Books

10 Must-Read New Books Out This Week

Including releases from Elif Batuman, Akwaeke Emezi, and Nell Zink.

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Fans of romance, YA, and literary fiction will find a lot to love on this week’s list.

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After an incident after school lands her in trouble, a Korean-American teen finds herself moving with her mom to Seoul, where her dad already lives. At first, it’s a dream — but as she settles in, she begins to realize that her glittery new life isn’t as perfect as it seems.
$18.99
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The protagonist of Elif Batuman’s The Idiot returns in Either/Or. This time around, it’s 1996, and Selin is starting her sophomore year at Harvard. She’s yet to fully process the events of the previous summer, but that’s won't stop her from diving headfirst into new adventures.
$27
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English readers can finally enjoy Dutch author Hanna Bervoets’ debut novel, We Had to Remove This Post. The story follows social media content moderators who are tasked with reviewing offensive and dangerous videos — a job that begins to upend their respective moral codes.
$22.49
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Years after her last lover died in a tragic accident, Feyi decides she’s finally ready to try dating again. She quickly gets swept up in a whirlwind romance with a great guy, and everything begins to fall into place — until she finds herself falling for her new beau’s father.
$27
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Following her parents’ divorce, 16-year-old Aminah built a life for herself with her father in Brooklyn. But when she finds out — via Facebook message — that her mother has died, Aminah must return to the world she thought she’d left far behind.
$17.99
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The half-century-long career of a trusted Korean American obstetrician working in a small Minnesota town is jeopardized by blackmail in this touching new novel from the author of Somebody’s Daughter and Finding My Voice.
$28.99
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Arlee’s mom thinks a summer at Camp Rockaway will change her life, but some bloody, grotesque thing is circulating among the Rockaway girls’ secret society — and they want Arlee to join. This YA horror novel is perfect for your summer reading list.
$19.99
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Mack has a chance to win enough money to change her life, and she’s not going to let it go to waste. All she has to do is last a week in an old amusement park without getting caught by a team of pursuers. It sounds easy, until you know what’s really lurking among the rides.
$27
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An amnesiac man awakens outside an empty California neighborhood. As he forages for supplies, he comes to realize that some catastrophic disaster has laid waste to the area. Then he meets a young boy named Clay, who makes him question everything he thinks he knows.
$27
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After her mother left her and to become a Buddhist ascetic, Bran was raised by her mother’s boyfriend at a plant nursery (which happens to serve as a front for a motorcycle gang). She’s adrift, but finds something to cling to in Peter, a troubled college student.
$27
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