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16 Best Books for May

  • FICTION

    IF IT BLEEDS

    APRIL 20, 2020

FICTION

IF IT BLEEDS

by Stephen King

Vintage King: a pleasure for his many fans and not a bad place to start if you’re new to him. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE BOOK OF V.

    MAY 5, 2020

FICTION

THE BOOK OF V.

by Anna Solomon

A bold, fertile work lit by powerful images, often consumed by debate, almost old-school in its feminist commitment. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    GOLDILOCKS

    MAY 5, 2020

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

GOLDILOCKS

by Laura Lam

A slow-burning fire of a novel that begs the reader to keep turning the page. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    TWISTED

    JUNE 23, 2020

NONFICTION

TWISTED

by Emma Dabiri

Part memoir, part social history, and sure to become the definitive book on the politics, culture, and economics of black... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    DEVOLUTION

    JUNE 16, 2020

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

DEVOLUTION

by Max Brooks

A tasty, if not always tasteful, tale of supernatural mayhem that fans of King and Crichton alike will enjoy. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    FUNNY WEATHER

    MAY 12, 2020

NONFICTION

FUNNY WEATHER

by Olivia Laing

Vibrant commentary on art and society by a writer with a sharp eye for the offbeat. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    SHINER

    MAY 12, 2020

FICTION

SHINER

by Amy Jo Burns

A teenage girl is the strong center of a fever-dream story of hidden pasts. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    DARK MIRROR

    MAY 19, 2020

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

DARK MIRROR

by Barton Gellman

A riveting, timely book sure to be one of the most significant of the year. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    WE ARE NOT FROM HERE

    MAY 19, 2020

  • NONFICTION

    ONE MIGHTY AND IRRESISTIBLE TIDE

    MAY 19, 2020

  • NONFICTION

    BROWN ALBUM

    MAY 19, 2020

NONFICTION

BROWN ALBUM

by Porochista Khakpour

Provocative pieces that detonate many notions of identity. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    HOW INNOVATION WORKS

    MAY 19, 2020

BUSINESS

HOW INNOVATION WORKS

by Matt Ridley

Opinionated, often counterintuitive, full of delicious stories, always provocative. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT

    MAY 26, 2020

ROMANCE

SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT

by Meryl Wilsner

A sparkling debut with vibrant characters, a compelling Hollywood studio setting, and a sweet slow-burn romance. Full review >

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