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17 Books To Read During Wedding Season

It’s wedding season! Whether you’re traveling to your next destination wedding or need a book to invoke anticipation for nuptials, these books are the perfect marriage of books and brides.

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    A French Wedding Book Cover Picture
    A French Wedding Book Cover Picture

    A French Wedding

    by Hannah Tunnicliffe

    Together for the first time in years, six college friends reunite on the coast of Brittany. Love triangles, abandoned dreams, and long-held resentments bubble over, culminating in a wedding none of them ever expected.
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    A French Wedding Book Cover Picture

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    Save the Date Book Cover Picture

    Save the Date

    by Jen Doll

    Jen Doll charts the course of her own perennial wedding guesthood, from the ceremony of distant family members when she was eight to the recent nuptials of a new boyfriend’s friends.
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    Save the Date Book Cover Picture

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    The Ship of Brides Book Cover Picture
    The Ship of Brides Book Cover Picture

    The Ship of Brides

    by Jojo Moyes

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You and After You, a post-WWII story of the war brides who crossed the seas by the thousands to face their unknown futures.
    The Ship of Brides Book Cover Picture
    The Ship of Brides Book Cover Picture

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    I Take You Book Cover Picture
    I Take You Book Cover Picture

    I Take You

    by Eliza Kennedy

    A bride to be who is completely incapable of staying faithful, and yet she’s about to marry her fiancé in Key West. It’s really fun and turns some expectations on their head.
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    I Take You Book Cover Picture

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    Eligible Book Cover Picture
    Eligible Book Cover Picture

    Eligible

    by Curtis Sittenfeld

    Mrs. Bennet has one thing on her mind: how to marry off her daughters, especially as Jane’s fortieth birthday fast approaches.
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    Eligible Book Cover Picture

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    A Nantucket Wedding Book Cover Picture
    A Nantucket Wedding Book Cover Picture

    A Nantucket Wedding

    by Nancy Thayer

    A few years after losing her beloved husband, Alison is getting married again. Revelations, intrigue, and resentments culminate as the Big Day approaches, but will the promise of bliss be a bust?
    A Nantucket Wedding Book Cover Picture
    A Nantucket Wedding Book Cover Picture

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    Committed Book Cover Picture
    Committed Book Cover Picture

    Committed

    by Elizabeth Gilbert

    Committed tells the story of what happens when the couple is faced with an ultimatum from the U.S. government: get married, or Felipe will never enter America again.
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    Committed Book Cover Picture

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    Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper Book Cover Picture
    Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper Book Cover Picture

    Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper

    by Hilary Liftin

    Actress Lizzie Pepper was America’s Girl Next Door and her marriage to Hollywood mega-star Rob Mars was tabloid gold—a whirlwind romance and an elaborate celebrity-studded wedding landed them on the cover of every celebrity weekly.
    Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper Book Cover Picture
    Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper Book Cover Picture

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    Girls in White Dresses Book Cover Picture
    Girls in White Dresses Book Cover Picture

    Girls in White Dresses

    by Jennifer Close

    Isabella, Mary, and Lauren feel like everyone they know is getting married. On Sunday after Sunday, at bridal shower after bridal shower, they coo over toasters, collect ribbons and wrapping paper, eat minuscule sandwiches and cakes.
    Girls in White Dresses Book Cover Picture
    Girls in White Dresses Book Cover Picture

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    Jonathan Unleashed Book Cover Picture

    Jonathan Unleashed

    by Meg Rosoff

    Jonathan Trefoil’s boss is unhinged, his relationship baffling, and his apartment just the wrong side of legal. His girlfriend wants to marry someone just like him—only richer and with a different sense of humor.
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    Jonathan Unleashed Book Cover Picture

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    The Engagements Book Cover Picture
    The Engagements Book Cover Picture

    The Engagements

    by J. Courtney Sullivan

    An exhilarating novel about Frances Gerety, the real pioneering ad woman who coined the famous slogan “A Diamond is Forever,” and four unique marriages that will test how true—or not—those words might be.
    The Engagements Book Cover Picture
    The Engagements Book Cover Picture

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    Seating Arrangements Book Cover Picture
    Seating Arrangements Book Cover Picture

    Seating Arrangements

    by Maggie Shipstead

    Champagne, salt air, and what should be the perfect wedding of Daphne Van Meter and Greyson Duff, but when old resentments stir in Mr. Van Meter and a beached whale and an escaped lobster and added to the mix, the wedding that should have gone off with military precision threatens to become a spectacle of misbehavior.
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    Seating Arrangements Book Cover Picture

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    The Wedding Party Book Cover Picture
    The Wedding Party Book Cover Picture

    The Wedding Party

    by Jasmine Guillory

    Maddie and Theo have two things in common: Alexa is their best friend, and they hate each other. With Alexa’s wedding rapidly approaching, Maddie and Theo both share bridal party responsibilities, and underneath the sharp barbs they toss at each other is a simmering attraction that won’t fade…
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    The Wedding Party Book Cover Picture

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    A Midsummer Night's Dream Book Cover Picture
    A Midsummer Night's Dream Book Cover Picture

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    by William Shakespeare

    When four young lovers, fleeing the Athenian law and their own mismatched rivalries, take to the forest of Athens, their lives become entangled with a feud between the King and Queen of the Fairies. Some Athenian tradesmen, rehearsing a play for the forthcoming wedding of Duke Theseus and his bride, Hippolyta, unintentionally add to the hilarity.
    A Midsummer Night's Dream Book Cover Picture
    A Midsummer Night's Dream Book Cover Picture

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    The Wedding Book Cover Picture
    The Wedding Book Cover Picture

    The Wedding

    by Danielle Steel

    As preparations begin for a September ceremony, surprise announcements and ever-increasing anxiety bring out the best and worst in everyone.
    The Wedding Book Cover Picture
    The Wedding Book Cover Picture

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    Great Expectations Book Cover Picture
    Great Expectations Book Cover Picture

    Great Expectations

    by Charles Dickens

    The morning of her wedding day, Miss Havisham receives a letter from her husband-to-be that he wasn’t who he turned out to be. She spends the rest of her days in her wedding dress!
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    Great Expectations Book Cover Picture

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    Wedding Night Book Cover Picture
    Wedding Night Book Cover Picture

    Wedding Night

    by Sophie Kinsella

    Lottie just knows that her boyfriend is going to propose, but then his big question involves a trip abroad—not a trip down the aisle. Completely crushed, Lottie reconnects with an old flame, and they decide to take drastic action.
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    Wedding Night Book Cover Picture

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