Looking for some fabulous reads to take outdoors as you enjoy this summer weather? We’ve compiled an awesome list for This Week’s Top 5 New Book Releases that should keep you busy for many hours wherever you go. What do you think about our picks? Let us know by leaving a comment at the bottom of this page!



and-when-she-was-goodAnd When She Was Good by Laura Lippman

Available at Amazon


Anyone who knows Heloise would say she’s a model citizen – a mom who works, but never misses a school function, and a lobbyist who fights for a good cause. However, she can also be the woman of your dreams for an hourly fee. Heloise’s secret life begins to unravel after a suburban madam is found dead in her car. On top of that, her son’s father could be let out of prison which is problematic because a) he doesn’t know he has a son and b) that Heloise is the reason he’s been serving a life sentence. Heloise plans to disappear and create a new life – something she’s pulled off before. But will she live long enough to do it again?



motherlandMotherland by Amy Sohn

Available at Amazon


If you’re in the mood for social satire, look no further than Amy Sohn’s newest release which tackles the subject of modern marriage. Through her characters, she offers pointed observations on how we live and love in these relationships, voicing our innermost thoughts and worries. Sohn takes readers from Cape Cod to Park Slope and Greenwich Village where we meet five mothers and fathers whose lives intersect, causing all to reexamine the beliefs they’ve been holding strong to up until this point…



the-kingmakers-daughterThe Kingmaker’s Daughter by Philippa Gregory

Available at Amazon


Bestselling author Philippa Gregory is back with a novel about Anne and Isabel, daughters of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, a man known as the “Kingmaker” who is also considered to be the most powerful magnate of 15th century England. That’s because he doesn’t hesitate to use his daughters to advance his own political agenda. Anne is married off at 14, but becomes widowed quickly thereafter. With no family to turn to, she marries Richard, Duke of Gloucester, a decision that will jeopardize the lives of her loved ones, including her only son, Prince Edward…



the-st-zita-societyThe St. Zita Society by Ruth Rendell

Available at Amazon


To outsiders, Hexam Place is a well-to-do block on a posh London street with orderly gardens, finely decorated windows and rigid employer/servant relations. Or so they’re led to believe. In this captivating tale, Ruth Rendell goes behind the scenes to reveal the true relationships between masters and their servants. Illicit affairs, conspiracies and blackmail are just some of the things that occur behind closed doors. A suspenseful murder-mystery novel results when the characters’ lives intertwine…



when-it-happens-to-youWhen It Happens to You by Molly Ringwald

Available at Amazon


Actress Molly Ringwald may be synonymous with the ‘80s, but her debut story collection brilliantly captures the universality of betrayal, loss and love and will resonate with all readers. The interlinked tales feature a Los Angeles family, their neighbors and close friends as they face various degrees of heartbreak. Ringwald explores the complexities of these relationships as her characters are forced to adjust their lives in the wake of life-changing events including infertility, infidelity and family dysfunction…




Which of these books are you most excited about reading? Leave a comment below to let us know!

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Maria Miaoulis

Maria Miaoulis

Managing Editor at Reading For Pleasure
Passionate Bookworm; Freelance Writer; Editor; Grammar Geek & Organizing Goddess. Can always be found with a book in my hands!