A new year marks a new year of fiction! If you’re looking for a great way to unwind after the end of a long workday, or if you have no plans except for a lazy Sunday, be sure to head to your local bookstore or library (or just grab your Kindle) and check out one of these highly acclaimed books.
My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout.
My Name Is Lucy Barton tells the story of a young girl who is hospitalized for appendicitis. Over the course of her hospital stay, Lucy and her estranged mother attempt to reconnect as they discuss Lucy’s difficult poverty-stricken upbringing. Filled with both tension and love, this book explores the depth and meaning of a mother-daughter relationship.
American Housewife by Helen Ellis.
American Housewife Stories is a collection of witty and humorous stories written by catty, quirky and confident socialites that brings readers into the dark world of domesticity. These women do more than dress in pearls and refined skirts, bake casseroles and cookies, and spearhead PTA meetings. They are also murderers, book club leaders who put members through initiation and stars of reality TV shows. They are everything but ordinary.
See Me By Nicholas Sparks.
See Me wouldn’t be a proper book list without a novel by Nicholas Sparks. Colin is an established teacher who has done everything in his power to avoid anything that reminds him of his destructive past. However, when Colin meets Maria, a successful lawyer, the two begin to question what really makes them happy as they begin to envision a life together. But will they be able to live happy ever after when violence threatens the couple? You’ll have to read to find out!
The Nightingale By Kristin Hannah.
The Nightingale is set in Paris, Vianne Mauriac bids her husband farewell as he goes off to war to fight the Nazis. However, soon they invade France and Vianne finds herself housing an enemy soldier who watches her every move. Meanwhile, her sister Isabelle falls in love with a Partisan who believes that the French can win the war. But he soon betrays her, causing her to impulsively join the Resistance without a thinking of its deadly consequences…
The Girl on the Train By Paula Hawkins.
Girl On The Train is about Rachel who takes the same train every morning. Every morning as the train makes one of its stops, she catches a glimpse of a couple, who she calls “Jason and Jess,” as they go about their morning routine. One morning she sees something that shocking. Compelled to report it to police, Rachel become entwined in a series of events that begins to unfold. Be sure to look for the film adaptation, staring Emily Blunt to hit theaters!
There you have it, just the beginning of some of the best sellers of 2016. So whether you find yourself with extra time, I suggest you make some extra time to explore one of these amazing sections. You won’t regret it.
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