Ten Books to Enjoy This Spring

Looking for some great reads to shake of the last vestiges of winter? Amazon has some great recommendations for you.

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Fiction

The Other Black GirlBook cover for The Other Black Girl

by Zakiya Dalila Harris

A thrilling, subtle, and unforgettable story of a young Black woman working in publishing and what happens when she receives an anonymous threatening note that tells her to leave her job.

(Atria)

While Justice SleepsCover for While Justice Sleeps

by Stacey Abrams

Politics, power, ambition, and deception are the name of the game in this masterfully plotted and gripping thriller from the nationally recognized Georgia Democrat.

(Doubleday)

Malibu RisingCover for the book Malibu Rising'

by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The bestselling author of Daisy Jones and the Six is back with a perfect summer read. Think movie stars and surfing, siblings, and an epic party that ends in disaster.

(Ballantine)

RidgelineCover for Ridgeline

by Michael Punke

The author of The Revenant explores the American frontier and the clash between the Native tribes and the young ambitious men intent on conquest. A thrilling and heartbreaking read.

(Henry Holt)

The MaidensCover for The Maidens

by Alex Michaelides

Greek mythology, academia, murder, obsession, and betrayal collide in this brooding new tale from the author of The Silent Patient.

(Celadon)

Nonfiction

Cover for The Bomber MafiaThe Bomber Mafia

by Malcolm Gladwell

A revisionist history look at the technology and decisions that made precision bombing possible, from the bestselling author of Outliers and The Tipping Point.

(Little, Brown and Co.)

Cover for The Lost Boys of MontaukThe Lost Boys of Montauk

by Amanda M. Fairbanks

The drama filled true story of four fisherman who went out to sea and never came home, investigating grief and loss, social class and families, and how the absence of a fishing crew shook an entire community.

(Gallery Books)

Cover for Punch Me Up to the GodsPunch Me Up to the Gods

by Brian Broome

This hard-hitting, unflinching memoir recounts the horrors of addiction, racism, and homophobia — and how one man survived them all.

(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Cover for The PremonitionThe Premonition

by Michael Lewis

A chronicle of the lives of three experts engaged in fighting the coronavirus pandemic, giving a behind-the-scenes narrative of the heroes who operated in secret to protect and save American lives.

(W.W. Norton and Co.)

Cover for How the Word Is PassedHow the Word Is Passed

by Clint Smith III

A deeply researched, inter-generational story of how slavery has shaped America and is embedded in so much of our culture.

(Little, Brown and Co.)

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