It is now April (yikes!) of 2020. I’m not sure where the time has gone, but I figured with a lot of us being quarantined you may enjoy hearing about some new books. I’m calling this post my “First Five” of 2020, but really they are my top five favorites so far. There is no need to waste your time hearing about blasé books. I hope you are staying healthy and enjoying time with your families. If you are stuck at home check one of these amazing books out to help pass your time. Happy reading!
Conviction by Denise Mina
Anna is leading a quiet life with her husband and two daughters…. until her best friend shows up to the door and her husband announces that they have been having an affair. They whisk her two daughters away leaving Anna in their wake. In desperation, Anna begins listening to a podcast that she soon discovers oddly intertwines with her life. An unexpected visitor shows up and they embark on a crazy journey in fear of their lives.
The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall
Two couples are forced paths when both husbands are offered a ministry within the same church. This story follows decades of friendship with a lot of heartache and learning along the way. A beautiful story about faith, friendship, and family.
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
Emira is a 25 year old babysitter on the verge of being kicked off her parent’s insurance. One evening she receives a call her from Alix, the woman she babysits for, who asks her to leave a party to help them out. Emira whisks Briar away to a grocery store to distract her until things are settled. While in the grocery store she is confronted by an employee and things take an ugly turn. This story unfolds with a lot of doubt and self-discovery along the way. It’s a quick and easy read.
This story follows two women and their relationships. It bounces between Nellie Murdoch in 1955 and Alice Hale in 2018. There are two common threads between the women, the house they live in and the double lives they lead. One day Alice stumbles upon an old cookbook of Nellie’s and decides to try out some recipes (which are scattered throughout the story). Slowly she begins to uncover the story of Nellie’s life and with that her own secrets begin to unravel as well.
Followers by Megan Angelo
Orla, an aspiring writer, spends her days writing about celebrities on a popular click-bait site. Floss, her wannabe celebrity roommate, comes up with an elaborate plan to make them both into who they want to become. They are thrown into a whirlwind lifestyle and end up making choices that will follow them the rest of their lives.