Anticipated Reads // Q2

Romantic Comedy by Curtis SittenfeldI’m nervous to include this one, but I’m equally curious about the behind-the-scenes look at comedy writing on shows like SNL. Sittenfeld has worked for me in the past as well, so I will probably give this one a try. Publish date: April 4, 2023

The Cuban Heiress by Chanel Cleeton – This will be my sixth novel by Chanel Cleeton…and this time the setting is aboard the ship SS Morro Castle. As it sails from New York to Havana, two women’s lives will collide. I love Chanel Cleeton’s book, so this one is a no-brainer for me! I love how all of her books have a Cuban connection, and she is hands down my favorite historical fiction author. Publish date: April 11, 2023.

The Golden Doves by Martha Hall Kelly – WWII historical fiction used to be my go to, but after a few years of devouring the genre, I found myself a little burned out. I’m ready to dip my toes back in the water, and I was even more excited when this one mentioned spies – an aspect of WWII that I have enjoyed learning more about in the past. Publish date: April 18, 2023.

Happy Place by Emily Henry – I’m a huge Emily Henry fan, so this one goes without saying. I will be reading it ASAP and I’m sure it will be just as great as I imagine it will be. I have yet to be let down by EH. Publish Date: April 25, 2023.

The Half Moon by Mary Beth KeaneKeane’s debut novel, Ask Again, Yes, knocked it out of the park. A complex coming-of-age book that was also full of tragedy, hope, and forgiveness, it easily made my Top 10 List of 2019. While The Half Moon doesn’t sound as tragic as Ask Again, Yes, it still take a deep dive into relationships (specifically marriage), the complications that arise, and what the true meaning of family may be. I loved Keane’s ability to craft a story well, and I’m really looking forward to this one! Publish date: May 2, 2023

Women We Buried, Women We Burned by Rachel Louise Snyder – Part memoir, part commentary on women’s social issues, Snyder has quite the childhood backstory that led her to a career in journalism. The main theme of this book is domestic violence, but I think her backstory will add a lot to her commentary. Publish Date: May 23, 2023.

Drowning by TJ Newman – This one may be hit or miss for me, but there’s nothing I love more than a good thriller to start my summer off right! When a place crashes into the Pacific, there are 12 passengers stranded onboard as it sinks to the bottom of the ocean. Will they survive or run out of oxygen or drown first? Publish Date: May 30, 2023.

The Only One Left by Riley Sager – Two words: Riley Sager, Enough said. Publish Date: June 20, 2023.

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