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Kappa Delta’s Book Club Picks

While we continue to do our part during the coronavirus pandemic by staying at home, you may find that settling into a good book is the perfect remedy for cabin fever. Books allow us to escape for a few hours and transport us beyond our reality and into someone else’s imaginary world. If you enjoy reading as a hobby or are looking for a little entertainment during this time, try picking up a good book!

Here are a few of our favorite page-turners!

one day in December

“Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn’t exist anywhere but the movies. But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man who she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there’s a moment of pure magic…and then her bus drives away.”

something in the water

“Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with big plans. The newlyweds embark on a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of Bora Bora, but while scuba diving in the crystal blue sea, they find something in the water…”

Eleanor oliphant is completely fine

“Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions. Everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the IT guy from her office. It is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.”

where the crawdads sing

“For years, rumors of the ‘Marsh Girl’ have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say.”

dumplin'

“Willowdean Dixon is a fearless, funny, and totally unforgettable heroine who takes on her small town’s beauty pageant to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any girl does.”

luckiest girl alive

“As a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School, Ani FaNelli endured a shocking, public humiliation that left her desperate to reinvent herself. Now, with a glamorous job, expensive wardrobe, and handsome blue blood fiancé, she’s this close to living the perfect life she’s worked so hard to achieve.”

the light we lost

“Lucy and Gabe meet as seniors at Columbia University on a day that changes both of their lives forever. Together, they decide they want their lives to mean something, to matter. When they meet again a year later, it seems fated—perhaps they’ll find life’s meaning in each other.”

my friend Anna

“Vanity Fair photo editor Rachel DeLoache Williams’s new friend, Anna Delvey, a self-proclaimed German heiress, was worldly and ambitious. When Anna proposed an all-expenses-paid trip to Marrakech at the five-star La Mamounia hotel, Rachel jumped at the chance. But when Anna’s credit cards mysteriously stopped working, the dream vacation quickly took a dark turn.”

Shonda rhimes

“The mega-talented creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder chronicles how saying yes for one year changed her life – and how it can change yours, too. In Year of Yes, Shonda Rhimes chronicles the powerful impact saying yes had on every aspect of her life – and how we can all change our lives with one little word. Yes.”

Alice Hoffman

“From beloved author Alice Hoffman comes the spellbinding prequel to her best seller Practical Magic. The Owens children cannot escape love even if they try, just as they cannot escape the pains of the human heart. The two beautiful sisters will grow up to be the revered and sometimes feared aunts in Practical Magic while Vincent, their beloved brother, will leave an unexpected legacy.”