10 Books to Read This Year

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Part of any bookworm’s New Year’s resolutions is to read more. In case you’re still looking for books to add to this year’s to-read list, here are some releases to watch out for.

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  1. The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

    The award-winning thriller author is back this year with a brand-new story. Bartender Vincent marries Alkaitis, the owner of the hotel he once worked at. Things start to go wrong when she gets lost at sea.


  1. Apeirogon: A Novel by Colum McCann

    McCann’s latest novel is set in the midst of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He tells the story of Bassam Aramin, a Palestinian, and Rami Elhanan, an Israeli, two fathers who have lost each of their daughters. They come together in a Parents Circle to share their stories as well as their grief.

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  1. I Am Not Your Baby Mother by Candice Brathwaite

    There are many struggles associated with motherhood. In this book, Brathwaite tackles her experiences as a black mother, from pregnancy to playground politics.

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  1. The New Life of Hugo Gardner by Louis Begley

    What happens when you have to start again at eighty? This satirical novel by Louis Begley tells the story of an Upper East Sider who goes to Paris after being left by his wife.

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  1. The Squiggly Career by Helen Tupper and Sarah Ellis

    In this book, Tupper and Ellis do away with the idea that one’s career goes only one way. This book is good for anyone who’s daunted by the idea, but ready to change their life nonetheless.

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  1. More Myself: A Journey by Alicia Keys

    Multiawarded singer Alicia Keys shares her private life in this memoir. The book recounts her relationships, her thoughts on the expectations of “female perfection,” and the story of finding her truth.

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  1. A Beginning at the End by Mike Chen

    Chen’s novel is set six years after a pandemic drastically changed the world, wiping out most of its population. The story focuses on a group of four survivors as they face their pasts and prepare for a rumored second outbreak.


  1. Memoirs and Misinformation by Jim Carrey

    Actor Jim Carrey tells a confusing but engaging story in his “fictional but semiautobiographical” book. According to the author himself, “none of this is real and all of it is true.”

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  1. The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

    Forna tells the story of sixteen-year-old Deka, as she counts the days to her blood ceremony, which will confirm whether or not she belongs to her village. When the day finally arrives and her worst fears are confirmed, she is given a choice: to stay and face her fate, or leave to fight in an army of girls just like her.

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  1. Lift as You Climb by Viv Groskop

    This book by Viv Groskop is all about how to be ambitious without losing touch of who you are. The book also talks about planning your career in a fast-paced world without leaving anyone behind.


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