Bookworms and living room loungers, rejoice! We’ve compiled a list of the absolute best weekend reads of 2019, so you don’t have to go searching for something while you get ready to change into sweatpants, turn off the tv, and open a good book! Before you sit back and relax, make sure to pick out a few titles to keep you entertained as the kids go to sleep and you start to unwind! Who knows, you might be inspired to start your very own book club in your community after reading one of these top-rated treasures.
When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton
Perfect for anyone who enjoys historical romance, this thrilling novel tells the tale of an heiress facing the intensity of both love and loss following the Cuban Revolution. Chosen by Reese Witherspoon as one of her book club picks, People says this beach gem “pairs perfectly with a mojito.”
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman
We all have a “Nina Hill” inside of us… Passionate about all things books and fiction, Nina enjoys her quiet, pleasant life working at a bookstore. But an incident involving an unknown family member opens up exciting new experiences for her — if only she can come out of her shell.
With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
A selfless young mom who’s determined to make the best life for her daughter, Emoni Santiago always puts others before herself. But nothing can keep her away from making magic in the kitchen, her one true calling. Get ready to spice up your trip with a few tears and a lot of laughs.
Speaking of Summer by Kalisha Buckhanon
A murder mystery with a massive heart and feminist core, this unique novel focuses on a strong yet pained woman named Autumn who won’t stop searching for answers to her twin sister’s sudden disappearance… and those of many other women who society has forgotten about.
Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey
Who doesn’t love a classic Nora Ephron movie? Annie Cassidy, a hopeless romantic who writes screenplays and rewatches Sleepless in Seattle over and over again, is anxiously awaiting her very own Tom Hanks. Sure enough, she meets a handsome actor on a film set — but is he what she’s looking for?
The Gifted School by Bruce Holsinger
If you’re a fan of HBO’s Big Little Lies, you won’t be able to resist this “smart and juicy” novel. Set in a Colorado town, The Gifted School explores the complexities of four sets of parents who will stop at nothing to get their children ahead… and exactly what this does to their children.
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Lauded by critics and readers alike (and even former president Obama), this kind of novel doesn’t come around often. Celestial and Roy are successful and happy, but their lives are suddenly ripped apart by a wrongful conviction. Is it possible for them to pick the pieces back up?
The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo
There are few family dramas as insightful, sensitive, and daring as this one. Chronicling the lives of four vastly different sisters facing heart-wrenching obstacles, The Most Fun We Ever Had is a story about the quest for love and finding our true selves in the wake of tragedy.
From all of us at Payne Family Homes, happy reading! Let us know what book you chose to read in your new home!