Every season, I like to do a round-up of my favorite page-turners. I do a seasonal book haul for two reasons, 1) it takes me a few months to get through all of the books on my reading list, before I’m ready for a new round of literature, and 2) my genre mood changes. For example, in the winter and summer, I’m generally in the mood for feel-good, easy reads that I can zip through while on holiday. On the flip side, in the spring and fall, I want a thriller that will keep me engaged during work travel or cozy nights at home.
This compilation of books happens to be a mash-up of both feel-good and suspenseful reads, all of which I’m extra excited about.
So, without further ado, here’s what I’m reading this spring.
“Sociable” by Rebecca Harrington — I read about this one in a recent issue of Marie Claire magazine (for some reason, unbeknownst to me, I get these mags delivered every month). I love fictional, yet realistic, books about young women in the mass communication and journalism industry (“How To Murder Your Life” by Cat Marnell is another good one) because it’s so relatable to my life. “Sociable” is a modern twist on a girl chasing her career in New York City, but she loses parts of herself along the way.
“My Husband’s Wife” by Jane Corry — I read the reviews for “My Husband’s Wife” and was hooked. I got major “Gone Girl” meets Liane Moriarty vibes, and I’m all about that. What starts as a story about a young lawyer and a fresh start, soon turns in to a web of secrets and lies, with twists and turns along the way.
“What Alice Forgot” by Liane Moriarty — I have grown to love anything and everything by Laine Moriarty, and “What Alice Forgot” is no exception. This book kinda reminded me of “13 going on 30”, but in reverse. When Alice comes to, she must piece together the events of the last 10 years – a divorce, three kids, an estranged sister and a life she knows nothing about.
“The Light We Lost” by Jill Santopolo — “The Light We Lost” is equal parts romantic, devastating, and a feel-good read. I used to be obsessed with Nicholas Sparks (like, read every book twice, watched every movie three times, obsessed), and this book has a similar vibe in a more mature way. Kudos to the Reese Witherspoon book club for the recommendation.
“The Couple Next Door” by Shari Lapena — I hate suspenseful movies, but love a good murder mystery read. “The Couple Next Door” takes you behind the walls of a seemingly perfect (but suspicious) couple, and unravels a series of lies, secrets and deception. Hello, page-turner.
“The Month in Tuscany” by Inglath Cooper — I stumbled across this on accident, on Amazon, and I had to buy in. I think I’m especially into it because I’m planning a Euro-trip, and it just felt relatable. “That Month in Tuscany” is a heartwarming story about two broken strangers, who fall in to each other’s lives (literally) on a flight to Italy, and help one another heal in unexpected ways.