Writers & Lovers by Lily King
Lily King, author of the critically acclaimed and award-winning novel Euphoria, is back with a new novel about a young artist’s struggles to make it in the world.
Summer of 1997 in Massachusetts is Casey Peabody’s first time since her mother’s unexpected death and a recent love affair, and she has no idea what she wants to do. Wedding invitations and letters from debt collectors make up the bulk of her mail. For the past six years, she’s worked as a waitress in Harvard Square and rented a tiny, moldy room on the side of a garage to work on her novel. Nearly all of Casey’s old friends have given up on the dream of leading a creative life by the time she turns thirty-one. Her world is shattered even more when she falls for two men who are so different from each other. Amidst the pressures of art and life, Casey is pushed to the limit in her efforts to realize her creative potential.
During the final days of Casey’s youth, she is a smart and achingly vulnerable protagonist whose life is at a crossroads. Writers & Lovers is a gripping novel that explores the terrifying and exhilarating leap between the end of one phase of life and the beginning of another. It is written with King’s trademark humor, heart, and intelligence.
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder (A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, #1) by Holly Jackson
The investigation is over. Schoolgirl Andie Bell was slain by Sal Singh five years ago. It’s a crime he committed, and the cops are on to him. He did it, and everyone in town knows it.
Because of her personal experience growing up in the same small town where the murder took place, Pippa Fitz-Amobi has her doubts. When she decides to use the case as the basis for her senior thesis, she begins to unearth information that someone in town is desperate to keep quiet. So how far will they go to keep Pip from discovering the truth if the real killer is still at large?
Severance by Ling Ma
It’s all about the routine for millennial drone Candace Chen, who lives in a Manhattan office tower by herself. As a result, she pays little attention when New York is struck by a plague of biblical proportions. Afterwards, the outbreak of Shen Fever takes hold. It’s a mass exodus. Several businesses have put a halt to operations. Subways grind to a halt as they squeak. She soon finds herself alone in the deserted city, and under the pseudonym NY Ghost, she documents the eerie atmosphere.
Candace, on the other hand, will not be able to survive on her own for much longer. In come a band of ragtag survivors, led by the egomaniacal IT whiz Bob. A place called the Facility awaits them, where Bob promises to provide them with all the tools necessary to rebuild society from the ground up. Candace, on the other hand, has a secret that she knows Bob will use. Will her rescuers be able to catch her if she runs away?
Ling Ma’s Severance is a quirky coming-of-age story and satire that pokes fun at contemporary life’s rituals, routines, and missed opportunities.
28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand
New York Times bestselling Summer of ’69 author For decades, they’ve kept their love affair a secret, but this summer could be the turning point.
He’s not sure what to expect when his mother Mallory Blessing tells him to call a phone number she’d written down on a piece of paper she kept in her desk drawer on her deathbed. However, he does not expect Jake McCloud to respond to his question. Jake’s wife, Ursula DeGournsey, is the leading contender in the 2020 presidential race.
Link concludes that there must be a blunder in the system. What is the relationship between Mallory and Jake?
Let us reminisce about the delightful summer of 1993: After inheriting a beachfront cottage on Nantucket from her aunt, Mallory agrees to host her brother’s bachelor party at the beachfront cottage. It is during this time that Mallory meets Cooper’s old college friend, Jake McCloud, and the two form a bond that will last until Mallory learns she has only days to live after learning she has terminal cancer.
Taking inspiration from the timeless romantic comedy Same Time Next Year, which Mallory and Jake watch every year during the summer, 28 Summers delves into the heartbreak and ecstasy of a once-a-year affair and the profound impact it has on both their own lives and the lives of those they care about.
Winter in Paradise (Paradise, #1) by Elin Hilderbrand
Elin Hilderbrand, a New York Times bestselling author, will join you on a Caribbean beach for the coldest days of winter.
The Paradise, the first novel in New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand’s new winter series, is set on the stunning beaches of St. John. Welcome to Paradise, the first book in the Paradise series, has all the elements that readers have come to expect and love from an Elin Hilderbrand novel, as well as a healthy dose of mystery. Irene Steele’s peaceful existence is shattered when she is awakened by a phone call in the middle of the night. Irene has just learned that her beloved husband has been found dead, but she must first confront the troubling details surrounding his death. On St. John island, a tropical paradise far removed from their suburban existence, he was found. Irene flew to St. John, where she discovered that her husband had a secret second family. The pristine beaches of St. John’s belie the web of intrigue and deceit that Irene discovers as she investigates the mysterious circumstances surrounding her husband’s death. In the first book of the Paradise series Elin takes readers to a new beach location, a place that she knows just as well as her beloved Nantucket.
Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand
Welcome to the most turbulent summer of the 20th century! This year marks the beginning of a new chapter for the Levin family. In previous years, the children eagerly anticipated spending the summer in Nantucket with their grandmother, but their eldest sister Blair is stuck in Boston with her unborn twins and unable to join them. With her best friend Mary Jo Kopechne by her side, middle sister Kirby, a nursing student, is drawn into the frenzy of civil rights protests on Martha’s Vineyard. Only Tiger, an infantry soldier recently deployed to Vietnam, is Tiger’s father’s only child. At thirteen years old, Jessie feels like she’s the only one at home with her grandmother, who has a few secrets of her own to conceal. It gets hot in Chappaquiddick, and Teddy Kennedy sinks a car. A man goes to the moon. And Jessie grows into her own body as the summer progresses.
Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress, #4) by Jeaniene Frost
In her dreams, she is in grave danger…
Cat Crawfield and Bones, her half-vampire lover, have been fighting the rogue undead, battling a vengeful Master vampire, and pledging their devotion with a blood bond since they first met six years ago. A vacation is in order. When Cat wakes up terrified one night during their dream vacation in Paris, all of their plans for a perfect time are dashed. The vampire she sees, Gregor, is stronger than Bones and has connections to her past that not even Cat herself is aware of.
It doesn’t matter how long it takes to get him, Cat is his. Cat is the only one who can break Gregor’s grip on her as the battle for her heart and soul begins. In order to defeat the most ferocious bloodsucker she’s ever encountered, she’ll need every ounce of strength she can muster.
At Grave’s End (Night Huntress, #3) by Jeaniene Frost
Some Things Just Won’t Die in the Ground… At the End of Life
The best time of Cat Crawfield’s life should be here. With the help of her undead lover Bones, she’s been able to keep the rogue undead at bay. However, despite the fact that Cat has worn numerous masks to hide her true identity from the opportunistic bloodsuckers, her cover has been blown, putting her in grave jeopardy.
Additionally, a woman from Bones’ past is hellbent on disposing of him for good. After being caught in the crosshairs of a vengeful vamp, Cat is determined to help Bones stop a deadly magic from being unleashed. Because of her training as a special agent, her abilities will be ineffective. In order to save herself and Bones from a fate worse than death, she must fully embrace her vampire instincts.
One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress, #2) by Jeaniene Frost
You can escape the grave by running, but you can’t hide from death…
Cat Crawfield, the half-vampire Special Agent Cat Crawfield, now works for the government to rid the world of the rogue undead. Despite the fact that she’s still utilizing everything Bones, her hot and dangerous ex, has taught her, the only man who can save Cat from certain death is the vampire she left behind.
As soon as she’s around Bones, she’s relived the thrill of battling vamps together, as well as the reckless passion that consumed them. Because of a bounty on her head, her survival is dependent on working with Bones. No matter how hard Cat tries, she’ll discover that desire will never go away between them… She’ll never get away from Bones for a second time.