Here at marie claire, we're holding ourselves accountable with a monthly book club filled with everything you need to read for the month ahead, already devoured - and thoroughly enjoyed - by yours truly.
Below, 9 books to read this month.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Although not technically released this month (or even this year, to be totally honest), we still can't get enough of this novel. If you're a fan of Liane Moriarty, chances are you will LOVE this book. Reese Witherspoon said it moved her to tears - need we say more?!
Feel Free: Essays by Zadie Smith
In Zadie Smith's second collection of essays, she explores everything from politics to social media to Jay Z, all in the conversational, approachable tone that has made her work so loved. This book has fast become an office favourite.
You Do You by Sarah Knight
Another one not technically released this year but well worth a mention. You might recognise Sarah Knight's name from her recent bestselling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k. You know, the one you saw everywhere. Now she's back to help you focus on happiness, self-love and being the best version of your badass self.
Four Respectable Ladies Seeking A Part-Time Husband by Barbara Toner
One word: Hilarious.
Dyschronia by Jennifer Mills
A brilliant novel that follows the residents of a small coastal town who, one morning, wake up to find the sea has disappeared. Naturally, no one saw it coming - except a woman called Sam.
I Love You Too Much by Alicia Drake
A heart-wrenching novel set in Paris about a shy teenage boy named Paul who befriends his classmate, Scarlett. We loved this book (too much).
The Family Next Door by Sally Hepburn
Another one for you Liane Moriarty fans, we devoured The Family Next Door in one afternoon.
The Melody by Jim Crace
A beloved elderly man who lives alone after the death of his wife is attacked one night by a creature he believes to be a wild child. What develops changes everything about the small town. Ps, if you haven't read Crace's novel Harvest, do it. Now.
How to Break Up With Your Phone by Catherine Price
Let's be honest, we could all do with a dose of this book. Price promises to make us less reliant on our phones in just 30 days. Less Instagram, more real life!