We’re still figuring out the best way to share all the awesome new books coming out each month, not just on Goodreads, but also on our blog. So bear with us while we experiment a little and just enjoy all the goodness this month has to offer!

A Conjuring of Light
V.E. Schwab

The final installment in the Darker Shade of Magic Trilogy. It contains four different London’s, a shitload of magic and the best coat ever.

Lincoln in the Bardo
George Saunders

Abraham Lincoln griefs the death of his 11-year old son. Set over the course of one night, Lincoln is visited by ghosts of the recently dead and long deceased.

The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this story is about Starr who witnesses her best friend being killed by a police officer.

Universal Harvester
John Darnielle

Life in a small town takes a dark turn when mysterious footage begins appearing on VHS cassettes at the local Video Hut.

Steve Erickson

The Twin Towers suddenly reappear in South Dakota, 20 years after their fall and nobody can explain why. Then people became mysteriously drawn to the American Stonehenge.

Lauren Elkin

Flâneuse [flanne-euhze], noun, from the French. Feminine form of flâneur [flanne-euhr], an idler, a dawdling observer, usually found in cities.

Abandon Me
Melissa Febos

The second memoir of a professional dominatrix about the intense bonds of love and need for connection.

Swimming Lessons
Claire Fuller

A wife leaves letters in her husband’s book collection before vanishing. Not until the husband is turning senile, does the daughter find the letters.

The Refugees
Viet Thanh Nguyen

A collection of short stories written over 20 years, exploring questions of immigration, identity, love, and family dealing with the aspirations of those who leave one country for another.

All Our Wrong Todays
Elan Mastai

Tom Barren lives in a 2016 that we only imagined in 1950’s utopian science fiction. But through time travel he’s locked into our 2016, a nightmarish dystopia in comparison.

Min Jin Lee

A generational story of one Korean family who leaves the homeland for Japan after one of the daughters has an unplanned pregnancy.

Things We Lost in the Fire
Mariana Enriquez

a collection of twelve short stories that use fear and horror to explore multiple dimensions of life in contemporary Argentina.

At the Edge of the Universe
Shaun David Hutchinson

A young boy’s best friend is erased from history. When no one remembers Tommy, expect for Ozzie himself, he realizes he might be in love with him and tries to get him back.

American Street
Ibi Zoboi

A Haitian girl travels to America with her mother. She gets in, but her mom is detained by immigration, leaving Fabiola to fend for herself.

We Are Okay
Nina LaCour

Mabel tries to outrun of old life by leaving for college, but when her former best friend comes to visit, Mabel needs to face the tragedy she fled from.

Dreamland Burning
Jennifer Latham

Two teens, connected through time, reflect on the Tulsa Race Riots of 1921 and raises important questions about the complex state of race relations in the U.S.

Optimists Die First
Susin Nielsen

Petula knows that life is out to get you, but when a new boy shows up in school and in her therapy group, they team up to face some of her fears together.

Emily Ruskovich

A family drives to a mountain clearing to collect birch wood. While they’re happily chopping along, something unimaginable shocking happens.

Empress of a Thousand Skies
Rhoda Belleza

A space opera about an empress wanting to claim her throne, a fugitive turned celebrity and a ruthless evil threatening the fate of the entire galaxy.

The Lonely Hearts Hotel
Heather O’Neill

Two babies abandoned at a Montreal orphanage in 1910, turn out to be talented performers. After a separation, they find each other in New York and take over the theater as well as the underworld.

The Education of Margo Sanchez
Lilliam Rivera

Pretty in Pink comes to the South Bronx in this bold and romantic coming-of-age novel about dysfunctional families and finding the courage to question everything you ever thought you wanted.

Setting Free the Kites
Alex George

Two boys bond over a love for kites and coping with family tragedies, while working together at a rundown amusement park.

Buy these or any other books at Bookdepository or Bol.com and let us know what book you’re most excited for this month!

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