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11 Books You Really Should’ve Read By Now

  • FICTION

    HAMNET

    JULY 21, 2020

FICTION

HAMNET

by Maggie O'Farrell

A gripping drama of the conflict between love and destiny. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    WHITE TEARS/BROWN SCARS

    OCT. 6, 2020

NONFICTION

WHITE TEARS/BROWN SCARS

by Ruby Hamad

An extraordinary book for anyone who wishes to pay more than lip service to truly inclusive, intersectional feminism. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    HOW MUCH OF THESE HILLS IS GOLD

    APRIL 7, 2020

FICTION

HOW MUCH OF THESE HILLS IS GOLD

by C Pam Zhang

Aesthetically arresting and a vital contribution to America’s conversation about itself. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    NINE MOONS

    MAY 26, 2020

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

NINE MOONS

by Gabriela Wiener ; translated by Jessica Powell

Refreshingly literary and offbeat—a mother-to-be book for firebrands. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE SEVENTH RAVEN

    MARCH 16, 2021

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THE SEVENTH RAVEN

by David Elliott ; illustrated by Rovina Cai

A skillful use of verse; moral conundrums and strange plot twists offer even stronger draws. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE SECRET LIVES OF CHURCH LADIES

    SEPT. 1, 2020

FICTION

THE SECRET LIVES OF CHURCH LADIES

by Deesha Philyaw

Tender, fierce, proudly Black and beautiful, these stories will sneak inside you and take root. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE BOOK OF UNCONFORMITIES

    AUG. 25, 2020

NONFICTION

THE BOOK OF UNCONFORMITIES

by Hugh Raffles

As panoptic and sparkling as the crystals contained in many of the author’s objects of study. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    WINGS OF EBONY

    JAN. 26, 2021

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

WINGS OF EBONY

by J. Elle

Heart-stopping action and intrigue from cover to cover. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    DEACON KING KONG

    MARCH 3, 2020

  • TEEN

    LAST NIGHT AT THE TELEGRAPH CLUB

    JAN. 19, 2021

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

LAST NIGHT AT THE TELEGRAPH CLUB

by Malinda Lo

Beautifully written historical fiction about giddy, queer first love. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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