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4 Books That Everyone Should Read

If you’re tired of combing through Netflix looking for something new to watch, or just in the mood for something a little different, then take a look at this short list of books that I know you’re going to love!

Exciting Times – Naoise Dolan

This debut novel from young Irish writer Naoise Dolan has been described as a ‘bracing and witty’ debut, about the experiences of Ava, a millennial Irish expat who becomes entangled in a love triangle with a male banker and a female lawyer.  It’s funny, intelligent, and heartbreaking. Grab a copy and get going!

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Where The Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens

This beautifully written novel tells the story of a young girl Kya Clark, who lives alone in a shack on the outskirts of a quiet town on the North Carolina coast, following two timelines that eventually intertwine.  When a local boy is found dead, Kya is immediately suspected and her peaceful life is upended.  This is a romance novel, a murder mystery, and an ode to the natural world all in one.

Becoming – Michelle Obama

In Becoming, the former First Lady gives us a glimpse into her incredible life in this beautifully written autobiography.  She takes us from her childhood in Chicago to her years at Princeton and Harvard Law School.  She recalls her time (albeit brief) spent in corporate law where she met her husband, and their journey together from Chicago to the most famous address in the world.  It is a wonderful insight into the life and mind of an amazing woman.

Normal People – Sally Rooney

This novel was a bestseller when it was released and has taken the world by storm once again with its much anticipated BBC3 and Hulu adaption starring Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones.  The young actors star as Connell and Marianne, two teenagers from different social classes who secretly find their way together.  Throughout their college years, they weave in and out of each other’s lives, with their undeniable bond always drawing them back to each other.  This novel from Irish writer Sally Rooney brilliantly captures the complexity and excitement of young love and friendship.

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