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The new season of Succession premieres on HBO on March 26, and after the ending to season 3, we can’t wait. With all the betrayals and plot twists surrounding the Roy family, we’re addicted. Whether you can’t get enough of the family dysfunction, the satirical commentary on high-society, or the behind the scenes of wealth and power, here are eight book recommendations perfect for fans of the show.
The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
The Plumb family is extraordinarily dysfunctional. Siblings Melody, Beatrice and Jack finally confront their older brother, Leo, when tensions reach a breaking point. Months earlier, Leo got behind the wheel of a car while intoxicated and had a nineteen old girl as his passenger. His recklessness has put the Plumbs’ joint trust fund at risk, right at the time that each sibling needs the money to fix self-inflicted problems.
We That Are Young by Preti Taneja
Set in contemporary India, a billionaire hotelier and political operator tries to pit his three daughters against each other and sets off a brutal fight for primacy. This modern retelling of Shakespeare’s King Lear explores power, status and a megalomaniac father.
The Heirs by Susan Rieger
When Rupert Falkes died, he left behind five adult sons and his wife, Eleanor. Six months later, an unknown woman shows up to sue his estate and claims she had two sons with Rupert. The five brothers are shocked and struggle to accept this second life their dad led, but Eleanor remains composed and collected as their lives and futures are thrust into turmoil. The inheritance and the legacy of Rupert Falkes are up for grabs, and all family members will be changed forever.
Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan
In this conclusion to the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy, Nicholas Young’s grandmother, Su Yi, is on her deathbed. Nick rushes to be by her side, as does the entire Shang-Young clan. Family members from all parts of the world have shown up in hopes of getting a claim on the matriarch’s insane fortune. From lavish mansions and surprise proposals to a kidnapping at a private school, this hilariously wicked novel uncovers the hidden secrets of Asia’s most privileged families.
How to Kidnap the Rich by Rahul Raina
Ramesh Kupar is brilliant, but was born into a poor family. Now, he has a profitable business where he takes tests for the sons of India’s elite families. However, the situation becomes complicated when one of his clients, Rudi Saxena, places first in the national university entrance exams. Ramesh feels obligated to cash in on Rudi’s newfound fame. But the adventure turns into Ramesh and Rudi being kidnapped and becoming criminals themselves to escape. This social satire comes from a hilarious and fresh voice that will mesmerize readers.
The Darlings by Christina Alger
Attorney Paul Ross has gotten comfortable with all of the luxuries of Park Avenue after marrying Merrill Darling, the daughter of a billionaire financier. But when a tragic event puts the Darlings in the center of a massive scandal, Paul has to decide where his loyalties lie. As the daughter of a Wall Street financier, Christina Alger gives readers insight into the highest class of New York society.
A Good Family by A.H. Kim
Beth is the darling of God Halsa, a pharmaceutical giant. She lives an outrageously lavish lifestyle until she ends up in white-collar prison after a whistleblower suit. Sam is Beth’s husband and has never had to do anything for himself—until his wife goes to prison and he has to raise two daughters on his own. Lise is the au pair and the whistleblower. Or is she? No one believes she’s smart enough to have done it alone. Hannah is Sam’s sister, and there’s nothing she wouldn’t do for her family. Martin is Beth’s brother, the former golden-boy of the family. Someone betrayed Beth. The Min-Lindstroms are about to implode, but who’s responsible?
White Ivy by Susie Yang
Ivy Lin was raised as a thief of yard sales and secondhand shops. Her immigrant grandmother taught her all that she knows, and Ivy’s thieving eventually attracts the attention of Gideon Speyer, the golden boy of a wealthy family involved in politics. But when her crime is discovered by her mother, Ivy is sent to China. Years later, Ivy struggles to make sense of her past but finds herself back in Boston. When she runs into Gideon’s sister, she is set on reuniting with Gideon. Ivy enters the world of high society but just when she thinks she’s made it, a ghost from her past reappears, jeopardizing everything.
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