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  • 6 Fun Books to Read While You’re Cooped Up in the House

    When it comes to curling up on the couch with a good book, there’s no better time than a rainy day. And as long as you’ve kept your kindle charged {or go old school with a paperback from Little City Books — which is a plus if the power goes out and you need something non-electronic}, this list of six fun books is sure to keep your attention while spring showers continue to wreak havoc on NJ.  Happy reading!

    1. What Remains by Carole Radziwill

    Carole Radziwill {most recently know for her role on RHONY} is truly an inspiration, having had quite a fascinating life long before her beloved/dramatic reality show on Bravo. After her husband and best friends died tragically within weeks of each other, Carole copes with life as a widow, giving a new meaning to ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.’ If you are looking for some career inspiration, #relationshipgoals, or an overall soul-searching situation, this is the book for you. We can’t promise you won’t cry, but you will walk away ready to tackle your next hurdle.

    2. The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

    Mia Dennett’s life is turned upside down when she playfully leaves a local bar with a person whom she believes will be a safe new friend. Quickly she learns she has made the biggest mistake of her life. This suspense novel will keep you up all night {turning pages}.

    3. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

    Told from the POV of a blind teenage girl, Marie-Laure’s detailed description of war-torn France really makes you feel like you are there with her; all of her senses are heightened — and yours will be, too. The other half of the story is told by Werner Pfenning, a teenager trying to find his own way through the ravaged country. As the story unfolds and these two characters cross paths, this emotional historical fiction will keep you holding on till the very end.

    4. Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

    Hannah Martin returns to her hometown and heads out for a night in a local bar with her high school best friend. This story is all about the “what ifs” — the stories that will go down if Hannah leaves with her best friend or if she stays to have a drink with an old flame? This book is a fun read and will leave you craving cinnamon buns for days {random, we know}.

    5. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

    Private Detective Cormoran Strike is hired to investigate the death of model Lula Laundry, and even though it’s a murder mystery {one in a fantastic series at that}, you’ll quickly become just as interested in Cormoran as a character as you are in finding out the truth about LL’s death.

    6. Commencement by J. Courtney Sullivan

    Missing your college besties or BFFs who have moved away? This novel will fill that void a bit. Follow Celia, Bree, Sally and April as they adapt to adulthood and reunite for a friend’s wedding four years after graduation. This book is full of humor and sass while venturing through the hardships of early adulthood.

     

    Read any of these? What did you think? Leave your book suggestions below!

     


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    Colleen is a twenty-something living in Hoboken. She works in publishing by day — but is typically dreaming of a good book on the beach, beverage in hand. A few of her favorite things: Puppies, pineapples, reading, and road trips. When she's not reading, she can be found brunching and exploring Hoboken with friends.


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