Wondering what to read next? Here are 30 books that might help you answer this question ...Updated May 22nd to include new releases publishing in the first two weeks of June!
The moment I finished Beach Read, I had an intense urge to pick it up and just start all over again! Beach Read is the perfect mix of humorous and heartfelt as January and Gus - college rivals turned reluctant neighbors, both authors - decide to swap genres for the summer. One minute I was laughing out loud, and twenty pages later, wiping away tears. Prepare yourself for a whirlwind ride you won't forget anytime soon. --Genni
Based on a true and truly fantastical wild west story, Inland is cinematic, sternly gorgeous, truly wonderful. --Erica
Bone-chilling conviction, dark humor, and insightful catharsis. --Coco
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Through its fraught and engaging portrayal of a family on the brink of falling apart, BLUE MARLIN peeks beneath the dissemblance and self-delusion of the adult world at the earnest, inquisitive, and vulnerable spirit of childhood. As Jenny and her family try to recover from her father's infidelity, she and her mother and father each provide ample reason to both offer and withhold our sympathies. Animating all of this is Lee Smith's lightweight, understated prose, which imbues every conversation, every ocean breeze and overheard party with melancholy soul and song. -Ben
In August, two sisters disappear into the spotless black, or maybe it was blue, SUV of an unidentified man, making waves throughout the northeastern edge of Russia. What follows those isn't so much a collective narrative, but instead, a series of short stories about a group of women affected by loss, and how they are pushed, often forced, to continue moving forward. Written with an acute poise and a realized fragility, Julia Phillips weaves these stories together with a maturity and grace that is not often seen in such young writers. It's an extremely impressive debut that already has me anticipating her next book! --Gage
Trust Exercise was my first Susan Choi but now I can't wait to read her backlist. This book takes an unexpected turn about 130-pages in and really threw me for a loop - honestly, the less you know going in the better. The language is beautiful and flowing and well-suited to the material. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the deep dive into the minds of its characters. --Colin
In Mary Beth Keane's warm yet gritty family drama, you think you know what's going to happen ... until you don't. With a sharp twist that changes the course of the novel, what at first seems all too familiar, transforms into a gripping page turner that questions the limits of our empathy. --Gage
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Grady Hendrix somehow makes horror charming. His style of writing - unrelenting humanity in the face of real terror, of both the supernatural and everyday varieties - is in top form here. He's one of a handful of authors whose new work I devour as soon as I get my hands on it. Grady Hendrix knows how to terrify you, but more importantly, he knows how to make you feel that maybe we can overcome the thing that scares us the most. - Colin
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It's been a year since Evvie Drake has been widowed, and in that year she had done...nothing. She's still living in the same house, barely working, and surrounded by the memories of her not-so-great dead husband. Enter Dean, a scorned baseball player looking to get away from the media attention. He sublets her place, and both of them start a tentative friendship as they try to shed the labels and expectations society places on them. Evvie Drake Starts Over is a hopeful tale about new beginnings and finding yourself in the process. --Genni