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20 Books That Should Be Bestsellers

  • FICTION

    MALAS

    JUNE 4, 2024

FICTION

MALAS

by Marcela Fuentes

A vibrant portrait of two strong women and their mixed feelings about home. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    SWAN SONG

    JUNE 11, 2024

FICTION

SWAN SONG

by Elin Hilderbrand

Though Hilderbrand threatens to kill all our darlings with this last laugh, her acknowledgments say it’s just “for now.” Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    FAMILIARIS

    JUNE 11, 2024

FICTION

FAMILIARIS

by David Wroblewski

For all the eons it may take to read it, this colossus of a book will own you. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    MARGO'S GOT MONEY TROUBLES

    JUNE 11, 2024

FICTION

MARGO'S GOT MONEY TROUBLES

by Rufi Thorpe

Terrific characters, rich worldbuilding, deep thoughts about fiction and morality, a love story, and a happy ending. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    WHAT FIRE BRINGS

    JUNE 11, 2024

  • FICTION

    THE GOD OF THE WOODS

    JULY 2, 2024

FICTION

THE GOD OF THE WOODS

by Liz Moore

"Don't go into the woods" takes on unsettling new meaning in Moore's blend of domestic drama and crime novel. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    LONG ISLAND COMPROMISE

    JULY 9, 2024

FICTION

LONG ISLAND COMPROMISE

by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

A great American Jewish novel whose brew of hilarity, heartbreak, and smarts recalls the best of Philip Roth. A triumph. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    NICKED

    JULY 23, 2024

FICTION

NICKED

by M.T. Anderson

An always entertaining and unexpectedly poignant adventure as rare and gleaming as a reliquary. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE TRUTH ABOUT IMMIGRATION

    JUNE 4, 2024

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

THE TRUTH ABOUT IMMIGRATION

by Zeke Hernandez

A highly readable, potentially influential contribution to the literature on immigration. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE FRIDAY AFTERNOON CLUB

    JUNE 11, 2024

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE FRIDAY AFTERNOON CLUB

by Griffin Dunne

A poignant love letter and evidence that through it all, genuine love is the backbone that keeps a family strong. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    HIP-HOP IS HISTORY

    JUNE 11, 2024

HISTORY

HIP-HOP IS HISTORY

by Questlove with Ben Greenman

Questlove’s instincts as a superfan and artist take this history beyond the hype to something very special. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    NIGHT FLYER

    JUNE 18, 2024

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

NIGHT FLYER

by Tiya Miles

A notable, discerning contribution to the understanding of an American legend. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    FROSTBITE

    JUNE 25, 2024

NONFICTION

FROSTBITE

by Nicola Twilley

A literate treat for tech- and history-inclined foodies. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    AT THE EDGE OF EMPIRE

    JUNE 25, 2024

HISTORY

AT THE EDGE OF EMPIRE

by Edward Wong

A well-written, multilayered work of poignant familial memories and personal reflection. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    ASK NOT

    JULY 2, 2024

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

ASK NOT

by Maureen Callahan

An informative and gossip-filled history of a notorious clan. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    VIEWFINDER

    JULY 23, 2024

  • NONFICTION

    ON THE EDGE

    AUG. 13, 2024

BUSINESS

ON THE EDGE

by Nate Silver

An enlightening study of the people who play the game of risk and win. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    KENT STATE

    AUG. 13, 2024

HISTORY

KENT STATE

by Brian VanDeMark

VanDeMark’s top-notch book embodies the term must-read. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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