Sarah MacLean$7.99 $7.43
Amanda says: "A bespectacled, brainy heroine! A tormented, rehabilitated libertine who is also a brainiac! A "nice" fiancé who really is a good guy and gets his own happy ending! To all the bookworms out there: This funny, steamy history romance from WORD favorite Sarah MacLean is for you."
Georgia Clark$17.00 $15.81
Aly says: Ensemble cast! Stuck! On a gorgeous island riddled with dangerous creatures and natural disasters!
Tia Williams$16.99 $15.80
Hanz says: "Tia William's savors all that we have learned from James Baldwin's romances with a bend that perfectly aligns with modern romance writing. She still pushes the narrative forward by allowing two broken people to be broken and grow. If you love Talia Hibbert and classic black literature in the veins of Toni Morrison and James Baldwin scoop this up."
Rachel Lynn Solomon$17.00 $15.81
Mindy says: I can't remember the last time I was so delighted and charmed by the premise. It's an enemies to lovers, fake-ex-relationship, and secret relationship all in one, set in the world of public radio. I don't know what else to say except if you love radio and rating the chemistry between your favorite podcast personalities, then this is for you.
Linda Holmes$17.00 $15.81
Holly says: Reading Flying Solo felt like being inside a Katherine Heigl rom-com. The protagonist, Laurie, is approaching her fortieth birthday and recently called off her wedding. She is back in her hometown on the coast of Maine where the task has fallen to her to clean out her late great aunt Dot’s home. Laurie’s childhood best friend and high school sweetheart both help out as she sorts through Dot’s life and her own. When an unfamiliar heirloom surfaces, Laurie and her eclectic crew scamper down a rabbit hole of antique dealers and long-lost loves. The characters in Holmes's latest novel are relatable and dynamic. Laurie makes a compelling protagonist, reckoning with her competing desires and how to honor them without sacrificing her ambition and independence. Bonus: Laurie not only has a romantic interest but several other robust relationships that are highlighted and prioritized.
Andrew Sean Greer$17.99 $16.73
Davi says: Less by Andrew Sean Greer is a book that fills me with warmth every time I think about it. It follows the misadventures of one Arthur Less, a has-been novelist determined to find an excuse not to attend his ex's wedding. Defiant in the face of his own obsolescence, confronting middle age and all that comes with it, he sets off on a whirlwind adventure around the world, winding up in one ridiculous situation after another. It all builds toward and unexpectedly poignant ending that really stays with you. It's a journey you'll want to take more than once, as I have.
Jeffrey Eugenides$20.00 $18.60
Steven says: Madeline Hanna woke up hungover on the morning of her college graduation, and things never got any easier. An honors thesis on the literary tradition of "the marriage plot" looms heavily overhead, and her own love life seems to be following the same, tangled trajectory of the embroiled heroines of her study. In the grand meta-genre of the reflection becoming the reflected, Jeffrey Eugenides navigates his own hall of mirrors by closing his eyes and gleefully smashing his way through.
Mia Hopkins$15.99 $14.87
Amanda says: "Reader, I am utterly infatuated by this series. Tanked is the third book in the Eastside Brewing series and while you don't *necessarily* need to read the first two in order to enjoy the third I strongly encourage you to do so because why deprive yourself of such pleasure!?! These books have it all: high-heat, a strong sense of place, complex characterization, swoony romance and, dare I say it, some fantastic food writing."
Robert James Waller$8.00 $7.44
Nicole says: A universally appealing love story that will make your heart ache. In just 4 days, two people find one another and both their lives are changed forever even though they know they will always remain apart. The passion and the longing for what we can’t have in this story has put it at the top of my favorite books of all time. It gives me hope but mostly heartache that we can be given the gift and experience of true love, true understanding and true connection and it might just be that timing and circumstances won’t allow it.
Emily Henry$17.00 $15.81
Recommended by Aly.
Nisha Sharma$18.99 $17.66
Recommended by Amanda.
Julie Tieu$15.99 $14.87
Recommended by Hanz.
Sally Thorne$15.99 $14.87
Recommended by Holly & Amanda.
Alexis Hall$15.99 $14.87
Recommended by Mindy, Holly, and Aly.
India Holton$18.00 $16.74
Recommended by Holly.