THE BEST BOOKS OUT THIS WEEK
FIVE TUESDAYS IN WINTER by LILY KING
If you loved King’s other works, Writers & Lovers and Euphoria, you’re sure to love the stunning prose presented in all ten of these short stories, which often feature adolescent protagonists making vital life discoveries.
THE SENTENCE by LOUISE ERDRICH
For those that want more insight into the lives of Ojibwe people. Also, for those who would like to explore very current issues — from COVID to George Floyd’s murder — within a ghost story.
NEVER FALL FOR YOUR FIANCÉE by VIRGINIA HEATH
For fans of historical romance, like the Bridgerton series, as well as lovers of the fake dating romance trope who like a good dose of Regency-era witty banter. This is a fun romp through the English countryside with enjoyable characters.
THE LIBRARY: A FRAGILE HISTORY by ANDREW PETTEGREE, ARTHUR DER WEDUWEN
Perfect for book lovers, this is a fascinating exploration of the history of libraries and the people who built them, from the ancient world to the digital age. It is beautifully written and deeply researched, and for anyone who has gotten blissfully lost in the stacks.
O BEAUTIFUL by JUNG YUN
For those that loved Shelter by the same author, as well as those who appreciate spare, yet graceful prose that examines coming to terms with one’s childhood. This also offers an immersive portrait of a community rife with tensions and competing interests, with one woman’s attempts to reconcile her anger with her love of a beautiful, but troubled land.
SKIN OF THE SEA by NATASHA BOWEN
This fantasy debut is bursting with West African culture and mythology. It brings the Yoruba Orishas to life as well as the people who believed in them. There are these amazing details like maps being braided into hair, and you get to see the innovation of the civilization. There are also some familiar elements, like a mermaid being forced to walk on land (hint: The Little Mermaid)