1.My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent, a novel about 14-year-old Turtle, whose isolated existence on the California coast is blown open when she meets a high-school boy named Jacob.
2.Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward is set on a farm on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, and brings us into the world of young Jojo and his troubled family.
3.In Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, single mother and artist Mia arrives in suburban Cleveland with a disregard for the status quo, much to the dismay of many who become determined to uncover her past.
4.Five-Carat Soul by James McBride, a National Book Award Winner, contains five short stories.
5.They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera is a story of two strangers who find out they're going to die on the same day, and decide to go on one last adventure, together.
6.Warcross by Marie Lu is about a game that's become a way of life, particularly for teenage hacker Emika Chen who tracks down players who bet on the game illegally.
7.Turtles All the Way Down by John Green is the story of 16-year-old Aza who, along with her best friend, sets out to uncover the mystery of a fugitive billionaire's son.
8.La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman is a novel about 11-year old Malcolm and his dæmon Asta, as they learn they're no longer alone but have a baby with them.