Whether it’s dropping temperatures keeping you inside or tons of travel leaving you with time to kill, this time of year is perfect for curling up with a great read. And no matter your taste, there’s new women-authored fiction waiting to be discovered. We’ve picked the buzzworthy novels and fiction picks perfect for adding to your carry-on or escaping with this winter. Scroll down to check out our top picks.

1. The Memory of You by Jamie Beck ($13): Steffi Lockwood is doing what she can to distract herself from recent heartbreak when she enters into the home renovation business with a childhood friend. But before Steffi knows it, she’s reminded of her past and the man she left behind years ago. And in falling into a second-chance romance with single-father Ryan, the two will do all that they can for a relationship that will last despite the secrets between them. If you love classic Nicholas Sparks novels, you’ll love Jamie Beck’s The Memory of You.

2. The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory ($15): Freelance writer Nikole never pictured a future with her boyfriend, so when he proposes on the big screen at a Dodgers game, she has no choice but to turn him down. Fleeing the scene of the tragic proposal, she’s whisked away by a new man, and the two begin a rebound fling that will leave both of them with big questions about their relationship — and whether or not they’re ready to fall in love. This sweet romance is the perfect book for readers who loved Guillory’s 2018 debut, The Wedding Date.

3. Resistant by Rachael Sparks ($17): The debut novel by Rachael Sparks features a thrilling dystopian plot, relatable characters, and even a touch of romance. Rory has successfully avoided an antibiotic crisis that has taken the lives of millions, leaving her and her father to fight for their lives. But when Rory finds out from a mysterious, charming stranger that her blood may hold the cure that the world needs, she finds herself on the run from a government trying to track her down. Can Rory find safety and love in this chaotic world? Or will the pressure to rise up and save humanity be too much for her to handle?

4. Family Trust by Kathy Wang ($27): Stanley Huang has just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and while his family assumes they’ll be financially secure after his passing, they quickly learn that his fortune is much smaller than anyone expected. At the heart of this book is a story about a cast of unique characters working through their expectations and their grief. This book will make your family seem almost normal during the holidays.

5. The Same River by Lisa Reddick ($17): If you’re looking for a read that stresses the importance of saving our planet, this new release will be right up your alley. Jessica Jensen has always looked out for nature. Now a grown woman, she is still fighting to save her beloved Nesika River in Oregon despite pushback from corporate powers. But when she comes face-to-face with a Native American woman from two centuries back, the two brave women will find that they need one another’s help to save the river they know and love.

6. My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite ($23): Interested in a book with a twisted plot? You’ll want to dive into this debut novel by Oyinkan Braithwaite. Korede can’t get past the fact that despite her sister’s murderous habits, she is still their parent’s favorite child. Now that Korede has met a man she wants to make hers, his interest in her sister will make Korede work to protect the man she loves from her sister’s designs.

7. Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren ($16): Finding your perfect romantic match can be hard — and no one knows that better than best friends Josh and Hazel. In this new release from Christina Lauren, Josh and Hazel decide it’s time to set each other up on blind dates. But should it be their own connection they take to the next level? This charming romance is the perfect read for a cold winter night.

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