10 Must-Read New Books Out This Week

Including new releases from Warsan Shire and Sabaa Tahir.

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From poetry to lit-fic and rom-coms, there’s something for everyone this week.

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In Tessa Bailey’s follow-up to It Happened One Summer, Hannah Bellinger asks her ladykiller best friend to help her woo her crush. The more Fox tries to fix up Hannah, though, the more drawn to her he feels.
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Told in a series of vignettes, this stunning work of autofiction from Pond author Claire-Louise Bennett follows an unnamed checkout girl who dreams of becoming a writer.
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When Awara is cursed and begins to transform into a demon, she sets on an epic journey in search of a cure. If she truly wants to return to her uneventful life, she’ll need to face off with demon hunters, gods, and spirits.
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In a world where a cutting-edge tech company can erase clients’ unwanted memories, a disparate group of people reckon with the holes in their recollections.
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In this fantasy novel inspired by ancient Mesoamerica, two young seers — one a trained Dreamer, the other untaught — discover their shared spiritual connection.
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At his university, Arun connected with others from similar, low-caste backgrounds, but failed to achieve their level of success after graduation. Instead, he’s pursued a quiet life — a life that’s upended when a journalist comes calling, asking about his former classmates.
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Warsan Shire — the award-winning writer who collaborated with Beyoncé on Lemonade and Black Is King — releases her first full-length poetry collection.
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An Ember in the Ashes author Sabaa Tahir returns to store shelves this week with All My Rage — a new YA novel about best friends Salahudin and Noor, who have a falling out just before suffering devastating personal losses.
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When Rob notices her daughter acting strangely — a little too much like the family she fled — she takes Callie back to her childhood home in the Mojave Desert, where new terrors await.
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In this gothic novel, the matriarch of an incestuous family cult finds her authority threatened when her disabled daughter returns from what was meant to be her wedding.
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