It’s beyond a treat to welcome my favorite book blogger/cheerleader, Cassie, from Books with Cass to the Big Kids’ Table. Last year, she provided a Blogger Rec (if you remember) and today I gave her full reign of July’s feature. Hope you enjoy! xoxo
Oh well hello there lovelies! I’m taking over the table today and talking about some of my favorite big kids’ books! We have quite an array of genres that we are showcasing today but let’s start with a contemporary to kick things off shall we?
→ One Plus One by JoJo Moyes is an absolute delight. Jojo once again captures the heart and spirit of love in all its forms. She takes you on a journey of one group of people and shows you how they really all become a unit.
→ Next, we have a “new to me” author Sarah Addison Allen. Allen write southern fiction with a dash of magical realism. In her latest novel, Lost Lake, she takes you through two women’s lives and shows you what a single place can mean to a person. It was truly fantastic.
→ For those suspense fans out there we have Tana French. Everything she touches is gold and so therefore I recommend EVERYTHING. Start with In the Woods and continue from there. She weaves an intricate plot line through all her novels and continues to shock and amaze me in the best of ways.
→ You didn’t think I would leave out historical fiction did you? No way! I’ve got two here as well. One is I Shall Be Near to You by Erin Lindsay McCabe and the other is Madam by Cari Lynn. Madam is basically the story of a prostitute trying to come up the ranks in old school New Orleans. It’s a pretty awesome story that didn’t get enough buzz and it’s also pretty light on the historical side so I think it could appeal to those testing out the genre.
→ On the other hand, I Shall Be Near to You is a Civil War novel about a woman determined to stay with her husband who has gone off to war. This story is GORGEOUS. AND FLAWLESS. SIMPLY wonderful from start to finish. I would suggest you read it ASAP.
Alright guys. Thanks for sticking with me through all my recommendations! I hope you try some out and sip on a nice cold beverage while you do so!
Massive thanks to Cassie for the variety of titles she shared with us today!