What Alice Forgot

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If you enjoy: Great romance novels like The Bridges of Madison County

Try: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty.

If you enjoy: Light, fun beach reads like Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy

Try: Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan. It has “summer” written all over it.
Live Wire

If you like: Gripping dramas by John Grisham

Try: Live Wire by Harlan Coben.
A Tiger in the Kitchen

If you enjoy: Love stories that are gateways to other cultures

Try: Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan's A Tiger in the Kitchen, about a Chinese-born woman who reclaims her heritage through food. Another great pick: Day of Honey by Annia Ciezadlo, a story about meeting one's Middle Eastern in-laws.
What the Dead Know

If you enjoy: James Patterson novels and mystery thrillers

Try: Laura Lippman's What the Dead Know—it's one of the smartest psychological thrillers you'll ever read. Or wait for her new book, The Most Dangerous Thing, which comes out this fall.
To be Sung Underwater

If you like: Satisfying and sappy love stories

Try: Tom McNeal's To Be Sung Underwater or Julie Orringer's The Invisible Bridge.
Of Mice and Men

If you enjoy: Classics that won't put you to sleep

Try: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.
French Lessons

If you liked: Kathryn Stockett's The Help

Try: Ellen Sussman's French Lessons, about one day in the life of three women who happen to find themselves in Paris, or Julie Orringer's How to Breathe Underwater—a real tearjerker.
Karin Slaughter's Fallen

If you liked: The Camel Club by David Baldacci

Try: Anything from author Karin Slaughter—the thinking woman's thriller writer.
Wuthering Heights

If you like: Lusty romances à la Jude Deveraux

Try: Wuthering Heights. Emily Brontë was the ultimate romance novelist, even though she wrote long before that term was coined!
Eckhart Tolle

If you enjoy: Spiritual books like The Invitation by Oriah or The Hope by Andrew Harvey

Try: Anything from Eckhart Tolle.
In the Garden of Beasts

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If you enjoy: Page-turners like The Pillars of the Earth

Try: Erik Larson's shocking nonfiction account of the Nazi threat in Europe, In the Garden of Beasts. You won't be able to put it down.
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