What New Book Should You Read This Spring?

There are a lot of great books coming out this spring; take this quiz to find out which read is right for you.

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What New Book Should You Read This Spring?

You got: "Noggin" by John Corey Whaley

John Corey Whaley, author of the Printz and Morris Award-winning "Where Things Come Back," brings the weird with his latest book, "Noggin." The teenage years can be tough, but try being Travis Coates, a 16-year-old boy whose head was cryogenically frozen after he died, only to awake five years later thanks to a new donor body. And that's no spoiler: That's just the beginning. With spring comes fresh starts, and what better way to celebrate than reading a quirky tale about a boy readjusting to a second chance at life. Publication date: April 8, 2014

"Noggin" by John Corey Whaley
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You got: "The Vacationers" by Emma Straub

Emma Straub's new novel follows the Post family and their friends, who try to leave their problems behind in Manhattan and enjoy their summer on the Balearic island of Mallorca. Unfortunately for them (and fortunately for you), all the beaches in the world can't distract these people from themselves. Filled with powerful insights about love and family and characters that are as honest and real as they are sympathetic, "The Vacationers" is the perfect book to keep you company as you bridge the gap between winter and summer. Publication date: May 29, 2014

"The Vacationers" by Emma Straub
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You got: "The Possibilities" by Kaui Hart Hemmings

Kaui Hart Hemmings, author of New York Times best-selling "The Descendants," once again tackles grief and family, leaving the beaches of Hawaii for the mountains of Breckenridge, Colo. "The Possibilities" follows Sarah St. John as she attempts to cope with the death of her son in an avalanche just a few months prior. Hemmings, never one to shy away from family tragedy, delivers a moving and nuanced novel that will provide a powerful contrast to your sunny day. Publication date: May 13, 2014

"The Possibilities" by Kaui Hart Hemmings
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You got: "All Our Names" by Dinaw Mengestu

MacArthur Genius Fellow Dinaw Mengestu's novel "All Our Names" is a story of shifting identity, friendship, and love amid a violent revolution in an unnamed African country. Two young college students are brought together and then torn apart by the strife in their homeland — one man sent more deeply into danger, and the other man exiled to the American Midwest where he attempts to let go of his past and falls in love with a social worker. When the nights grow warmer, let this novel of personal and political histories keep you up for hours. Publication date: March 4, 2014

"All Our Names" by Dinaw Mengestu
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You got: "Astonish Me" by Maggie Shipstead

Maggie Shipstead, author of the much beloved "Seating Arrangements," dives into the fascinating world of professional ballet. "Astonish Me" spans two generations through the eyes of Joan, a young but not incredibly talented ballerina who eventually quits ballet, but is forced to face her past years later when it becomes clear that her son is a dance prodigy. Throw in a passionate love affair with a Soviet defector in the mix, and you get a wonderful read that'll have you pirouetting through the blossoming cherry trees. Publication date: April 8, 2014

"Astonish Me" by Maggie Shipstead
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You got: "To Rise Again at a Decent Hour" by Joshua Ferris

Joshua Ferris, finalist for the National Book Award, delves into the life of Paul O'Rourke, a dentist whose world is turned upside down when someone begins impersonating him online. Paul becomes even more disturbed when he begins to wonder if this "fake" version of himself is better than the "real" one. Read this complex tale of internet identity and self-perception on your iPhone as spring is sprung all around you. Publication date: May 13, 2014

"To Rise Again at a Decent Hour" by Joshua Ferris
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You got: "An Untamed State" by Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay's debut novel "An Untamed State" tells the story of Mireille Duval Jameson, daughter to one of the richest men in Haiti, who lives a charmed life until she is kidnapped and held for ransom by a man who calls himself The Commander and his gang. When her father refuses to pay the ransom, Mireille must endure 13 horrifying days of captivity. "An Untamed State" is a devastating and honest depiction of trauma and its after-effects. It is a clear-eyed look at the damaging effects of economic inequality. But it is also a book about hope, and fighting to heal. A perfect read for when the snow clears and the first spring flowers poke through the earth. Publication date: May 6, 2014

"An Untamed State" by Roxane Gay
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You got: "Frog Music" by Emma Donoghue

Emma Donoghue, author of the worldwide best-seller "Room," turns her literary prowess to the historical crime novel, taking us back to a 1876 San Francisco full of fascinatingly shady characters. "Frog Music" follows French burlesque dancer Blanche Beunon as she risks everything to solve the murder of her friend Jenny Bonnet, who has been shot dead in a railroad saloon. Based on a true story, this taut murder mystery will definitely keep you on the edge of your picnic blanket this spring. Publication date: April 1, 2014

"Frog Music" by Emma Donoghue
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You got: "Be Safe I Love You" by Cara Hoffman

Cara Hoffman pulls no punches in this gripping tale of Lauren Clay, a young woman returning from a tour of duty in Iraq to reunite with her family in rural New York state. Lauren has always been strong and dependable, caring for her bedridden father and younger brother after her mother left. But she comes back changed, tense, and alienated. When Lauren takes her brother on an impromptu road trip to Canada to teach him wilderness skills and search for a soldier friend, her family and friends become concerned and rush to find the pair before something terrible happens. "Be Safe I Love You" will carry you through the changing season, with its depiction of love and family in the middle of great change. Publication date: April 1, 2014

"Be Safe I Love You" by Cara Hoffman
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