If you are in the mood for an immersive book you can dive into, multigenerational family sagas are a great option. These stories allow you to get to know a character and their descendants over several decades and across the world, with a focus on how time changes us and shapes our experiences. The people we want to become aren’t necessarily the people we are, and generational books do an excellent job helping us understand that gap and seeing where we come from.
Do you ever want a book you can curl up with and enjoy a hot cup or coffee or tea (or wine, we aren't judging) and escape into a story filled with small town charm, quirky characters, and mysterious occurances? Look no further than these cozy mysteries!
Set in 1950s Mexico, Mexican Gothic follows Noemí Taboada, a young anthropology student who, after receiving a frantic letter from her newlywed cousin, Catalina, begging Noemí to save her from some impending doom, travels to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside where Catalina cousin lives with her husband and his family.
What better book to pick up for the spooky October season than Home Before Dark by Riley Sager? Maggie Holt’s father has recently died and left her a surprise in his will: Baneberry Hall. Maggie is shocked as she thought the home had been sold years ago, especially after her family’s harrowing and supernatural experience living there.
When the staff of a popular music app, Snoop, attend a company retreat at a beautiful, rustic mountain chalet in France, they were hoping for a weekend of mindfulness and bonding while skiing and cozying up around the fire. But when one of their group goes missing after an avalanche hits and two more turn up dead, the group finds themselves in an Agatha Christie-like murder mystery plot.
Told from alternating perspectives across time, The Last Story of Mina Lee is a profoundly moving and unconventional mother-daughter saga that illustrates the devastating realities of being an immigrant in America.