New and forthcoming favorites, picked by the BuzzFeed Books team.
Tracy O'Neill$27.00 $24.30
A smart, suspenseful story about a former British intelligence officer and an image consultant trying to make their relationship work despite the secrets they carry — it's about trust and deceit, surveillance and privacy
Rumi Hara$24.95 $22.46
Nori (short for Noriko) is the four-year-old at the center of these stories, and she's a fearless, sprightly girl whose curiosity leads her from one adventure to the next in 1980s suburban Osaka. Working tirelessly to catch up is her grandmother — her main caregiver and closest companion. Nori's world is dreamy and intoxicating, and Hara's illustrations are the perfect media for translating a child's perspective and imagination. Nori races through her neighborhood — chasing rabbits, befriending bats, tussling with classmates, keeping the grown-ups on their toes — and the scenery is vibrant and immersive, so detailed it's easy to get lost in them yourself.
Corinne Manning$15.95 $14.67
We Had No Rules is a small but powerful short story collection about queer relationships and exploration. The title story is about a young lesbian who runs away to live with her sister in 1980s New York, and is welcomed into a gritty, intimidating, but thrilling world. It's funny, sexy, and endearing.
Elisabeth Thomas$27.99 $25.19
Catherine House is a dark, speculative thriller about a dreamy, prestigious school that requires its students cut themselves off from the rest of the world during their three years in attendance. Ines, a new student, is eager to leave her past behind her, but soon discovers the scientific research at the core of the school is more sinister than it seems.
Rachel Wilkerson Miller$16.95 $15.59
The Art of Showing Up is about taking care of yourself and your loved ones. Rachel Miller is one of my favorite lifestyle writers — she has this great emotional intelligence but also the ability to translate it into something accessible, and this book has great tips and insights into cultivating and maintaining meaningful adult relationships.
Suzanne Jill Levine and Julio Cortázar$15.95 $14.67
Christopher Beha$27.95 $25.16
Sara Sligar$27.00 $24.30
Tyler Feder$18.99 $17.47
S. L. Huang$27.99 $25.19
Phuc Tran$27.99 $25.19
"A really funny, illuminating memoir about Phuc's family emigrating from Vietnam to Pennsylvania in the 1970s. As a way to try to assimilate and survive, Phuc turns to literature, but unexpectedly finds that the Western classics speak to his own experience of alienation — and the book weaves in lessons learned from these classics while telling his story." —Arianna Rebolini, books editor
Janelle Brown$28.00 $25.20
"So juicy! Nina is a scammer who targets rich millennials, and she's put together a big con to help pay for her mother's cancer treatment. But this big con also ends up being a revenge plot, as we discover the complicated history between Nina and the family she intends to rob." —A.R.
Jessica Pearce Rotondi$26.00 $23.40
"A fascinating memoir about a woman's search for answers about a secret that has haunted her family for decades. After Jessica's uncle went missing in Laos in the 70s, the US government told his parents he'd died. His father, who was a POW in World War II, didn't trust them. After her mother's death, Jessica picks up the dormant investigation and searches for her uncle, uncovering personal and political secrets along the way." —A.R.
Alisha Rai$15.99 $14.71
Austin Siegemund-Broka and Emily Wibberley$18.98 $17.46
Sarah Beth Durst$17.99 $16.55
Emerson Whitney$24.00 $21.60
"A heady, poetic memoir primarily about Emerson's relationship with their mother, but also a philosophical exploration of femininity, masculinity, trauma, and how language can confine who we are." —A.R.
Bishakh Som$24.95 $22.46
"A stunning, sci fi-esque graphic short story collection that blends myth, spirituality, and technology to explore queerness & desire." —A.R.
Abby Jimenez$15.99 $14.71
"A woman loses her fiancé in a terrible accident two years ago. Since then, she's lost herself in grief. It isn't until she finds a dog in a crazy set of circumstances that she starts to become herself again. The only problem is the dog actually belongs to a famous musician. [...] Ultimately the book is about grief, growth, and loving yourself." —Shyla Watson, staff writer
Andie J. Christopher$16.00 $14.72
"A rom-com about a lawyer who develops a little crush on an intern in her office. When their working relationship is over, their friendship begins, and he accompanies her to a bachelor/bachelorette's weekend in Las Vegas. But what happens in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas because the two end up married ... leading to heartwarming and hysterical revelations." —S.W.
An Yu$25.00 $22.50
"An Yu’s debut novel is dreamy and surreal [...] Jia Jia's journey of rediscovery — of her passion, of her spirituality, of her artistic abilities, and of herself — evolves in her real life and in dreams." —A.R.
Emily Gould$26.00 $23.40
"Gould poignantly and carefully explores what happens when plans go awry, expectations and priorities shift, and people adapt in their pursuit of love, meaning, and fulfillment." —A.R.
Louise Erdrich$28.99 $26.09
"Erdrich is uniquely able to create a cast of distinct and lively characters in a world that is expansive but not overwhelming — and, here, she has done so in a story of power and prejudice, tradition and self-discovery, and the Native fight against oppression that is as relevant now as it was in the 1950s."—A.R.
N. K. Jemisin$28.00 $25.20
"A masterpiece of urban fantasy and horror that decimates the racism of H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos." —Margaret Kingsbury, contributing writer
Deb Olin Unferth$16.00 $14.72
"Unferth’s eco-heist story is inventive, but accessible; uncompromising in its critique of the agricultural-industrial complex, but also a whole lot of fun." —A.R.
Kawai Strong Washburn$27.00 $24.30
"Alternating perspectives among the family members over the course of a decade, Washburn has written a vivid, heartbreaking portrait of a family rocked by economic precarity." —Tomi Obaro, senior editor
Natalie Diaz$16.00 $14.72
"This is a collection that refuses easy sentiments and is all the more effective for its nuance and range." —T.O.
Hilary Leichter$16.95 $15.59
"It’s an absurd, laugh-out-loud funny critique of (and antidote to) the dystopia that is late-stage capitalism." —A.R.
Maisy Card$26.00 $23.40
"Card's writing is inventive and captivating, dipping into different narrative styles and playing with magical realism and folklore." —A.R.
Rowan Hisayo Buchanan$26.00 $23.40
"A poignant exploration of intimacy, sexuality, and depression." —A.R.
Megan Campisi$27.00 $24.30
"Fourteen-year-old orphan May Owens stole bread, and for that, she’s sentenced to live the rest of her life as a Sin Eater, a person (always a woman) who consumes the sins of the dying by eating food that represents those sins. Sin Eaters are forbidden to speak or interact with others, a particularly jarring punishment for May, who talks incessantly of whatever randomness pops into her head and craves the conversation of others. After her sentencing, she’s apprenticed to another Sin Eater at the royal court, and May soon becomes immersed in a murder mystery. The atmospheric, historical fantasy setting combined with May’s jarringly eccentric personality creates a novel as strange as it is captivating." —M.K.
Julia Alvarez$25.95 $23.36
"When twin crises occur — an undocumented immigrant working on the farm next door asks if she could help his girlfriend, who is also undocumented, and Antonia’s older, headstrong sister Izzy goes missing — Antonia is forced to grapple with what it means to be a good, present person in a world full of so much incomprehensible tragedy." —T.O.
Kate Elizabeth Russell$27.99 $25.19
"Calling something 'readable' can have negative connotations, but it’s still hard to pull off! Russell achieves that feat in her compelling story of Vanessa Wye, a woman whose decadeslong predatory relationship with her high school teacher has lasting repercussions for her years later. [...] A slow-burning thriller." —T.O.
Tariq Shah$14.99 $13.79
"Shah’s mordantly funny debut novel is about Ant, a man making his way back to the Midwest for a childhood friend’s funeral. Offering him a ride is Vince, cousin of the deceased. They make their way in the midst of a snowstorm, popping oxys, and not really saying anything meaningful to each other. But beneath their macho posturing is a world of hurt and loss, which Shah manages to capture in just under 100 pages." —T.O.
Emily St John Mandel$26.95 $24.26
"St. John Mandel continues to weave together disparate storylines and characters in a moving reflection on how interconnected we are for better and for worse." —T.O.
Elizabeth Wetmore$26.99 $24.29
"A haunting story about the aftermath of the rape of a 14-year-old girl in 1970s Odessa, Texas, and the community of women connected and affected by it. I was blown away by the first page." –A.R.
Nghi Vo$12.99 $11.95
"A gorgeous queer fantasy novella that takes place in a mythical Vietnamese court, about how the disenfranchised can come to shape history." —M.K.
Jon Mooallem$28.00 $25.20
"This Is Chance! is the riveting account of the 1964 Alaskan earthquake, the resilience and resourcefulness of a town that hadn’t yet established a system or infrastructure to handle such an emergency, and the bravery of Genie Chance, an ambitious and underestimated radio reporter whose impromptu three-day broadcast became the beating heart of a community struggling to survive. It’s a beautifully wrought and profoundly joyful story of compassion and perseverance." —A.R.
Alexandra Chang$26.99 $24.29
"Chang's prose flows so gracefully across themes of millennial ennui, capitalist disillusionment, immigration, love, and sacrifice." —A.R.
Casey Schwartz$26.95 $24.26
"Schwartz recounts her relationship with Adderall, contextualizing it within a culture that fetishizes and obsesses over attention — where to place it, what deserves it, how to navigate an economy built on taking it. Schwartz deftly weaves together scientific research and reporting, personal narrative, and textual analysis, creating a hybrid story that is as critical and philosophical as it is personal." —A.R.
Chelsea Bieker$26.00 $23.40
"A harrowing but elegantly wrought exploration of trauma and autonomy." —A.R.
Desus & Mero$26.00 $23.40
"You don’t have to be a fan of their podcast or their late-night show to see why they have become so popular; I laughed out loud several times while reading this." —T.O.
Justina Ireland$18.98 $17.46
"Set in 1880s America, Jane McKeene — slayer of the restless dead — hopes to head west to find her mother. With impressive world-building and action-packed plot, Ireland knocks this one out of the park." —Farrah Penn, staff writer
Katie Heaney$18.98 $17.46
"A teenage girl is dumped by her girlfriend at the start of senior year — and in addition to her single status, a ton of other things don't go according to plan. It's ultimately about first love, expectations, and bittersweet endings." —S.W.
Alexa Donne$17.99 $16.55
"Much like watching The Bachelor, you'll find yourself devouring this one in three hours and going, 'EXCUSE ME, I WANT MORE.'" —F.P.
Bonnie Tsui$26.95 $24.26
"Tsui’s history of the human relationship with water is compelling and profound, in writing so fluid it mimics the flow of her subject — that is, at its most peaceful. But water is deadly too, and it’s this characteristic that gets at the core question of Tsui’s investigation: If we are not built to survive in water, then why are we drawn to it again and again?" —A.R.
Lauren Redniss$30.00 $27.00
"Redniss chronicles the ongoing clash between a Native population who've long been waiting for the US federal government to deliver on the promises they made and broke, and the mining corporations that are piling more promises — of jobs, money, new life in a ghost town — on the heap. She gives life to the people and place through straightforward dialogue and rich, sweeping illustrations." —A.R.
Percival Everett$16.00 $14.72
"Everett’s writing reverberates with feeling — love, grief, desperation, hope, the desire for human connection — in a story that is both heartbreaking and life-affirming." —A.R.
Yuri Rytkheu and Ilona Yazhbin Chavasse$14.00 $12.88
"This beautiful novella retells a Chukchi myth about the first humans. [...] It's a gorgeous meditation on the magic of the natural world and why we need to preserve it." —M.K.
Karen Tei Yamashita$16.95 $15.59
"Yamashita recasts Jane Austen characters as Japanese Americans navigating themes familiar to anyone who has read Austen and her contemporaries — social tension, familial obligation, clumsy personal growth, all of the mundanities that add up to meaning. It's an astute, pitch-perfect, and wryly funny short story collection." —A.R.
Emma Straub$27.00 $24.30
"A heartfelt, grounded story about family dynamics, forgiveness, and the unavoidable effects we have on those we love." —A.R.
Morgan Jerkins$27.99 $25.19
"I learned a lot reading this book, including sobering information about the fight for the Gullah Geechee to keep their land, the difference between hoodoo and voodoo, and the complicated history of freedmen — black people with Native American ancestry." —T.O.
Karolina Waclawiak$27.00 $24.30
"While the subject matter is undoubtedly dark, this novel is a ruminative, incredibly moving reflection on the impossible heartbreak of waiting for a loved one to die." —T.O.
Christina Lauren$16.00 $14.72
"Christina Lauren are the best at rom-coms — and The Honey-Don't List is tons of fun." —A.R.
Samantha Irby$15.95 $14.67
"A really funny essay collection [...] Irby writes about her lazy morning routine, the weirdness of meeting up with TV execs in LA, and even her health problems, all with a great sense of humor." —T.O.
Marie Lu$18.98 $17.46
"This immersive, stand-alone historical fantasy is a must-read for Lu fans, and also a great jumping-off point for her work." —M.K.
Nancy Kress$15.95 $14.67
Yaffa S. Santos$15.99 $14.71
Emily Henry$16.00 $14.72