Welcome, fellow literature lovers and bibliophiles, to the 20th 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 the perfect addition to your reading lists, your book club line-ups, and/or your nightstand pile.
This week, we’ve got everything from inspiring self-help and hilarious whodunits to historical page-turners and sweet rom-coms. 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 books are curated especially to lift your mood, lower your stress and make you feel great.
Here is our book club roundup for November 12th to November 18th — let us know which ones you end up reading and what you think. We love hearing from you! (To quickly access all our book clubs, click here.)
Searching for something sizzling and sweet?
Second-chance love, family drama and heartfelt charm…this book has it all! Years ago, Santiago “Saint” Vega walked away from Lola León to fulfill his military duty. Now, Lola returns to Humboldt Park to care for her grandfather and help the community. Before long, Saint and Lola are face-to-face again. What follows is a cute series of laugh-out-loud events — between two sparring grandpas — and lost love found.
Interested in a cozy whodunit?
Crack open Trapping, Turkeys, & Thanksgiving by Tonya Kappes
A deliciously fun fall whodunit unfolds as Mae West practices for the Thanksgiving Turkey Trot in an effort to stay healthy ahead of her wedding day. But she never expects to find an obituary card while out on the trail. Then things get even more shocking when there’s a murder! Mae vows to narrow down the suspects and track the killer — all while attempting to get along with her future mother-in-law.
In the mood to laugh out loud?
Cozy up with Dirty Thirty by Janet Evanovich
Beloved author Janet Evanovich is known for her hilarious and high-stakes page-turners — and her latest in the bestselling Stephanie Plum series follows suit. This time, bounty hunter Stephanie is hired by jeweler Martin Plover to find his former security guard, Andy Manley, who he thinks stole diamonds out of his safe. What follows is chaos and an overnight stakeout with her mother and Grandma Mazur to find the fortune.
Want to escape in an adventure?
Get lost in What the River Knows by Isabel Ibañez
This magical, adventure-filled novel begins in 19th-century Buenos Aires and follows Inez Olivera. When Inez receives word of her parents’ deaths, she inherits their massive fortune and a mysterious guardian. Wanting answers, she sails to Cairo with a golden ring her father had sent her before he passed. As she arrives, the magic connected to the ring leads her to uncover secrets and the truth about her parents’ disappearance.
In need of some inner peace?
Transform yourself with Upon Waking by Jackie Hill Perry
Often, our first thoughts in the morning are of all the overwhelming and ongoing to-do’s we have to tackle in the hours to come. But Bible teacher and author Jackie Hill Perry’s new 60-day devotional was created as a tool to help women begin the day feeling peaceful, supported and loved and to help carry that assurance as a shield against all the challenges they may face. With inspiring reflections, beautiful Scripture and heartfelt prayers, each compelling prompt helps create a calm, nurturing moment upon waking…and, ultimately, more joy all day.
On the hunt for a thrilling page-turner?
Emerge yourself in Blood Sisters by Vanessa Lillie
In this compelling mystery, Archeologist Syd Walker lives in Rhode Island, trying to protect the land’s indigenous past, even though she escaped her own. And while she swore she’d never go back, the past comes crawling back to get her when a skull is found near the crime scene, just as her sister, Emma Lou, goes missing. Syd knows she must return home, but she refuses to let her sister’s disappearance go ignored. As she digs for clues, she uncovers a secret string of missing indigenous women cases going back decades. Now to save her sister, she must expose that secret to the town, even though no one wants to face the truth.
Yearning for a dose of magic?
Grab Nightbane by Alex Aster
Readers are transported into a fantasy world in bestselling author Alex Aster’s latest action-packed tale. After a crushing betrayal, the powerful Isla Crown yearns for a distraction and refuses to embrace her duties as the newly crowned leader of two separate realms. But as certain death races toward Lightlark and secrets from the past begin to unravel, Isla must weigh her responsibility to her people against the whims of the most dangerous traitor of all: her heart.
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