If you haven’t jumped on the book bandwagon this year, you’re missing out! There is nothing better than escaping the outside world with a good book. As fellow book enthusiasts, we’ve read and perfected our TBR lists and we’re ready to share. So, if you are looking to expand your reading list, check out our editors’ must-read book list for a restful evening!
01. Every Summer After
This debut book by Carley Fortune is for all our girlies that love friends-to-lovers book tropes, and are obsessed with the idea of summer romances. This sweet summer love story is all about second chances between two best friends that haven’t seen each other in twelve years. It’s an easy must-read that tugs on all the heartstrings!
02. November 9th
It’s quite clear that our girl Colleen Hoover is the leader of the romantic book trend. While it’s hard to choose our favorites from her, November 9th is definitely up there. It’s a fun read with riveting plot twists and a compelling love story. Fallon and Ben have a different approach when it comes to falling in love, and only meet on November 9th each year. This is definitely a book that will distract you from the outside world and make for a restful evening!
03. Malibu Rising
Malibu Rising is all about family, love, and one epic party. The story takes place one night in Malibu in the 1980s. As a reader, you’ll meet the Riva family and all of their own unique stories taking place. The family members this night will have to choose between what they will keep from the people who made them, and what they will leave behind.
04. All Your Perfects
All Your Perfects is another Colleen Hoover classic, and definitely a must-read book. This story focuses on Graham and Quinn, whose love story starts out perfectly. The love and chemistry between the two of them are unbreakable. However, flash forward seven years and the trials that come with marriage are tearing the two of them apart. This novel shows the reader how one seemingly perfect couple works through the challenges that life throws at us, and how love can conquer anything.
It Happened One Summer is a contemporary romance about socialite Piper Bellinger reeling after a fall from grace. Following some bad choices, Piper finds herself stuck for the summer in the small town where she was born, where she might find more than she bargained for. It’s a classic story of a big-city girl who finds love in her hometown, and we couldn’t be more here for it!
06. Love & Other Words
Macy Sorensen is settling into an ambitious if emotionally tepid routine: work hard as a new pediatrics resident, plan her wedding to an older, financially secure man, and keep her head down and heart tucked away.
But when she runs into Elliot Petropoulos—the first and only love of her life—the careful bubble she’s constructed begins to dissolve. Once upon a time, Elliot was Macy’s entire world—growing from her gangly bookish friend into the man who coaxed her heart open again after the loss of her mother…only to break it on the very night he declared his love for her. It’s a must-read for those looking for an emotional story about love, betrayal, and forgiveness.