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  • Future potential picks for 2024

    Posted by Stacy on December 3, 2023 at 3:52 PM

    OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM, and comment to add that interests you!

    CELEBS, MUSIC & MOVIES

    The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes: A story of love, loss, and rock-and-roll (The Lillys Book 1) by Xio Axelrod https://amzn.to/3UFdmEo
    [free on KindleUnlimited] A Star is Born meets Daisy Jones and the Six by way of Colleen Hoover in this unique story following an all-female band on the brink of breaking out. This diverse cast of characters play hard and love harder…no matter the ultimate price.

    Meet Cute by Helena Hunting https://amzn.to/3wpgScF
    [free on KindleUnlimited] The New York Times bestselling author delivers a Hollywood happily-ever-after where a famous heartthrob falls for his ultimate fangirl.

    The Unraveling of Cassidy Holmes by Elissa Sloan https://amzn.to/3R2A72d
    Page-turning peek inside the glamour and brutality of life as a pop star; a wild ride through the world of music video shoots, expensive hotels, and arena tours – showing us the darkness that threatens just below the surface.” (Taylor Jenkins Reid)

    This Bird Has Flown: A Novel by Susanna Hoffs Amazon editor’s pick https://amzn.to/3Gssmh5
    A delightfully funny and steamy debut novel about music, fate, redemption, and love from beloved songwriter and Bangles co-founder Susanna Hoffs that is “part British romcom, part Jane Eyre, and one hundred percent enjoyable

    WHOLESOME ROMANCE

    The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood (1 of 3) https://amzn.to/4836lkP Award winner
    When a fake relationship between scientists meets the irresistible force of attraction, it throws one woman’s carefully calculated theories on love into chaos.

    Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid https://amzn.to/480RNC5
    Is anything meant to be? How much in our life is determined by chance? And perhaps, most compellingly: Is there such a thing as a soul mate?

    Late Bloomers: A Novel by Deepa Varadarajan https://amzn.to/3UGKwU0
    An Indian American family is turned upside down when the parents split up thirty-six years into their arranged marriage​ in this “heartwarming journey of self-discovery” (Southern Living); A REAL SIMPLE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

    One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid https://amzn.to/47FjDnK
    A heart-wrenching tale asks if it’s possible to have multiple soul mates. Now a major film! Best Book Awards

    You with a View by Jessica Joyce https://amzn.to/3xZ1ZhX
    A USA TODAY BESTSELLER!; One of Amazon’s Best Romances; Two high school enemies must reunite for a road trip inspired by their grandparents’ broken engagement in this electric debut romance.

    Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman https://amzn.to/3R4HgPl
    Soon to be a movie produced by Reese Witherspoon, the smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes the only way to survive is to open your heart.

    Lovelight Farms by BK Borison (1 of 4 in Lovelight series) https://amzn.to/4dmMWys
    Best of BookTok; One of Amazon’s Best Romances of June! Two best friends fake date to reach their holiday happily ever after in this first romantic comedy in the Lovelight series.

    The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams [1 of 5 in the Bromance Book Club] https://amzn.to/4a3Q4MS
    Baseball player discovers his wife has been faking the Big O and wants a divorce. “Distraught and desperate, Gavin finds help from an unlikely source: a secret romance book club made up of Nashville’s top alpha men. The guys coach Gavin on saving his marriage.”

    The Breakaway: A Novel by Jennifer Weiner https://amzn.to/3R7CosR
    A warmhearted and empowering new novel about love, family, friendship, secrets, and a life-changing journey.=

    In the Likely Event by Rebecca Yarros https://amzn.to/4aUF5qx
    [free on KindleUnlimited] From the instant New York Times bestselling author of Fourth Wing, Rebecca Yarros, comes a sweeping romance about the sustained power of chance encounters.

    On Rotation by Shirlene Obuobi https://amzn.to/4a0DxtR
    ONE OF TEEN VOGUE’S 25 BOOKS BY BLACK AUTHORS THEY CAN’T WAIT TO READ THIS YEAR; For fans of Grey’s Anatomy and Seven Days in June, this dazzling debut novel by Shirlene Obuobi explores that time in your life when you must decide what you want, how to get it, & who you are, all while navigating love, friendship, and the realization that the path you’re traveling is going to be a bumpy ride.

    Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall [London Calling Book 1] https://amzn.to/4a1ZQPw
    AMAZON BEST BOOK OF THE MONTH; Named a best book of the year by Oprah Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Goodreads, The Washington Post, and more! It’s a fun, frothy quintessentially British romcom about a certified chaos demon and a stern brunch daddy with a heart of gold faking a relationship.

    HISTORICAL ROMANCE

    Looking for Jane by Heather Marshall https://amzn.to/415UobA
    A debut about three women whose lives are bound together by a long-lost letter, a mother’s love, and a secret network of women fighting for the right to choose—inspired by true stories in 2017, 1980, and 1971.

    A Lady’s Formula for Love by Elizabeth Everett [The Secret Scientists of London: 1 of 3, historical romance] https://amzn.to/4bjtGQW
    What is a Victorian lady’s formula for love? Mix one brilliant noblewoman and her enigmatic protection officer. Add in a measure of danger and attraction. Heat over the warmth of humor and friendship, and the result is more than simple chemistry–it’s elemental.

    HISTORICAL FICTION (not romance)
    Wild Women and the Blues: A Fascinating and Innovative Novel of Historical Fiction https://amzn.to/4dl0Dht
    “Perfect for fans of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo…a dazzling depiction of passion, prohibition, and murder.“ In a stirring and impeccably researched novel of Jazz-age Chicago in all its vibrant life, two stories intertwine nearly a hundred years apart, as a chorus girl and a film student deal with loss, forgiveness, and love…in all its joy, sadness, and imperfections.

    Can’t We Be Friends: A Novel of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe by Denny S. Bryce https://amzn.to/4dgv2NZ
    Award-winning author Denny S. Bryce and USA Today bestselling author Eliza Knight collaborate on a brilliant novel that uncovers the boundary-breaking, genuine friendship between Ella Fitzgerald, the Queen of Jazz, and iconic movie star Marilyn Monroe.

    The Lost Bookshop by Evie Woods and Evie Gaughan https://amzn.to/3RrKWMI
    The Keeper of Stories meets The Lost Apothecary in this evocative and charming novel full of mystery and secrets.

    The Square of Sevens by Laura Shepherd-Robinson https://amzn.to/4a2aGXa
    An orphaned fortune teller in 18th-century England searches for answers about her long-dead mother and uncovers shocking secrets in this immersive and atmospheric saga.

    The Signature of All Things: A Novel By Elizabeth Gilbert https://amzn.to/49XTdxR
    Goodreads Choice; A glorious, sweeping novel of desire, ambition, and the thirst for knowledge, from the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat Pray Love, Big Magic, and City of Girls

    FANTASY

    From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L Armentrout [Blood and Ash, Book 1] https://amzn.to/3xURJXP
    Captivating and action-packed, From Blood and Ash is a sexy, addictive, and unexpected fantasy perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Laura Thalassa.

    The Cruel Prince (Folk of the Air #1 of 3) by Holly Black Goodreads Choice Award https://amzn.to/47wCIZb
    Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she was stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie.

    Part of Your World (and Yours Truly) by Abby Jimenez Goodreads Choice Award https://amzn.to/3RoNA5Q
    A refreshingly modern fairy tale perfect for fans of Casey McQuiston and Emily Henry – Toni read and recommended

    Stone Blind by Natalie Haynes https://amzn.to/3Rro3sz
    A fresh take on the story of Medusa, the original monstered woman.

    This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi [1 of 3] https://amzn.to/3xWtEjj
    New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller! Clashing empires, forbidden romance, and a long-forgotten queen destined to save her people in an epic, romantic trilogy inspired by Persian mythology.

    SPOOKY

    Love in the Time of Serial Killers by Alicia Thompson https://amzn.to/46GKvlN
    One of Cosmopolitan’s Best Romance Novels Ever; Turns out that reading nothing but true crime isn’t exactly conducive to modern dating—and one woman is going to have to learn how to give love a chance when she’s used to suspecting the worst.

    Once and Future Witches by Alix Harrow https://amzn.to/484gihT
    In the late 1800s, three sisters use witchcraft to change the course of history in this powerful novel of magic, family, and the suffragette movement.

    Payback’s a Witch by Lana Harper (The Witches of Thistle Grove 1 of 4) https://amzn.to/46BZgqc
    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina meets The L Word in this fresh, sizzling New York Times best-selling rom-com.

    Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas, 1) by Zoraida Cordova https://amzn.to/3t3DMVy
    Nothing says Happy Birthday like summoning the spirits of your dead relatives. Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation and she hates magic.

    Molly Malloy and the Angels of Death by Maria Vale https://amzn.to/3QndsOk
    NAMED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES AS ONE OF THE 10 BEST ROMANCES OF 2023: “A weird, adorable stunner of a romance.” Azrael, angel of death, grim reaper, destroyer of worlds – has messed up. Instead of taking Molly Molloy’s soul, he patted her on the back and saved her from choking on a chicken wing. Now this extraordinarily ordinary New York City waitress can see him. Talk to him. Touch him. Say ‘no’ to him. And make him question every assumption he has about what it means to live.

    HEAVY

    Demon Copperhead by Barbar Kingsolver https://amzn.to/3sTwFiq
    “Anyone will tell you the born of this world are marked from the get-out, win or lose.” Goodreads Choice Award

    The Midwife of Auschwitz by Anna Stuart https://amzn.to/3RmMCqB
    Inspired by an incredible true story, this poignant novel tells of one woman’s fight for love, life and hope during a time of unimaginable darkness.

    The Wishing Game by Meg Shaffer https://amzn.to/3T86GhC
    But be careful what you wish for … you might just get it. Years ago, a reclusive mega-bestselling children’s author quit writing under mysterious circumstances. Suddenly he resurfaces with a brand-new book and a one-of-a-kind competition, offering a prize that will change the winner’s life in this absorbing and whimsical novel.

    READ AND NOT RECOMMENDED FROM NBC PEERS:

    (LAURA) The Southern Book Clubs to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix https://amzn.to/481mQxO
    Fried Green Tomatoes and Steel Magnolias meet Dracula in this Southern-flavored supernatural thriller set in the ’90s about a women’s book club that must protect its suburban community from a mysterious and handsome stranger who turns out to be a real monster.

    (STACY) The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix goodreads choice award https://amzn.to/47FbfEN
    A fast-paced, thrilling horror novel that follows a group of heroines to die for.


    READ IN CLUB:

    January 2024: Nora Goes Off Script by Annabel Monaghan https://amzn.to/3R4vQuZ award winning
    (Readers who loved Emily Henry’s Book Lovers are sure to savor.) Filled with warmth, wit, and wisdom, it is the best kind of love story—the real kind where love is complicated by work, kids, and the emotional baggage that comes with life.

    February 2024: Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson https://amzn.to/3P9Qj1h
    NOW A HULU STERAMING SERIES NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER READ WITH JENNA BOOK CLUB PICK AS FEATURED ON TODAY Two estranged siblings delve into their mother’s hidden past—and how it all connects to her traditional Caribbean black cake—in this immersive family saga, “a character-driven, multigenerational story that’s meant to be savored”

    March 2024: Did You Hear about Kitty Karr by Crystal Smith Paul Goodread Choice Award & Reese’s Club https://amzn.to/3uzQHPd
    A multigenerational saga that traverses the glamour of old Hollywood and the seductive draw of modern-day showbiz

    April 2024: How to End a Love Story by Yulin Kuang (April 2, 2024) https://amzn.to/3uObqik
    The brilliant contemporary romance novel debut from Yulin Kuang, the acclaimed screenwriter of Emily Henry’s People We Meet on Vacation and director of the forthcoming Beach Read feature film.

    May 2024: Funny Story by Emily Henry (April 2024) https://amzn.to/3GryB4J
    A shimmering, joyful new novel about a pair of opposites with the wrong thing in common, from #1 New York Times bestselling author.

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