Reviews of the best new books, and previews of dozens of books publishing soon

New This Week

First Impressions: Member Recommendations

  • Eternal Life
    Dara Horn
    Published 1/23/18

    The award-winning, critically acclaimed author returns with an ingenious novel about what it would mean to live forever.
  • Sometimes I Lie
    Alice Feeney
    Published 3/13/18

    My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me:
    1. I'm in a coma.
    2. My husband doesn't love me anymore.
    3. Sometimes I lie.
  • Anatomy of a Miracle
    Jonathan Miles
    Published 3/20/18

    A profound new novel about a paralyzed young man's unexplainable recovery — a stunning exploration of faith, science, mystery, and the meaning of life.

Publishing Soon

  • The Honey Farm
    Harriet Alida Lye
    Published 5/29/18

    Lily King meets Patricia Highsmith in this slyly seductive debut set on an eerily beautiful farm teeming with secrets.
  • The Wind in My Hair
    Masih Alinejad
    Published 5/29/18

    An extraordinary memoir from an Iranian journalist in exile about leaving her country, challenging tradition and sparking an online movement against compulsory hijab.
  • Planet Funny
    Ken Jennings
    Published 5/29/18

    From the brilliantly witty and exuberant New York Times bestselling author Ken Jennings, a history of humor - from fart jokes on clay Sumerian tablets all the way up to the latest Twitter gags and Facebook memes - that tells the story of how comedy ...

Featured This Week

  • The Ensemble
    Aja Gabel
    Published 5/15/18

    The addictive novel about four young friends navigating a cutthroat world and their complex relationships with each other, as ambition, passion, and love intertwine over the course of their lives.
  • The Electric Woman
    Tessa Fontaine
    Published 5/1/18

    Tessa Fontaine's astonishing memoir of pushing past fear, The Electric Woman, follows the author on a life-affirming journey of loss and self-discovery - through her time on the road with the last traveling American sideshow and her relationship with...
  • A Lucky Man
    Jamel Brinkley
    Published 5/1/18

    Jamel Brinkley's stories reflect the tenderness and vulnerability of black men and boys whose hopes sometimes betray them, especially in a world shaped by race, gender, and class - where luck may be the greatest fiction of all.

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New in Hardcover

  • Out of the Blue
    Sophie Cameron
    Published 5/15/18

    When otherworldly beings start falling from the sky, it seems like the end of days are near - but for one girl, it's just the beginning of an adventure that will change her life.
  • The Ensemble
    Aja Gabel
    Published 5/15/18

    The addictive novel about four young friends navigating a cutthroat world and their complex relationships with each other, as ambition, passion, and love intertwine over the course of their lives.
  • That Kind of Mother
    Rumaan Alam
    Published 5/8/18

    From the celebrated author of Rich and Pretty, a novel about the families we fight to build and those we fight to keep.

New in Paperback

  • Less
    Andrew Sean Greer
    Published 5/22/18

    A breakout romantic comedy by the bestselling author of five critically acclaimed novels.
  • Augustown
    Kei Miller
    Published 5/15/18

    In the wake of Marlon James's Man Booker Prize–winning A Brief History of Seven Killings, Augustown - set in the backlands of Jamaica - is a magical and haunting novel of one woman's struggle to rise above the brutal vicissitudes of history, ...
  • Sapiens
    Yuval Noah Harari
    Published 5/15/18

    A groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be "human."

Top Recommendations for Book Clubs

  • The Delight of Being Ordinary
    Roland Merullo
    Published 3/6/18

    Roland Merullo's playful, eloquent, and life-affirming novel finds the Pope and the Dalai Lama teaming up for an unsanctioned road trip through the Italian countryside to rediscover the everyday joys of life that can seem, even for the two holiest ...
  • Girl in Disguise
    Greer Macallister
    Published 3/6/18

    A new novel from the USA Today Bestselling author of The Magician's Lie
  • White Houses
    Amy Bloom
    Published 2/13/18

    The unexpected and forbidden affair between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok unfolds in a triumph of historical fiction from the New York Times bestselling author of Away and Lucky Us.

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