It just so happens that every spring I put out a “beach reads” list of new books I think you may enjoy, and this spring, it’s needed now more than ever.
Grab your library card, Kindle, or just click on book title to be taken to Amazon, and let the reading quarantine begin!
Part mystery, part historical fiction, with an art themed plot twist, this emotional whodunit with strong female characters will keep you guessing.
Our favorite chick lit author is back again this summer with, well, BIG SUMMER. It’s the story of ex- best friends who reunite for a summer wedding, and it explores the deep complexities of female relationships, as well as living and dealing with relationships under the backdrop of social media.
A Today Show “Read with Jenna” book club pick, Dear Edward is the story of a 12 year old boy who is the sole survivor of a plane crash. This one is an emotional roller coaster but with an ending you don’t want to miss.
Gardner fans will enjoy seeing old characters of her other books in this one, including Flora and D.D. Warren from Find Her. This creepy thriller is set in the mountains of North Georgia, and keeps readers guessing until the very end.
Dark, twisted, and haunting are just a few of the words used to describe Jewell’s latest psychological thriller. If you’ve never read any of her books before and you love nail biting suspense, start here.
All of Grisham’s books as of late have let me down, but that changed with this one. This felt like old Grisham, with a winding story set in a sleepy Florida town about a wrongly accused man on death row, this one never lets off the gas from page one. Read it.
Quirky and heartwarming, meet this jet setting crew of four estranged adult siblings- all reunited on a cruise by their mother. Witty, surprising, and laugh out loud funny, this is perfect for poolside reading.
Giffin is back with a deeply intricate story centered around the disappearance of a man on 9/11, and the woman whom he met just a few nights before, who keeps up the search for him.
This is a charming little romp that is perfect for hopeless romantics, and for those who are big fans of perfectly light-yet a little bit hot- kind of romance novels
This talented pair of suspense authors is back again with one of the most anticipated thrillers of 2020. It is a Booklist Starred review, and tells the story of a shy girl wanting more- and a different kind of life- than she bargained for.
Another fast paced plot makes this title, named Amazon’s Best Book of January, perfect for vacation reading. Meet a woman names Thursday and her husband’s two other wives, and the secrets holding them all together.
Think you’ve found the perfect young woman to care for you children? You haven’t. This one takes a very unexpected turn at the end, and will keep you guessing who the bad guy, errr, nanny really is.
This bestseller has been out for a few years, but it’s coming to HULU next week as miniseries starring Reese Witherspoon, so it’s time to read it if you haven’t yet.
One of my favorite books last year, Waxman does it again with this adorably lovely story of a shy bookworm, and the wonderful cast of friends around her that bring her out of her shell, and help her embrace her life and love.
This is the heaviest title of the bunch, and is part historical fiction but all sweeping drama. It is intricate, deep, and deliciously written with paragraphs you’ll find yourself reading over and over again.
A stunning debut novel about a young Nigerian girl working in servitude, who finally finds her voice. Bold, heartbreaking yet inspirational, this is the “woman power” pick of the list.
A delicious coming of age story that will force you to use all your senses to experience the depth of this detailed storytelling.