Whether you’re on holiday, staying indoors for the weekend, or looking to make the most of your daily commute, chances are, you’re always the hunt for your next good book. But with so many titles being constantly released, vetting ones that are actually worth your time is tricky. Which is why a book review from a like-minded pal is worth its weight in gold. From holiday destinations, to skincare recommendations our Facebook group is filled with intelligent and interesting women always bringing the goods when it comes to recommendations, and the latest treasure trove in the chat was advice for quality page-turners.
From coming-of-age memoirs to cult classics that have been turned into television shows, scroll on for 13 options to keep you nose deep for hours on end.
"I just read the debut book from The Sunday Times writer Dolly Alderton, which charts her relationships, friendships and personal growth throughout her teens and twenties. Loved it and can’t recommend enough!"
"I’m a big fan of Gillian Flynn, and there is this newer writer that I’m interested in called Celeste Ng [Little Fires Everywhere ($30)]. I’m also a long time reader of Harukj Murakami. His books are never the same."
"The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney is a good one. I don’t think you’ll be able to put that one down too!"
"The Dry ($13) by Jane Harper is a compelling Australian novel. And if you like magical-realism, Alice Hoffman's The Rules of Magic is sweet."
"Sweetbitter is so good and a quick read. And they just made it a TV show on Stan!"
"The Woman in the Window is one of the best books I’ve read in a while."
"Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman is one of the best books I've read in a while. Even a month after finishing it I can't stop thinking about it! Also second the Dolly Alderton recommendation, I'm reading it at the moment and loving it! Force of Nature by Jane Harper is another good one. Happy reading!"