Loved That Bestseller? Read This!

Here are some backlist read-a-likes to match your current favorite book from the bestseller list.

There are plenty of lazy reading days ahead of us this summer, and if we know you like we think we do, you are well on your way to finishing today’s bestsellers and will soon be in need of another read to throw in your beach bag.

Whether you are looking for something historical, biographical, or fun & romantic, we’ve got your back.

 

 

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Loved That? All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Read This: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

 life after life

Winter, 1910: Ursula Todd is born and dies.  Winter, 1910: Ursula Todd is born into an unusual life, dying and being reborn again and again.  With her knowledge of the future and seemingly unending lives, Ursula has the power to inform the world of its impending doom (WWII).  But even though she has this power, should she use it?  A thought-provoking and entertaining read.

 

Loved That? In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

Read This: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walters

Like In the Unlikely Event, Beautiful Ruins spans time and looks through the eyes of multiple characters as their lives intertwine and change.  In 1962, a young, dying American actress arrives in Italy.  Fifty years later, the innkeeper who first saw this woman’s arrival goes to Hollywood in search of her.  This journey takes a fun, romantic look at our dreams, and what it means to hold on.

 

Loved That? Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

Read This: Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic’s First-Class Passengers and Their World by Hugh Brewster

 Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage

Historian Hugh Brewster’s true account of the sinking of the Titanic is factual and personal, as he mixes narratives about the most wealthy and interesting passengers with the story of the sinking.  The book includes over 100 pictures, and Brewster discusses the latest ideas on the lifeboat situation, division of classes, and the heroic actions of the orchestra.

 

Loved That? It’s A Long Story by Willie Nelson with David Ritz

Read This: Clapton: The Autobiography by Eric Clapton

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Clapton was born illegitimately in 1945.  His always eventful and often difficult life led him to find solace in playing guitar.  This autobiography is a candid account of Clapton’s survival through depression, addiction, and tragedy – life experiences that sparked hits like Wonderful Tonight and Tears in Heaven.

  

Loved That? Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

Read This: The F-It List by Julie Halpern

 the f-it list book

Alex’s friendship with Becca has been more than strained since Becca slept with Alex’s boyfriend.  Now, Becca has cancer and needs Alex’s help accomplishing everything on her “F-it List”.  While working her way through the tasks, Alex realizes some are going to take more time and come with more risks than she is prepared to handle.

LAURA BRENNAN is a writer and librarian. When she isn't working, you can find her reading, watching Golden Girls on DVD, or eating green olives straight from the jar. Her style icon is still Clarissa Darling. She once saw Dennis Leary in Harvard Square and it was awesome. Follow Laura on Twitter @missizb31.

About Laura Brennan

Laura Brennan

LAURA BRENNAN is a writer and librarian. When she isn’t working, you can find her reading, watching Golden Girls on DVD, or eating green olives straight from the jar. Her style icon is still Clarissa Darling. She once saw Dennis Leary in Harvard Square and it was awesome. Follow Laura on Twitter @missizb31.

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