Here are some of the most exciting (and hopefully good) books of December 2017. Add your own oooh shinies to our Goodreads list and let us know in the comments which book you look forward to reading the most!

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The Girl in the Tower
Katherine Arden

The sequel to The Bear & The Nightingale, in which the court of Moscow is plagued by power struggles and unrest. Bandits roam the countryside and while setting out to defeat them, the Prince comes across a mysterious young man with a magnificent horse.

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One Station Away
Olaf Olafsson

An overlooked pianist who finally receives fraught success after decades of disappointment. An elusive dancer whose untimely death her fiancé is desperate to untangle. A mysterious patient who is comatose after a violent accident. The lives of these three women are bound by one man.

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The Vanishing Princess
Jenny Diski

A reprint of a short story collection by Jenny Diski, that channel both the piercing social examination of her nonfiction and the vivid, dreamlike landscapes of her novels.

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Three Daughters of Eve
Elif Shafak

Three Daughters of Eve is set over an evening in contemporary Istanbul, as Peri arrives at the party and navigates the tensions that simmer in this crossroads country between East and West, religious and secular, rich and poor. Over the course of the dinner, and amidst an opulence that is surely ill-begotten, terrorist attacks occur across the city.

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Enchantress of Numbers
Jennifer Chiaverini

The story of Ada Lovelace, from her young childhood as the only legitimate child of Lord Byron to her rise in mathematics and life with Babbage.

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The World Goes On
László Krasznahorkai

A collection of short stories by the lauded Hungarian author of Satantango. In The World Goes On, a narrator first speaks directly, tells twenty-one unforgettable stories, then bids you farewell.

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No Time to Spare
Ursula K. Le Guin

From acclaimed author Ursula K. Le Guin, a collection of thoughts—always adroit, often acerbic—on aging, belief, the state of literature, and the state of the nation.

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Instructions for a Secondhand Heart
Tamsyn Murray

After getting a heart-transplant, Jonny finds Neve, the sister of the boy whose heart he took. Together, Neve and Jonny will have to face the future, no matter how frightening it is, while also learning to heal their hearts, no matter how much it hurts.

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Ultraluminous
Katherine Faw

The novels follows one year in the life of a high-end girlfriend-experience prostitute who just returned to New York after a decade abroad.

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Elmet
Fiona Mozley

A family lives in a small town called Elmet, living a seemingly idyllic life. When a local landowner shows up on their doorstep, threatening their life, father and daughter decide to protect themselves, which can only end in violence.

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Record of a Night Too Brief
Hiromi Kawakami

Three haunting and lyrical stories about three young women experiencing unsettling loss and romance.

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Foolish Hearts
Emma Mills

A contemporary novel about a girl whose high school production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream leads her to new friends—and maybe even new love.

 

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