Books

9 Must-Read New Books Out This Week

Including new releases from Nghi Vo and Vanessa Hua.

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Looking for a great romance, memoir, or literary novel? You’re in luck this week.

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As her debut autobiography lands in stores, award-winning actor Selma Blair adds memoirist to her list of accomplishments.
$30
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Persephone “Percy” Fraser and Sam Florek spent six wonderful summers together in Barry’s Bay before their friends-to-lovers relationship imploded. Now, Percy’s back in town for Sam’s mother’s funeral, and the spark's still there. But are they ready to relaunch their romance?
$16
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In this new novel from A River of Stars author Vanessa Hua, one teenage girl finds herself working side-by-side with Chairman Mao Zedong, as both his lover and his sounding board.
$28
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You’ve heard of enemies-to-lovers, but what about enemies-to... cousins?! As their rivalry heats up at the local gym, Crystal and Scott bump into one another in the last place they could have possibly imagined — their grandparents’ engagement party.
$16
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Through interviews with workers at Silicon Valley’s tech giants, France Winddance Twine’s Geek Girls examines how women in general — and BIPOC women in particular — are shut out of the industry’s most promising positions.
$30
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From the author of The Shaadi Set-Up comes this YA romance. Here, an overachieving party princess resolves to stay away from her arch-nemesis, only to find he’s playing Eric to her Ariel for the summer.
$17.99
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A.J. Verdelle’s debut novel launched to effusive praise and threw her into Toni Morrison’s circle. Here, the author reminisces on her 25-year-long friendship with Morrison, the writing life, and her inability to replicate the success of her first book.
$27.99
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When she refuses to portray stereotypes on the silver screen, a Chinese American actor working in the Golden Age of Hollywood finds herself cast as monstrous villains instead. But in a world where all contracts are sealed with blood and magic, danger lurks around every corner.
$26.99
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What does it mean to be a woman on the Internet? Well, for starters, it means rebranding yourself as a “girl.” In Girl Online, Joanna Walsh explores the concessions women make to maintain their online identities.
$19.95
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