Okay, so you’ve already read Me Before You. The movie is done as well, and yet the weather outside is coaxing you to trade your nights out with the girls for a good read in bed.
If you’re not sure which books to pick up for your latest reading binge, here are some suggestions to keep your brain busy. Prepare the blanket and hot cocoa, CG! These page-turners are going to make you into a hermit in no time! Bye, world!
Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
Fans of the Shopaholics series will enjoy Kinsella’s new YA novel, a modern tale of mental illness. A victim of school bullying, 14-year-old Audrey is trying to recover from an anxiety disorder. With the help of her doctor, family, and a newfound love, she must find a way to integrate herself back into society and enjoy being alive. It’s the kind of story that will transport you back in time, when schoolyard crushes and homework seemed like the heaviest of problems on a girl’s mind.
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Although it has been compared to Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, this psychological thriller is a bestseller because of its author’s strong voice. Told from multiple perspectives and involving numerous characters whose lives crash into one another in a tragic dance of deceit, it’s that rare page-turner that both disturbs and entertains. Grab a copy, stat, before the movie adaptation—starring Emily Blunt—hits theaters.
In Case You Come Back by Marla Miniano and Reese Lansangan
Take a break from novels by dipping your fingers into some feels-inducing poetry. The collection of poems by the two female wordsmiths is a refreshing take on love, loss, and everything in between. Supported by visually arresting artwork by illustrator Jamie Catt, it’s a touching, sensitive, and honest meditation on the gamut of human emotion.
The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
What does happiness look like through the eyes of an outsider? When the over-observant Jules meets and is invited to join a ragtag group of creative youngsters at a summer camp, it molds her perception of her own life. Surrounded by these creative, successful, and sometimes self-destructive friends, she starts questioning her own worth by comparing her existence to that of the others. It’s a sad, poignant take on the lengths people would go to convince themselves that they’re happy.
Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
This twisted novel about how the past can shape one's present is a bitter, biting stab at modern feminism. TifAni FaNelli (yes, that’s how her name is spelled) is living the glamorous life. She’s an editor at one of New York’s most prestigious women’s lifestyle magazines, is engaged to a wealthy socialite, and is almost the dress size of a runway model. But is she happy? When events from her high school life come back to threaten her present, she must come face to face with her deepest, darkest demons. Author Jessica Knoll is a former Cosmopolitan editor whose writing is whip-smart, modern, and contains enough venom and charm for you to both love and hate her damaged anti-heroine.