3 Novels To Add To Your Nightstand Or Nook


My first couple years out of college, I wondered if I’d ever actually enjoy reading ‘for fun‘ again. It took a while to expand my beach bag beyond gossip rags and even once I had, I struggled to find my niche of novels to revel in. After some trial and error, and a lot of half read books, I’ve come to find a few new favorite authors.

If you’re looking to add a novel to your nightstand or Nook, here are some to consider –

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
Quick Glance – Married and pregnant 29 year old, Alice Love, wakes up on her gym’s floor and soon comes to find that a fall during her spin class erased 10 years of her life from her memory. She’s now a 39 year old, separated, mother of three that must piece together what’s ensued in the last decade.
Bottom Line – Is unputdownable a word? If not, it should be. This book was compelling from the first page. Moriarty has a gift in developing her characters in such a way that they begin to feel like familiar friends.

The Beach Club by Elin Hildebrand
Quick Glance – From the site’s description, “Gorgeous Nantucket is an island where memories are made, friendships begun, passions ignited. Now, during one unforgettable summer, the exclusive Nantucket Beach Club and Hotel will shape the fates of the men and women who walk through its doors.”
Bottom Line – Let that somewhat discreet and elusive description be enough to spark your interest to dive into Hildebrand’s first of many captivating novels. If you can’t travel to Nantucket in the summertime, I’m convinced this is the next best thing as the island feel springs to life in its pages.

The Glass Kitchen by Linda Francis Lee
Quick Glance – Portia Cuthcart leaves Texas for a fresh start in Manhattan where she soon finds herself cooking meals for her upstairs neighbors, a widowed father and his two daughters. Even with thousands of miles separating her from her past and present, she is ultimately forced to reconcile the two.
Bottom Line – Part comfort food, part family secrets, part Southern woman looking to make it in the Upper West Side, and part romance (of course), make for a delicious read. No really, you’ll be hungry when you get done reading this, so make sure you have a snack on hand.

Drop a comment below and let us know what novels you’ve been reading and loving lately!

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4 thoughts on “3 Novels To Add To Your Nightstand Or Nook

  1. Phoebe says:

    Great list! I just finished The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant and I highly recommend it! It is not something I would usually pick up but it was recommended to me and was an interesting, quick read!

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