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WW Book Club for October 1st — 7th, 2023: 7 Reads You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

An intriguing mystery, thrilling suspense, humorous love story, inspirational how-tos—and more!

Welcome, beloved bookworms and literature lovers, to the 14th 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 cozy whodunits to edge-of-your-seat suspense to sizzling romances to timeless historical fictions, 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 October 1st to October 7th — let us know which ones you end up reading and what you think. We love hearing from you!

On the hunt for a cute cozy mystery?

Dive into Murder and Mamon by Mia P. Manansala

Bestselling author Mia P. Manansala mixes humor and high-stakes danger in her charming whodunits, and this newest installment in Tita Rosie’s Kitchen Mystery series follows suit. Lila Macapagal’s godmothers ­— April, Mae and June — are celebrating the opening of their laundromat, but the happy occasion turns sinister when a dead body is found in the building. Now, Lila must dig for clues to find the culprit fast! 

Murder and Mamon by Mia P. Manansala
Mia P. Manansala

In the mood for a page-turner?

Get lost in The Last Devil to Die by Richard Osman

Hearts race in this delightfully entertaining page-turner. When a friend of the “Thursday Murder Club” is killed and a package he was protecting goes missing, Elizabeth, Joyce, Ron and Ibrahim jump in to help. But their search to crack the case leads them into the antiques business, where they encounter drug dealers, art forgers and online fraudsters. With the body count rising, the club is now in a race against time and a killer!

The Last Devil to Die by Richard Osman.
Richard Osman

Want to escape back in time?

Look no further than All You Have to Do Is Call by Kerri Maher

Readers are taken back to 1970s Chicago in this dramatic and emotional novel based on the true story behind the Jane Collective, a women’s health organization comprised of only women. Veronica is living a double life as an empowering activist and a conventional housewife. But when two women, Margaret and Patty, get involved at Jane, the three of them must make choices that could change their lives forever.

Kerri Maher

Searching for a magical adventure?

Wander into The Unfortunate Side Effects of Heartbreak and Magic by Breanne Randall

Family bonds, heartbreak, magic…this spellbinding saga has it all. Just when Sadie Revelare’s grandmother is diagnosed with cancer, Sadie’s first heartbreak, Jake McNealy, returns to town after a decade. Now, she has no choice but to face buried family secrets and her feelings for Jake — all while trying to decide if true love is more important than magic.

The Unfortunate Side Effects of Heartbreak and Magic by Breanne Randall.
Breanne Randall

Interested in home organization?

Find inspiration with The Home Edit: Stay Organized by Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin

Finding the right place in your home for every item and keeping it all in order daily can be daunting. But in their new book, organizing pros Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, stars of Netflix’s Get Organized with The Home Edit, share how simple it is to store more — and stress less! With wit and charm, they offer savvy tips — like how to make helpful inventory checklists and ways to use your home to your advantage — that transform cluttered spaces into calm havens fast.

The Home Edit Stay Organized by Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin
Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin

Need to settle down and unwind?

Crack open Old-Fashioned on Purpose: Cultivating a Slower, More Joyful Life by Jill Winger

Podcast host and blogger, Jill Winger shares her secrets to finding happiness in simplicity. In her latest book, she shares with readers how to slow down and find fulfillment through historical, retro skills — like gardening and handiwork. She offers DIYs and tips, how to enjoy cooking, how to grow your own garden, natural stress-relievers and grounding routines that make up her keys to a slower and more peaceful life.

Old-Fashioned On Purpose; Cultivating a Slower, More Joyful Life by Jill Winger
Jill Winger

Craving a little love and laughter?

Jump into The Second Chance Hotel by Sierra Godfrey

Brimming with hilarious moments and lovable characters, this too-cute tale stars Amelia Lang, whose life is a bit of a mess. She meets a handsome man, James, in Greece after running away from her life at home. Then, they accidentally get married and are soon gifted the hotel that they are staying in and have to learn how to work together to keep the hotel running. Will they figure out how to get out of the messy ordeal and find love?

The Second Chance Hotel by Sierra Godfrey
Sierra Godfrey

If you missed our latest WW book club picks, find them here!

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

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