Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion
by Jia Tolentino
Your fave New Yorker journo brings her trademark wit to her first essay collection. With a knack for breaking down big cultural trends, Tolentino uses her own experiences – like barre-class realizations and a teenage stint on the reality show Girls v. Boys – to highlight millennial concerns at the intersection of culture, identity and politics.
by Karen McBride
This debut novel from Algonquin Anishinaabe writer McBride is an enchanting page- turner. When Hazel returns to Spirit Bear Point First Nation, she starts having dreams about an old crow who says he’s there to save her. But what does Hazel need saving from and why has it captured the attention of a demigod?
The Water Dancer
by Ta-Nehisi Coates
If you’re already familiar with the powerful work of journalist/author Coates, you probably don’t need extra encouragement to check out his debut novel. (And if you’ve somehow missed his non-fiction writing…get on it.) But with The Water Dancer, about an enslaved man in Virginia whose near-drowning pushes him on a journey toward freedom, we’re giving it to you anyway.
by Liza Palmer
If you’ve ever felt like a failure (so, like everyone), this one’s for you. Palmer’s latest follows Joan, a recently-laid- off thirtysomething journalist who is single and still living with her parents. When Joan lands a job at a start-up, she gets everything she has ever wanted: a stable job, a solid friend group and a new relationship. But she may have to risk it all when she comes across the scoop of a lifetime.
by Cecelia Ahern
Fifteen years after the publication of PS, I Love You (and 12 after the tear- jerker film adaptation starring Hilary Swank), bestselling author Ahern is back with the long- awaited sequel. Keep the Kleenex handy as Holly realizes she might not be as over the death of her husband as she thought she was.
by Mary H.K. Choi
After her bestselling debut, Emergency Contact – about a relationship unfolding over text – hit shelves last year, Choi became known as a writer who can seamlessly integrate our digital world into Jane Austen-worthy romances. Her latest follows Pablo, a college dropout who works the graveyard shift at a 24-hour bodega and falls for the world’s biggest pop star.