What are the books that you need to read this year?
There are a number of great books that just came out and here are our favorites for you to read in all kinds of different situations from book club, to just sitting on the beach.
Have you read a good book lately, we’d love to hear about it!
Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel. The author queens of pandemics who wrote Station 11, a book about a pandemic before 2020 occurred is back at it again with a new pandemic novel, this one about the one we’re living through. The book goes through different time periods and into the future.
Booth by Karen Joy Fowler. From the Man Booker finalist author comes a novel about the family behind one of the most infamous figures in American History: John Wilkes Booth. The Booth family emerges as one of the leading theatrical families and as the country moves towards the civil war, we know that there is about to be a huge disaster with this family.
The Hacienda by Isabel Canas. Her debut novel is set in the aftermath of the Mexican War of Independence, and this Gothic novel is being called a mix of Rebecca meets Mexican Gothic.
Kaikeyi by Vaishnavi Patel. This is a stunning retelling of the infamous queen in the Indian epic the Ramayana. The story is about a Princess that leaves her mark in a world where gods and men dictate the shape of things to come.
Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson. A New York Times Bestseller and featured as a book club pick on the Today Show, the book is about two estranged siblings who dive into their mother’s past, and how it all connects to her traditional Caribbean black cake. It’s also being developed into a tv show by Oprah for Hulu so read it before you watch it!
Trust by Hernan Diaz. A story within a story about money, power, intimacy, and perception. Set in the roaring 20’s as well as the Great Depression in New York City, the story is about capitalism, greed, and old New York.
The Summer Place by Jennifer Weiner. A 22 year old announces her engagement to her pandemic boyfriend and her stepmother is in shock. With a wedding to plan in three months at the family beach house in Cape Cod, there’s no telling what might unfold.
We Do What We Do in the Dark by Michelle Hart. If you like Sally Rooney, this is the book for you. This is the story of a young woman’s life altering affair with a much older, married woman.
Yerba Buena by Nina Lacour. This is a story about two women who slowly fall in love by a bestselling YA author, this is her debut adult book.
Siren Queen by Nghi Vo. From award-winning author Nghi Vo comes a dazzling new novel where immortality is just a casting call away. A tale of all kind of magic and set in Hollywood, it plays with genre and is a best book of the month of May.
The Cherry Robbers by Sarai Walker. This is a feminist gothic about the lone survivor of a cursed family of sisters, and her time might finally be up. Written by Sarai Walker, the second novel following her cult-hit Dietland, this book is flying off the shelves.
Elektra by Jennifer Saint. A spellbinding reimagining of the story of Elektra, one of Greek mythology’s most infamous heroines, from Jennifer Saint, the author of the beloved international bestseller, Ariadne.
By the Book by Jasmine Guillory. Best-selling author Jasmine Guillory’s reimagining of a beloved fairy tale is a tale as old as time, so you might guess it’s of Beauty and the Beast . . . for a new generation.
Book Lovers by Emily Henry. Emily Henry is the queen of the beach read and all about summer and two rivals in a small town in North Carolina.
The Emma Project by Sonali Dev. Emma gets a fresh Indian-American twist from award-winning author Sonali Dev in her heartwarmingly irresistible Jane Austen inspired rom com series.