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This year’s must-read books, as chosen by Jenna Bush Hager

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The TODAY host set up a virtual book club earlier this year to encourage the world to get back into reading. Here’s what she recommends everyone should be diving into…

Jenna Bush Hager, author and journalist, and recently virtual book club owner, she was born a reader. 

Hager kicked off her book club on a monthly basis in March, hoping to inspire her viewers to return to the traditional hobby. She usually reads six or seven books a month and wanted to share her passion by creating a universal virtual book group. Every month, Hager shares her latest choice of book on TODAY and also on Instagram using #ReadWithJenna

You can see some of her top picks below.

Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes

Evvie Drake Starts Over

Hager picked Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes as a perfect read for beach days and long weekends. A book that highlights that just because you are broken it doesn’t mean you can’t put your life back together. 

“It’s the perfect summer read. It’s light, it’s fun, I was left wanting more”, Hagertold TODAY.


The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin

Last Romantics by Tara Conklin is a tender story of family and betrayal that spans decades. 

A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum

A Woman Is No Man

The poignant novel A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum explores the tension between each woman’s expectations and dreams as they raise the next generation of women in the U.S. 

The Unwinding of the Miracle by Julie Yip-Williams

The Unwinding of the Miracle 

Julie Yip-Williams’ The Unwinding of the Miracle is both heartbreaking and hopeful, a memoir of life, death, and everything that comes after. 

Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok

Searching for Sylvie Lee

This pick is a gripping story and a mystery that keeps you guessing until the very end.

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