Our agency has a knack for noticing a powerful story when we read one and these books are no exception. If you are looking for your next beach read or nighttime thriller, look no further – our team of Power Players has you covered!
Final Girls by Riley Sager
Final Girls is a true thriller that keeps you captivated and on the edge-of-your-seat! The story trails a set of girls (now women) that each survived a horror-movie-style (attempted) murder years prior. Follow Quincy as she tries to get to the bottom of what really happened ten years earlier after the original Final Girl is found dead. If you like mystery novels and anything Stephen King, you won’t be able to put down Final Girls!
– Brandon Baker
Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
Tiny Beautiful Things is a collection of “Dear Abby” columns, written by Cheryl Strayed who also wrote Wild. It is one of those easy reads that can live on your nightstand and you can read a few columns each night or when you feel like it. Each column is chock-full of lessons, laughs and stories that you can relate to or learn from.
– Catherine Festa
Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series
I read the Millennium Series when I was on the beach in Costa Rica and couldn’t put them down. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest were disturbing at times, but also very captivating. The protagonist is a misunderstood woman, Lisbeth, who has a habit of getting herself into dangerous situations. Throughout the novels, readers join Lisbeth on the journey to self-discovery as they learn of her troubling past.
– Julia Monter
Why Not Me by Mindy Kaling
From television comedy to cheeky memoirs, Mindy Kaling can do no wrong. In her second book, Why Not Me, Mindy shares a collection of essays from her endeavors into adulthood in Hollywood. Both of Mindy’s books are perfect on audiobook and will surely keep you laughing on a long road trip. Whether in your career or relationships, Mindy encourages all readers to ask the question, “why not me?”
– Abby Linney
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Remember Nick and Amy Dunne? Gone Girl award-winning author, Gillian Flynn, has a few other novels you must read. Sharp Objects is unpredictable and addicting. This book was extremely dark, but will leave you wanting more. Fair warning, this one may keep you up at night!
– Kortni Robinson
A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
After watching the entire Game of Thrones series to date, I had to see what started it all. I listened to A Song of Fire and Ice over the summer when I would walk around the neighborhood and go to work. It was more different from the show than I expected, but I absolutely loved it. Watching the show first helped me put faces with the many characters, which made it a lot easier to follow as George R.R. Martin adds as many characters as humanly possible. Can’t wait to start the next one!
– Molly Coughlin
Bonus Book! Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown – Amy Power
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