5 Books To Read Instead Of Rielle Hunter’s Memoir
4:35 pm, July 11th | by
Pretty much everyone can agree that Rielle Hunter comes across as an awful human being, having conceived a child with a married man whose wife was dying of cancer and then called said cancer victim a “witch on wheels.” So it’s a shock to no one that the infamous mistress’s book has sold just 6,000 copies. It’s reassuring that much of the country finds her just as tacky as I do. Rather than blow your money on Hunter’s 2-star rated tell-all, pick up some of the new releases below.
1. Where We Belong
NYT bestselling author Emily Giffin's new book will be released July 24. Little is known about the novel, but the Amazon description reads as such, "Marian Caldwell is a 36-year-old television producer, living her dream in New York City. With a fulfilling career and satisfying relationship, she has convinced everyone, including herself, that her life is just as she wants it to be. But one night, Marian answers a knock on the door . . . only to find Kirby Rose, an 18-year-old girl with a key to a past that Marian thought she had sealed off forever. From the moment Kirby appears on her doorstep, Marian’s perfectly constructed world—and her very identity—will be shaken to its core, resurrecting ghosts and memories of a passionate young love affair that threaten everything that has come to define her."
2. Gone Girl
This is the
novel that everyone's talking about. On her fifth wedding anniversary, Amy Dunne disappears and her husband becomes a prime suspect. The thriller, which just came out last month, debuted with glowing reviews.
3. How Should a Person Be?
How Should a Person Be is "part literary novel, part self-help manual" and is loosely based on author Sheila Heti's experiences as a floundering 20-something and struggling writer. The book is a fictional account of her relationship with her new friend and thoughts on how to live.
4. The Next Best Thing
latest from Jennifer Weiner is about 29-year-old screenwriter Ruth, whose sitcom gets picked up and everything she has ever wanted seems to be coming true. It's not so simple, though. She has demanding diva actors, "results"-driven execs, her grandmother's upcoming wedding, and an unrequited crush on her boss to worry about. Living the dream isn't as easy as one would think.
The #1 Romance e-Book is about 18-year-old Layken, who through no choice of her own must attend to her mother after the unexpected passing of her dad. She appears to be doing well, but she's falling apart inside. That changes when she meets her next door neighbor Will, who loves slam poetry. They become close and get carried away with their emotions...until a shocking revelation forces them to take things slow and reevaluate their situation.