Good Books that came out in April 2020.

By Lily's Books

By Lily's Books

Enter the Aardvark

Jessica Anthony

$26.00 $23.40

Lily ❤️ Books Says: I loved this book. Also, it's really weird. You've never read anything like it. When a Republican Representative receives a surprise taxidermied aardvark (because whoever expects an aardvark?) in the mail from his secret gay lover, a wild chain of events unfurls. The writing is superb!

The City We Became

N. K. Jemisin

$28.00 $25.20

Lily ❤️ Books Says: N.K. Jemisin, the author, is amazing. She's the first author to win 3 Hugo awards in a row! If you're new to her books, this is a good introduction.

The Glass Hotel

Emily St John Mandel

$26.95 $24.26

Lily ❤️ Books Says: The braver among you may have read STATION ELEVEN, the author's famous novel about a pandemic. This is her highly anticipated new novel that is still very well written, still atmospheric & a little creepy, but, you know...not about a pandemic.

Valentine

Elizabeth Wetmore

$26.99 $24.29

Lily ❤️ Books Says: If you read Barbara Kingsolver's novels or WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING & really liked the nature writing, I recommend this book to you.

The House in the Cerulean Sea

Tj Klune

$26.99 $24.29

Lily ❤️ Books Says: I'm really excited about this book! The setting is a school for orphaned magical kids, so...you know I'm on board with that. But even better: this is an ultimately cheerful story about the good in people! YAY!

The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires

Grady Hendrix

$22.99 $20.69

Lily ❤️ Books Says: Think of this as half vampire-satire, half-suburbia satire with a tinge of actual vampire horror.

Afterlife

Julia Alvarez

$25.95 $23.36

Lily ❤️ Books Says: A new novel from the author who wrote IN THE TIME OF BUTTERFLIES & HOW THE GARCIA GIRLS LOST THEIR ACCENTS!

Northernmost

Peter Geye

$26.95 $24.26

Lily ❤️ Books Says: I recommend this to people who could use a story about the strength of the human spirit.

Three Hours in Paris

Cara Black

$27.95 $25.16

Lily ❤️ Books recommends this for readers looking for a hard-to-put-down spy thriller set in WWII France.

How Much of These Hills Is Gold

C. Pam Zhang

$26.00 $23.40

Lily ❤️ Books Says: read this for the writing and to walk (metaphorically) in the shoes of two Chinese-American siblings trying to make their way in Gold Rush America.

Sin Eater

Megan Campisi

$27.00 $24.30

Lily ❤️ Books Says: if you wished Philippa Gregory's historical novels had more of the explicit feminism of Margaret Atwood's books, read the SIN EATER!

The Unseen

Roy Jacobsen

$16.95 $15.59

Lily ❤️ Books Says: a novel about humanity's will to survive against seemingly insurmountable odds. Originally written in Norwegian & newly available in an English translation.

The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal about Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power

Deirdre Mask

$26.99 $24.29

Lily ❤️ Books says: looking for a book you can pick up on occasion, read a section, & then revisit later? Pick up this fun social history, arranged into essays!

The Roxy Letters

Mary Pauline Lowry

$26.00 $23.40

Lily ❤️ Books recommends this book for anyone who remembers how hard being a 20-something is/was and could use a cathartic journey.

Beheld

Tarashea Nesbit

$26.00 $23.40

Lily ❤️ Books Says: Wondering what life was really like in early Plymouth, MA? Then read this masterful historical novel that imagines life 10 years after the Mayflower landed.

Darling Rose Gold

Stephanie Wrobel

$26.00 $23.40

Lily ❤️ Books recommends this for anyone who loves an unreliable narrator! This is a highly anticipated new mystery.

The Prettiest Star

Carter Sickels

$26.00 $23.40

Lily ❤️ Books says: a novel that revisits the early years of the AIDS epidemic. What, if anything, have we learned?

Godshot

Chelsea Bieker

$26.00 $23.40

Lily ❤️ Books says: this debut author was supposed to have an extensive tour to support her first published book... But you can still buy her book online!

City of Girls

Elizabeth Gilbert

$17.00 $15.64

Lily ❤️ Books says: Elizabeth Gilbert, who wrote EAT PRAY LOVE & BIG MAGIC, imagines the life of an old woman reflecting on her life.

Disappearing Earth

Julia Phillips

$16.95 $15.59

Lily ❤️ Books says: a National Book Award Finalist that will soon be available in paperback. I recommend this to readers who savor language.

The End of the End of the Earth: Essays

Jonathan Franzen

$17.00 $15.64

Lily ❤️ Books says: essays from Jonathan Franzen!

The Gone Dead

Chanelle Benz

$16.99 $15.63

Lily ❤️ Books recommends this for anyone who loves good Southern gothics.

The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees

Meredith May

$16.99 $15.63

Lily ❤️ Books says: this is a memoir about growing up in a beekeeping family during the 1970's & 1980's that celebrates nature - and of course, bees!

I Miss You When I Blink: Essays

Mary Laura Philpott

$16.99 $15.63

Lily ❤️ Books recommends this memoir for anyone who struggles with trying to do everything, and trying to do it all perfectly.

Lost and Wanted

Nell Freudenberger

$16.95 $15.59

Lily ❤️ Books recommends this to readers who want to spend some time with a (fictional) female scientist, plumbing the limits of known physics while grieving for her friend.

Miracle Creek

Angie Kim

$17.00 $15.64

Lily ❤️ Books recommends this for people who 1) like courtroom dramas and/or 2) anyone who wants to rage at modern snake oil salesmen.

Mrs. Everything

Jennifer Weiner

$17.00 $15.64

Lily ❤️ Books says: a new Jennifer Weiner novel is now available in paperback, yay! The story follows the lives of two sisters from their 1950's childhood through the decades as they try to find actual happiness.

Opposite of Always

Justin A. Reynolds

$11.99 $11.03

Lily ❤️ Books recommends this for readers looking for a love story with a little bit of time travel. Bonus #1: the author is a former registered nurse! Bonus #2: Also good for YA readers!

Shout

Laurie Halse Anderson

$10.99 $10.11

Lily ❤️ Books says: this is a call to action from the author of the classic SPEAK.

XL

Scott Brown

$9.99 $9.19

Lily ❤️ Books recommends this for anyone who can relate to self-esteem issues - this time from a guy's point of view! - and to anyone who likes a good coming-of-age story.

The Honey-Don't List

Christina Lauren

$16.00 $14.72

Lily ❤️ Books recommends this rom-com for people who want to take a virtual road trip...in the pages of this book, of course.

Chosen Ones

Veronica Roth

$26.99 $24.29

Lily ❤️ Books says: a lot of readers know author Veronica Roth's YA series DIVERGENT. This is her first book published for adults & imagines what happens to super-heroes after their big adventures.