Long time no read! My soon-to-be mother-in-law (hi, Didi!) reminded me the other night that I've been seriously slacking on my book club posts, and for that I truly apologize. Especially since I've read some really good ones recently! This season is the perfect time to curl up on the couch with a glass of red wine and a good book, and it's something I look forward to almost as much (okay fine, just as much) as the big holiday parties this time of year is known for! Check out some of my favorites here and some new selections below!
The Summer Before the War, by Helen Simonson: Set in the idyllic English countryside just before World War I, I loved how this novel explored the cultural norms of the era while still feeling like a light read. I breezed through this one and fell in love with all of the characters - definitely recommend!
The Perfect Girl, by Gilly Macmillan: You may have figured out by now that I love a good thriller. Told from the perspective of multiple characters over the course of 24 hours and flashing back to an event of a few years back, I was DESPERATE to find out what had happened in the past and what was about to.
Behind Closed Doors, by B.A. Paris: Please pardon my language, but the only thing I can say about this book is that it is F*CKED UP (in the best thriller-y way, of course). The twist in this one is insane and horrifying and I found myself so invested in the outcome, I couldn't put it down!
The Invitation, by Lucy Foley: This one is about a poor writer covering a film premiere in Italy, and it follows the different characters and their relationships throughout their weeks-long journey. The author does a fantastic job of setting the scene and made me want to travel to Italy ASAP.
The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing, by Mira Jacob: This book tells such a beautiful story about a tightknit Indian family living in New Mexico. From a trip to India twenty years prior to the father's declining health in the present day, Jacob explores family, culture, love, and loss.
And, as a bonus for your Christmas shopping needs, some of my favorite cookbooks (which I kind of read as regular books too.... is that weird?):
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