Judging by the puffy coat on your back, you’d think New Year’s just happened. Nope. The first quarter of the year is done, and we’ve been reading a lot to stay warm. Baby it’s bookish inside. Here are some of the best reads we have so far this year...
Read "The Immortalists" by Chloe Benjamin instead. It follows four siblings over decades after a psychic tells them when they're all going to die. You won't be able to put it down.
"Educated" by Tara Westover will do the trick. It's a memoir about a young woman from a survivalist family in Idaho. She doesn't set foot in a classroom until she's 17. But eventually winds up at one of the best colleges in the world.
Gabrielle Union is here for it. Tuck into her collection of essays, "We're Going to Need More Wine." She tackles what it's like to be a woman in Hollywood, working with Heath Ledger, supporting an ex that doesn't deserve her, and much more. Brr it's insightful in here.
It’s a miracle. But this really is. “Anatomy of a Miracle” by Jonathan Miles is a novel that reads like a true story. It’s about an Afghan War vet whose paralysis is miraculously cured. Cue a media frenzy and you finishing this story in days.
Cue the suspense. "Grist Mill Road" by Christopher J Yates will also have you jumping out of your pants. It's about three kids who were part of a bizarre crime in the '80s. Decades later, they reunite - and surprising new details emerge.
"Sing, Unburied, Sing" by Jesmyn Ward is it. It follows a family with a black mom and white dad, as the mom and kids go pick up dad from prison. The road trip does not go smoothly. This book explores America's history of inequality and Ward's writing style has been compared to Toni Morrison's. She's picked up not one, but two National Book Awards. So you'll want to get into this.
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