When Katie Met Cassidy By Camille Perri
Perri, whose debut, The Assistants, was a rollicking ode to the pleasures of punching up, is back with a novel about a woman whose rebound with another woman after a breakup may be more than a rebound after all.
For fans of: pop culture references, hot lesbian sex scenes, bar fights
Inappropriation By Lexi Freiman
This story of a 15-year-old girl at a Sydney boarding school contains preposterous plotlines involving radical feminism, a religious guru, and off-color Jewish humor. Yet it all comes together magically.
For fans of: precocious adolescents, gender theory, Holocaust jokes
My Life as a Goddess By Guy Branum
Comedian Guy Branum may be best known from his appearances on Chelsea Lately, but his first book details the loneliness of being an outsider and the thrill of finding self-acceptance.
For fans of: quiz shows, Greek mythology, fun footnotes
Adjustment Day By Chuck Palahniuk
Like his breakout, Fight Club, Palahniuk’s 17th novel delves deep into the psychosis of a contemporary, fragmented America. If it all seems a little too close for comfort, that’s because it is.
For fans of: Black Mirror, The Handmaid’s Tale, feisty millennials
Tomb of the Unknown Racist By Blanche McCrary Boyd
The conclusion to a literary trilogy that began more than 20 years ago, Boyd’s latest finds her heroine Ellen searching for a long-lost brother and spewing insults and wisdom in equal measure.
For fans of: quirky humor, Southern charm, grace under fire
And Then We Danced By Henry Alford
Humorist and journalist Alford uses dance as a metaphor for just about everything in his new book — part memoir, part historical study.
For fans of: Zumba, legendary choreographers, bons mots