In elementary school, you couldn’t get my nose out of a book. Now, if it’s not for class I don’t read it. (…I barely read it if it is for class.) If I found books that captivated me from the first page, I would love to read leisurely.
It’s really hard to get into literature these days that doesn’t include vampires and/or werewolves, a kinky S&M relationship, or something that involves super powers. Sometimes its nice to power down those electronics and be entertained the old-fashioned way. Get a group of friends and start a book club. The interesting thing about reading the same book as someone else is that no two people envision a book the same way. Here are a few you should get lost in this fall…
The First Affair by Emma McLaughlin
Jamie McAlister faces the same dilemma as many recent grads. You’ve attended a prestigious university, racked up a load of debt and have a beautiful degree, with NO job. Jamie begins to brush shoulders with her employer who is making every effort to get to know her. This man happens to be the President of the United States. Jamie vents to those around her, but she may have put her business in the wrong hands.
Won’t Last Long by Heidi Joy Tretheway
Melina was totally in control of her romantic life. Her new suitor Joshua makes her rewrite the rules she was usually a stickler for. Calamity strikes forcing her and Joshua’s personalities to put a strain on their relationship. Her friends aren’t sure how they’ll last. Don’t you just hate friends like that?
Twenty-Five by Rachel L. Hamm
Abigail Bronsen has hit her quarter-life crisis. She’s twenty-five with and her life is not aligned with any of the dreams she envisioned for herself. She meets Ben Harris and is smitten. When Abigail gets a job offer overseas their relationship will be put to the test.
Brooklyn Girls by Gemma Burgess
Five twenty-somethings share their experiences living in the city of Brooklyn. The first of the series highlights Pia, a recent grad who is unemployed and does nothing with her art history discipline. Pia is struggling with her new life in the “real world” all the while she manages to start a business with a food truck. This sounds like an entertaining portrayal of the post-grad struggle.
Unsticky by Sarra Manning
Grace Reeves is not living the glamorous life. In debt and a dumpee, Grace is almost at her breaking point. Vaughn is a mature art dealer and offers Grace exactly what she needs–money. Being a sugar baby never sounded so good! Grace is whisked away into the land of luxury and struggles to find the distinction between a trophy girlfriend and property.
Accidental It Girl by Libby Street
Sadie Price is one of the most coveted photographers on the East Coast. She found her niche by becoming the photographer that respected celebrities boundaries until she met Hollywood actor Ethan Wyatt. Ethan is eager to give Sadie a glimpse of what it feels like to be in the spotlight–in front of the lens. Who wouldn’t like to be an accident “it girl?”
Just Friends by Robyn Sisman
Freya and Jack have had a platonic friendship for over ten years. Never too fond of each other’s taste in significant others, the two always seem to clash. When Freya is dumped and moves into Jack’s apartment things start to get interesting. Is it possible to have a platonic male friend?
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
If you’ve ever watched The Mindy Project then you know that Mindy Kaling is hilarious. This is Kaling’s voyage on life and love in her sense of humor.
Spin City by Catherine McKenzie
Kate Sanford snagged an interview at her dream job and got wasted as a celebration. She bombed the interview, but the editors thought she would be the perfect candidate to do an exposé on “it girl” Amber Shepard during her time in rehab. The editors struck a deal. If Sanford could get the story, she could have the job.
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