What Lisa Jewell reads

Our November Guest Editor Lisa Jewell is both a brilliant writer and a lover of good books. Lucky for fans of Lisa Jewell, we got the lowdown on the books she loves and the books on her TBR list. This is what Lisa Jewell reads.

Lisa Jewell Favorites:

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

When a group of misfits studying at a New England college meets an out-of-the-box professor, their lives are changed. When they learn from their professor a new way to go about their everyday lives, they come upon the astonishing truth that living can be hard and killing is easy.


She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb

At only 13, Dolores Price learned to medicate her sorrows with food and her unhealthy lifestyle. By the time she becomes a young woman, Dolores finds that getting to be 257 pounds has only made her life harder. Overwhelmed by this feeling of being unaccepted, she decides to give herself one more chance to make everything right.


The Stopped Heart by Julie Myerson

Mary Coles and her husband have just moved to a new home after a tragedy left them broken. But they don’t know that over a century before, a man was nearly killed by a fallen tree on the property only to survive and live and work in the home. Now, Mary feels like there’s something evil living in the house with them. If she wants to survive, she needs to realize she’s not going mad and that there is something bad living in the home with them.


Sleep With Me by Joanna Briscoe

When Richard and Leila got pregnant, they had no idea the trauma that was soon to come. As the baby grows, so does the presence of a mysterious woman named Sylvie. Simultaneously, Leila finds herself to be haunted by ghosts from her past and Richard starts to drift away from her and the baby. Can they survive this pregnancy or is there something darker coming after them?


The Books on Her #TBR:

My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

As a young teen, Vanessa got involved with her English teacher – a man almost 30 years older. While Vanessa always assumed their relationship was mutual and that he loved her, years later, she’s forced to reevaluate her time with him as another girl is now bringing up a case of sexual abuse against the same man.


Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

This New York Times bestselling non-fiction book tells the story of three uniquely different women, their desires and the ways in which they love. Journalist and author Lisa Taddeo covers a topic not normally talked about in our world in Three Women: women’s desire.


The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott

At the height of the Cold War, two CIA secretaries are given an assignment they never could have expected: smuggle the love story Doctor Zhivago out of the USSR so it can be published and shared around the world. The Secrets We Kept tells the story of the romance that brought about Doctor Zhivago as well as the story of two strong women who put everything on the line to make sure this book was shared widely.


Platform Seven by Louise Doughty

Platform Seven at the Peterborough Railway Station has been struck by two tragic deaths in the past year and a half. When a man travels to the platform to take his own life, he’s unaware that he’s not alone. Looming in the shadows is Lisa Evans who is desperate to connect the dots between these mysterious deaths that keep occurring on Platform Seven.

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Lisa Jewell

Guest Editor

Lisa Jewell is the internationally bestselling author of eighteen novels, including the New York Times bestseller Then She Was Gone, as well as I Found You, The Girls in the Garden, and The House We Grew Up In. In total, her novels have sold more than two million copies across the English-speaking world and her work has also been translated into sixteen languages so far. Lisa lives in London with her husband and their two daughters.

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