Books About Birthdays

Are you celebrating a quarantine birthday this year? (I am!) Celebrations might be different than normal, but these novels are here to keep you company.

{2E8D86F5-F1E5-47BE-A7C6-8C48D36B5453}Img100If I Could Turn Back Time by Beth Harbison

Another year older, another year wiser… But what if we could go back in time knowing everything that we know now and have learned so far in life?  Thirty seven year old Ramie Phillips is extremely successful, but she’s not necessarily happy.  One day she goes missing off the side of a boat and ends up waking up back in time to when her mother calling her to get ready for school.

Birthday by Meredith Russo {B5DC3C94-B5A5-4BA4-8D14-96FEDCCE2190}Img100

Two best friends share a birthday.  This story chronicles the six years it takes for them to fall in love.

{847193FE-EA7E-4E87-B429-B348F1176F0D}Img100Happy Birthday by Danielle Steel

Sometimes we just need a classic Danielle Steel novel to get us through these strange days.  In Happy Birthday, Steel tells the stories of three different people whom all reach a crucial moment in their lives on the same day as they blow out their birthday candles.

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender {005B3807-06E6-4515-9752-1CBECB5A0A30}Img100

On her ninth birthday, Rose bites into her mother’s chocolate lemon cake. She then discovers that she can taste her mother’s emotions through the cake.  To her surprise, her mother is not the happy person she once thought she was, and soon all food becomes a threat to Rose.

{240F1CB4-F608-4CDD-BAEF-5DEA5D38E9B9}Img100Lot’s of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen

In this memoir, Quindlen explores the life of women through childhood memories and milestones such as marriage, bodies, girlfriends, and parenting.

Birthday Cakes by Janne Jansen ssd_9781629148731_270

Because it’s not a birthday without cake or other sweets!  This book will inspire you to get baking in the kitchen and make the best birthday cake yet!

-Jessica, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian

Livingston, NJ 07039, USA

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