Reading Schedule:

 

January:

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Vital secrets, Bavarian castles, World War II: That's what's up.

After a few of our favorite authors recommended this book (including #legitfave Anton DiSclafani) as nothing short of amazing, I was in. Plus, the premise of lady friends, post-WWII Germany,  and a castle on the edge of history had me from hello. I'm definitely a sucker for well written historical fiction, so I couldn't wait to read this one. 

-Emily

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What if you knew the exact date of your death?

I've been a follower of Chloe Benjamin for a while now on Instagram...mostly to follow her knitting projects, but I noticed along the way she was in the process of releasing a new book! I have been in love with the cover art for months now, and preordered it immediately, basically knowing nothing about the plot. However, a quick scan of the dust jacket told me this is going to be a tale for me! I'm a huge fan of family sagas, and this sounds like it will be right up my alley!

-Audrey

February:

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Midwestern orphan + rich New York cousins? Yes, please!

I'm always 100% on board for any book that touts drama, secrets, love affairs, and fancy city brunches. I've also been straight up heart eyes for this gorgeous pink cover ever since I saw a glimpse of it on Instagram! I'm looking forward to this Gossip Girl-esque family saga for my February read!

-Audrey

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Old maps, bawdy colonial revelry, and ships creaking in the harbor? I’m here for it.

The cover of Golden Hill hooked me from the start with this combination of images, and the fact that it claims to be “a novel of old New York” was intriguing. I love historical fiction, and after reading the first few sentences, an intricately painted scene of a ship coming into New York harbor on a misty day, I can’t wait to fly through the rest of this tale.

-Emily

March:

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Historical fiction about fierce lady spies and doing whatever it takes to save your BFF

When Reese Witherspoon tells you to read a book, you go get that book right away. The ever-delightful @reesesbookclubxhellosunshine Instagram account is what initially sold me on The Alice Network, but I know I'm going to love this story set during both World Wars, featuring strong female protagonists Eve and Charlie. 

-Audrey

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Murder most Italian!

A sunwashed Italian village familiar with hard times, plenty of mouthwatering descriptions of tomato sauce and pasta, and the search for the truth at the heart of the author's family myth of a murderous great-great-grandmother and her epic escape from the old country. When I saw this in a list of upcoming paperback releases, I was intrigued and can't wait to dig in.

-Emily

April

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Girls just wanna have fun[damental rights]

Greer didn't start out as an activist, unlike her friend Zee, but seeing feminist icon Faith Frank speak during her freshman year of college changed Greer's attitude, and the trajectory of her life. The gorgeous cover and timely topic had me eagerly anticipating this new release.

-Emily

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A romantic Anglophile's dream come true! 

Ever since visiting Cambridge last summer, Emily and I have both been obsessed with anything academically British - so of course this book has us written all over it! Plus, it promises a bit of romance and intrigue, and an adorable cover to boot!

-Audrey