Have you watched This Is Us yet? If you haven’t, you are missing out. I promise you that this is one series you don’t want to miss. If you have, I have 8 books like This Is Us you want to pick up.
I don’t know about you but This Is Us, happens to be one of my all-time favorite TV shows. Every single episode is an emotional whirlwind that I openly welcome. Every piece of the Pearson family drama touches my heart just where I need it. There’s happiness, sadness, hopefulness, love, heartbreak, healing, and so much more.
Every character is relatable, raw, and real. It only makes sense for fans of the show who happen to be book lovers to read books like This Is Us. I’ve compiled a list of my favorite books that get me through the off-season of NBC’s hit show. Get ready to find your next ugly-cry novel.
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8 Intriguing Books Like This Is Us
The Mothers by Brit Bennett
Leaving the past behind, Nadia returns to the town she grew up in with hopes of mending bridges that had been broken so long ago, but reconnecting with old friends won’t turn out the way she had hoped. While it seems that everyone has secrets they want to keep quiet, Nadia will now have to face the consequence of one life-changing decision she made in high school. Read More→
This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
A riotously funny, emotionally raw novel about love, marriage, divorce, family, and the ties that bind—whether we like it or not. The death of Judd Foxman’s father marks the first time that the entire Foxman family—including Judd’s mother, brothers, and sister—have been together in years. Conspicuously absent: Judd’s wife, Jen, whose fourteen-month affair with Judd’s radio-shock-jock boss has recently become painfully public. Read More→
Only One Life by Ashley Farley
Julia Martin grew up wealthy, but it wasn’t until she met her husband, Jack, that she knew true happiness. He made her feel worthy and loved. Their marriage was also an escape from her sister’s bullying, her father’s scrutiny, and her chilly and enigmatic mother. But when tragedy strikes on the night she gives birth, Julia’s happiness is shattered. She has no choice but to return home to her family’s South Carolina mansion, where the grief and guilt buried in her mother’s past await her. Read More→
The Year We Turned Forty by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke
If you could repeat one year of your life, what would you do differently? This heartwarming and hilarious novel from the authors of The Status of All Things and Your Perfect Life features three best friends who get the chance to return to the year they turned forty—the year that altered all of their lives, in ways big and small—and also get the opportunity to change their future. Read More→
All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin
A must-read for every parent raising kids in today’s world. An excellent portrayal of strength, integrity, and unconditional love. This book is on-point with real issues facing teens and parents today. This book will give parents renewed strength and all readers will feel the hope that comes with compassion, honesty, and pride. Some authors write so many books you wonder how much depth there really is to them. Emily Giffin’s books have a depth of character and story. She also always provides character connections between books. Read More→
All The Lives We Never Lived by Anuradha Roy
An intriguing tale about an artist’s quest to fulfill her higher purpose set within the confines of an arranged marriage traditional construct of pre-Independence India, and the impact of her free-spirited decisions on her family. Loved the fact that the book is narrated by the son of the artist. There is history, there are cameos by famous people from the past, there is a love story, there is a family drama, there is a search, there are also current affairs and environmental issues, and all of it in an engrossing, tear-jerking read. Read More→
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
You may need a box of tissues for this one, but don’t let this put you off. I usually avoid melodramas as there is enough stress in my life and I’d rather escape into a nice alternate reality. But I ordered a sample and was intrigued and could not put it down in the end. This is the story of wanting too much for your children, trying to protect them from repeating your mistakes. It’s an engaging story about how we see things as we are and not as they are. It’s one of the books that stays with you and will give you flashbacks for years. Read More→
She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb
A profoundly moving story of family, secrets, and longing, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another. Read More→
What do you think of these books like This Is Us for your next read?
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