Where'd You Go, Bernadette?
This book is about a mom who deserts her family when she just can't take it anymore. She's been keeping it together for years but one small trip to Antarctica throws her over the edge. :P Her family tries to piece together what exactly made her leave. Through the process, they unearth a secret to their mom's past.
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikrey
I picked up this book last year and can't believe I haven't read it yet. Shame on me! This is about a guy named A.J. who owns his own book store. One day, when his prized collection of Poe poems goes missing, a mysterious package appears at his front door that opens an entire different world for him.
A Million Miles Away
This book was released last year and is probably the fluffiest read on this list. The topic is kind of heavy, but it seems like a book that I won't have to think about. This is about twins Kelsey and Michelle. Michelle is dating a soldier deployed in Afghanistan when she dies in a car crash. When Kelsey gets online to tell Michelle's boyfriend that she died, he mistakes Kelsey for Michelle and pours his heart out to her. He tells Kelsey that she (meaning Michelle) is the only thing keeping him alive. Kelsey can't bear to tell him the truth. so she lets him believe the lie. Like I said, it's definitely a heavy topic, but I think it won't feel heavy... if that makes sense.
The Nest: A Novel
This novel is about a dysfunctional family that appears to everything ... if you're on the outside looking in. "The Nest" refers to their family trust, which they are in danger of losing due to the horrible decision of one of the sons. I think this is going to be really, really good and can't wait to read it!
I'd love to hear what you're reading right now!