• The cover of the book Digital Minimalism

    Digital Minimalism

    The benefits of decluttering and tidying up aren’t exactly a secret. There are myriad books aimed at helping you declutter your home and by extension, your life. But what about our digital lives? Ones increasingly overtaken by too much—too much information, too much entertainment, too much to miss out on. Digital Minimalism offers a way out by decluttering our digital lives in order to rediscover the pleasures of the offline world and perhaps transform that dreaded fear of missing out into joy.

     
  • The cover of the book American Spy

    American Spy

    One part John le Carré spy thriller, one part Hidden Figures, and a dose of Ralph Ellison—American Spy is all page-turner. Set against the rise and eventual fall of African revolutionary Thomas Balkara during the Cold War, the novel centers on a young black woman working in U.S. Intelligence who infiltrates Balkara’s inner circle and an intoxicating and dangerous world she never expected.

     
  • The cover of the book Becoming

    Becoming

    Michelle Obama was recently voted the most admired woman in Gallup’s annual poll, and Becoming makes it easy to see why. The former First Lady’s memoir is an intimate, witty, and candid look at the formative events that shaped her life, her relationship with Barack Obama, and her time in the White House.

     
  • The cover of the book My Best Friend's Exorcism

    My Best Friend's Exorcism

    Have you ever wondered what The Exorcist would be like had it been written by John Hughes? Fortunately, Grady Hendrix has you covered. Hendrix cut his teeth on the paperback horror boom of the late 1970’s and early 80’s and it shows in every nostalgia-soaked page of his sophomore novel—a sharply written, surprisingly touching tale of high school friendship that nonetheless doesn’t flinch on the horror.

     
  • The cover of the book American Wolf

    American Wolf

    This multigenerational saga manages to be both epic in scope and surprisingly intimate in its storytelling conceit. It is the story of a powerful matriarch beset by forces on all sides and struggling to survive in a seemingly ever-changing world all set against the backdrop of some of the most stunning locales the American west has to offer. The fact that it’s the true story of an actual wolf named O-Six is just one surprising detail among many.

     
  • The cover of the book Razor Girl

    Razor Girl

    Who doesn’t love a good mystery? They’re the perfect page-turning respite from our everyday lives and few novels provide the unique sort of respite that a Hiaasen yarn delivers. Razor Girl pulls together the mob, a con woman, a beach re-nourishment scheme, a disgraced detective turned health inspector, a Duck Dynasty-esque reality show, and more Floridian shenanigans than you can shake a flamingo at (don’t really shake a flamingo, it’s dangerous and the flamingo hates it). Its unapologetically Hiaasen and a deliciously raucous read.

     
  • The cover of the book A Brief History of Seven Killings

    A Brief History of Seven Killings

    Marlon James’ 2015 Man Booker Prize Winner is an epic, volatile, and raucous piece of historical fiction centering around the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in the late 1970’s. A Brief History is James’s fictional exploration of the fates of the seven gunmen. Spanning decades and continents, A Brief History of Seven Killings is a sweeping, kaleidoscopic tour de force well worth getting lost in.

     
  • The cover of the book We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.

    We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.

    Samantha Irby strikes a balance between confidence and self-deprecation that is nothing short of glorious. Her delightfully over-the-top, oft-raunchy, always-awkward escapades will have you doubling over in laughter and very likely leave you feeling divinely blessed that that night out—and all the attendant chances for catastrophe—was cancelled.

     
  • The cover of the book The Witch Elm

    The Witch Elm

    The Witch Elm may be a break from French’s Dublin Murder Squad, but it’s also her most intricately plotted and shocking novel to date. The novel centers around a Toby, a man hoping to convalesce at his family’s ancestral home after a brutal home invasion. When a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree, everything Toby thought he knew about his family and his past is turned upside down. This is Tana French at the very height of her game.

     
  • The cover of the book The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

    The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

    This inventive reimagining of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein frames the classic tale from the perspective of a young girl named Elizabeth who is taken in by the Frankenstein family. Quickly caught up in her new life, she and the family’s young son Victor become inseparable, forcing Elizabeth to follow Victor as he careens toward his macabre and monstrous fate.

     
  • The cover of the book Depth of Winter

    Depth of Winter

    Craig Johnson’s latest Longmire mystery sees the laconic Wyoming lawman facing up to his worst fear: one of Mexico’s most dangerous cartels has kidnapped his daughter, Cady. With no options, Walt takes to the deserts of Northern Mexico on his own to bring his daughter home no matter the cost. The setting may be different, but for fans of Walt Longmire, this is vintage Craig Johnson.

     
  • The cover of the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

    Marie Kondo and her tidying-your-life magic are once again making headlines thanks to a ridiculously charming Netflix series. If Tidying up With Marie Kondo has become a regular part of your JOMO rotation, now is the perfect time to pick up the book that inspired it. As a convert myself, I can say that the “life-changing” bit is not hyperbolic and it’s entirely possible that Ms. Kondo is indeed magic.

     
  • The cover of the book Foundryside

    Foundryside

    Coming off his stellar Divine Cities Trilogy, expectations were high among fans for Robert Jackson Bennett’s latest project. Fortunately, Foundryside doesn’t disappoint. While he trades in the statecraft and espionage of the Divine Cities for a world of industrialized magic, charismatic thieves, and dangerous heists, Foundryside doesn’t miss a beat and lays the groundwork for a stunning new series.

     
  • The cover of the book Swing Time

    Swing Time

    Swing Time may be Zadie Smith’s best and most ambitious novel, which is really saying something when you’re talking about a talent like Smith. Through the prism of a complex friendship between two complicated women, Smith weaves a story of race and class that feels startlingly alive. As much a meditation on the power of dance and childhood friendship as cultural appropriation, inequality and identity, Smith’s prose all but vibrates off the page.