Still waiting to get your hands on Ann Napolitano’s Hello Beautiful?
Consider reading one (or more) of the following books while you wait! MML owns several, but not all, of these titles. If it’s one we don’t have, you can request it from another library in the Minerva consortium and likely still get it before Hello Beautiful is available.
Most of the books listed below fall under the category of domestic fiction – family drama, mothers and daughters, etc. The other recurring theme is coming of age. The fancy literary term for this, in German, is Bildungsroman, in case you were curious. A classic Bildungsroman included in this list of readalikes is Louisa May Alcott’s iconic Little Women (serialized between 1868 and 1869). This beloved American classic would pair well with Napolitano’s latest book.