These are some of the books I want to read this month.
The Single’s Table by Tasmina PerryAdam Stowe can’t wait for his best friend’s wedding. He’s handsome and charming, there’s a free bar and plenty of eligible women on the Singles Table – what could possibly go wrong?
Sophie Wallis is less excited about the weekend ahead. The groom is her ex-boyfriend and every moment of the Big Day is a reminder of the tragic reason why their relationship ended and everything that has gone wrong with her life so far.
But Adam and Sophie are about to go on a journey of self-discovery. Secrets start to leak out at the bridal shower, the stag night and at the wedding itself; secrets that make Adam and Sophie confront their past, and question everything they thought they knew about their lives.
Falling For Your Fake Fiance by Emma St. ClairWhat happens when the man I love to hate becomes the man I must pretend to love?
I can’t seem to escape Thayden Walker and his infuriating charm.
Even his mother and his Great Dane seem bent on playing matchmaker.
But I’m totally immune.
Until I’m presented with an offer that puts my ability to withstand him to the test.
If I marry Thayden, all my student debt goes poof, and he’ll take over the family firm.
There’s so much more at stake than money or a job, especially when I start to see the man beneath the mask.
Playing house with Thayden is the most dangerous game of all.
And we’re both set up to lose more than we could ever win.
Unless we’ve been on the same side all along …
The Overdue Life Of Amy Byler by Kelly HarmsOverworked and underappreciated, single mom Amy Byler needs a break. So when the guilt-ridden husband who abandoned her shows up and offers to take care of their kids for the summer, she accepts his offer and escapes rural Pennsylvania for New York City.
Usually grounded and mild mannered, Amy finally lets her hair down in the city that never sleeps. She discovers a life filled with culture, sophistication, and—with a little encouragement from her friends—a few blind dates. When one man in particular makes quick work of Amy’s heart, she risks losing herself completely in the unexpected escape, and as the summer comes to an end, Amy realizes too late that she must make an impossible decision: stay in this exciting new chapter of her life, or return to the life she left behind.
But before she can choose, a crisis forces the two worlds together, and Amy must stare down a future where she could lose both sides of herself, and every dream she’s ever nurtured, in the beat of a heart.
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather MorrisIn April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners.
Imprisoned for more than two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism—but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive.
One day in July 1942, Lale, prisoner 32407, comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to have the number 34902 tattooed onto her arm. Her name is Gita, and in that first encounter, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her.
A vivid, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful re-creation of Lale Sokolov’s experiences as the man who tattooed the arms of thousands of prisoners with what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is also a testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest possible conditions.
Have you read any of these books? Let me know your thoughts. What are you planning to read this month?