Fall and the change of seasons brings the perfect opportunity to share a new reading list line-up. My favorite excuse to spend a relaxing day curled up with a favorite hot drink (currently apple cider for me), getting lost in someone else’s world. My list definitely has a common theme or two going on – historical settings, strong, brave women, and mystery mixed with suspense – my favorite genres. I’m in the midst of reading several of these (am I the only one that starts more than one book at the same time?), so please, no spoiler alerts! But do share your reviews and any favorites I’ve missed by leaving a comment, Tweet @GalMeetsGlam or DM on Instagram @juliahengel! Happy reading!
Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear – A young women’s intuitive gifts eventually lead her to a role as a private investigator during the late 1920’s. This story is filled with mystery and suspense with a touch of romance.
A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles – A story of Soviet history in the early to mid 1900’s sharing the triumphs of goodness over evil, seen through the eyes of one person living within the confines of a Moscow hotel.
Coming To My Senses by Alice Waters – A personal reflection of one woman’s revolutionary transformation expressed through her love of food, in the heart of Berkeley, CA during the 1970’s.
I Liked My Life by Abby Fabiaschi – An emotional journey about family, love, loss and triumph.
Into The Water by Paula Hawkins – A psychological thriller by the same author as ‘Girl On A Train’. Need I say more?
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng – A novel about family and social dynamics written in a unique and authentic voice.
Milk And Honey by Rupi Kaur – A beautiful and relatable collection of poetry and art depicting the life of a young woman.
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn – A novel about two courageous women in 1947 – a female spy in France after World War II and an American socialite – brought together in a compelling way.
The Living Infinite by Chantel Acevedo – Set in the late 1800’s, this novel is based on the true story of the Spanish princess Eulalia and the final years of her family’s reign.
The Spy by Paulo Coelho – A dancer in the early 1900’s who chose to live an unconventional life as an independent, free spirited women.