It’s time for our favorite part of the week. Naturally, there have been quite a few releases that have simply wowed us. We hope that you have been enjoying our recommended books so far and we’re sure that you have definitely chosen one or two that have had you whipping through them as you laze about in the sun. So what does this week have in store for you? We have three new releases from award-winning authors that will have you pondering many existential themes.
The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory
This list would not be complete without one great beach read and this new offering from the author of The Proposal which was also turned into the delightful movie of the same name with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds is no different. This story focuses on Theo, Maddie, and their best friend Alex who is getting married. Theo and Maddie despise each other but as they are thrown together to help with wedding planning one thing starts to become clear, they are insanely attracted to each other. As they try to avoid falling for each other and the wedding date draws near will they be able to play it safe or will they end up falling head over heels?
Turbulence by David Szalay
A novel like no other, Szalay has crafted a story that revolves around twelve characters on twelve flights with twelve very important interactions that occur along the way. As each character changes the life in a small way of the person they end up crossing paths with a ripple seems to occur across the world. As these twelve slowly start to interact they find themselves experiencing every emotion under the sun. These experiences and the emotions felt are what resonate throughout the novel and as a reader, you will find yourself profoundly moved by this expertly crafted series of stories that shows just how connected everyone in the world truly is.
Raised In Captivity by Chuck Klosterman
Chuck Klosterman has long been known as an author of both fiction and nonfiction which has found him examining some of the themes society often likes to leave in the shadows. In his latest work of fiction non-fiction, he has written a series of short stories that seem to touch a little bit too close to home in terms of the themes. Each story is focused on a plausible yet also completely implausible storyline that will leave you scratching your head but also wondering if what you just read may in fact happen one day. Simply put, it is a masterpiece of modern storytelling.