Hello! Happy Wednesday. This year for Christmas I was having a hard time telling my loved ones what I actually wanted. But one thing I was SURE I wanted were more books. I’ve been getting into a better groove with reading more often and plowing through books, especially non-fiction. So I needed a better balance and have been asking people to buy me some fiction books that they loved or had heard good things about. These are some of the ones that I really want or have heard great things about.
If you have any book recommendations please leave them below and I’d LOVE to hear more about them.
Illustrated Harry Potter
See What I’ve Done by Sarah Schmidt
Summary: “In this riveting debut novel, See What I Have Done, Sarah Schmidt recasts one of the most fascinating murder cases of all time into an intimate story of a volatile household and a family devoid of love.”
Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo
Summary: “Yejide and Akin have been married since they met and fell in love at university. Though many expected Akin to take several wives, he and Yejide have always agreed: polygamy is not for them. But four years into their marriage–after consulting fertility doctors and healers, trying strange teas and unlikely cures–Yejide is still not pregnant. She assumes she still has time–until her family arrives on her doorstep with a young woman they introduce as Akin’s second wife.”
Little Fires Everywhere By Celeste Ng
Summary: “From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.”
The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall
Summary “A local schoolteacher is arrested, leaving his family to wrestle with the possibility of his guilt, in this exquisite novel about loyalty, truth, and happiness.”
Leave Your Mark by Aliza Licht
Summary: “Aliza Licht-global fashion communications executive, AKA fashion’s favorite ‘PR girl’ and former Twitter phenomenon-is here to tell her story, complete with The Devil Wears Prada-like moments and insider secrets.”
Adulting by Kelly Williams Brown
Summary: “If you graduated from college but still feel like a student . . . if you wear a business suit to job interviews but pajamas to the grocery store . . . if you have your own apartment but no idea how to cook or clean . . . it’s OK. But it doesn’t have to be this way.”
The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak
Summary: “Set in 1950s Louisiana, Mandy Mikulencak’s beautifully written and emotionally moving novel evokes both The Help and Dead Man Walking with the story of an unforgettable woman whose quest to provide meals for death row prisoners leads her into the secrets of her own past.”
The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani
Summary: “She has the keys to their apartment. She knows everything. She has embedded herself so deeply in their lives that it now seems impossible to remove her.”
White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht
Summary: “In the spirit of Lilac Girls, the heartbreaking history of Korea is brought to life in this deeply moving and redemptive debut that follows two sisters separated by World War II.”
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Summary: “Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit.”
Library Card Print
What book did you read recently that you loved? The final gift guide is going up on Friday so make sure that you are following me on blog lovin’ so that you don’t miss it or all of the fun holiday posts I have coming up.
Also in the new year I will be doing a lot of traveling so stay tuned for that, some is for business so I’ll try my best to get posts up on it but they won’t be traditional travel guides. Which we all know I’m terrible at anyways since I never even finished putting up all the posts on my summer trips. Oh well.