Emily Liebert is a contemporary women’s fiction author who has written some delicious and witty novels like You Knew Me When, When We Fall and Those Secrets We Keep. Now, she returns with her fourth novel, Some Women, about three women whose lives are all turned upside down and they find themselves leaning on one another for support. The perfect novel for any woman who’s been through moments of reinvention, uncertainty and turmoil (so, um…all of us?). Read It Forward asked Emily to reveal the titles on her TBR pile in our rapid-fire interview, 8 Great Questions. Take a page from Emily’s book—get inspired by what’s reading and then add Some Women (out now in paperback!) onto your TBR pile.
1. What are you reading now?
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2. What’s the one book you tell everyone to read?
House of Wonder by Sarah Healy. It’s so beautifully written. The characters are so well developed. And the story itself is so poignant.
3. Name three characters from literature or authors (dead or alive) you’d want at a dinner party?
To start, I’d want Jane Green there, because she’s a phenomenal chef and she has a biting wit, which I adore. Then I’d say Elin Hilderbrand, because she is FUN and very wise. And, finally, we’d need a nice-looking man to ogle, so I’ll go with Gilbert Blythe from Anne of Green Gables—one of my favorite books of all time.
4. Who would be in your ideal book club?
My mother, my grandmother, Judy Blume, Oprah, and Madonna (wait, does she read?)
5. What’s the one book you love to give as a gift and to whom do you give it?
The Little Prince. It’s my go-to for kids’ gifts.
6. What’s the one book you read as a kid that has stuck with you?
Charlotte’s Web, hands down. It’s the most authentic representation of what it means to love with all your heart. The friendship between Charlotte and Wilbur is literary perfection. In fact, that book had a big influence on my latest book, Some Women.
7. What’s the one book that never fails to delight or inspire you?
Summer Sisters by Judy Blume. It inspired me to become an author.
8. If you could only read one genre for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Women’s fiction! I write it. I read it. I live it. I breathe it.
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