jayne’s bookshelf:

The Farm by Joanne Ramos
Why:  Because it sounds like it will show the extremes in which you are willing to go to have a better life for you and your family.
I Miss You When I Blink by M. L. Philpott
Why: Reviews say this one is “relatable, uplifting, honest and poignant for modern day women” (all while being witty).  Sounds like a good read!

lora’s bookshelf:

Force of Nature, A Novel by Jane Harper

Why: I love a good mystery!  I try to be an amateur detective when I read them.  This one is about five women colleagues who go for a hike and only four make it back.  (I’m now mentally going through the names of my coworkers, trying to decide which one of us wouldn’t make it back, haha!)

heather’s bookshelf:

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

Why: I saw this one on a local bookclub’s reading list.  It’s about an author, who has pathologically made up a series of alternate lives for herself.  Her work includes a collection of stories but one of them, number thirteen, is missing.  It turns in to a story within a story when she hires a biographer to finally turn falsehood to truth.

debbie’s bookshelf:

The Unwinding of the Miracle by Julie Yip Williams
Why: This came highly recommended by Jenna Bush Hager and sounded interesting to me. Actually, all her suggestions sound good on The Today Show!

lindsay’s bookshelf:

The Last Time I Saw You by Liv Constantine

Why:  I read their* debut thriller, The Last Mrs. Parrish, last summer in a book club with my sorority sisters and I couldn’t put it down. I can’t wait to see the twists, turns, secrets in this new thriller.

*Liv Constantine is actually a pen name for two sisters who write books together over email because they are separated by three states.

A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum
Why:  This was Jenna Bush Hager’s Book Club pick for May…yep–I’m behind but what do you expect from a mom of 2 toddlers 🙂 I look forward to learning about a different culture on a deeper level all while watching a woman and her daughter break the mold from their female predecessors.

kim’s bookshelf:

It’s Great to Suck at Something by Karen Rinaldi
Why:  Aside from the title catching my attention; this seems like a great read.  We tend to stay away from things we know we’re bad at out of fear of failure. But failure often holds so many growth opportunities.  I’m excited to see her twist on why trying things we’re bad at, can actually bring us joy.

julia’s bookshelf:

Where the Crawdads Sing by Della Owens
Why:  I love nature, I love the 1950’s and this book sounds like a perfect match for a lazy afternoon read.
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
Why:  Same author as The Nightingale and Orphan Train which are both great books, “thought-provoking and complex tale about two families, two generations apart . . . based on a notorious true-life scandal.”