6 Books to Read Right Now
Updated: Apr 2, 2020
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Little can compare to the power of a good book. When beautiful words printed onto pieces of black and white paper can completely and utterly captivate you, allowing you to mindlessly turn the pages as you envision the story playing out in your head, you know you’re in the midst of an entrancing book. Below are six feel good, female-centered reads that gave me that magical feeling. They provide a little inspo, a little drama, a little adventure, and a little romance. What books have captivated you in the same way? Let me know!
1. More Than Enough by Elaine Welteroth
Elaine Welteroth, former Editor in Chief of Teen Vogue, current judge on Bravo’s Project Runway, published a book last year that constantly inspires me each time I read it. Elaine shares her story of her upbringing, her college years, and the start of her career. She shares celebrations, tough times, and everything in between. My dream job is to ultimately work for a fashion magazine, such as Vogue, Teen Vogue, or Harper’s BAZAAR, which is why Elaine inspires me so deeply. Every time I read any piece of More Than Enough, I’m instantly motivated to achieve everything in life (often at that very moment, which of course, isn’t really possible. But that’s beside the point!).
2. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
This novel is a longtime classic, with its newest movie adaptation being nominated for an Oscar… if you haven’t read this magnificent story already, what’re you waiting for? A progressive story for its time, Little Women follows the lives of a family of dream-filled girls who are challenged with life lessons throughout their journey of childhood into womanhood. The story is loosely inspired by the author’s life with her sisters. Little Women has had six movie adaptations created around it, just proving what a beautiful story it is.
3. Paris for One & Other Stories by Jojo Moyes
If you often find yourself daydreaming of Paris, this book is for you. Follow the story of a woman who finds herself in Paris, unexpectedly alone, and decides to make the most of her short trip. Once the main story ends, the book has a few additional short stories that are just as intriguing to read. Jojo Moyes is most known for her Me Before You series, that was made into a wonderful, heart-wrenching movie adaptation, starring Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin as the leads. Ultimately, Jojo Moyes simply knows how to capture hearts and completely enthrall her readers.
4. Flux by Orion Carloto
In anticipation of Orion’s upcoming poetry book, Film For Her, take a chance to read her first poetry book, Flux. Filled with moving words of heartbreak and passion, Flux is sure to capture your emotions and cause you to shed a tear or two as you into the shoes of Orion amidst a breakdown of love. (Plus, it’s a beautiful book to show off on your coffee table - very Instagrammable.)
5. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
A split story between a pair of twins, Noah and Jude, leads to life-changing discoveries and unexpected journeys. Their unique, quirky perspectives lure you to keep turning the pages. (I read this book nearly in one sitting!) Follow Noah during the early years and Jude during the later. Quoting straight from the book’s description, it’ll be sure to “leave you breathless and teary and laughing - often all at once.” This story is so interesting that I wanted to immediately read it again as I read the last page!
6. American Royals by Katharine McGee
I’m a sucker for anything that has to do with princesses and royalty. American Royals takes a spin on U.S. history, taking the question of, “What if George Washington was anointed king instead of president?” into a fresh, new story. An American royal family in today’s society… what would that look like? Katharine McGee paints the picture for us. A tale of romance, drama, pain, and beauty fills these pages and, trust me, you won’t want to put it down. Plus, Katharine McGee is currently writing its sequel, so you’ll want to be fully (and excitedly) prepared!