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Books like Big Stone Gap

October 31, 2022

#1 Books Like Reminders Of Him

In Colleen Hoover’s tragic yet upbeat novel, which is the #1 New York Times bestselling author, a disturbed young mother longs for a chance at atonement. In an effort to reconcile with her 4-year-old daughter, Kenna Rowan returns to the town where everything went wrong after serving five years in jail for a catastrophic error. But it seems difficult to repair the bridges Kenna burned. No matter how hard Kenna attempts to establish herself, everyone in her daughter’s life is determined to keep her out. Ledger Ward, the proprietor of a nearby tavern and one of the few people still connected to Kenna’s kid, is the only person who hasn’t totally shut the door on her.

But if anyone were to find out how Ledger is gradually taking over Kenna’s life, both would run the risk of losing the respect of everyone who matters to them. Despite the pressure they are under, the two connect, but as their romance develops, the risk increases. In order to create a future based on healing and optimism, Kenna must discover a way to put her past transgressions behind her.

#2 Books Like Heart Bones

Beyah Grim’s parents only ever gave her two things: life and a terrible last name. Beyah is well on her path to greater and better things because of the route she carved out for herself. A sudden death leaves Beyah with nowhere to go in the meantime, only two short months dividing her from the future she’s created and the past she’s desperately trying to leave behind. Beyah is made to spend the rest of her summer on a peninsula in Texas with a father she hardly knows after being forced to use her final line of defense.

Beyah had intended to keep a low profile and let the summer pass without incident, but her new neighbor Samson threw a spanner in the works. On the surface, Samson and Beyah appear to have nothing in common. He comes from a wealthy and privileged family, while she came from a life of deprivation and neglect. They do, however, share the tendency to gravitate toward depressing things. Which implies that they are drawn to one another. Beyah and Samson decide to stay in the deep end of the pool of a summer affair after experiencing an almost immediate connection that was too strong for them to keep ignoring. Beyah is about to have her heart dragged out to sea by a rip current, but she isn’t aware of it.

#3 Books Like 28 Summers

By Summer of ’69’s #1 New York Times bestselling author: They have been having a covert relationship for many years, but this summer could be the turning point. Link Blessing, Mallory Blessing’s son, is unsure of what to anticipate when his mother gives him instructions on his deathbed to phone a number on a slip of paper in her desk drawer. He does not, however, anticipate Jake McCloud responding. Jake DeGournsey’s wife, Ursula, is the front-runner in the forthcoming presidential election in the late spring of 2020.

Link speculates that there must be a mistake. How are Mallory and Jake acquainted? Recall the delightful summer of 1993: Mallory accepts the invitation to host her brother’s bachelor party at the beachside property she recently inherited from her aunt on Nantucket. Jake McCloud, Cooper’s college friend, also attends, and the two develop a relationship that will last until Mallory hears that Ursula is dying. This relationship will endure through marriage, having children, and Ursula’s meteoric political climb.

#4 The Unwanted Wife

Up to this point, no one had ever seen perfection in her. Tiny and has titian hair Theresa Noble has previously interacted with some of her father’s business partners, but the stunning, Italian-born Sandro De Lucci left her speechless. But Sandro has frozen over after only 18 months of marriage. Theresa musters the courage to file for divorce out of desperation to get away from a relationship that has shown itself to be both cold and hateful as well as stubbornly passionate. Theresa must give Sandro a son before he can agree to his desire.

She is disgusted by the impasse. It doesn’t matter that Sandro hasn’t yet introduced Theresa to his extended family, which is very important to him. Or perhaps Theresa hears her husband speaking on the phone with a stranger. The most damning aspect of Sandro’s treatment of Theresa is that she can tell that her terrible father, Jackson Noble, is working behind the scenes. Theresa must go deep into her anxieties to discover the inspiring truth about the husband who refers to her as his care, or his beloved, with such icy tenderness.

#5 The Soulmate Equation

Jess Davis is a single mom and a data and statistics whiz, but no amount of math can persuade her to enter the dating scene again. In addition, her ex-husband decided he wasn’t “father material” before her kid was even born, her father never showed up, and her hard-partying mother left when she was six. Jess keeps her loved ones near, but it’s difficult—and lonely—to labor nonstop to survive.

Jess then learns about GeneticAlly, a hot new DNA-based matchmaking business that is expected to revolutionize dating. Using DNA to find your soul mate? The accuracy of numbers Jess has a grasp on this. She believed she did, at least, until her test revealed an improbable 98 percent match with another person in the database: Dr. River Pea, the founder of GeneticAlly. She is unable to comprehend this particular number because she is already familiar with Dr. Pea. She can be sure that the arrogant, unyielding man is not her soul mate. However, GeneticAlly is offering a reward if you get to know him. Despite her doubts about the initiative and her distaste for River, Jess—who is barely getting by—is unable to refuse it. Jess starts to suspect that maybe there is more to the scientist—and the science underlying a soulmate—than she first imagined as the two are pushed from one event to the next as the “Diamond” pairing that might send GeneticAlly’s worth sky-high.

#6 Books Like You Had Me At Hola

The soap opera star Jasmine Lin Rodriguez had her face plastered all over the tabloids following a dramatic public breakup. When Jasmine returns to her native New York City to film the lead part in a bilingual romantic comedy for the top streaming service in the nation, she believes her new “Leading Lady Plan” should be simple to implement. That is until a casting change casts her alongside telenovela hunk Ashton Suárez.

Leading Ladies can be happy without a man. Ashton is concerned that his career is also over after his final telenovela character was killed off. He will get the chance to showcase his acting skills to American audiences and catch the attention of Hollywood casting directors by joining this different cast as a last-minute addition. He’ll need to create a smokin’ hot on-screen connection with Jasmine for it to work. It’s easier said than done, especially when a poor first impression extinguishes any sexual fire they may have had.

#7 The Giver Of Stars

In an effort to leave her oppressive existence in England, Alice Wright marries the charming American Bennett Van Cleve. However, life in small-town Kentucky rapidly proves to be cramped, especially when she lives with her controlling father-in-law. Alice readily agrees to help when a request is made for a group of ladies to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new mobile library.

Margery, the group’s leader and soon to be Alice’s biggest ally, is a witty, independent woman who has never sought a man’s approval for anything. Three further unusual women who take on the moniker “Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky” will join them.

#8 V for Vendetta

V for Vendetta is considered one of the pinnacles of the comic medium and a defining work for authors Alan Moore and David Lloyd. It is a horrifying and compelling story about the loss of freedom and identity in a terrifyingly plausible totalitarian future.

This ground-breaking tale, which is set in an imagined future England that has fallen under fascism, portrays both the oppressive aspect of life in a totalitarian police state and the redemptive force of the human spirit that rebels against it. V for Vendetta’s brilliantly intelligent and clear writing gives its honest portrayal of tyranny and resistance an unmatched depth of personality and verisimilitude.

#9 The Body Keeps The Score

Trauma is a common occurrence. One in five Americans have experienced molestation; one in four people grew up around alcoholics, and one in three couples have physically abused one another. Veterans and their families also suffer from the devastating effects of combat. These encounters invariably leave their mark on our minds, emotions, and even biology. Tragically, trauma survivors frequently let their partners and kids feel their stress.

Bessel van der Kolk, a renowned trauma expert, has spent more than three decades dealing with survivors. He revolutionizes our knowledge of severe stress in The Body Keeps the Score by demonstrating how it literally rewires some parts of the brain, including those responsible for pleasure, involvement, control, and trust. He demonstrates how cutting-edge therapies like neurofeedback, mindfulness practices, play, yoga, and other therapies can reawaken these areas. The Body Keeps the Score presents tried-and-true substitutes to medications and talk therapy—and a method to recover lives—based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other eminent medical professionals.

#10 Can You Keep A Secret

A young woman with a big heart, an unquenchable spirit, and a few minor secrets, Emma Corrigan, please be our guest: Secrets from her boyfriend: Connor has always reminded me a little bit of Ken. as in Ken and Barbie. Secrets from her mother: While my parents were downstairs watching Ben-Hur, I lost my virginity to Danny Nussbaum in the spare bedroom. She has information that she won’t reveal to anyone in the world, including: I’m not sure what NATO stands for. or what it even is. Until she tells a lovely stranger on a plane everything. She assumed he was a stranger, at least. Up until Emma meets Jack Harper, the mysterious CEO of the corporation, a man who is well-aware of every humiliating aspect of her.

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#11 This Book Is Gay

There’s an old joke that a lesbian, gay man, bisexual, or trans person should get a membership card and manual after “coming out.” THAT INSTRUCTION MANUAL IS THIS. Thank you very much. Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about sex, politics, hooking up, stereotypes, coming out, and more is answered inside. Along with true accounts from individuals on both ends of the gender and sexual spectrum, this open, witty, and unfiltered examination of sexuality and what it was like to grow up LGBT also has hilarious artwork.

You’ll enjoy yourself. You’ll be made aware. However you identify (or don’t) and whomever you love, you will most significantly realize that you are exceptional. You matter. Likewise, this book does.

#12 Diary Of A Wimpy Kid

Greg Heffley is suddenly thrown into a new year and a new school where short, frail kids share the halls with tall, mean kids who have already started shaving. Greg is glad to have his not exactly cool sidekick, Rowley, along for the voyage since he is eager to demonstrate his newly discovered maturity, which only going up a grade can provide.

However, when Rowley’s fame begins to grow, Greg tries to take advantage of it for himself. This test of Greg and Rowley’s friendship is chronicled in his diary along with humorous photographs and his own words, and the outcomes are entertaining.

#13 China Rich Girlfriend

Rachel ought to be ecstatic on the night of her nuptials to Nicholas Young, the heir of one of Asia’s largest fortunes. She possesses a flawless JAR Asscher-cut diamond, a wedding gown she adores more than anything she could find in a Parisian salon, and a fiancé who is prepared to give up his entire inheritance in order to wed her. But Rachel still laments the absence of her birthfather, a man she never met, at the ceremony. Until: a startling revelation plunges Rachel into a Shanghai grandeur world she could never have imagined.

Here we meet Rachel’s father, the man she has waited her entire life to meet, as well as Carlton, a Ferrari-crashing bad guy with Prince Harry-like antics, Colette, a celebrity girlfriend being pursued by feverish paparazzi, and Carlton. Astrid Leong, Singapore’s It Girl, is astonished to learn that having a freshly minted tech billionaire spouse has drawbacks. China Rich Girlfriend is a frolic through the most exclusive clubs, auctioneers, and estates in Asia. It introduces us to a fascinating ensemble of individuals and gives us an inside look at what it’s like to be fabulously, insanely, China-rich.

#14 Books Like Crazy Rich Asians

The brilliantly amusing debut book Crazy Rich Asians is about three affluent, distinguished Chinese families and the plotting, backstabbing, and gossip that ensues when the heir to one of Asia’s largest fortunes invites his ABC (American-born Chinese) fiancée to the wedding of the season.

Crazy Rich Asians is an inside look at the Asian JetSet, a perfect representation of the conflict between old money and new money, between Overseas Chinese and Mainland Chinese, and a fantastic novel about what it means to be young, in love, and gloriously, crazily rich. It is hilarious, addictive, and filled with jaw-dropping opulence.

#15 Good Omens

The world will end on a Saturday, according to The Nice and Correct Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the sole book of prophecy that is 100 percent accurate and was published in 1655, just before she burst. in fact, on Saturday next. not long before dinner.

Atlantis is rising, frogs are dropping, and tempers are escalating as a result of the gathering forces of Good and Evil. Everything seems to be proceeding as intended by the divine plan. But a fussy angel and a quick-tempered demon, who have both been living among Earth’s mortals since The Beginning and have become very fond of the way of life, aren’t really anticipating the Rapture. Additionally, it appears that the Antichrist has been lost.

#16 If I Never Met You

Laurie is devastated when her partner of more than ten years abruptly calls it quits, and not just because they both work at the same law company and she is required to see him every day. Her formerly ideal life is in ruins, and the idea of dating once more in the era of Tinder is absolutely awful. When she learns that her ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend is expecting, she can no longer choose to take the humiliation lying down. Then a fresh potential arises after an accidental encounter with the workplace playboy in a malfunctioning elevator.

Jamie Carter doesn’t believe in love, but in order to satisfy their bosses, he wants a respectable, reliable girlfriend. In order to give the gossip mill something new to talk about, Laurie wants to meet a hot new man. The ideal scenario is a manufactured fauxmance played out on social media with a set end date and well-prepared photos. With the plan in place, Laurie and Jamie start to brag about their relationship, much to their friends’ and coworkers’ surprise and enviously. But the line between acting like you’re in love and truly falling for your pleasant, attractive fictional partner is thin.

#17 In A Holidaze

The best season of the year is here. but, Maelyn Jones did not. She recently committed a romantic blunder of epic proportions, lives with her parents, despises her pointless job, and all of these things.

The fact that Mae will spend her final Christmas in her favorite spot in the entire world—the snowy Utah cabin where she and her family have celebrated every holiday since she was born—is maybe the saddest of all. Mae makes what she believes to be a straightforward request to the cosmos as she starts driving from the cabin for the last time: Please. Show me what will bring you joy.

#18 Big Nate

Nate is aware that he was meant for greatness. THE BIGGEST stuff. But just because you’re wondering doesn’t mean life will always go your way. Despite the fact that trouble constantly does seem to find him, Nate maintains his composure. He is aware of his greatness. According to a fortune cookie. Here is BIG NATE, an unintentional troublemaker who is definitely NOT the teacher’s pet, for lovers of the amusing Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

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#19 Meet You In The Middle

Ben Mackenzie, the intimidating gatekeeper for one of DC’s most potent conservative senators, is the only thing standing between liberal Senate staffer Kate Adams and the approval of the historic legislation she has fought for all year. After a not-so-cute encounter between Kate and Ben, they make a promise to destroy one another at any cost.

She believes he is conceited and unworthy of those stunning green eyes. He believes she makes snap judgments (and is irresistibly distracting). Kate begins to question whether her feelings for Ben are more akin to infatuation than hostility as their never-ending game of one-upmanship becomes her favorite part of the day. Perhaps their fighting is flirting. Kate is forced to face her worst dread when she finds there is more to Ben than meets the eye: She might have found her ideal match in her sworn adversary.

#20 Bad Feminist

In these amusing and perceptive pieces, Roxane Gay walks us through her development as a woman of color while simultaneously introducing readers to recent cultural trends and making observations about the state of feminism in the modern world. The picture that takes shape is not just of a highly perceptive lady who is always learning about herself and our culture, but also of our culture. A razor-sharp, hilarious, and dead-on examination of how the culture we consume shapes who we are, Bad Feminist is also an encouraging reminder of all the things we still need to do.

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#21 Act Your Age Eve Brown

Act Your Age features the flightiest of the Brown sisters, Eve, who abruptly enters the life of a stiff B&B proprietor and actually sends him plummeting to the ground. Eve Brown is a hot disaster in every way. Her life consistently goes horribly wrong, no matter how hard she tries to do the right thing, so she has given up trying. However, her parents draw the line when her unique brand of chaos ruins a costly wedding (someone had to free those poor doves). Even though she is unsure of how Eve needs to mature and prove herself.

The power is with Jacob Wayne. Always. The proprietor of the bed and breakfast is determined to dominate the hospitality sector and demands nothing less than excellence. Therefore, when a woman with purple hair shows up unexpectedly for an interview for his open chef post, he tells her the truth: not a chance in hell. Then, ostensibly by mistake, she strikes him with her automobile. Right, I see. His B&B is currently understaffed, his arm is damaged, and the incredibly unpredictable Eve is flitting around, attempting to assist. She quickly gained access to his kitchen, office, and spare bedroom. Jacob despises every aspect of it.

#22 The Cheat Sheet

Hello, my name is Bree Camden, and my best friend and star quarterback Nathan Donelson and I are over heels in love. Admitting is the first step, right? But I can never tell him since I know he doesn’t view me that way and I don’t want things to grow awkward between us.

Nothing except good ol’ fashioned platonic friendship between us, no touching the hottest man alive, please! Everything is just the way I prefer it to be! Yes. Good. (I’m simply peeling an onion; I’m not sobbing.) How am I supposed to pretend to date Nathan for three weeks without anything altering between us? Particularly when it almost-sort-of-sorta seems like he’s battling for an entirely different result?

#23 Bad Guys

They have the same voice as the bad guys, the same appearance, and even the same smell. However, all of that is about to change thanks to Mr. Wolf, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Snake, and Mr. Shark! For the Bad Guys’ initial good deed, Mr. Wolf has an audacious scheme. 200 canines will be stolen by the gang from the Maximum Security City Dog Pound. How well will Operation Dog Pound go? Will the Evil Doers change into the Good Doers? And might Mr. Snake spit out Mr. Piranha, please?

#24 Shipped

Henley Evans, a marketing manager, hardly has any free time left after working long hours at a cruise company and attending night school for her MBA. But all of her sacrifices seem to have been worthwhile once she gets selected for the advancement of her dreams.

The sole issue? The person who is the thorn of her existence and the distant social media manager, Graeme Crawford-Collins, is also applying for the job. Despite never having met in person, their spectacular email exchanges have become the stuff of office lore. Their boss assigns each of them the responsibility of creating a plan on how to increase reservations in the Galápagos; the promotion goes to the best proposal. The only caveat is that they must all travel together on a business cruise to the Galápagos Islands.