10 Books to Unwind with This Memorial Day
It’s almost Memorial Day and let’s face it: us busy girls need a break from our nonstop grind. We rounded up the crème-de-la-crème of reading escapes to add to your weekender bag this May that will transport you to another life and far away from your social media, computer and daily hustle – you’re welcome:
10 Books To Unwind With This Memorial Day.
It’s Always the Husband by Michele Campbell
Or is it? That’s the question ladies will be asking themselves as they race through this absorbing novel about three best friends and the drama that explodes when one ends up dead (especially when one of them urged the other to jump off a bridge). A stunning whodunit trifecta of suspense, unpredictable twists and troubling turns, there isn’t a chance you’ll return to work without finishing this one.
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
Have you been seeking adrenaline-inducing suspense ever since you finished The Girl on the Train? Us too. Thankfully the author of our book obsession is delivering us with yet another rollercoaster ride this summer and we guarantee you’ll consume it in one sitting. When a string of dead women are discovered at the bottom of a lake, a mystery unfolds…one that will surely leave every reader spooked all summer long.
In This Moment by Karma Brown
When wife and mother Meg Pepper beckons a teenage boy to cross the street, disaster strikes – he is hit by a car. Burdened by the heavy weight of guilt, she stays by the boy and his father during the entire rehab process (even when she begins to develop feelings for the latter). An emotionally gripping exploration on how one tiny decision can transform multiple lives, In This Moment is the most thought-provoking reading adventure of the season.
The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Samsion
Warning: your heart will encounter major warming when devouring this breathtaking adventure. A former pianist has a second chance at love when his old actress flame knocks on his door nearly two decades after he let her go…but will he bite? A dazzling story about second chances and the art of taking risks at midlife, The Best of Adam Sharp will leave you ready to seize those chances never taken.
This is Just My Face Stare by Gabourey Sidibe
Wittingly penned by Oscar-nominated actress and Empire star Gabourey Sidibe, this inspiring memoir will leave you ready to make your own dreams come true. A touching personal account on the tough climb to Hollywood in the face of relentless diversity, This is Just My Face Stare will pierce every fierce feminist’s heart straight to the core and leave her ready to hustle even harder.
Navigating Life by Margaux Bergen
Let’s face it: us ladies all need a little help overcoming life’s mountains and hurdles (sometimes). Well, this is the stunning and honest guide to life we’ve all been waiting for. A refreshingly honest and emotionally honest book written by a mother and given to her daughter on the first day of college, chances are this enchanting guide will leave readers in tears, laughs, and in inspiring bouts of every feeling in between.
Woman No. 17 by Edan Lepucki
Intense female friendships, dysfunctional families and the drama-filled hills of Hollywood – yes, that’s the literary recipe for one of your favorite 2017 reads. From bestselling author Edan Lepucki comes a darkly twisted tale about destructive relationships and the dangers of harboring secrets. Every drama-loving reader will fervently devour this dazzling and mesmerizing novel.
The Simplicity of Cider by Amy E. Reichert
The peaceful life of a reclusive cider-maker is interrupted when a hunky man and his son turn up at her orchard’s doorstep…both of them escaping the heartbreak of home. A fiercely emotional story on family loyalty and giving in to the sweet desires of the heart (even when inconvenient),The Simplicity of Cider is soul-food for any sentimental girl boss this summer.
The Saturday Evening Girls Club by Jane Healey
Four young immigrant women in Boston use their weekly pottery making group as a setting to launch their dreams, ambitions and heart’s true desires. From the first word to the last, this unputdownable novel celebrates the art of overcoming oppression, cultural prejudice and the embracing the strength found in female friendships. This summer’s most inspiring read for females, The Saturday Evening Girls Club is mandatory reading material for every feminist.
Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane
When journalist Rachel Childs has an on-air meltdown, she enters seclusion which she thought would last forever…then fate and conspiracy intervenes. A richly thick and adrenaline-inducing plot that combines complex characters with lethal secrets, Since We Fell is a true summer page-turner.