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Although built around the self-help-book gimmick, How to Get Filthy Rich quickly transcends that schticky conceit and becomes a funny and moving exploration of class and (like The Great Gatsby) the triumphs and pitfalls of becoming a new person.Get Your Copy
Strong female lead? Check. Crazy post-apocalyptic unnamed future? Check. Death, survival and a touch of teenage romance? Check, check and check. This new YA novel (the first in a trilogy) is garnering serious praise and a lot of Katniss comparisons.Get Your Copy
Deceptively lighthearted and playfully experimental (think narration told through emails, faxes and other nontraditional media), Where'd You Go, Bernadette definitely brings to mind the award-winning A Visit from the Goon Squad.Get Your Copy
From an investigative reporter at The New York Times comes the explosive story of the rise of the processed-food industry and its connection to the obesity epidemic. Prepare to rethink your relationship with your shopping cart.Get Your Copy
There's nobody quite like Curtis Sittenfeld...except, well, Curtis Sittenfeld. Her new book (about sisters with psychic abilities) has all the so-realistic-you-might-cry stuff you expect from the author of Prep and American Wife.Get Your Copy
Fans of Scandinavian crime fiction rejoice! The Healer (about a serial killer haunting Finland) builds a believably dark and ominous world, and like The Girl With... series, sets to explore the darkest secrets of seemingly normal people.Get Your Copy
Like Patti Smith, Richard Hell was a foundational member of the New York punk scene (he most notably fronted the band Television), and like Just Kids, his gritty autobiography explores coming of age in an exciting and dangerous 1970s.Get Your Copy
Ann Patchett's Bel Canto has been widely praised for its effortless lyricism and attention to transcendent beauty in the face of great terror. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Orphan Master's Son follows suit, taking on the mysterious and misunderstood world of North Korea.Get Your Copy
You might best know Lauren Graham for her performance in Gilmore Girls, but her just-released debut novel about a young woman trying to make it in New York shows she also has writerly chops. Think Devil Wears Prada set in the competitive world of theater.Get Your Copy
Why are people named Kim more likely to donate to victims of Hurricane Katrina rather than those of Hurricane Rita? Can decorating your walls make you more honest? NYU psychology professor Adam Alter explores the visual forces that shape us in this Gladwell-esque pop-sci romp.Get Your Copy
The Tiger's Wife may have already hit your book-club circles, but if you haven't picked up this novel about a Balkan doctor and the remarkable power of allegory, it's worth doing so now. The Life of Pi similarities go beyond the tiger, we promise.Get Your Copy
Set in two Venices--the modern physical world and a virtual alternate reality--this highly anticipated debut novel has everything you'd expect from your favorite Dan Brown: murder, corruption, CIA conspiracies and, of course, plenty of corrupt Catholicism to go around.Get Your Copy
Though Sheryl Sandberg may be having a moment, she's certainly not the first to advise women in the workplace. How Remarkable Women Lead was written in 2009 with a message of empowering self-advocacy that would definitely fly at your nearest "Lean In Circle."Get Your Copy
Books about how we deal with death might not be at the top of your beach-read list. But if you're a fan of the brutally honest and lyrically raw Didion, it's worth picking up Will Schwalbe's stunning memoir about the book club he formed with his mother in the final years of her life.Get Your Copy
Here to prove that the young-adult genre isn't all vampires and dystopian death games is the aptly named Rainbow Rowell. Her charming Eleanor & Park--about two quirky teens who fall in love--brings to mind last year's stellar The Fault in Our Stars.Get Your Copy
Preorder this debut novel (it hits bookstores in July) about a young Mexican girl who uses a game of cards to tell the story of her family's tragic demise. Like Junot Diaz, Zambrano has a flair for the intersection of Latin American history and the plight of the average teenager.Get Your Copy
OK, it doesn't take a genius to see the connection between these two. Like Philippa Gregory, Laura Anderson takes some pretty fun liberties with British history, in this case imagining that Anne Boleyn actually gave Henry VIII the male heir he wanted.Get Your Copy
In the wake of Erin Morgenstern's magical-meets-historical The Night Circus comes The Golem and the Jinni, a gorgeous novel about a chance meeting between two mythical beings (one Yiddish, one Middle Eastern) in 1899 New York.Get Your Copy
A sweeping and tragi-comic novel about family and redemption, May We Be Forgiven is what might have happened if Jonathan Franzen had teamed up with the Coen brothers. This story of a flailing man left to raise his brother's children is one of the best books we've read all year.Get Your Copy
George R. R. Martin not writing fast enough for you? Try The Name of the Wind, the first in Patrick Rothfuss's Kingkiller series. This high-action tale of a young magician making his way in the world has the epic nature of Game of Thrones with a little dose of Narnia thrown in.Get Your Copy
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