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16 Best Books To Read in October

  • FICTION

    THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY

    OCT. 5, 2021

  • FICTION

    CROSSROADS

    OCT. 5, 2021

FICTION

CROSSROADS

by Jonathan Franzen

Franzen’s intensely absorbing novel is amusing, excruciating, and at times unexpectedly uplifting—in a word, exquisite. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    MY MONTICELLO

    OCT. 5, 2021

  • FICTION

    FIGHT NIGHT

    OCT. 5, 2021

  • NONFICTION

    THE BIG CHEAT

    NOV. 30, 2021

NONFICTION

THE BIG CHEAT

by David Cay Johnston

True believers won’t be swayed, but those inclined to despise Trump and Trumpism will find ample reinforcement. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THERE IS NOTHING FOR YOU HERE

    OCT. 5, 2021

NONFICTION

THERE IS NOTHING FOR YOU HERE

by Fiona Hill

A shrewd, absorbing memoir that casts a sharp eye on America's future while offering feasible solutions for change. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    TOUFAH

    OCT. 12, 2021

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

TOUFAH

by Toufah Jallow with Kim Pittaway

A fiercely readable, potent memoir of a survivor who refuses to be silenced. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    DEAR MEMORY

    OCT. 12, 2021

NONFICTION

DEAR MEMORY

by Victoria Chang

This book is moving in a way that transcends story and message; it captures a pure sense of another person's heart. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    VIAL OF TEARS

    OCT. 5, 2021

  • CHILDREN'S

    NEVERFORGOTTEN

    OCT. 26, 2021

CHILDREN'S

NEVERFORGOTTEN

by Alejandra Algorta ; translated by Aida Salazar ; illustrated by Iván Rickenmann

An unmissable tale about loss and reclamation. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    LIVING WITH VIOLA

    OCT. 26, 2021

CHILDREN'S

LIVING WITH VIOLA

by Rosena Fung ; illustrated by Rosena Fung

Elevates the graphic novel genre with its heartfelt focus on mental health and immigrant experiences. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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