Nashville actress and author of Where the Light Gets In, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, is an established book lover, filling her Instagram and Facebook feeds with her favorite recent reads. We’ve collected some of her favorites so you can pick up these great titles and read along with Kimberly!
She Was the Quiet One by Michele Campbell and The Subway Girls by Susie Orman Schnall
Michele Campbell’s latest thriller, She Was the Quiet One, features two twin sisters and the sinister events that happen once the two begin classes at an elite boarding school.
The Subway Girls, by Susie Orman Schnall, is a multi-perspective novel surrounding the Miss Subways beauty contest and the ways it affects two women, 70 years apart.
Dear Mrs. Bird by AJ Pearce
This historical fiction novel, set in London in 1940, features aspiring war correspondent Emmy and her difficult boss, Mrs. Bird. Going against her boss’s wishes, Emmy begins responding to letters sent by ailing war wives and troubled mothers.
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
After the disappearance of her father, young Anna must find a way to pick up the pieces of her father’s past in Manhattan Beach. But when she runs into an old family friend who knew her father well, she begins a new journey that is both exciting and dangerous.
Tell Me Lies by Carola Lovering
“This is a twisted love story that takes place in New York City – I’m from New York!”
Carola Lovering’s toxic love story follows Stephen and Lucy as they come to terms with their own demons and their twisted feelings for one another.
From Away by Phoef Sutton
Sammy Kehoe, his sister and his niece are all that’s left of a wrecked family. Traveling back to their family home in Maine, they’ll find elements of love, the paranormal and secrets from the past they never wanted to resurface.
The Lightkeeper’s Daughters by Jean E. Pendziwol
This historical fiction novel takes a woman back to the exciting days of her father’s life before he disappeared. Reading into his newly found journals with the help of a teen girl, the two will find their connection is deeper than either had ever imagined.
Holes by Louis Sachar
This modern classic follows a group of young boys as they spend their days digging holes at Camp Green Lake. Before long, the boys realize that they’re really digging for something the counselors want instead of digging to help develop character.
The Bucket List by Georgia Clark
“It’s a funny thoughtful read about a serious topic.”
The Bucket List follows a young woman who finds that she is carrying the “breast cancer gene” and is high-risk for breast cancer. Realizing she may have to get rid of her breasts for a preventative treatment, she starts a journey to get in touch with her sexuality and makes plans to use her breasts before she may have to lose them.
Not Her Daughter by Rea Frey
“I’m going to dive into Not Her Daughter by Rea Frey. It’s a mother-daughter thriller and it’s already been optioned as a movie.”
Five-year-old Emma knows her parents don’t take great care of her so when a heartbroken and loving woman named Sarah kidnaps her, the two quickly bond. Will Emma’s mother search for her or will she let Sarah keep her as her own?
The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle
“If you could invite anyone, living or dead, to spend a night around a table with you, who would it be? That’s the premise of this one. It’s a fall book but you’re getting a sneak peek!”
Sabrina’s 30th birthday is slated to be a great celebration but what she never expected was for Marilyn Monroe to be the guest of honor. What comes next is a night that Sabrina and all of her friends will remember forever.