5 Must-Read Fiction Books to Add to Your Reading List
By: Mireya Perez
Spring is the perfect time to sit outside with a book in your hands while soaking up the warmth of the season. All you need are comfy clothes, time to spare, and a good list of books to choose from. Here are five of our favorite reads to add to yours!
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Evelyn Hugo is a mysterious Hollywood star whose career has spanned decades. Evelyn has waited until the end of her career to share her true life story, but she has chosen to do so with an unknown magazine reporter. Why choose her? What secrets does Evelyn have to uncover?
Evelyn’s love life has always been the main interest of the media, and finally, the real Evelyn Hugo will come to light.This story deals with important topics such as race and LGBT issues that make the reader rethink their values and what it means to be in the public eye.
The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
When Avery Grambs inherits the fortune of one of the country’s most eccentric billionaires, there is only one issue: she doesn’t have a known connection to the deceased.
With the billionaire’s family furious and willing to do anything to get their hands on the money, we follow Avery as she tries to find out why she inherited the Hawthorne family’s fortune. The Hawthorne brothers lead Avery into a dangerous game that she will have to play to survive. The premise of this book is interesting enough to finish it in one sitting!
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
When Nora Seed tries to end her life, she lands in limbo between life and death. This limbo happens to be a library containing an infinity of books, every single one of them narrating a parallel universe with a life she could have lived if her choices had been different. She gets to experience different lives and if she finds one that makes her happy, she can stay there.
This is a “what if..?” story. It’s about recognizing possibilities and letting go of regrets. Nora is a dark character, always dwelling on what her life could have been like, always finding the negative in every situation. If you’ve ever found yourself feeling like Nora, this could be the uplifting read you need.
The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner
The year is 1940 in Chawton—a small village in which everyone knows each other. The inhabitants come from very different backgrounds: a Hollywood actress, a lawyer, a teenager, a descendant of Jane Austen’s brother; but all of them are united by a shared passion for Jane Austen’s novels.
The characters often discuss their lives around the themes of unrequited love and the depths of loss and hope, all while comparing their reality to that of Austen’s characters and quoting their favorite scenes. This countryside cozy story is the perfect book for lovers of Austen’s work.
Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Ellie Cosimano
Finlay Donovan is a writer going through a rough patch: a divorce, writer’s block, and a shortage of money to pay for everything. If she doesn’t manage to finish a new novel for her agent, she could lose the custody of her kids along with her house.
One day, a woman misinterprets a conversation and confuses Finlay with a hitman, asking her to get rid of her husband in exchange for a large sum of money. Finlay just has to kill one man, and all of her problems would be solved… Combining comedy and mystery, this gripping story is one you won’t be able to put down.