Everyone should celebrate Beyoncé’s birthday, and if your idea of a celebration is settling in with a good book, we’ve got some recommendations for you based on some of her biggest hits.
Crazy in Love/Seven Days in June by Tia Williams: Eva and Shane fell in love in seven tumultuous days, then didn’t see each other for 15 years. When they reunite, the sparks are stronger than ever.
All Night/Ever After Always by Chloe Liese: Anyone who has been married can tell you it is a bumpy road, but it can also make for beautiful reconciliations.
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)/Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams: Queenie goes through a lot in this book, but she starts to heal after focusing on her relationship with herself.
Naughty Girl/How to Catch A Queen by Alyssa Cole: Shanti and her husband are both surprised by the passion that emerges from nightly visits in their arranged marriage.
Diva/The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger: Has there ever been a bigger diva than Miranda Priestly?
Sorry/Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn I would not cross Beyoncé or Amy Dunne.
Run the World (Girls)/The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna: An army of girls is the only thing standing in the way of the empire’s run, so yeah, I’d say girls are running the world.
Daddy Lessons/Unsub by Meg Gardiner: A narcotics detective who followed in her father’s footsteps gets caught up in one of his oldest, most dangerous cases.
Don’t Hurt Yourself/An American Marriage by Tayari Jones: Roy and Celeste’s happiness is destroyed by circumstances beyond their control, leading to a turbulent relationship.
Halo/Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko: Tarasai grew up literally walled off from other people, and her world was changed forever when she found a family.
Ellen Whitfield is senior publicist at Books Forward, an author publicity and book marketing firm committed to promoting voices from a diverse variety of communities. From book reviews and author events, to social media and digital marketing, we help authors find success and connect with readers.