Get lost in a fantasy world, learn about something new, or try to unravel a mystery in a new book this weekend! Reading is the perfect activity. You can do it by the pool, in a cozy couch, or while waiting at the doctor’s office. If you are a bookworm, or if you want a new form of entertainment this weekend, check out some of these awesome books. They are all available at Barnes & Noble inside the North Dallas Corridor.
The Pull of the Stars, Barnes & Noble – $23.80
The COVID-19 pandemic completely changes life as we know it – but it’s not the first time the world has dealt with a global disease. The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue takes place in Dublin, Ireland, in 1918 at the height of the Great Flu. Nurse Julia Power works at an understaffed hospital in the city center, where expectant mothers who have come down with the terrible new flu are quarantined together. Two outsiders, doctor Kathleen Lynn, a rumored rebel on the fun from the police, and a volunteer helper, Bridie Sweeney. As lives are lost to the pandemic, these women change each other’s lives in unexpected ways and find hope in the darkness.
Lady in the Lake, Barnes & Noble – $16.99
New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman returns with Lady in the Lake, a book set in 1960s Baltimore that combines modern psychological insights with elements of classic noir. Lady is about a middle-aged housewife, Maddie Schwartz, who decides to follow her lifelong dream in becoming a reporter. She is pursuing the murder of a forgotten young woman, Cleo Sherwood, whose body was discovered in the fountain of a city park lake. Her death is left a mystery due to her skin color – and her ghost haunts Maddie, as Cleo is determined to keep her secrets.
One to Watch, Barnes & Noble – $17
Still missing The Bachelorette? Then read One to Watch, a beautiful tale as delicious as reality TV. It is about Bea Schumacher, a stylish plus-size fashion blogger with friends, family and tons of Instagram followers, just no boyfriend. She loves watching the reality show Main Squeeze, featuring fantasy dates, sexy men and traveling, but she is sick of the body diversity on the show. But when she gets cast as the next star, she decides to join as a chance to represent other curvy girls – not to actually fall in love. You will love this behind the scenes look at Internet gossip, drama, and finding real romance against her better judgement.