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20 Books You Can Read in a Weekend

  • FICTION

    YOU GLOW IN THE DARK

    FEB. 6, 2024

FICTION

YOU GLOW IN THE DARK

by Liliana Colanzi ; translated by Chris Andrews

The “alien gaze” is a keen instrument for dissecting the human condition, and Colanzi employs it to great effect here. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    HELD

    JAN. 30, 2024

FICTION

HELD

by Anne Michaels

A gorgeous meditation on whether the ghost in the machine is actually in our hearts. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    LOVE NOVEL

    FEB. 6, 2024

FICTION

LOVE NOVEL

by Ivana Sajko ; translated by Mima Simić

A devastating book, humane, original, and deeply relevant. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    LIKE A MOTHER

    FEB. 6, 2024

FICTION

LIKE A MOTHER

by Mina Hardy

A poisonous treat best consumed in a single breathless sitting. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    SELF-PORTRAITS

    FEB. 6, 2024

FICTION

SELF-PORTRAITS

by Osamu Dazai ; translated by Ralph F. McCarthy

A vivid collection of stories—as sophisticated as they are mundane. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THAT TIME I GOT DRUNK AND SAVED A DEMON

    JAN. 2, 2024

  • FICTION

    THE LITTLE LIAR

    FEB. 20, 2024

  • FICTION

    PROPHET SONG

    DEC. 5, 2023

FICTION

PROPHET SONG

by Paul Lynch

Captivating, frightening, and a singular achievement. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    SO LATE IN THE DAY

    NOV. 14, 2023

FICTION

SO LATE IN THE DAY

by Claire Keegan

Compact but deep explorations of human vulnerability from a master of the form. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE VULNERABLES

    NOV. 7, 2023

  • NONFICTION

    ZODIAC

    JAN. 23, 2024

GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS

ZODIAC

by Ai Weiwei with Elettra Stamboulis ; illustrated by Gianluca Costantini

A welcome introduction to the life and work of an exemplary artist. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    PUTIN'S EXILES

    JAN. 30, 2024

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

PUTIN'S EXILES

by Paul Starobin

Starobin’s hands-on examination of Russia’s exile community is a remarkable story of brave people looking to the future. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    RAISED BY WOLVES

    JAN. 23, 2024

NONFICTION

RAISED BY WOLVES

edited by Graywolf Press

An enjoyable volume featuring a diverse contingent of artists. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE

    DEC. 5, 2023

NONFICTION

WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE

by Kenan Thompson

Decades after joyously bounding onto TV as a teen comedy star, Thompson shows he’s still All That and so much more. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    HOW TO DRAW A NOVEL

    DEC. 12, 2023

NONFICTION

HOW TO DRAW A NOVEL

by Martín Solares ; translated by Heather Cleary

A quirky, playful addition to the well-populated subgenre of fiction writers writing about writing fiction. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    MUSE

    JAN. 23, 2024

NONFICTION

MUSE

by B Michael

A warm, visually stunning recollection of a remarkable friendship forged through fashion. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    RENTAL PERSON WHO DOES NOTHING

    JAN. 9, 2024

NONFICTION

RENTAL PERSON WHO DOES NOTHING

by Shoji Morimoto ; translated by Don Knotting

An eccentric, charming book, showing how humans can connect in the strangest of circumstances. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    SONGS ON ENDLESS REPEAT

    DEC. 5, 2023

NONFICTION

SONGS ON ENDLESS REPEAT

by Anthony Veasna So

Another posthumous publication from a writer who was only just discovering his brilliance. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    GOOD GIRLS GO TO HELL

    NOV. 21, 2023

NONFICTION

GOOD GIRLS GO TO HELL

by Tohar Sherman-Friedman ; illustrated by Tohar Sherman-Friedman ; translated by Margaret Morrison

A charged memoir of political and religious transformation that’s just right for young readers questioning such things. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    WHY FLYING IS MISERABLE

    NOV. 14, 2023

NONFICTION

WHY FLYING IS MISERABLE

by Ganesh Sitaraman

With careful research and clear thinking, Sitaraman outlines a plan to ensure that the airline business works for everyone. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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