7 Amazing Books To Add To Your Shelves Right Now

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What was the last book you couldn’t put down? We’ve all been there, buried in a book we can’t stop reading and then when it’s over, we’re gutted! You need to soak up some of that end-of-book depression with another amazing book that will whisk you away!

Luckily, there are hundreds of page-turners released every week, so if you’ve been looking for a book to get lost in, here are eight great reads out now or coming soon that you’ll definitely miss when they’re over!

1. Difficult women by Roxane Gay

Award-winning author Roxanne Gay is back with a collection of short stories about women. Each short story is a serious page turned, from a pair of sisters who were abducted together as children, a woman married to a twin who pretends not to notice when her husband and his brother impersonate each other, a stripper putting herself through college, a girls fight club, a wealthy suburb, racism, and a look at modern America. There’s something for everyone, especially if you like short, snappy stories.

2. My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry

Lawyer Lily marries Ed for a fresh start, but when she takes on her first murder case and meets Joe, things start to fall apart. Joe is a convicted murderer, but Lily is strangely drawn to him. That’s not the only strange thing about Lily’s life. Her next-door neighbor Carla is only nine, but she already knows that secrets can be powerful things. When Lily finds Carla on her doorstep sixteen years later, a chain of events is set in motion that can end only one way.

3. A separation by Katie Kitamura

Touted to be the Gone Girl of 2017, this is the story of a marriage in turmoil. A young woman agreed with her faithless husband that it’s time for them to separate. A painful decision, but a private one. As she begins her new life, she hears that he has gone missing in Greece. She reluctantly agrees to look for him, keeping their split to herself. In her heart, she’s not sure she wants to find him, but as her search goes on, she realizes she knows less than she thought she did about the man she married.

 

4. All the lives I want by Alana Massey

Who hasn’t wanted to be friends with a famous person? To have known an icon. Alana Massey’s collection of essays examines the lives of the women who reflect our greatest aspirations and darkest fears back onto us. From Scarlett Johansson to Lana Del Rey, Alana’s book is a cleverly written fan letter to all these women we admire and despise but don’t know why.

5. Into the water by Paula Hawkins

Can Paula Hawkins replicate the success of The Girl on the Train? This book is out in May, but you can start getting excited now because this is another pulse-racing book you’ll need to read. Before she died, Nel called her sister Jules. But Jules didn’t pick up the phone. Everybody thinks Nel jumped, but Jules knows better.

6. Woman No 17 by Edan Lepucki

This is a sinister book about motherhood and female friendships by the New York Times best-selling author of California. The writer Lady Daniels has decided to take a break from her husband. S, a young artist comes to help her care for her toddler son, and keep an eye on her older, teenage one. S is a friend, she keeps the family together, Lady trusts her and tells her secrets. But their friendship takes a destructive turn, and both Lady and S threaten each other and the things they hold dear. It’s comic, dark, twisty and tense!

7. The woman next door by Yewande Omotoso

Hortensia and Marion are next door neighbors in a Cape Town suburb. One is black, the other is white. Both are successful career women. Both have recently been widowed. Both are sworn enemies. But one day, an unforeseen event forces them together and their similarities could turn enemies into friends. It’s a charming, playful, sweet and insightful book that examines racial tension, friendship, and the pressure of being a woman.

What’s your favorite page-turner? I’m looking for a new book to read so let me know!

 


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What was the last book you couldn’t put down? We’ve all been there, buried in a book we can’t stop reading and then when it’s over, we’re gutted! You need to soak up some of that end-of-book depression with another amazing book that will whisk you away!

Luckily, there are hundreds of page-turners released every week, so if you’ve been looking for a book to get lost in, here are eight great reads out now or coming soon that you’ll definitely miss when they’re over!

1. Difficult women by Roxane Gay

Award-winning author Roxanne Gay is back with a collection of short stories about women. Each short story is a serious page turned, from a pair of sisters who were abducted together as children, a woman married to a twin who pretends not to notice when her husband and his brother impersonate each other, a stripper putting herself through college, a girls fight club, a wealthy suburb, racism, and a look at modern America. There’s something for everyone, especially if you like short, snappy stories.

2. My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry

Lawyer Lily marries Ed for a fresh start, but when she takes on her first murder case and meets Joe, things start to fall apart. Joe is a convicted murderer, but Lily is strangely drawn to him. That’s not the only strange thing about Lily’s life. Her next-door neighbor Carla is only nine, but she already knows that secrets can be powerful things. When Lily finds Carla on her doorstep sixteen years later, a chain of events is set in motion that can end only one way.

3. A separation by Katie Kitamura

Touted to be the Gone Girl of 2017, this is the story of a marriage in turmoil. A young woman agreed with her faithless husband that it’s time for them to separate. A painful decision, but a private one. As she begins her new life, she hears that he has gone missing in Greece. She reluctantly agrees to look for him, keeping their split to herself. In her heart, she’s not sure she wants to find him, but as her search goes on, she realizes she knows less than she thought she did about the man she married.

4. All the lives I want by Alana Massey

Who hasn’t wanted to be friends with a famous person? To have known an icon. Alana Massey’s collection of essays examines the lives of the women who reflect our greatest aspirations and darkest fears back onto us. From Scarlett Johansson to Lana Del Rey, Alana’s book is a cleverly written fan letter to all these women we admire and despise but don’t know why.

5. Into the water by Paula Hawkins

Can Paula Hawkins replicate the success of The Girl on the Train? This book is out in May, but you can start getting excited now because this is another pulse-racing book you’ll need to read. Before she died, Nel called her sister Jules. But Jules didn’t pick up the phone. Everybody thinks Nel jumped, but Jules knows better.

6. Woman No 17 by Edan Lepucki

This is a sinister book about motherhood and female friendships by the New York Times best-selling author of California. The writer Lady Daniels has decided to take a break from her husband. S, a young artist comes to help her care for her toddler son, and keep an eye on her older, teenage one. S is a friend, she keeps the family together, Lady trusts her and tells her secrets. But their friendship takes a destructive turn, and both Lady and S threaten each other and the things they hold dear. It’s comic, dark, twisty and tense!

7. The woman next door by Yewande Omotoso

Hortensia and Marion are next door neighbors in a Cape Town suburb. One is black, the other is white. Both are successful career women. Both have recently been widowed. Both are sworn enemies. But one day, an unforeseen event forces them together and their similarities could turn enemies into friends. It’s a charming, playful, sweet and insightful book that examines racial tension, friendship, and the pressure of being a woman.

What’s your favorite page-turner? I’m looking for a new book to read so let me know!


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  • All of these sound so good – I especially can’t wait to read All The Lives I Want. Sounds like a book I won’t be able to put down! A good page turner I Just finished was How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran – I highly recommend it!

    • Yes I loved that one! It definitely kept me company through my first tough internship, gotta love Caitlin Moran! :-) x

  • My reading goal this year is to finish 35 books and I hope I can include some of the books mentioned above. Hehe! I recently finished reading ‘Looking For Alaska’ by John Green. :)

    Augustin Ra / Indie Spirit

  • Lauren Evans

    I recommend The Vegetarian by Han Kang – it’s short but powerful!

  • On your next book recommendation list, could you include more books from different genres? I’m a sucker for fantasy. Thank you!

  • Denise Robinson

    Great list. I can’t wait to start reading some of these. More lists like this would be appreciated. I’m a bookaholic.

  • This is an amaaaaazing list, I literally put them all on my tbr list. I think I’m going for the short stories choice first, especially useful as I’m trying to figure out the skill to writing short stories at the moment. Thanks!

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