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WW Book Club for September 17th — 23rd, 2023: 7 Reads You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

A bone-chilling thriller, a sweet romance, a heart-racing suspense, a guide for gardening and more!

Welcome, book-loving babes and fellow bibliophiles, to the twelfth week of the Woman’s World — also known as ‘WW’ — book club!

As you know, every week our book editors will introduce you to seven brand-new page-turners that are just right for women over 45. We hope you will find a few jewels that are a perfect addition to your reading lists, your book club line-ups and/or your nightstand pile.

This week we’ve got everything from eerie thrillers to swoon-worthy romance to page-turning cozy mysteries to gardening guides, no matter what kind of bookish mood you’re in, these reads are sure to bring you joy!

And there’s one thing we can guarantee: These reads are curated especially to lift your mood, lower your stress and make you feel great.

Here, our book club round-up for September 17th to September 23rd — let us know which ones you end up reading and what you think. We love hearing from you!

Searching for a swoon-worthy romance?

Enjoy Things We Left Behind by Lucy Score

This enthralling, spicy-sweet saga stars Lucian Rollins, a mean mogul on a quest to erase his abusive father’s mark on the family name. He’s power- and money-hungry and not looking for romance—but he can’t keep Sloane Walton, the feisty local librarian, out of his mind. The two are bonded by an old secret and a mutual dislike, but when their bickering turns into sparks flying and emotions soaring, they’re both caught by surprise.

Book cover for Things We Left Behind by Lucy Score

In the mood for suspense?

Immerse yourself in Holly by Stephen King

Bestselling author Stephen King’s latest chilling novel marks the return of beloved character Holly Gibney. When Penny Dahl desperately calls the Finders Keepers detective agency hoping for help locating her missing daughter, Holly is reluctant but agrees to take the case. Soon, Holly is drawn into a puzzle that leads her to two twisted local professors who may hold the secret to the disappearance.

Book cover of Holly by Stephen King

Need a heart-racing adventure?

Jump into It Ends with Knight by Yasmin Angoe

High-stakes action, intrigue and a professional assassin…the thrilling conclusion to Yasmin Angoe’s Nena Knight series has it all. When Nena’s mentor unexpectedly dies, she steps in to fill his leadership position in the Tribe, but it’s a role she never wanted. Then one of the Tribe members is kidnapped, and Nena is the only one qualified for the rescue mission. Now, she must conquer her fears and face her resentments to succeed.

Book cover of It Ends with Knight by Yasmin Angoe

Looking for a feel-good escape?

Feel transported in The Starfish Sisters by Barbara O’Neal

Memorable characters and emotional moments abound in this tale that follows two friends, Phoebe and Suze, who used to be closer than sisters—until secrets tore them apart. Now, decades later, Suze is a famous actress and returns to town looking for a safe haven. Phoebe doesn’t know how to handle her old friend’s return. Will they turn away from their friendship once and for all, or can they work together to heal?

Book cover for The Starfish Sisters by Barbara O’Neal

Craving an eerie thriller?

Dive into Beneath the Surface by Kaira Rouda

A frightening thriller begins with an invitation to Catalina Island from billionaire CEO Richard Kingsley. For his sons, Ted and John, and their wives, it’s an opportunity to gain control of the real estate empire and secure their family’s futures. But when Richard’s estranged daughter, Sibley, shows up, the stakes for the inheritance of the Kingsley legacy are raised. Now, it’s a fight amongst them all to be crowned heir of the throne built on lies and deception.

Book cover for Beneath the Surface by Kaira Rouda WW Book Club

On the hunt for a cute-and-cozy whodunit?

Pick up The Paper Caper by Kate Carlisle

The next quirky installment of bestselling author, Kate Carlisle’s Bibliophile Mystery series is another laugh-out-loud page-turner. Book-restoration expert, Brooklyn Wainwright has plans to rebind a rare first edition of The Prince and the Pauper for an enthusiastic audience of book lovers at the Covington Library’s first annual Mark Twain Festival. But Brooklyn and her husband, Derek start to feel like the popular festival is gaining some dangerous attention. Then, when someone is mysteriously poisoned, Brooklyn and Derek must find the killer before anyone else’s murdered!

Book cover for The Paper Caper by Kate Carlisle WW Book Club

Interested in nurturing your green thumb?

Find tips in Happy Plants, Happy You by Kamili Bell Hill

Studies show that houseplants can bring on a sense of calm and lower blood pressure…unless you don’t have a green thumb and struggle to keep them alive. That’s why plant expert and author Kamili Bell Hill breaks down everything you need to know to succeed in nurturing and growing plants. She answers questions, finds solutions to common problems and offers pro tips on how to feed and clean houseplants. With warmth and expertise, Hill brings plant-care and self-care together so you can easily fill your home—and heart—with joy!

Book cover for Happy Plants, Happy You by Kamili Bell Hill WW Book Club

Missed our last WW book club picks? Find them here!

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WW Book Club for July 23 — July 29, 2023

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A version of this article originally appeared in our print magazine, Woman’s World.

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