5 Books This Is Us Fans Will Love

5 Books This Is Us Fans Will Love

Do you watch the heartfelt television show This Is Us? Do you find it hard to wait an entire week to watch the new episode? If so, you need to check out these book titles! Everyone loves a great story about love, life and family connections. These 5 book titles are perfect for fans of This Is Us to read while they wait for the shows next episode to air.

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I’ll Be Your Blue Sky by Maria De Los Santos: On the weekend of her wedding, Clare Hobbes meets an elderly woman named Edith Herron. During the course of a single conversation, Edith gives Clare the courage to break off her engagement to her charming, yet overly possessive, fiancé. Clare never thought she’d hear from Edith again, let alone be named as a beneficiary in her will, but Edith leaves Clare her house, a small beachfront inn in Delaware. Overwhelmed by Edith’s generosity, Clare looks into the history of the old house and finds far more than she ever imagined.

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler: “It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon.” This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The whole family–their two daughters and two sons, their grandchildren, even their faithful old dog–is on the porch, listening contentedly as Abby tells the tale they have heard so many times before. And yet this gathering is different too: Abby and Red are growing older, and decisions must be made about how best to look after them, and the fate of the house so lovingly built by Red’s father.

The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell: Meet the picture-perfect Bird family: pragmatic Meg, dreamy Beth, and towheaded twins Rory and Rhys, one an adventurous troublemaker, the other his slighter, more sensitive counterpart. Their father is a sweet, gangly man, but it is their beautiful, free-spirited mother Lorelei who spins at the center. One Easter weekend, a tragedy so devastating occurs that it begins to tear the family apart. The children are now adults and Lorelei has become the county’s worst hoarder. But then something happens that beckons the Bird family back to the house they grew up in, to finally understand the events of that long-ago Easter weekend.

Ashes of Fiery Weather by Kathleen Donohoe: A multigenerational tale about the passionate loves and losses of women in a family of firefighters traces their experiences spanning from famine-era Ireland to Brooklyn a decade after the September 11 attacks.

A Hundred Small Lessons by Ashley Hay: When Elsi Gormley leaves the Brisbane house in which she has lived for more than sixty years, Lucy Kiss and her family move in, eager to establish their new life. As they settle in, Lucy and her husband Ben struggle to navigate their transformation from adventurous lovers to new parents, taking comfort in memories of their vibrant past as they begin to unearth who their future selves might be.


These titles are great to read while you wait for the next episode of This Is Us. Haven’t watched the show yet? Get caught up by checking out the DVD series at the library! We carry seasons 1-3 in our collection, perfect for binge-watching!

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Shayna is an Adult Services Specialist at Clermont County Public Library’s New Richmond Branch. Some of her favorite authors are Laini Taylor, JK Rowling and Anthony Doerr.

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