So here are two books I know almost nothing about except they've been recommended by friends and at first glance they look great!
First up, Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. Set in New York City in the 1930s, this sounds like it will be The Great Gatsby meets Gossip Girl. Yes please!
And secondly, The Bungalow by Sarah Jio. This one set in the 1940s in Bora Bora chronicles a love story amidst the war in the Pacific.