Where the Children Take Us

In the memoir Where the Children Take Us, CNN anchor Zain E. Asher pays tribute to her mother, Obiajulu Ejiofor. After losing her husband in a car crash, Ejiofor is left as a widow, raising four children as a Nigerian immigrant single mother in South London. Asher traces the story of her upbringing, as her mother raised her and her siblings with love and endless support. She recounts the family "book club" her mother started with them, the ways in which she worked to inspire them with stories of Black excellence, and how she never was too busy to help them with anything.


If you loved Jennifer Saint's previous mythology retelling, Ariadne, then her interpretation of Electra is probably on your TBR list already! It's not just a revisiting of the mythological figure, Electra, but of the other women in her story, too. Clytemnestra marries Agamemnon, only to be betrayed and left to deal with a terrible family curse. Cassandra has the ability to see the future; however, no one believes any of her prophecies, and she must suffer alone with her knowledge of what's to come. And then there's Electra, daughter of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon, with a violent family history and a horrible fate awaiting her.

Book Lovers

Book Lovers by Emily Henry is a light hearted rom-com. Literary agent Nora Stephens certainly doesn't see herself as the star of an epic tale. She's neither sweet, nor plucky, but she does love books and her little sister. That's why she agrees to go on a trip with her sister, who is determined to make Nora see herself the way she does. Instead, Nora finds herself constantly bumping into editor Charlie Lastra, who she knows from the city. If this was a story, their constant run-ins would be defined as a meet-cute, but this is real life, and Nora is determined not to fall for Charlie, no matter what.