Summertime and the reading's easy! I’ve been catching up on my summer reading over the past few weeks and rounded up some of my favourite books that have come out over the past several months. Check out my recommendations below!
Karma Brown, Recipe for a Perfect Wife
A move to the white picket fences of the suburbs isn’t for everyone, and when Alice Hale and her husband start unpacking boxes in a big suburban home, she can’t help having second thoughts about becoming a suburban housewife. But when she discovered a recipe book belonging to the previous owner, she learns that suburban housewives aren’t always what they appear to be.
Chanel Cleeton, The Last Train to Key West
Chanel Cleeton’s incredible new novel centres on the lives of three women in the Florida Keys whose lives get upended by one of the most powerful hurricanes in history. I devoured this book – as always, Chanel has created a compelling story with strong female characters, high drama, and intrigue.
Alka Joshi, The Henna Artist
Alka Joshi’s debut novel has been getting tons of buzz over the past few weeks (hi, Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick!), and with great reason: It’s a stunner! This story about a young woman carving out a life of meaning in Jaipur in the 1950s is a gorgeously written book about living in the space between modern and traditional, love and cruelty, wealth and poverty.
Taylor Jenkins Reid, Daisy Jones & the Six
One of the many works of historical fiction that make me believe books can be time machines, Taylor Jenkins Reid brings the sun-drenched 1970s to life in this gorgeous account of love, fame, and rock and roll.
Stephanie Marie Thornton, And They Called It Camelot
Lush, smart, and sumptuously elegant, Stephanie Marie Thornton’s AND THEY CALLED IT CAMELOT captures Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy’s life in all its many complexities, drawing back the curtain on a legend to reveal the all-too-human woman beneath. A beautiful portrait of an American icon.