Books

10 New Must-Read Books Out This Week

Including new releases from Jodi Picoult and Fonda Lee.

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Fantasy fans will find plenty to love on this week’s list of must-reads.

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A young couple who’ve just begun to explore non-monogamy must navigate a tangled web of secrets if they want to make it out with their marriage intact.
$15.95
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The third installment of Jennifer J. Chow’s Sassy Cat Mystery series finds pet groomer Mimi and her cat Marshmallow on an island getaway, provided by one of Mimi’s celebrity clients. Too bad a dead man and a string of robberies are about to put a damper on their fun.
$16
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The self-published romance series that went viral on TikTok goes mainstream this week with an all-new edition from Berkley. This re-release features all-new scenes between the human Georgie and her alien lover, Vektal.
$16
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Faith Jones’ grandfather founded the Children of God, one of the world’s most infamous cults, and she was raised in the shadow of his vision. In Sex Cult Nun, Jones recalls what it was like growing up inside the insular community — and how she eventually escaped.
$27.99
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Fonda Lee’s Green Bone saga comes to an end this week with Jade Legacy. This final installment sees the Kaul family battling against myriad foes — some of whom are in their own ranks.
$30
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Celebrated Japanese author Hiromi Kawakami’s short story collection lands in U.S. bookstores this week. Packing 26 stories into fewer than 200 pages, People from My Neighborhood is succinct, surreal, and wholly engrossing.
$15.95
See On Underground Books
Critical Role fans will want to take note of this one. Set before the half-elven twins joined Vox Machina, Kith & Kin follows Vax’ildan and Vex’ahlia — and Vex’s beloved bear, Trinket — as they’re pulled into the conflict surrounding Westruun’s thieves’ guild.
$28
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When a viral outbreak keeps her boyfriend stuck at work, Diana’s forced to embark on her romantic birthday vacation without him. While alone in the Galápagos Islands, she unexpectedly connects with a reclusive family.
$28.99
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A wealthy, terminally ill woman asks her four adult children to be present when she leaks the news of her death... while she’s still alive. Dava was excited to read her own obituaries — but when they reveal two of her secrets, she’s forced to reckon with her own legacy.
$28
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Isolde thought she’d murder her new husband — the king of the vampires — on their wedding night, or die trying. But Adrian doesn’t plan to die again. Now, Isolde just has to find out why he wants to keep his human wife alive.
$25.99
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