The long weekend is just around the corner (yay!) and that means extra reading time. So we’ve come up with a list of ten new books that you should kick back and chill out with this weekend!
The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy
You’ll get through fast-paced page-turner in no time! And you’ll want to read it before it becomes a major motion picture starring Scandal’s Kerry Washington anyway! The most anticipated book of the summer is an addictive psychological thriller about a group of women whose lives become unexpectedly connected when one of their newborns goes missing.
Radiant Shimmering Light by Sarah Selecky
This sharply funny and wise debut novel went on sale just last week! Radiant Shimmering Light follows Lilian Quick, who has looked up to her cousin Florence her whole life. The women have been out of touch for years, but Lilian—childless, single, self-employed—has been watching Florence for years. And now Florence is internet-famous as Eleven Novak, the face of a compelling new feminine lifestyle empowerment brand.
War Storm by Victoria Aveyard
The #1 New York Times bestselling Red Queen series is coming to a stunning conclusion in War Storm! Victory comes at a price, and this is something that Mare Barrow learned all too well when Cal’s betrayal nearly destroyed her. Now, she’s determined to protect her heart while securing freedom for Reds and newbloods like her… one last time.
The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman
The most buzzed about book in Canada right now tells the story of Maggie who, after getting pregnant outside of wedlock, and at the age of 15, is forced by her family to give up the child without even getting the chance to hold her. Elodie, her orphaned daughter, lives a terrible life of abuse as her home is changed into a mental hospital. This heart-wrenching story is inspired by true Canadian events.
Not That Bad edited by Roxane Gay
Cultural critic and bestselling author Roxane Gay collects original and previously published pieces that address what it means to live in a world where women have to measure the harassment, violence, and aggression they face. This is a searing and heartbreakingly candid read.
Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
Leah is an anomaly in her friend group. She’s the only child of a young, single mom, and her life is decidedly less privileged. And even though her mom knows she’s bisexual, she hasn’t mustered the courage to tell her friends—not even her openly gay BFF, Simon. This sequel to Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (which you don’t have to read first, but you should absolutely have it on your TBR!) is full of changing friendships, first love, and senior year angst.
The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith
This new historical fiction read follows Marijke de Graaf who is arrested alongside her husband and deported to different concentration campsin Germany. Marijke is given a terrible choice. She must either suffer a slow death in the labour camp or, for a chance at survival, join the camp brothel.
Sister of Mine by Laurie Petrou
The perfect fast-paced read for your long weekend! Penny and Hattie are sisters in a small town who share a secret they cannot escape. One night, a match is lit, and Penny’s terrible husband is killed, offering the potential of a new life for Penny. The sisters retreat to their family home—a house of secrets and memories—and try to live in the shadow of what they put in motion. But Penny’s husband is not the only thing they are hiding.
The Last Hours by Minette Walters
Widowed by her husband’s death from the pestilence, Lady Anne assumes control of his people’s future—200 bonded serfs without rights of ownership to land. Strong, compassionate, and resourceful—qualities she kept hidden from the husband she loathed—Lady Anne chooses a bastard slave, Thaddeus Thurkell, to act as her steward. Together, they decide to quarantine Develish. Get ready for a read you won’t be able to put down, and one that will keep you dying for the next one!
Noir by Christopher Moore
The absurdly outrageous, sarcastically satiric, and always entertaining Christopher Moore is sure to keep you company this long weekend! In Noir, an enigmatic, comely blonde walks into the scruffy gin joint where Sammy Tiffin tends bar. It’s love at first sight, but before Sammy can make his move, an Air Force general named Remy arrives with some urgent business. This book is very, very Christopher Moore.
So, readers… What has you booked this weekend? Whatever it is, we want to know what you’re reading! Let us know on Twitter @SavvyReader or in the comments below! We hope you have an awesome weekend full of good books!