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August 31, 2022

#1 The Light We Lost

The first person to move, inspire, and genuinely comprehend her was him. Was he supposed to be the last one? An important decision must be made by Lucy. She must begin her story—their story—at the beginning before she can make a decision. At Columbia University, Lucy and Gabe cross paths as seniors on a day that will forever alter both of their lives. They agree that they want their lives to matter and have meaning. When they cross paths once more a year later, it feels fated; perhaps they will discover the meaning of life in one another. But then Gabe gets a job as a photojournalist in the Middle East, and Lucy decides to stay in New York to pursue her profession.

The thirteen-year odyssey that comes next is filled with hopes, aspirations, jealousies, betrayals, and eventually, love. Was their meeting the result of fate? Has their absence been due to their decision? Despite traveling across continents apart, Lucy and Gabe remain in each other’s hearts at all times.

#2 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.

#3 One Day In December

2 individuals. 10 chances. One heartfelt love tale. Laurie is adamant that true love at first glance only occurs in movies. But then, on a snowy December day, she encounters a man who she knows right away is the one through a misted-up bus window. A magical moment occurs when their eyes lock, and afterward, her bus departs.

Laurie searches every bus station and cafe in London for him for a year, convinced that they will eventually run into each other again. But she doesn’t locate him—at least not when it matters. Instead, they “reunite” at a holiday party where Laurie is giddily introduced to Sarah’s new lover. It’s Jack, the bus passenger. It would.

#4 In Five Years

In the most significant interview of her career, Type-A Manhattan attorney Dannie Kohan is asked this question, and she is prepared with a carefully written response. Later, after acing her interview and saying yes to her boyfriend’s marriage proposal, Dannie goes to sleep confident that her five-year plan will be accomplished.

She suddenly finds herself in a different apartment, with a different ring on her finger, and standing next to a completely different man when she awakens, though. She can barely make out the date scrolling on the television news, which is playing in the background. The date is December 15, 2025, however, it is five years later.

#5 Love And Other Words

The heart’s history cannot be undone. Macy Sorensen is getting used to her ambitious but emotionally reserved routine: put in a lot of effort as a brand-new pediatrics resident; arrange her marriage to an older, well-off man; and hold her head down and heart hidden.

But when she crosses paths with Elliot Petropoulos, her one and only love, the meticulous bubble she had built starts to burst. Before he broke her heart the night he confessed his love for her, Elliot was once Macy’s entire world. He had evolved from being her gangly, bookish buddy to the man who helped her heart heal following the death of her mother.

#6 Ugly Love

In the novel Ugly Love, Colleen Hoover – the author opens the story with Tate Collins recognizing that she didn’t fall in love with airline pilot Miles Archer at first sight. Even if they were to consider themselves pals, they wouldn’t. There is no denying that Tate and Miles are attracted to one another. They understand they have the ideal situation once their wishes are made clear. The only option left is sex because he doesn’t want love and she doesn’t have time for love. If Tate can follow the two guidelines Miles has for her, their arrangement might be surprisingly easy.

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#7 It Ends With Us

Sometimes it is the one who loves you who hurts you the most.

Even though Lily hasn’t always found it easy, she’s never let that stop her from striving to live the life she desires. She had graduated from college, relocated to Boston, and launched her own business. She has traveled a long way from the small Maine hamlet where she was raised. So everything in Lily’s life appears almost too beautiful to be true when she gets a spark with a stunning neurosurgeon called Ryle Kincaid.

#8 Verity

Verity is a psychological drama that also works as a romance. It’s about an author who is seeking to secure a new contract. She had a lot going on in her life that was stopping her from writing, and she desperately needed money. Her publisher is looking for a ghostwriter to fulfill the agreement, and they choose Lowen for the job. The conditions are unusual.

Her husband wants Lowen to come and stay at the Virginia house, and he wants her to go over Verity’s notes to figure out how she might finish the remaining novels. When Lowen visits Verity’s house, she discovers a book unconnected to the subject she’s working on, and things begin to go wrong.

#9 People We Meet On Vacation

Two best friends. Ten summer trips. One last chance to fall in love.

Alex and Poppy. Poppy and Alex. They are unrelated to one another. He’s dressed in khakis, she’s a wild child. He loves to stay in the house with a book, whereas she has an insatiable need to travel. They have been the best of friends ever since a tragic car share from college several years ago. While she lives in New York City and he is in their little hamlet for the majority of the year, they have spent one wonderful week of vacation every summer for the past ten years.

#10 The Last Thing He Told Me

More than a million readers have been riveted by the New York Times bestselling mystery and Reese Witherspoon Book Club selection about a woman who is determined to learn the truth about her husband’s disappearance. Protect her, Owen Michaels writes in a note to his dear wife of one year before vanishing. Hannah Hall is unsure and terrified, but she understands precisely to whom the letter is addressed: Bailey, Owen’s 16-year-old daughter. Bailey is a young girl who sadly lost her mother. Bailey is adamantly opposed to her new stepmother.

Hannah rapidly discovers her husband isn’t who he claimed to be as her urgent calls to Owen go unanswered, Owen’s boss is arrested by the FBI, a US Marshal and FBI agents show up at her Sausalito house without warning, and more. And that Bailey might be the key to discovering Owen’s real identity—and the real reason for his disappearance. Together, Hannah and Bailey went out to learn the truth. But as they begin to piece together Owen’s past, they quickly discover that they are also creating a new future. Hannah and Bailey couldn’t have predicted this one.

#11 Malibu Rising

An extravagant party is hosted by four famous siblings to mark the end of the summer. However, during the course of a 24-hour period, their lives will change irrevocably. Malibu: 1983 August. The annual end-of-summer party hosted by Nina Riva is today, and excitement levels are at an all-time high. Everyone wants to be around the well-known Riva family, which includes Nina, a gifted surfer, and supermodel, Jay and Hud, brothers who are both accomplished photographers and surfing champs, and Kit, their adored baby sister. Being the children of renowned musician Mick Riva, the siblings together are a source of intrigue in Malibu and throughout the globe.

Malibu Rising tells the tale of one extraordinary night in the life of a family, the night when each member must decide what to keep from the individuals who helped create them and what to discard.