Warning: This list is very girly.
Here are a few of the books I’m most looking forward to reading during the first half of the year!
Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways To Love Your Body by Kate Hudson: February 16
Here’s the thing. These books are never very good. Cameron Diaz’s The Body Book was a painful read. BUT, I love Kate Hudson, I love that she created Fabletics, and her body is bangin’ these days. I’m also really looking forward to reading Khloe Kardashian’s book…don’t judge me—these are guilty pleasures!
Modern Lovers by Emma Straub: May 31
Emma Straub is the author behind The Vacationers, a bestseller from 2014. Her latest book follows three former college bandmates and friends, now in their fifties, who all have children going off to college (and who are dating each other). The book follows both the lives of the parents and the children who are all living in Brooklyn, NY. Reviews are promising humor and wisdom, as well as a relatable, quick read!
The Assistants by Camille Perri: May 3
The last line of this book’s summary on Goodreads: “It will appeal to all of those who have ever asked themselves, ‘How is it that after all these years, we are still assistants?’” And with that, I am IN. The story follows 31 year-old Tina, an executive assistant for a millionaire CEO, who finds herself in a moral dilemma when an error leaves her with enough money to pay off her student loans. The novel is Camille Perri’s first.
Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories edited by Stephanie Perkins: June 14
I will read everything Stephanie Perkins is involved with because her trilogy is #YAwritergoals. There are 12 stories by 12 authors in this book, and I’ve seen most of these writers at LA book festivals, so I’m looking forward to reading all of their work without dedicating the time to reading a novel by each. Plus, I’m a sucker for all teen romance stories during the summer months. My own adolescence and Sarah Dessen are to blame.
The Girls by Emma Cline: June 24
This is Emma Cline’s debut novel and It. Is. Everywhere. The book is loosely based on the Manson murders of the 1960s. Rights for the film adaptation were purchased back in 2014 when Cline was only 25. The premise is familiar: a lonely teen girl gets involved with the wrong crowd, led by a charming queen bee, and then things go very wrong, very quickly.