This month should be about inspiration and escaping temporarily through drastically different fiction. From organization tips to the latest titillating mysteries, there’s a good read for every mood.
- Little Gods by Meng Jin: The historical fiction tale has already been dubbed a “Best Book of Winter” by Vogue, USA Today and more. So, it took very little convincing to pick this up. Jin immediately captivates you with the vivid images she paints of the characters as well as China. A story of love meets fate and choice, and suddenly we’re all heartbroken page after page. But I promise you won’t regret reading this novel.
- Martha Stewart’s Organizing: The Manual for Bringing Order to Your Life, Home & Routines by Martha Stewart: My inner perfectionist was screaming through the entirety of this book. I personally have a hard time denying Martha Stewart anything, and this is a perfect time to purge your home!
- Mr. Nobody by Catherine Steadman: A beach-side thriller in the middle of winter…I couldn’t ask for a better novel. A neuropsychiatrist, Dr. Emma Lewis, is tasked with helping a strange man gain back his memories after mysteriously washing ashore. But things are never quite as they seem.
- Grace Is Gone by Emily Elgar: I can’t get through a month without a good nail-biting mystery. There is no shortage of darkness in Elgar’s novel, but you just can’t seem to let go of the story no matter how bad things get. A terrible act of violence completely shakes a town up, and local journalist, Jon Katrin, is getting too close to the awful truth.
- Tweet Cute by Emma Lord: Social media with a side of romance, please? As you expected, this rom-com begins with a tweet. Don’t worry, this book isn’t as predictable as you’d think, and Lord’s friendly writing style really had me laughing out loud at times.
- F*ck No! How to Stop Saying Yes When You Can’t, You Shouldn’t, or You Just Don’t Want To by Sarah Knight: This book couldn’t have come at a better time for me. I picked it up after a terrible and exhausting week of saying ‘yes’ to everyone and everything. Well, maybe ‘no’ can be my new word for 2020.
- Recipe for a Perfect Wife: A Novel by Karma Brown: I love the sensible time-trips in the novel. Brown has built out a colorful and fun take on a major modern-day issue that I’m pretty sure most of us have faced. Just keep in mind, there’s no such thing as perfect when the dual-narrative between a modern-day woman and a 1950’s housewife cross paths.
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