Helloooooo, readers of Austin and beyond! This week, our booksellers are here to recommend both new gems to discover and old favorites to revisit. Read on to find out which titles they don’t want you to miss out on!
Gold Diggers by Sanjena Sathian
Original, wildly funny, and heartfelt, Gold Diggers reminds me of all the amazing talent and potential for new voices in literature. Sanjena Sathian’s storytelling is pure magic.
The Year I Flew Away by Marie Arnold
Sent from her insular Haitian village to live with extended family in New York City, Gabrielle is plunged instantly into a world where nothing seems familiar. Though she knows you should NEVER trust a witch, Gabrielle takes a chance on three magical mango slices offering wishes guaranteed to help her fit in. As long as she never uses the last one, her essence will be safe from the witch’s clutches–but wishes ALWAYS come with consequences, and witches usually have more than one trick up their sleeves. This is a dazzling debut offering danger, intrigue, and a dollop of magic within a heartfelt exploration of the immigrant experience.
The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy
A book that’s so entertaining you’ll want to swallow it whole, this memoir talks about sex, marriage, work, writing, and resilience. It invites us to Mongolia, strip clubs in Queens, and airy, elite garden parties in California. After staying home for a year, this book lets us take a bite of a deliciously well-lived life and leaves us hungry for more.
There’s plenty more where that came from. Find more reviews like these on our website at BookPeople.com!