Suggesting a book to someone is a tricky, vulnerable situation. Making the perfect recommendation can be hard; am I going to traumatize my mom by suggesting this psychological thriller? Will my friend like the dysfunctional family in this book as much as I did?
I’ve rounded up my four favorites books to suggest, in hopes that one (or all four!) makes it onto your to-read list. As always, if you love getting books delivered right to your door, be sure to check out Book of the Month. Many of these great reads came from there, and you can’t go wrong building your personal library!
I feel like psychological thrillers are a dime a dozen lately, but this book did not disappoint and its original plot was refreshing. Two Girls Down was definitely a page turner that left you guessing up until the very end. I devoured this on a plane ride recently, and was so happy to have snagged it from my Book of the Month box.
I also liked that this book wasn’t too-too scary, because as someone who is home alone at least one weekend a month when my Army officer husband is away, it’s important for me to not feel like I have to have every single light in our house turned on!
This book was the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants for the mid-twentysomething girl who is all grown up. Nine stories are told from the perspective of the must-have dress of the season in NewYork, and the way that the characters are connected is perfection. I must have suggested this book to every female that I came into contact earlier this year, and can’t stop raving about it!
This is great to take on a vacation or to read on a rainy afternoon… I don’t enjoy taking baths, but I feel like this would be a great read with a bubble bath and a glass of wine!
This was such a sweet story, told from two different time periods about women in New York experiencing great losses. A nurse at Ellis Island who has exiled herself following the Triangle Shirtwaist fire, and a 9/11 widow who is struggling with the approaching anniversary. This was beautifully woven together, and was such a quick read.
Her most recent book, As Bright As Heaven, was another terrific read. I always enjoy reading historical fiction where I learn a little bit about what life was like, especially in times and places that I’m not entirely familiar with.
This book was intense. I downloaded this as an audiobook for a long car ride based on a recommendation from a friend and was not disappointed! I’m nervous to explain too much about the plot for fear of ruining it, but this page-turner is about a couple who seems to have it all, and a woman who is dead set on breaking their lives apart. I couldn’t get enough of this book; I listened to it at 2X the narration speed on my phone, and ended up downloading the ebook so I could read it even faster.
Which book is jumping out at you to grab? Think I missed something? Let me know in the comments below!