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25 Books to Read for National Read a Book Day

25 Books to Read for National Read a Book Day

25 Books to Read for National Read a Book Day

There are so many books to read and so little time! Check out these books on my bookshelf, click the affiliate links to read more about them on Amazon.

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In the Blink of an Eye by Jesse Blackadder

award-winning author Jesse Blackadder’s deeply emotional drama that explores a family’s path to forgiveness and redemption in the aftermath of a tragedy.

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Awards for Good Boys by Shelby Lorman

A wickedly funny illustrated look at living and dating in a patriarchal culture that celebrates men for displaying the bare minimum of human decency

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White Dancing Elephants by Chaya Bhuvaneswar

In seventeen remarkable stories, Chaya Bhuvaneswar spotlights diverse women of color—cunning, bold, and resolute—facing sexual harassment and racial violence, and occasionally inflicting that violence on each other.

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The Royal Secret by Lucinda Riley

When Sir James Harrison, one the greatest actors of his generation, passes away at the age of ninety-five, he leaves behind not just a heartbroken family but also a secret so shocking, it could rock the English establishment to its core.

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The Price You Pay by Aidan Truhen

In this audacious, lightning-paced thriller, a smart-mouthed, white-collar drug dealer--a hilariously irreverent antihero--seeks revenge when an unknown enemy takes out a contract on him.

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Her Other Secret by Halenkay Dimon

Is it a perfect escape…or a private trap for two lovers?

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The Bookshop on the Shore by Jenny Colgan

A grand baronial house on Loch Ness, a quirky small-town bookseller, and a single mom looking for a fresh start all come together in this witty and warm-hearted novel by New York Times bestselling author Jenny Colgan.

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Let's Hope for the Best by Carolina Setterwall

A striking feat of auto-fiction, written in direct address to Setterwall's late partner, LET'S HOPE FOR THE BEST is a stylistic tour-de force.

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Pretty Revenge by Emily Liebert

Exploring just how far someone will go for vengeance, Pretty Revenge is a riveting, compulsively readable novel bursting with twists and turns and plenty of suspense.

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The Hocus Pocus Magic Shop by Abigail Drake

The Hocus Pocus Magic Shop is the second book in Abigail Drake's South Side Stories series. Check out her author page to grab the first book in the series, The Enchanted Garden Cafe!

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The Night Before by Wendy Walker

Riveting and compulsive, national bestselling author Wendy Walker’s The Night Before “takes you to deep, dark places few thrillers dare to go” as two sisters uncover long-buried secrets when an internet date spirals out of control.

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The Need by Helen Phillips

In The Need, Helen Phillips has created a subversive, speculative thriller that comes to life through blazing, arresting prose and gorgeous, haunting imagery. Helen Phillips has been anointed as one of the most exciting fiction writers working today, and The Need is a glorious celebration of the bizarre and beautiful nature of our everyday lives.

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The Two Lila Bennetts by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke

Lila Bennett’s bad choices have finally caught up with her. And one of those decisions has split her life in two. Literally.

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Milady by Laura L Sullivan

From the glittering ballrooms of 17th Century England to the dangerous intrigues of the French court, Laura L. Sullivan brings an unlikely heroine to the page, turning on its head everything we’ve been told about The Three Musketeers and their ultimate rival.

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The Floating Feldmans by Elyssa Friedland

A family vacation dredges up a boatload of trouble in the next witty, insightful novel from the acclaimed author of The Intermission.

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Please Send Help by Allison Raskin and Gaby Dunn

In Please Send Help, the hilarious new novel from the New York Times bestselling authors of I Hate Everyone But You, Allison Raskin and Gaby Dunn perfectly capture the voice of young adults looking to find their place in the world, proving no matter how desperate things seem, your best friend is always there to reboot your life and send help.

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A Beggar's Kingdom by Paullina Simons

The second novel in Paullina Simons's stunning End of Forever saga continues the heartbreaking story of Julian and Josephine, and a love that spans lifetimes.

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Behind the Fan by Caroline Walken

I am Dorothy Kennedy-Denham, heir to Kennedy Electronics. I’ve outlived friends, my children and my love, Nicky. This small house evaporates, and I return to where it began. The lure to remain is powerful, but I have unfinished business.

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The Oysterville Sewing Circle by Susan Wiggs

The #1 New York Times bestselling author brings us her most ambitious and provocative work yet—a searing and timely novel that explores the most volatile issue of our time—domestic violence.

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The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai

Alisha Rai returns with a sizzling new novel, in which two rival dating app creators find themselves at odds in the boardroom but in sync in the bedroom.

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The Peaceful Valley Crime Wave by Bill Pronzini

Bill Pronzini’s riveting western mystery, The Peaceful Valley Crime Wave, takes on the modern world with old-fashioned violence--and his Peaceful Valley is anything but…

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The Wallflower Wager by Jessa Dare

Wealthy and ruthless, Gabriel Duke clawed his way from the lowliest slums to the pinnacle of high society--and now he wants to get even.

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The Long Accomplishment by Rick Moody

At this story’s start, Moody, a recovering alcoholic and sexual compulsive with a history of depression, is also the divorced father of a beloved little girl and a man in love; his answer to the question “Would you like to be in a committed relationship?” is, fully and for the first time in his life, “Yes.”

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Certain American States by Catherine Lacey

One of Granta’s Best Young American novelists, Catherine Lacey, the Whiting Award-winning author of The Answers, showcases her literary style in short fiction with Certain American States, a collection of stories about ordinary people seeking―and failing to find―the extraordinary in their lives.

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Stolen Things by R.H. Herron

When a 911 dispatcher picks up an emergency call to hear her daughter on the line, her worst nightmare becomes reality.

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The Ventriloquists by E.R. Ramzipoor

In this triumphant debut inspired by true events, a ragtag gang of journalists and resistance fighters risk everything for an elaborate scheme to undermine the Reich.

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