The House of Bradbury was recently named a “Best Book of 2016” by Refinery29.
I like a good Netflix binge as much as the next woman. But when I look back at 2016 and think about the moments I’ve really enjoyed luxuriating at home, they were mostly Sunday mornings I spent in bed with a book. (And plenty of coffee. Let’s be real here — it doesn’t get any better than that.)
From The Girls and The Mothers to Imagine Me Goneand The News of the World, it’s been a pretty delectable year for bibliophiles. If you had nothing else to do, you could probably find a great book to read all day, every day. For better and worse, most of us don’t have that luxury, though — so every month, Refinery29 selects our top picks.
The House of Bradbury
By Nicole Meier
Released May 10
Everything about Mia Gladwell’s life has gone to crap. Her debut novel was panned by the press, her fiancé has apparently pulled out of the wedding, and she’s wound up living in her sister’s carriage house with no prospects of any kind on the horizon. Until, that is, she finds out that Ray Bradbury’s house is up for sale and she decides to buy the fixer-upper, hoping she’ll stumble onto some inspiration.
Things start to unravel after she moves in, plunging Mia into a brand-new set of problems. But this time, figuring out what’s gone wrong with her life might actually help her realize which mistakes she keeps making over and over again — and how to finally break the cycle.