Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen is the story of Jacob Jankowski and his life in a second-rate Depression-era circus. Gruen describes the filthy circumstances in which Jacob finds himself. Jacob puts his veterinary skills to use when he is put in charge of the menagerie. With colorful characters like Uncle Al, the circus impresario who slaps people around and August, the paranoid schizophrenic animal trainer, and the beautiful Marlena whom Jacob falls in love with, this book is a treasure you will surely entrance you.
Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin is the story of a complicated love-hate friendship between two women. Rachel is a hardworking attorney, good girl, and a diligent maid of honor to her best friend Darcy. But everything changes when Rachel confesses to Darcy’s fiancé that she has feelings for him and learns that he feels the same way. As Darcy’s wedding draws closer, Rachel must make a decision between her heart and conscience and learns sometimes you have to risk everything to be true to yourself.
10th Anniversary by James Patterson is a thrilling detective story from the Women’s Murder Club series about Detective Lindsay Boxer, Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano. Lindsay’s new marriage must be put on hold when she is called to investigate a horrific crime: an injured teenager is left for dead while her newborn baby is nowhere to be found. Yuki is prosecuting the biggest case of her life and her case rests on a guilty verdict, but when Lindsay finds evidence that could save the defendant, Yuki must make a decision. This book is the most chilling book of the series so far.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett is widely popular and a reading group favorite. Set in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, this is the story of Aibileen, a black maid who had always taken orders quietly but finds herself unable to hold her resentment back any long. Her friend Minny starts having to keep secrets about her employer that leave her speechless. White socialite Skeeter is full of ambition but without a husband she is considered a failure. These three women come together in his poignant novel and write a tell-all book about being a black maid in the south that forever alters their lives.
Buried Prey by John Sandford is the new Lucas Davenport thriller that shows that some secrets will never stay buried. Back in 1985 when Davenport was a young cop with a reputation for recklessness, a girl disappears. His boss declared the case closed but Davenport could never agree with that. Now, almost thirty years later, Davenport has the chance to investigate the girl’s disappearance all over again. It becomes clear that it was not just bodies that were buried but also the truth. This thrilling and brilliantly written tale will shock you to your very core.