#ELLERecommends: Comforting Reads For Days Spent Indoors

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It’s a new month, which means we have new books lined up for you to read or just post on your grid #NoJudgement. We have some heart-stopping love stories for the romantics at heart, a murder or two thrown in, and of course, laughter!

Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano

When a misunderstanding leads Finlay Donovan, a crime author to be mistaken for a contract killer and when inadvertently accepts the offer to make ends meet, Finlay discovers that crime life is really not that different from balancing motherhood and a career.

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Love in Colour by Bolu Babalola

Mythical Tales From Around The World, Retold by Bolu Babalola: An ode to romance, this veritable short story collection of love stories from mythologies around the world, with focus on West Africa and Middle East folklore will have you swaying and smiling.

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Instructions For Dancing by Nicola Yoon

Evie Thomas’s faith in love begins to dwindle when she realises she can tell when a couple’s relationship will end by just looking at them. But, when she starts falling for her dance instructor, X, at the La Brea Dance Studio, she begins to wonder if she falling in love is better than not falling in love at all.

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Eat Your Heart Out by Kelly Devos

Vivian Ellenshaw is fat and she knows she doesn’t need to loose weight. So, when she finds out she is being sent to a weight-losing camp, especially when her former best friend Allie is there as well, she is furious. Unhappy and alone, camp life turns nightmarish when camp Featherlite’s luxurious bungalows are invaded by zombies! The battle for survival has begun.

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To Sir, With Love by Lauren Layne

Gracie Cooper and Sebastian Andrew are at odds with each other. In the real world, they are at loggerheads; Sebastian wants to purchase Grace’s champagne shop, which she refuses to sell as it is the only remaining legacy of her dead father. And, on a dating app, they are falling for each other. Which one will win? Their online chemistry or their offline rivalry?

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The 22 Murders of Madison May by Max Barry

Felicity Staples, a journalist tracks a serial killer across time and space as he murders the same woman, Madison May, over and over again. This Christopher Nolan-esque thriller is a page turner!


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Mrs March by Virgina Feito

Mrs March is the perfect devoted wife to her writer husband. That is until, a local shopkeeper implies that she was the inspiration for the loathsome character in his latest book. Suddenly Mrs March begins to question everything she knows about her husband, including whether he is capable of murder.

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XOXO by Axie Oh

Jenny an award-winning cellist spends one magical night exploring Los Angeles with Jaewoo, mysterious, handsome boy before his flight home to Korea. When Jenny and her mother move to Seoul to take care of her ailing grandmother, she finds out that Jaewoo is actually an international K-pop star, which means if their romance ever became public, it could jeopardise both their musical careers. Will they follow the beat of their hearts or play to the public?

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56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard

Ciara and Oliver start dating the same week Covid-19 virus reaches Irish shores. When a lockdown is announced, Oliver suggests that they move in together. By the time the lockdown is lifted, detectives arrive at Oliver’s apartment to find a decomposing body? Will they determine what happened or did someone commit the perfect crime during the lockdown?

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