Is your New Year's resolution to read more? Are you looking for a good book to start the year off right? Dive into a novel from the "GMA" Book Club's curated list. Whether you are a hopeless romantic or looking for a thrilling page-turner, there is something for every reader.
Scroll on and check out some picks below.
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Age of ViceOriginal: $30.00
This is the age of vice, where money, pleasure, and power are everything, and the family ties that bind can also kill.
'The Light Pirate' by Lily Brooks-DaltonOriginal: $28.00 Valid: Invalid date to Invalid date
'Someday, Maybe' by Onyi NwabineliOriginal: $27.99 Valid: Invalid date to Invalid date
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'Mad Honey' by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney BoylanOriginal: $29.99 Valid: Invalid date to Invalid date
The collaborative novel explores identity, gender, how secrets are kept and what are the risks to becoming yourself.
'The Fortunes of Jaded Women' by Carolyn HuynhOriginal: $27.00 Valid: Invalid date to Invalid date
The Duong sisters' misfortune began with their ancestor, Oanh, who left her marriage for true love, resulting in a witch cursing Oanh and her descendants. The curse ensured that Oanh's descendants "would never find love or happiness, and the Duong women would give birth to daughters, never sons."
'Mika in Real Life' by Emiko JeanOriginal: $27.99
In this brilliant new novel by from Emiko Jean, the author of the New York Times bestselling young adult novel Tokyo Ever After, comes a whip-smart, laugh-out-loud funny, and utterly heartwarming novel about motherhood, daughterhood, and love--how we find it, keep it and how it always returns.
'The Dead Romantics' by Ashley PostonOriginal: $17
"The Dead Romantics" follows a disillusioned millennial ghostwriter who, quite literally, has some ghosts of her own, has to find her way back home.
'More Than You'll Ever Know' by Katie GutierrezOriginal: $28.99
Gutierrez's debut novel is an evocative drama about a woman caught leading a double life after one husband murders the other, and the true-crime writer who becomes obsessed with telling her story.
'The Change' by Kirsten MillerOriginal: $27.99
The novel follows three different women who discover that midlife changes bring a new type of empowerment.
'Lessons in Chemistry' by Bonnie GarmusOriginal: $29
Garmus' debut novel takes place in 1960s California and follows Elizabeth Zott, a chemist who works at Hastings Research Institute. Though brilliant and a highly trained scientist, her colleagues don't think so just because she's a woman.
'The Love of My Life' by Rosie WalshOriginal: $28
Walsh's novel follows Emma, a well-known marine-biologist. She loves her husband, Leo, and their young daughter, Ruby, and would do anything for them. But almost everything she's told them about herself is a lie.
'The Violin Conspiracy' by Brendan SlocumbOriginal: $28
Slocumb's debut novel is a riveting page-turner about a Black classical musician's desperate quest to recover his lost violin on the eve of the most prestigious musical competition in the world.
'The Maid' by Nita ProseOriginal: $27.00
Prose's debut novel is centered around Molly Gray, a 25-year-old maid at the Regency Grand Hotel, a five-star boutique hotel, who has an obsessive love of cleaning and proper etiquette. Gray's life is turned upside down when she enters the suite of the infamous and wealthy Charles Black. Not only is the room in a state of disarray, but Black is also dead in his bed. Police immediately turn to Gray and target her as their lead suspect due to her unusual demeanor and Gray quickly finds herself caught in a web of deception. Will the real killer be found before it's too late? Read an excerpt here.
'Several People Are Typing' by Calvin KasulkeOriginal: $24
Kasulke's debut novel is a fast-paced read written entirely in Slack channel messages, emojis and gifs, and is perfect for fans of "Office Space" and "Then We Came to the End."
'The Personal Librarian' by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher MurrayOriginal: $27
Learn about Belle da Costa Greene, J.P. Morgan's personal librarian, in this historical fiction novel. Murray and Benedict's novel illustrates how Greene became one of the most powerful women in New York despite the dangerous secret she kept in order to make her dreams come true. Read an excerpt here.
'Klara and the Sun' by Kazuo IshiguroOriginal: $28
Ishiguro's eighth novel is a story told from the perspective of Klara, an artificial friend -- or AF -- who is uncommonly intelligent and equipped with extraordinary observational powers. It's a story about how she tries to save the family of humans she lives with from heartbreak and how she tries to enlist the sun to help her. Read an excerpt here.
'How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House' by Cherie JonesOriginal: $27
"How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House" is Cherie Jones's debut novel, set on the pink sandy beaches of Barbados. The story centers around a cautionary tale and the themes of race, class and gender. Read an excerpt here.
'This Time Next Year' by Sophie CousensOriginal: $16.00 Valid: Invalid date to Invalid date
The romantic debut novel by the British writer is already being compared to "Love Actually." The book tells the story of Minnie Cooper and Quinn Hamilton through the years on their mutual New Year's Day birthday.
'Memorial' by Bryan WashingtonOriginal: $17.00 Valid: Invalid date to Invalid date
This novel explores the relationship between Benson, a Black day care worker, and Mike, a Japanese-American chef, who live together in Houston and the delicate relationships they have with their families -- particularly their fathers.
'The Midnight Library' by Matt HaigOriginal: $26.00 Valid: Invalid date to Invalid date
In this thought-provoking, time-traveling novel, Nora Seed finds herself in a magical library between life and death filled with all the lives she could have led.
'Fifty Words for Rain' by Asha LemmieOriginal: $17.00 Valid: Invalid date to Invalid date
"Fifty Words for Rain" is a coming-of-age story that follows a biracial girl named Nori in post-World War II Japan. Nori is looking for her place in the world as she is abandoned by her mother and dismissed by society due to her aristocratic Japanese mother's affair with an African-American soldier.
'The Lions of Fifth Avenue' by Fiona DavisOriginal: $27.00 Valid: Invalid date to Invalid date
The storytelling alternates between the two smart, strong-willed women living 80 years apart: Laura Lyons, the wife of the library's superintendent and a famous essayist, in 1913, and Sadie Donovan, a curator at the library in 1993.
'Sex and Vanity' by Kevin KwanOriginal: $17.00 Valid: Invalid date to Invalid date
The book tells the modern love story of Lucie Churchill, an Asian American woman who is torn between the fiancé of her New York elite family's dreams and George Zao, the man she is trying not to fall in love with.
'The Vanishing Half' by Brit BennettOriginal: $27.00 Valid: Invalid date to Invalid date
"The Vanishing Half" by Brit Bennett is a stunning page-turner about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds: one black, and one white. It's a powerful story about family, compassion, identity and roots.
'The Book of V.' by Anna SolomonOriginal: $17.00 Valid: Invalid date to Invalid date
"The Book of V." is told from the viewpoints of three women from different time periods and life experiences.
'Oona Out of Order' by Margarita MontimoreOriginal: $17.99 Valid: Invalid date to Invalid date
This unforgettable story begins on New Year's Eve 1982. Oona Lockhart is 19 years old with her whole life in front of her -- but as the clock counts down to midnight, she faints and wakes up 32 years in the future, greeted by a friendly stranger in a house she's told is her own.
'In Five Years' by Rebecca SerleOriginal: $17.00 Valid: Invalid date to Invalid date
Everything in Dannie Cohan's life is going according to her grand plan: the twenty-something lawyer has her dream job at a high-profile law firm where she's on track to become a partner. Her boyfriend of two years proposes at the iconic Rainbow Room in New York City and she is over the moon. She thinks they're the perfect match -- that is until the night of her engagement when Dannie has a dream of another life five years into her future.
'Long Bright River' by Liz MooreOriginal: $17.00 Valid: Invalid date to Invalid date
"Long Bright River," which is being compared to the likes of "Gone Girl," is a thrilling and mysterious page-turner set in a Philadelphia neighborhood rocked by the opioid crisis.
'Children of Virtue and Vengeance' by Tomi AdeyemiOriginal: $19.99 Valid: Invalid date to Invalid date
It's the blockbuster sequel to Adeyemi's debut novel, "Children of Blood and Bone" -- the West African-inspired fantasy series that has taken the world by storm.
'The Family Upstairs' by Lisa JewellOriginal: $17.00 Valid: Invalid date to Invalid date
The story follows 25-year-old Libby Jones as she discovers some chilling family secrets -- all in the shadow of a mystery that resulted in three dead bodies and two missing children.
'Dominicana' by Angie CruzOriginal: $16.99 Valid: Invalid date to Invalid date
Inspired by her own mother, Cruz tells the harrowing and poignant story of a 15-year-old girl who immigrates to New York City in the 1960s from the Dominican Republic, leaving her entire family behind in hopes of building a life for them here in the U.S.
Editor's note: This was originally published on Aug. 2, 2022.