Looking for your next great read, but all out of ideas? Let the stars align and pick for you! We’ve asked our resident astrologer to pick out the top new reads that correspond with each zodiac sign. (But let’s be honest, you should read them ALL) Read on to find out more…
Here So Far Away by Hadley Dyer
From the incredibly talented author of Johnny Kellock Died Today comes Here So Far Away, a smart, snarky novel. It’s an emotionally gripping coming-of-age story about George Warren and her senior year of high school. After having an irreparable fight with her best friend, and helping her injured father as he adjusts to a life not working as a cop, George meets Francis, and older man who changes everything.
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Oprah announced earlier this year that An American Marriage is hew newest book club pick, and boy, did she pick a great one! It’s a stirring love story that follows a married couple separated after the husband is sentenced to 12 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Though they keep in touch by writing each other deeply personal love letters, his wife finds herself seeking comfort in their close friend. An American Marriage is filled with hope and pain, and it’s a very powerful story.
If you loved Big Little Lies and The Girl on the Train, this is the next book for you! A group of new mothers, known as the May Mothers, meet several times a week in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park for some much-needed adult time. But when the group goes out for drinks one night to let loose away from their new babies, something goes terrifyingly wrong: one of the babies is taken from his crib. Winnie, a single mom, must race to find Midas. Secrets are exposed, marriages are tested, and friendships are destroyed.
Hysteria by Elizabeth de Mariaffi
This cleverly crafted, fast-paced thriller will leave you feeling shaken! It’s the story of a young mother who begins to question everything and everyone around her after her young son Daniel goes missing. Heike Lerner begins to notice strange things out of place: a mysterious cabin set back in the trees and a strange little girl who surfaces alone at the pond. Heike’s husband Eric is also acting strangely about Daniel’s disappearance – could he be involved in Daniel’s disappearance? The closer Heike gets to the truth, the faster it slips away.
The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith (On Sale 04/17/2018)
This haunting story set against the backdrop of Amsterdam in the 1940s is a compelling spring read. The Dutch Wife follows Marijke de Graaf, after she and her husband are arrested and deported to concentration camps in Germany. It is in the camp that Marijke catches the eye of SS officer Karl Müller, who longs for an escape from the brutality of his job. She is given an impossible choice: to suffer a slow death in the labour camp or—for a chance at survival—to join the camp brothel.
This Could Hurt by Gillian Medoff
Fans of The Nest will love this powerful, relatable novel about the pivotal role work plays in our lives. This Could Hurt follows five members of an HR department at a company as it undergoes major changes. Fall in love with the oh-so-relatable cast of characters as they experience the highs and lows that come with working in an office: they scheme, fall in and out of love, and dream big and small.
The Girl in the Woods by Camilla Lackberg
After a four-year-old girl disappears in the woods, a tight-knit community is in shock. Thirty years ago, a young girl went missing from the exact same spot, and was later found murdered. Detectives Patrik Hedström and Erica Falck must solve these two horrible cases, as the story jumps back and forth.
The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman (On Sale 04/17/2018)
A beautiful historical fiction novel set in 1950s Quebec, The Home for Unwanted Girls tells the story of a Maggie, a young girl who is forced to give her daughter Elodie up for adoption. Years later, Elodie and Maggie’s lives intertwine but never cross. Maggie cannot forgot the daughter she gave up, and must decide how far she will go to reconnect.
Two Steps Forward by Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist
This delightful novel from the author of The Rosie Project takes place on the Camino de Santiago, a large network of walking trails between France and Spain. After her husband passes away, Zoe finds herself walking the trail. At the same time, Martin, still reeling from a divorce, decides to take his own journey along the trail. Though very different, these two people trying to make a fresh start find their journeys intertwined along the way. Two Steps Forward is a story of renewal, self-discovery and love.
Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore by Kim Fu
Five girls at summer camp set off on an overnight kayaking trip that turns into a fight for survival when they become stranded. The novel not only follows what happens to the girls during this fateful trip, but the aftermath of the incident in the years to come. Moving and beautifully written, Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore is a story of friendship, family, and the pasts we can’t escape.
Educated by Tara Westover
Author Tara Westover was born into a family of survivalists in rural Idaho. Instead of going to school, she worked in her father’s junkyard and helped prepare for the apocalypse. Educated is a stunning memoir about Tara’s life growing up, and her struggle for a better future. Stepping foot in a classroom for the rest time at the age of 17, Tara Westover went on to graduate with a PhD in intellectual history and political thought. This remarkable story is a must-read!
How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
Tom Hazard has a rare condition that ages him so slowly, he’s been alive for centuries. Now, after over 400 years of reinventing himself, Tom is ready for an ordinary life. The most import rule in Tom’s new life? Don’t fall in love. But when Tom starts to fall for his new coworker, he’s torn between the danger of being discovered and the desire for a real life. An adventurous, romantic story, How to Stop Time is truly wonderful.
Well, there you have it Savvy Readers! A match made just for you! What do you think of these new releases? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @SavvyReader!
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