Run out of ideas on what you should read next? I know the feeling all too well. I’ve compiled a short list of books that are either a] incredible — having read them before myself, or b] super-hyped new-releases that I’ve heard great things about. Recommending books is a hobby of mine, so I truly hope you love these titles. Make sure to check in and let me know how you go with them if you decide to pick one up!
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
When love goes bad…
I think this book is one that every woman should pick up in her lifetime. It’s bold — covering a topic that nobody really ever talks about — but in the most beautiful way. This book broke my heart when I first read it in 2016 and it’s one that I haven’t been able to stop thinking about since.
Read this if you like a strong female lead and a profound romance story.
The Guest List by Lucy Foley
A wedding on a remote island off the coast of Ireland. The weather is dark and romantic; but dangerous. The bride and groom are wealthy and beautiful; but they’ve got a lot of secrets… What could go wrong?
I’ve recommended this one before and I probably will again — it’s just that good: the kind of book you cannot put down! I’ve seen it described as a popcorn-read, which makes total sense because this could truly be a movie.
Read this if you’re looking for an addictive suspense thriller with insurmountable tension!
The Survivors by Jane Harper
A highly anticipated mystery thriller by one of Australia’s best writers.
Something to know about Jane Harper is that she writes novels that take you on a journey — they’re not a binge-read-in-one-sitting kind of book. They’re raw and gloomy. They’re gritty. They’re heavy.
This book is no exception. Having already been released in Australia and New Zealand, the reviews are saying it’s an atmospheric thriller that explores the depth of grief and the danger of the ocean. It’s due to be released in hardcopy the UK later this month and in the US early February, but you can buy it on Kindle now.
Read this if you’re a fan of in-depth character development and the harshness of the Australian landscape.