- Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller.
Achilles, half-god and beautiful warrior, and Patroclus, the awkward prince, forge a friendship against the will of the gods. When they join the fight against Troy, their friendship is tested and sacrifice demanded by the Fates. This telling brilliantly reimagines Homer’s The Iliad.
- Malibu Rising, by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
One unforgettable summer party in the life of the famous Riva family: Nina, a surfer and supermodel; brothers Jay and Hud, championship surfer and renowned photographer; and their adored sister, Kit. The loves and secrets that shaped the family come rising to the surface.
- Beautiful World, Where Are You?, by Sally Rooney.
Two young couples navigate their shifting worlds of friendship, desire and breakup. The chaos of the world around them seems to make the beautiful lives they believed possible broken and out of their reach.
- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
A reclusive Hollywood icon enlists Monique, an unknown reporter, to write the story of her life; glamor, scandal, and the seven husbands. The ambitious Monique uncovers a life that intersects with her own in tragic and irreversible ways.
- Normal People, by Sally Rooney.
Two people in a small town make a connection when they start talking to each other across the gulf of their different experiences. They become mutually fascinated and electrified by the friendship that evolves over the years.
- Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens.
Kya, the lonely girl who lives alone in the marshes of North Carolina, becomes a suspect in the murder of a local town boy. She must rely on trust in her natural world, the flow of water and sky, along with a newfound trust in humanity.
- It Ends With Us, by Colleen Hoover.
Lily might love Ryle, an enigmatic neurosurgeon, but she can’t forget the first love of her life when he unexpectedly reappears. His heart-wrenching presence turns her emotions inside out, prompting her to reconsider her life and her expectations.
- My Year of Rest and Relaxation, by Ottessa Moshfegh.
The novel’s narrator has a perfect young NYC life: her looks, her job, her boyfriend, even her apartment. Only the world’s worst psychiatrist can help her duck the ills of the world of possibility around her.
- Book Lovers, by Emily Henry.
Nora is a cutthroat literary agent whose little sister convinces her to spend a month together back in their small town, where she keeps bumping into a brooding editor she would never be interested in. This is a sister relationship story blended into a romance, or maybe vice versa.
- Funny You Should Ask, by Elissa Sussman.
Aspiring writer Chani is hired to write a piece about the new James Bond star and unexpectedly spends a whirlwind weekend with him. Ten years later, she’s a divorced, successful writer, facing whether or not to again interview the man she never forgot.