It’s almost here! The movie all badass babes have been waiting for, Ocean’s 8, is finally coming to a theatre near you on June 8. If you can’t wait to catch this glam caper, we’ve got five books to tide you over until you make it to the theatre or to keep the empowerment going.
5 Books to read if you can’t wait for Ocean’s 8
Girl with a Gun: An Annie Oakley Mystery by Kari Bovee
Travel back to the Wild West, just as legendary Annie Oakley has joined up with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. At just 15, Annie is already making a name for herself as a sharpshooter and champion of women, but there are some people that would rather she be removed from the landscape altogether. Annie’s quest to clear her name and save her family is a delightful trip back in time.
The Gray Ghost by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell
When the Gray Ghost, a Rolls-Royce prototype, goes missing from the streets of Manchester, one man is targeted as the thief. Unfortunately for Marcus Peyton, they got the wrong man and even 100 years later the family is trying to clear his name. When the car goes missing yet again, Peyton’s grandson enlists the help of married investigators, Sam and Remi Fargo. With everyone desperate to find the Gray Ghost, rumored to contain a treasure chest far surpassing the bloated worth of the car, they find that they are in a race with men with nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Scandal Above Stairs by Jennifer Ashley
Fans of the Kat Holloway series will get lost in this installment. Once again, Kat must leave the comfort of her kitchen to solve yet another mystery, this time dealing with the habitual disappearance of valuable artwork. With the opulent backdrop of Victorian England where appearances are everything, it’s likely that everyone she comes across has a secret they are willing to do almost anything to keep hidden.
Bruja Born by Zoraida Cordova
Bruja Born takes readers through a work of lore, magic and mystery all led by a sisterhood of smart, resilient and powerful young women. The follow-up to Labyrinth Lost, this book begins with a mistake – a big one – that requires the girls to band together to make right. While there are twists and turns, and maybe a zombie or two, the true star of this story is the strength of friendship and family.
A Lady’s Guide to Etiquette and Murder by Dianne Freeman
American heiress Frances Wynn has found her husband dead under scandalous circumstances in Victorian England. After the requisite mourning period, this feisty woman breaks free from her finance-focused family to forge the life she chooses for herself. What she finds is robbery, deceit and murder everywhere she turns. Freeman’s writing will make you fall in love with London just as much as you will for the headstrong heroine of this pageturner.