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WW Book Club Recommends ‘Malibu Summer’, ‘A Gamble at Sunset’ and More New Novels for May 28 to June 3

Regency-era fiction and a heartbreaking yet touching debut novel lead the recommendations this week


Good news, book lovers! Summer titles are in full swing, and the season is kicking off with an anticipated debut book from Libby Gill entitled Malibu Summer. The fiction title leads our recommendations for May 28 through June 3, and is the perfect pick if you’re looking for a tear-jerking but heartfelt story.

For those of you caught up in the Regency era of Bridgerton, check out A Gamble at Sunset by Vanessa Riley, a scandalous story that puts a risky romance in the spotlight. If a nonfiction is more your speed this week, The Key to Positivity by Kristen Butler will leave you feeling inspired, motivated and ready to embrace a new era of self-confidence.

Keep scrolling for all the Woman’s World Book Club’s recommendations for May 28 to June 3.

Women’s Fiction

Malibu Summer by Libby Gill

WW Book Club: Malibu Summer by Libby Gill
Penguin Books

A heartbreaking yet hopeful story unfolds in Libby Gill’s debut novel. Meet Ivy Bauer, a scientist and inventor of a new organic irrigation system. But after her husband passes away, she takes a summer job as a gardener in Malibu in an attempt to heal. Her new boss is Hollywood has-been Conrad Reed, who lost his wife and lives with his stepson, Hudson. As Ivy bonds with his stepson, Conrad feels his heart mending.


One Perfect Couple by Ruth Ware

One Perfect Couple by Ruth Ware
Gallery/Scout Press

Bestselling author Ruth Ware is known as the queen of thrillers and psychological suspense — and her latest fast-paced story proves this yet again! Scientist Lyla is unsure whether to join her aspiring actor boyfriend, Nico, on an island getaway to film a competitive new reality TV show called One Perfect Couple. She finally agrees to go, and regrets her decision when an overnight storm turns the game into one of real-life survival.

Magical Realism

A House Like an Accordion by Audrey Burges

WW Book Club: A House Like an Accordion by Audrey Burges

Magic and mystery collide in this poignant novel following Keryth Miller, who wakes up one morning with her hand gone. Frantic, she realizes it’s because her father, an artist, is drawing her. His otherworldly ability to literally capture life in art comes at a cost — and her realization means he’s still alive after 25 years away. As Keryth starts to disappear, she searches for her father before it’s too late.

Historical Romance

A Gamble at Sunset by Vanessa Riley

A Gamble at Sunset by Vanessa Riley

Readers are taken back to the dazzling Regency era in this sweeping romance. After a series of events, Georgina Wilcox is furious at her older sister, the recently widowed Viscountess. To get back at her, Georgina plans to kiss the first man she meets in the gardens of Anya House. But reporters also see her kiss with Lord Mark Sebastian. Now, Georgina and Mark must convince everyone it’s not fake — and then real sparks fly.


The Key to Positivity: Why You’ve Got the Comfort Zone All Wrong—and How to Tap Its Power to Live Your Best Life Now by Kristen Butler

The Key to Positivity: Why You’ve Got the Comfort Zone All Wrong—and How to Tap Its Power to Live Your Best Life Now by Kristen Butler (WW Book Club)
Hay House LLC

We’ve all been told that we’ll never live life to the fullest unless we step outside our comfort zones. But in her latest book, author Kristen Butler, creator of Power of Positivity — an online community with 50+ million people — offers simple ways to flip the script and find confidence right in the zone you’re in. With tips on finding self-love, boosting self-esteem and stopping cycles of burnout, she provides a map to uncover your best life now! 

Missed our last few book clubs? Click through the links below!

WW Book Club Recommends ‘The Paradise Problem’, ‘The Lagos Wife’ and More New Titles for May 21 to May 27

WW Book Club Recommends ‘The Library Thief,’ ‘A Run at Love’ and More New Titles for May 14 to May 20

WW Book Club May 7th – May 13th: 5 New Reads You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

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