My Top Book Recommendations to Read Right Now

Love, passion, betrayal, mystery. You may think I’m describing the perfect formula for an episode of Love Island, but I’m actually talking about what you can find in these books I’ve picked out for you. BOOKS. I know.

Reading has always been my go-to relaxation method. Even if you’re not dying to grab a paperback and dig in, I can almost guarantee these babies will change that. So, without further ado, my top book recommendations to read right now!

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty Photo credit: Lydia Brooks

Nine Perfect Strangers

By: Liane Moriarty

The only way I can describe this Liane Moriarty masterpiece is psycho, but a good psycho. Moriarty, who is the creative genius behind Big Little Lies, brings you in to a serene luxury retreat, the perfect backdrop for everything to go wrong. This book is full of twists and turns, you won’t be able to put it down. Moriarty allows you to dive deep in these characters and connect with them. So, if you’re not afraid of a little psycho, I fully recommend this book.

We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia hunter
We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia hunter Photo credit: Lydia Brooks

We Were the Lucky Ones

By: Georgia Hunter

I have to admit I’m a little obsessed with books set during WWII. It’s incredibly interesting to me to read stories about what it was like for people to live during such an unimaginable time. Georgia Hunter wrote this book based on stories passed down to her. The book itself is fiction but it’s based on her own grandparents’ reality. We Were the Lucky Ones takes you through one Jewish family’s experience during WWII. Each family member is sent off to different corners of the globe, wondering if they’ll ever be a whole family again.

Flat Share by Beth O'Leary
Flat Share by Beth O'Leary Photo credit: Lydia Brooks

The Flat Share

By: Beth O’Leary

Basically a chick flick in a book, set in modern day London, this comical novel perfectly encapsulates awkward roommate situations and friendships that turn into more. The main character is so relatable, you’ll want to hug her through the pages. O’Leary gives us the perfect feel-good, rainy day book. Trust me, Leon and Tiffy’s story will give you alllll the feels.

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus Photo credit: Lydia Brooks

One of Us is Lying

By: Karen M. McManus

A mystery that speaks to topics and problems we’ve all dealt with at some point. Perfectionism, depression, young love and heartbreak, McManus touches on it all. This story revolves around the death of Simon, a peculiar high schooler and creator of the school’s gossip site, and the four other students who saw him alive last. Bronwyn, Cooper, Nate, and Addy. Can you figure out who did it?

Photo credit: Lydia Brooks
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