Weekly Book List: Week 15 (Recommended by a Librarian)

Don’t Look Down / Jennifer Crusie

Recruited to finish a four-day action movie shoot, commercial director Lucy Armstrong finds the job challenged by egomaniacal actors, her stunt director ex-husband, and a would-be killer. (FIC CRUSIE)

 

Promises to Keep / Jane Green

The personal lives of sisters Callie and Steff, their friend, and their divorced parents are irrevocably changed throughout the course of an extraordinary summer in Maine that forces them to reevaluate their relationships and roles. (FIC GREEN, JANE)

 

I’ve Got Your Number / Sophie Kinsella

After her phone is stolen during a hotel fire drill, Poppy Wyatt, discovering an abandoned phone in a trash can, crashes into the life of the phone’s owner, Sam Roxton, when she uses his phone to make her wedding preparations. (FIC KINSELLA)

 

Smooth Talking Stranger / Lisa Kleypas

Living a life of pleasure and zero commitments, millionaire Texas playboy Jack Travis confronts responsibility for the first time in his life when an enraged aunt and the abandoned infant of one of Jack’s former lovers appears on his doorstep. (FIC KLEYPAS)

 

Big Little Lies / Liane Moriarty

Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive. (FIC MORIARTY)

 

This Heart of Mine / Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Take a children’s book illustrator, who’s a bit down on her luck, add a handsome quarterback from the Chicago Stars, and throw in a search for a birth mother. (FIC PHILLIPS, SUSAN)

 

The Next Always / Nora Roberts

The historic hotel in BoonsBoro, Maryland, has endured war and peace, changing hands, even rumored hauntings. Now it’s getting a major facelift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother. As the architect of the family, Beckett’s social life consists mostly of talking shop over pizza and beer. But there’s another project he’s got his eye on: the girl he’s been waiting to kiss since he was fifteen…. (FIC ROBERTS, NORA)

Eligible / Curtis Sittenfeld

This version of the Bennet family—and Mr. Darcy—is one that you have and haven’t met before: Liz is a magazine writer in her late thirties who, like her yoga instructor older sister, Jane, lives in New York City. When their father has a health scare, they return to their childhood home in Cincinnati to help—and discover that the sprawling Tudor they grew up in is crumbling and the family is in disarray. (FIC SITTENFELD)

Good in Bed / Jennifer Weiner

At first my eyes wouldn’t make sense of the letters. Finally, they unscrambled. Loving a Larger Woman, said the headline, by Bruce Guberman. Bruce Guberman had been my boyfriend for just over three years, until we’d decided to take a break three months ago. And the larger woman, I could only assume, was me. (FIC WEINER)

The Singles Game / Lauren Weisberger

Hiring a legendary new coach after a devastating Wimbledon loss and injury, a young tennis star endures a campaign to transform her good-girl image into that of a ruthless competitor, only to be confronted by the high price of her success during the Grand Slam tournaments. (FIC WEISBERGER)

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