What’s better than reading a great book? Sharing that book with your BFF and discussing the characters and plot in depth while you read! We’ve chosen a diverse selection of new books that you and your best friend should read together. From suspense, mystery and romance, to road trips, weekend getaways and heartbreak, you’ll find the perfect book for you to share with your BFF!
The Peculiar Fate of Holly Banks by Julie Valerie
In book two of the Village of Primm series, Holly Banks’ husband has a new job, her daughter is struggling to learn to read, and her mother is trying to date! Things get even more chaotic when her dog digs up an old artifact and Holly becomes the center of a media frenzy. Is Holly destined for disaster or can she settle in to her new life in the Village of Primm?
The Unspoken by Ian K. Smith
When Ashe Cayne is let go from the Chicago police department for not participating in a cover-up involving the death of a young black man, he is determined to fight for justice, and starts working as a private investigator. He takes a case of a young woman who has gone missing and fears that he won’t find her alive. When the woman’s boyfriend is murdered – who happens to also be a black man who died in the tough streets of Chicago – Ashe must navigate his relationships with the Chicago PD to find the missing girl, seek justice and get redemption.
Show Me the Way by Ashley Farley
Two lost souls connect in Show Me the Way, a Hope Springs series book. Presley is trying to find her birth parents when she impulsively goes to the mountains in Virginia and finds instead her dream job as an event planner. There in Hope Springs, she meets Everett and she is immediately intrigued. But Everett is hiding some big secrets that may prevent him from opening up to Presley, who is fast becoming the woman of his dreams.
Ties that Tether by Jane Igharo
Azere has promised her dying father that she will marry a Nigerian to preserve her culture, and after his death, her mother helps keep her in the Nigerian dating pool. But then Azere meets Rafael Castellano in a bar, and he’s tall and handsome, but he’s white. What started out as a one-night stand turns into something much more serious, and soon Azere is at odds. She is torn between keeping her promise to her parents and staying true to her culture, or to be with the man she loves despite their cultural differences.
Wolf Den Hollow by Donna Murray
Set just before the Great Depression, Sila has left her abusive marriage and flees to the Missouri Ozarks where she meets Charley, a mill owner and married father of ten children. Despite this, Charley and Sila fall in love, she becomes pregnant, and he leaves his family to marry her. When Charley gets cancer and dies, Sila is bereft and about to lose everything so she makes a decision that will impact everyone around her.
Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam
You and your BFF will have lots to talk about as you read Leave the World Behind, a psychological thriller about two families and a weekend that goes terribly wrong. When Amanda and Clay take their teenagers away from the chaos of New York City, they are looking forward to relaxing in the beautiful home they have rented. But their weekend is interrupted when an older couple comes knocking, claiming to be the owners. Can these strangers be trusted when they tell Amanda and Clay that all of New York has had a blackout and they need to stay in their home? Parenthood, race and class are explored in this suspenseful novel.
Boop and Eve’s Road Trip by Mary Helen Sheriff
Eve and her grandmother Boop take an unexpected road trip when Eve’s best friend goes missing. Boop has decided the road trip will give her the perfect chance to heal Eve’s growing depression and she’s also got to share a secret she’s kept from the family for sixty years.
Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam
At 16 years old, Amal Shahid is convicted of a crime he didn’t commit and he is sent to prison. There, he turns to his writing and art for refuge rather than give in to his rage at being wrongly convicted. Authors Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam tell Amal’s story as he fights for truth and redemption.
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