Triptych by Karin Slaughter
I’m wary of starting a new series because it always feels like so much effort, but I got sucked into the characters lives and ended up buying a new book every week. The third book, by the way, is seriously gruesome. It’s not always about the grizzly plot, though. It’s also about the characters, their lives and the tangled web they weave. If you’re looking for a crime drama to settle down with and a new book series to power through, this is it.
The Resurrection of Joan Ashby by Cherise Wolas
This modern classic is definitely a must-read this season. Joan has planned her life out, she knew she never wanted children, and she wouldn’t let anyone stand in her way. And she’s got it all, she’s a celebrated novelist and she’s happier than ever. When she falls pregnant, though, life is interrupted slightly. Then, she decides to have another child – and life is put on hold again. This book is all about Joan. Joan’s life and her writing. Joan’s version of life changes and she’s resurrected, this is the perfect read for Career Girls.
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Ifemelu and Obinze are two young lovers who leave military-rule Nigeria. Ifelemu heads for America and Obinze for London. Their stories overlap in Nigeria fifteen years later. It’s incredible that Chimamanda can conjure up these very real, 3D, funny characters and you feel like you’re getting an entirely new perspective just from tearing through a book. You won’t want to put this one down.
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
This book will sadden and enlighten you. It follows Cora, a young slave, and her escape. She kills a white man while she tries to flee, making her escape all that more difficult. But as you read this, you get a sense of the different ‘worlds’ she’s fleeing into. Each one uniquely dangerous and hostile for a young black woman, her story parallels all good adventure stories but shows a perspective that we all need to remember sometimes.
Book 7: What Happened by Hillary Clinton
Don’t you want to know what happened? What Hillary thought and felt after her presidential campaign, and after that huge loss she experienced? Hillary has put her thoughts on paper, about her family, how she got over the loss and what really happened in her words. This book is great to read even if you didn’t support her because it gives you the perspective of a woman who has failed, read some of the reviews and you’ll find that this book is seriously divisive. Read this book and feel enlightened.