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4 books we just can’t stop talking about

4 must reads

Everyone has a book (or twenty…just us?!) that will stick with them forever.  Here are a few that we rank high on our must-read list!  Have you read any of these?  Let us know what you think!

11387515Wonder
R.J. Palacio

Soon to be a major motion picture, Wonder is the heartwarming story of August “Auggie” Pullman,  a young boy who was home-schooled until his parents decide that he would benefit from the traditional school environment… even though Auggie was born with severe facial deformities that would stop a stranger in their tracks.  I fell in love with Auggie and his extraordinary story. I laughed, I cried, I wanted to have a stern talking-to with the awful bullies…and I had to tell everyone to read this book!

 

32620332The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Taylor Jenkins Reid

It’s no surprise that TJR made our list…she’s absolutely brilliant!
Reclusive starlet Evelyn Hugo is ready to share her memoirs.. and decides that unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant is the only one for the job. As Evelyn shares the story of how she became the infamous actress known for becoming a Hollywood bombshell and her seven husbands, you can’t help but wonder…why Monique?  This book was so worth staying up too late to read!

 

27362503It Ends With Us
Colleen Hoover

After a less than idyllic childhood, Lily knows that she must work hard to get the life she wants.  She powers through college, moves to Boston, opens her dream business, and meets Ryle Kincaid, a gorgeous (but complicated) neurosurgeon.  After her first love Atlas suddenly reappears, Lily’s relationship with Ryle is threatened. It wasn’t at all what I expected but I couldn’t put it down.  This ending is heavy and you will be in tears, but I truly feel that reading this changed me for the better.

 

32075671The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas

Starr Carter lives in an impoverished community but goes to a wealthy school across town, so she feels as though she lives a double life.  After witnessing her unarmed childhood best friend’s fatal shooting during a routine traffic stop, she is faced with a decision: to stand up for what she saw (and risk retaliation from both the police and a local gang) or to stay silent and wait for her life to return to normal.  This is such a powerful, important book that tackles racism and police brutality.  Don’t walk, RUN to get this book.

 

8 thoughts on “4 books we just can’t stop talking about

  1. So yes, I need to comment here on my first Taylor Jenkins Reid “read.”
    I am literally breathless, blown away by the beautiful tragedy of this novel. There is an ease about the writing, but still so deep and passionate. I am in LOVE!!!…but with a book. ❤️

  2. Stayed up WAY past bedtime with CH’s It Ends With Us. What a read!! It was one of those incredibly emotional books that leaves you asking…what would I do?

  3. I just read “It Ends With Us”…omg! I couldn’t put it down! I think I def have a new favorite author!

    1. For sure! We are obsessed. Each book seems just as good as the one before. You should read Ugly Love next!

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