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10 Great New Books To Read This Week

Including an all-new rom-com from Jasmine Guillory.

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Tahmima Anam, Becky Chambers, and Sophia Benoit all have great new reads out this week.

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Asha’s life takes a hard turn when she reunites with Cyrus, her old flame. Cyrus has become a darling of the tech world, and Asha — the woman who helped put him on his pedestal — fears she will be relegated to a dark corner of history.

$26
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Sophia Benoit’s Twitter followers know how sharp her wit and insights are. Now, the columnist is releasing her first essay collection, Well, This Is Exhausting.

$27
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A Psalm for the Wild-Built, the first installment in Becky Chambers’ Monk and Robot series, is a quiet novel about what happens when two cultures — robots and humans — meet for the first time in centuries. Many, many years after the world’s robots left humanity behind, one emissary returns to learn what humans need.

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All Jake wants is a shot at romance with Allister — the new transfer to his prep school, and one of the only other Black students — but things get dangerous when Jake’s haunted by the ghost of a recently deceased school shooter.

$17.99
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A Chinese Canadian woman grieves the death of her father, who stayed behind in Hong Kong to work, in this poignant, lyrical novel from Pik-Shuen Fung.

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In this new novel from Party of Two author Jasmine Guillory, a movie star strikes up a romance with the man behind her latest ad campaign. The pair’s relationship was supposed to be strictly business, but what what would happen if they took things to an all-new, public level?

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Chris McKinney’s Water City trilogy launches this week with Midnight, Water City: a murder mystery set in the not-too-distant future. When a beloved scientist is killed after reaching out to an old friend, that friend — a police detective — throws himself into the case.

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Fans of Arthurian legends will want to pick up Sword Stone Table: a collection of stories from Roshani Chokshi, Daniel M. Lavery, and Silvia Moreno-Garcia — among others — that reimagine Camelot’s tales.

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When a dysfunctional couple obsessed with the same social media influencer get a chance to connect with the object of their affection, things begin to unravel in a violent way.

$28
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With stories from Tiffany D. Jackson, Nina LaCour, and Anna Meriano, among others, Up All Night is a shining YA collection for night owls, graveyard shifters, and anyone who once pulled all-nighters on the regular.

$17.95
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