My Current Reading List

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There is nothing I love more than cuddling up on the couch and reading a good book. It’s one of my favorite ways to unwind after a long day. I love getting lost in the storyline and thinking the main characters are my best friends. With a love a reading comes a love of buying books and there are so many good books out right now. From backlist books to new releases, my current reading list has become quite long and I thought it would be fun to share what’s on it!

A lot of books on my current reading list are new releases from some of my favorite authors including Rebecca Serle, Abby Jimenez, and Stacy Willingham. I never thought I could be so excited about a reading list, but here we are! If you’re looking for a new book to read or author to try, I hope this list is helpful and inspires you to pick up your next read.

My Current Reading List

Expiration Dates by rebecca serle

Daphne believes the universe has a plan for her. Every time she meets a new man, she receives a piece of paper with his name and a number on it – the exact anoint of time they will be together. Daphne has been receiving these numbered papers for over 20 years, wondering when she’ll finally receive one without an expiration. Finally it happens and Jake comes into her life. But as their story unfolds, Daphne starts to doubt the prediction, which means learning what it means to be committed and truthful. 

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the lioness of boston by Emily Franklin

When Isabella Stewart Gardner opened her Boston home as a museum in 1903, she was already well-known for scandalizing Boston’s polite society. But when she first arrived to Boston in 1861, she was young, newly married, and unsure of herself. She strived to fit in among the stuff blue bloods and after two devastating tragedies and rejection from upper-society, she discovered her spirit. Freed by travel, Isabella explores the world of art, ideas, and letters and becomes an eccentric trailblazer. The Lioness of Boston is a portrait of what society expected a woman’s life to be, shattered by a courageous should who rebelled and lived on her own terms.

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Iron Flame by Rebecca Yarros

Everyone expected Violet Sorrengail to die during her first year at Basgiath War College – Violet included. Now the real training begins and Violet’s already wondering how she’ll get through.There’s a new vice commandant who has made it his personal mission to teach Violet how powerless she really is. But even though Violet is weaker than everyone else, she has her wits and her will, including the most important lesson Basgiath has taught her: Dragon riders make their own rules. In the end, determination might not be enough this year because Violet knows the real secret hidden for centuries as Basgiath War College.

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Yellowface by R.F. Kuang

Athena Liu is a literary darling and June Hayward is literally nobody. When Athena dies in a freak accident, June steals her unpublished manuscript and publishes it as her own under the pen name, Juniper Song. But when evidence threatens June’s stolen success, she discovers exactly how far she will go to keep what she thinks is hers. Yellowface has an immersing first-person voice and it grapples with questions of diversity, racism, cultural appropriation, and the alienation of social media.

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The Fury by Alex Michaelides

Lana is a reclusive ex-movie star and one of the most famous women in the world. But even so, every year she invites her closest friends to escape the English weather and spend Easter on her private Greek island. But what happens when the island is cut off by the wind and there’s a murder? Trapped on Lana’s idyllic private Greek island, the group is rapped there overnight and old friendships concealed hatred and a desire for revenge. What follows is a battle of wits, twists and turns, and violence as someone is found murdered.

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Just for the summer by Abby Jimenez

Just has a curse: every woman he dates goes on to find their soul mate the moment they break up. And thanks to a Reddit thread, it’s now all over the internet. So when a woman DMs Justin with the same problem, they come up with a plan: date each other and break up so that their curses cancel each other’s out and go on to find the love of their lives. It’s a crazy idea, but it might just work. What is supposed to be a quick summer ling, Justin and Emma find themselves navigating more than they were expecting, including real feelings for one another. Maybe this time fate has brought them together.

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Darling Girls by Sally Hepworth

For as long as they can remember, Jessica, Norah, and Alicia have been told how lucky they are. After being rescued from family tragedies, they are all raised by their loving foster mother, Miss Fairchild, on an idyllic farming estate. They’re given a second chance at a happy family life, but their childhood wasn’t the fairy tale everyone thought it was. Miss Fairchild had rules, she could be unpredictable, and she was never to be crossed. So when the girls broke away and thought they were free, Miss Fairchild was always in their minds. When a body is found under the home they grew up in, the trio is thrust into the spotlight as key witnesses, maybe they are prime suspects?

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Only If You’re Lucky by Stacy Willingham

Lucy is larger than life. She’s magnetic, addictive, and dangerous. Especially for Margot, who meets Lucy at the end of their freshman year of college. Margot is the shy, careful one. Always the sidekick, never the center of attention. But when Lucy singles her out asking Margot to room together, Margot can’t say no. Margot finds herself living off-campus with three girls: Lucy (the ringleader), Sloane (the sarcastic one), and Nicole (the nice one). The three of them are opposites but deeply intertwined and Margot is finally coming out of her shell that she’s been hiding in since the end of high school when her best friend died after graduation. Margot and Lucy become the best of friends but by the middle of the year, one of the fraternity boys has been brutally murdered and Lucy is missing without a trace.

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