For when you don’t know what to read…
People often ask me what to read next. I always have an embarrassingly long list of books on my to-read list, but I’ve chosen a book from a few genres to help get you started.
If you’re a romantic…
One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid
I read this book on the beaches of Mexico. It’s a perfect beach read, think Cast Away with Tom Hanks, but from the wife’s perspective. I was expecting a quick fleeting romance novel, but Reid delivered a story that stuck with me for a few days. Emma finds herself in an impossible love triangle, and you’re left wondering what you would do in her situation. If you like it, Jenkins just released a new book, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. Read a summary here.
If you like Historical Fiction….
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Klein
This book has been a favorite among book clubs for years. As a Texan, I never learned about the orphan trains until my college years. I know many Midwesterners learned about it in high school history. Baker Klein brings two opposite characters together through their troubled pasts; you can read a summary here.
If you like horror….
The Witching Hour by Ann Rice
I was late to the party with this book, but I’ve never been drawn to picking out a horror novel. This book was given to me as a Christmas gift, and the story isn’t exactly holly jolly, but an excellent read. It IS scary. My boyfriend had a blast scaring me while I was reading it. He came home one day, attempted to scare me, and I almost attacked him with a hairbrush. I also couldn’t get up in the middle of the night alone. Read a summary here.
If you like fantasy….
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Morgenstern chose to write this in 3rd person which keeps you distant from the narrative, but does for the reader to focus on the true point of the novel. This in my opinion is just how fantastical the circus is. The Night Circus becomes a stage for two dueling illusionists, neither or which truly understand what is at stake. Read a summary here.
I hope this list is helpful for your next book rut!
-Go with the tide-