Emma Roberts is an absolute Hollywood powerhouse; from starring in films, one of the hottest television shows in recent history, releasing albums and using her status to create a community of readers through her online book club. She frequently shares her current favorites on her Instagram feed. Check out what she’s been reading lately.
Writers & Lovers by Lily King
Casey Peabody’s life is in total disarray when she arrives in Massachusetts in 1997. A writer struggling to finish her latest work, she finds herself living in a small rented space and working as a waitress at a restaurant. As much as she wants to live a creative life that fulfills her, she’ll learn that love and the demands of life can make finding success difficult.
These Ghosts Are Family by Maisy Card
Thirty years ago, Abel Paisley faked his death and stole the identity of his best friend Stanford Solomon. Now, he has a chance to reconnect with his daughter when she is hired to serve as his home health aide. Having believed for years that her father was dead, this reunion will be completely unexpected and emotional.
We Wish You Luck by Caroline Zancan
“An exhilarating novel about a group of students who take revenge on a wunderkind professor after she destroys one of their own – a story of collective drive to create, sabotage, and ultimately, to love.”
Creatures by Crissy Van Meter
“On the eve of Evangelie’s wedding, on the shore of Winter Island, a dead whale is trapped in the harbor, the groom may be lost at sea, and Evie’s mostly absent mother has shown up out of the blue. We can’t wait for you to read along!”
Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
Best friends Jam and Redemption were taught growing up that monsters no longer existed in their town of Lucille. But when Jam witnesses a monster named Pet come out of her mother’s painting, she’s forced to consider the fact that what she’s always been told is a lie. Now she’ll have to protect her best friend and get the rest of the town to believe her about the things that go bump in the night.
Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson
Sixteen-year-old Melody is getting ready for her coming of age ceremony when she’s reminded of the past and her mother who, years ago, never had the opportunity to participate in her own ceremony. Red at the Bone examines the life of one family, their past and the decisions they have made that have led them to their current place in time.
Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi
Pablo Rind and Leanna Smart come from very different worlds but when they meet, they find that they are exactly what each other needs in their current lives. As they get to know one another, they begin to piece together who they are and who they want to become.
Family of Origin by CJ Hauser
Siblings Nolan and Elsa were the reason their family fell apart but when their father dies, they’re suddenly thrown back together to find closure. Traveling to their late father’s field station off the Gulf Coast, the two will find themselves bonding in ways they never expected and learning things about their father that they never knew before.
Three Women by Lisa Taddeo
Lisa Taddeo’s #1 New York Times bestseller follows the lives of three women as they explore what it means to be a woman and the expectations that come with it. Traveling the country, Taddeo got to know three inspiring women and tells their stories with care in Three Women.
Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok
When Sylvie Lee takes a trip to the Netherlands to visit her grandmother one more time before she passes, everyone in the family expects her return. But when Sylvie goes missing, it’s her little sister that travels to the Netherlands to find her and get to the bottom of their family’s biggest secrets.
Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessi
“Our first ever Belletrist young adult book pick! Neverworld by Marisha Pessi. Once upon a time, back at Darrow-Harker School, Beatrice Hartley and her five best friends were the cool kids, the beautiful ones. Then the shocking death of Jum – their creative genius and Beatrice’s boyfriend – changed everything.”
Things to Do When You’re Goth in the Country by Chavisa Woods
“Things To Do When You’re Goth in the Country & Other Stories. I love this title so much. What is everybody else reading?”
Laura and Emma by Kate Greathead
“Laura hails from the Upper East Side of Manhattan, born into old money, drifting aimlessly into her early thirties. One weekend in 1981 she meets Jefferson. The two sleep together. He vanishes. And Laura realizes she’s pregnant. Enter: Emma… ”
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
“Happy New Year you guys! So excited to announce the Belletrist January book pick, The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin. Such a beautiful and deeply moving story. Cannot wait to hear what you guys think. Anybody else make a resolution to read more?”
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