Favorite Books To Spend A Weekend With
We’ve all heard of #FOMO but this fall BookSparks turned a new leaf and embraced #JOMO, the Joy of Missing Out. Drop your phones, disconnect from the stresses of your everyday routine and embrace those heavenly days by curling up next to the fire with our top 10 favorite reads that will warm you from the inside out.
The hopeless romantic in us wants to shout to the book-loving community how much we adore this new book from Jacquelyn Middleton. On the verge of finishing college, Riley Hope is struggling with depression and when she meets charming actor and playboy Ben, she takes a leap of faith and falls for the spontaneous man. As the two grow closer and their casual relationship begins to transform into something more, Riley starts to realize the secrets they’re keeping from each other have the power to turn both of their lives upside-down. Grab your tissues and maybe even a glass of wine before you dive into this book that will have female readers relating to Middleton’s authentic characters.
Jasmine Guillory captured the heart of so many romance readers in early 2018 with her debut novel, The Wedding Date, and is now back with another story you will absolutely fall in love with this fall. Nikole Patterson’s dating nightmares come true when her casual boyfriend surprises her with a public–we’re talking Dodgers scoreboard public–proposal. But even more surprising is Carlos Ibarra, the man that comes to Nikole’s rescue from the chaos that ensues when Nikole turns down the proposal. Nik knows better than to expect anything serious from a handsome doctor like Carlos, but when their “casual” dates start to veer in a romantic direction, they’ll have to establish the kind of relationship they both want.
What Have You Done is a captivating story about what happens when a boy’s childhood is stolen from him. Since his father died and his mother lost her mind, Sean has been responsible for watching over his younger brother Liam but when Liam gets tangled up in a murder investigation, he calls on Sean for help—and finds out that Sean is connected to the murder in ways he never could have imagined. A cryptic murder paired with a motel reminiscent of Bates Motel and a whole cast of suspicious characters makes this thriller a novel that will have us sleeping with our lights on, thank you very much.
We couldn’t give fall book recommendations without the addition of this gem by our favorite late-night talk show host, Busy Philipps. This fierce and funny female is a #GIRLBOSS we look to for life advice and in her debut book, This Will Only Hurt A Little, she provides other women with a story that will have them motivated to start the new year off with a bang. Busy Philipps details her hilariously crazy journey of moving to Hollywood to chase her wildest dreams of ‘making it’—and admits that sometimes the struggles we all face hurt more than just a little bit. With a dazzling cover that makes all of our millennial pink dreams come true, this celebrity memoir is one you’ll love reading and using as décor on your coffee table.
The latest release from Nic Joseph promises plenty of chills and thrills this fall as she dives into a complicated friend group and the night that changed all of their lives forever. When an unplanned encounter with one of the country’s hottest pop stars ends in murder, Paula finds herself in the middle of a complicated circle of friends and a nightmarish investigation. Blackmail, fake identities and dangerous affairs litter the pages of this new novel, making for an ending that readers won’t see coming. Buckle up (no pun intended) and get ready for a story that will leave you feeling some type of way about rideshare apps and the strangers who promise to get you to your destination safely.
We love an intriguing dual storyline and this new story of two families divided by centuries but calling the same house home definitely delivers the emotional feels we love to spend our weekends with. In the present, Willa Knox and her family are struggling to pull their lives together, desperate to know why everything fell apart when they’ve always done their best to be good people. With family tragedy and mishaps popping up around every corner, they’ll find it difficult to face life’s complications. Alternatively, in a different century, another family living in the same house will find that their lives have become riddled with scandal and grudges that they hadn’t anticipated. Trust us when we say you’ll absolutely devour this New York Times bestseller.
A memoir of deep reflection and impeccable storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her life, chronicling the experiences, both good and bad, that shaped her into the accomplished woman we know and love today. From her humble beginnings to her days spent in the White House, Becoming has become an Oprah favorite and can you blame her? With a stunning cover and heartwarming true story, this book the perfect gift for any woman on your holiday shopping list.
Lucy, an overworked ER physician, thinks it’s going to be just another night shift when six-year-old Ben is brought in as the only survivor of a horrific crime scene. Despite the with dramas that are plaguing her life, Lucy feels compelled to help the young boy. Meanwhile, an elderly woman across town is looking toward her upcoming 100th birthday and coming to terms with the secrets she’s kept through life when she meets a stranger who will change everything. With a touch of Grey’s Anatomy drama and a message of hope, The Possible World is one of those books that you’ll want to recommend to all of your friends… just make sure you advise them to grab a box of tissues before they dive in.
The saga of three extremely powerful and royal sisters continues in Kendare Blake’s latest release. If you’re counting down the days to the spring premiere of Game of Thrones like we are, you need to catch up on this dark and mystical series. As if the sister face-off in the first two novels wasn’t intense enough, Two Dark Reigns focuses on the uprising of two of the sisters who are supposedly dead—spoiler alert, they aren’t dead and have outrun the tragic fate that was assigned to them. Now teaming up with all kinds of evil and magical strangers, Mirabella and Arsinoe will have the power to begin an uprising to take their reigning sister down. Sister drama, competition and sketchy characters make this YA novel completely unputdownable.
Who doesn’t love the classic antagonistic nature of an enemies-to-friends romance? After a devastating funeral for her close childhood friend, Ava faces some not-so-minor hiccups when traveling back to her home in Boston—the biggest being an arrogant Scotsman named Caleb. Over the course of their journey home, their passionate hatred turns into just passion… and then into something more serious. This new novel reminds us so much of Chuck and Blair’s blossoming romance on Gossip Girl and we’re thankful because we’ll take any opportunity to reminisce on the sweet days of our favorite upper east siders.