It’s hard to find time to read, but it’s something I enjoy and try to prioritize. I’m assuming I’m not the only one in this boat, so here are five books I’ve loved recently to get you headed in the right direction!
1. The Book of Lost and Found by Lucy Foley
What a beautiful, beautiful story this was! I grabbed it off the employee’s picks table at Barnes & Noble, and I read it in less than two days. It’s the story of a woman whose mother was adopted, searching for her family history, not knowing what (and how much) she’d find. I loved the artistic influences imbedded within the story as well.
2. Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
This mystery had me thinking about it all day, even when I wasn’t reading. Bernadette is lost somewhere, and it’s her daughter’s and husband’s job to track her down. Full of surprises and oddments, with a little drama, this book is one you’ll fly through, just so you can know how it ends!
3. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
If you haven’t read this one, it’s a must! I love Moriarty’s books anyway (specifically What Alice Forgot) but this one is a book I couldn’t put down until I’d solved the puzzle. I encourage you to read it before you watch the miniseries, if it’s on your list to watch, too. The cast is great but there are some changes, so read it first if you can!
4. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
I know this one isn’t remotely new—quite the opposite! This classic is timeless, and full of beautiful imagery. This year is the perfect time to read it, or to re-read it, since the movie comes out in March!
5. Confessions of a Domestic Failure by Bunmi Laditan
If you don’t know about Bunmi Laditan, look her up and give her a follow right now. She’s hilarious, and her novel is no exception! More horribly laughable things happen to the protagonist (a business woman turned stay-at-home mom) than you would think possible; you will literally laugh out loud!
And, coming out this year are some other new books by a couple of my favorite authors! I can’t wait to pick up I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death by Maggie O’Farrell (I love her book, This Must Be the Place) and You Think It, I’ll Say It: Stories by Curtis Sittenfield (I love her book American Wife). There are also new books on deck from James Patterson, David Baldacci, and Danielle Steele, if you have been reading their books for years like I have!
Good luck with your reading goals—and tell me what you like, so I can read it, too!
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