It’s almost Summer, friends, and we don’t know about you, but we are ready to discover a new and exciting book to pass the warm days! In an effort to relax a bit over the next few months (and tone down the serious nature of our most busy time) we have picked up some gorgeous Fiction books and have literally devoured them with excitement.
These are our picks for our Spring Fiction Picks Book Binge! Let us know how you liked the options in the comments!
- Then She Was Gone is a fabulous fictional thriller set in modern day London and featuring an intense cast of characters who are dealing with the disappearance and subsequent search for a missing 16 year old girl named Ellie. While this book is what we would consider a pretty quick, easy read; it is also extremely well written and structured.If you like a tiny mystery wrapped in a family drama, this book is for you! Find out what happened to Ellie and where she has been for the last 10 years here.
- In all honestly, I haven’t actually read this book yet, so maybe we could do a bit of a Book Club reading group for The Favorite Sister! Let me know your thoughts! This is one of my most highly anticipated books of the year, so when it is released on May 12th, I will be dropping everything to dig in. When five hyper-successful women agree to appear on a reality series set in New York City called Goal Diggers, the producers never expect the season will end in murder… The Favorite Sister explores the invisible barriers that prevent women from rising up the ranks in today’s America—and offers a scathing take on the oft-lionized bonds of sisterhood, and the relentless pressure to stay young, relevant, and salable. Get your copy here!
- Everything You Want Me to Be I loved this book, mainly because it was so well written while still providing such a twisting story line that every time you think you know what happens, you find out you are wrong. Full of twists and turns, Everything You Want Me to Be reconstructs a year in the life of a dangerously mesmerizing young woman, during which a small town’s darkest secrets come to the forefront…and she inches closer and closer to death.Evocative and razor-sharp, Everything You Want Me to Be challenges you to test the lines between innocence and culpability, identity and deception. Does love lead to self-discovery—or destruction? Find out here.
- You Think It, I’ll Say It: Stories – With this first collection of short fiction, her “astonishing gift for creating characters that take up residence in readers’ heads” (The Washington Post) is showcased like never before. Throughout the ten stories in You Think It, I’ll Say It, Sittenfeld upends assumptions about class, relationships, and gender roles in a nation that feels both adrift and viscerally divided.With moving insight and uncanny precision, Curtis Sittenfeld pinpoints the questionable decisions, missed connections, and sometimes extraordinary coincidences that make up a life. Indeed, she writes what we’re all thinking—if only we could express it with the wit of a master satirist, the storytelling gifts of an old-fashioned raconteur, and the vision of an American original.
- The Flight Attendant is another amazing thriller that you won’t be able to put down! Set in the “sky high life” of an American flight attendant who becomes embroiled in murder and espionage while visiting Dubai on a standard work trip, not different from any others she would embark on. This is an adventurous but easy beach read as it slightly low on action but high on drama! Get your copy here.
- The Women Who Made New York– Ok, I get it, this is DEFINATELY not a fiction read, but it is SO good that I had to include it on this list. The Women Who Made New York reveals the untold stories of the phenomenal women who made New York City the cultural epicenter of the world. Many were revolutionaries and activists, like Zora Neale Hurston and Audre Lorde. Others were icons and iconoclasts, like Fran Lebowitz and Grace Jones. There were also women who led quieter private lives but were just as influential, such as Emily Warren Roebling, who completed the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge when her engineer husband became too ill to work.Paired with striking, contemporary illustrations by artist Hallie Heald, The Women Who Made New Yorkoffers a visual sensation–one that reinvigorates not just New York City’s history but its very identity.
*Featured Images: Small Image Courtesy of Margo and Me • Large Image Courtesy of Kelly Knox
Tuesday, May 8th, 2018
BOOK BINGE: SPRING FICTION PICKS