To celebrate the arrival of Spring, as well as National Reading Month, we’ve put together a list of soon-to-be released, and some already available, women’s fiction novels that you should add to your 2017 stack of must-reads. These picks include a bubbly, Spring Break beach read, as well as a little drama, mystery and a heart-warming love story.
Release Date: April 25, 2017
1. The Forever Summer, by Jamie Brenner
Marin Bishop has a great life—a good career and a fiancé. But when a woman claiming to be her half-sister appears, it sends Marin on an adventure to Cape Cod in search of answers. Without a doubt, it appears Jamie Brenner has crafted a splendid beach-read centered around family, love, and strong women.
Release Date: May 2, 2017
2. Into The Water: A Novel, by Paula Hawkins
New York Times best-selling author Paula Hawkins, known for writing the insanely popular The Girl On The Train, will release her latest psychological thriller, Into The Water, in May. When a single mother is found dead in a river, her 15-year-old daughter is left to be cared for by her aunt, who left the area years ago. Hawkins, once again, entangles mystery, suspense, and long-forgotten secrets into an impossible-to-put-down thriller.
Release Date: March 28th, 2017
3. The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley: A Novel, by Hannah Tinti
Hannah Tinti, author of the best selling novel The Good Thief, is back with her highly anticipated new novel The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley, which is both a coming-of-age novel and a literary thriller. The novel explores an epic father-daughter story that weaves back and forth through time and across America. The story delves into what it means to be a hero, and the cost we pay to protect the people we love most.
4. Always by Sarah Jio
New York Times best-selling author Sarah Jio has crafted another contemporary classic with Always. Based in Seattle, Kailey Crain is spending the evening with her fiancé, Ryan. Leaving an upscale restaurant, they’re met by a homeless man outside. When Kailey hands the man her leftovers, she’s surprised to realize it’s someone she knows. But it’s more than that. Cade McAllister is—or was—the love of her life. Their chance meeting sets a chain of events in motion that will force Kailey to make a decision that might cost her everything.
5. Close Enough to Touch, by Colleen Oakley
Jubilee Jenkins has a rare condition: she’s allergic to human touch. After a nearly fatal accident, she became reclusive, living in the confines of her home for nine years. But after her mother dies, Jubilee is forced to face the world—and the people in it—that she’s been hiding from. The novel explores how Jubilee’s life threatening allergy causes difficulties in her relationships and new first love experiences.