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    10 New Books That Will Make You Click *Add To Cart* So Fast

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    Hello, book lovers! Each week, dozens and dozens of new releases hit the shelves. Below are some of the reads BuzzFeed Books writers and contributors loved the most:

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    1. Pride and Premeditation by Tirzah Price

    Harperteen

    Pride and Prejudice gets a murder-y twist with this super-fun YA retelling and the first book in the Jane Austen Murder Mysteries series. Lizzie Bennet's mother and sisters want her to find a husband, but she'd rather become a lawyer like her father. After a nearby murder, Lizzie decides to dive into the case and prove she has the skills to be a lawyer. But the heir to the prestigious firm Pemberley Associates Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy thwarts her at every turn. Margaret Kingsbury

    2. Victories Greater Than Death by Charlie Jane Anders

    Tor Teen

    Aliens brought Tina, then an infant, to her adoptive human mother. They told her mother that one day Tina’s internal beacon would light up and they would come back for her. Now Tina is a teenager and she’s begun to have flashbacks from a previous life, when an assassin was trying to kill her. She’s also started to glow. Part of her wants to fulfill her destiny and finally discover who she really is, but another part doesn’t want to leave her friends and family to face the dangers of an uncertain, alien future. This compulsive read perfectly captures teenage voices and feelings, even as it travels from a normal teenage life on Earth to galactic battles. I listened to the audiobook narrated by Hynden Walch, who made it feel like Tina was sitting beside me and telling me her story. Margaret Kingsbury

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    3. The Souvenir Museum by Elizabeth McCracken

    Ecco Press

    Elizabeth McCracken — whose fantastical novel Bowlaway was a 2019 BuzzFeed Book Club pick — returns to short fiction in her latest story collection about family bonds in all of their messy, beautiful, transformative glory. These stories are heavy with feeling, but often that feeling is joy as we follow newlyweds, siblings, parents, and their children through uncomfortable (and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny) predicaments. Arianna Rebolini

    4. An Apprenticeship or the Book of Pleasures by Clarice Lispector, trans. Stefan Tobler

    New Directions Publishing Corporation

    The late Clarice Lispector, a brilliant and prolific Brazilian novelist who wrote until her death in 1977, has had a thrilling resurgence in the US thanks to New Directions’ fleet of reissues in the past decade. Her writing is hypnotic and evocative, drawing out deep emotional truths, while playing with form. An Apprenticeship — which includes an afterword by Sheila Heti — is an attempt to understand human connection and its limits, following a woman on her earnest journey out of solitude and in search of love. (I’m also a huge fan of her final, meta novel, The Hour of the Star.) Arianna Rebolini

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    5. Hana Khan Carries On by Uzma Jalaluddin

    Berkley

    Sure, Hana Khan waits tables part-time at the only halal restaurant in town, but what she really wants to do is tell stories on the radio. And if she outshines the other intern at the radio station, she just might have a shot to do that. Until then, she puts her heart and soul into her podcast, where she connects with listeners...or, rather, one in particular. But Hana's dreams take a backseat when a competing restaurant with a very attractive, somewhat familiar owner pops up, putting her job at risk. And then there's the arrival of her mysterious aunt and an attack on the neighborhood that complicates everything. Shyla Watson

    6. Love in Color by Bolu Babalola

    William Morrow & Company

    In this debut collection, Bolu Babalola puts a modern twist on some of history's most beautiful love stories, including magical folktales from West Africa, ancient legends from the Middle East, and myths from ancient Greece. In the 13 stories — featuring one about "a high-born Nigerian goddess, who has been beaten down and unappreciated by her gregarious lover [and] longs to be truly seen," and another about "a young businesswoman [who] attempts a great leap in her company, and an even greater one in her love life" — Babalola showcases her writing style, which is beautifully graceful. The author is someone who loves love and you feel that on every page. Read an except here. Shyla Watson

    7. Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne

    William Morrow & Co.

    Working at a retirement villa can age you, or at least that's the case for Ruthie Midona. When the twentysomething is teased by a hot stranger about her orthopedic shoes and pearls, she finally agrees to let her assistant help her rediscover her youth and get back into the dating scene. But the last thing she needs is that hot stranger — a tattoo artist named Teddy, who happens to be the new owner's son — moving into the villa and getting in the way. And not just moving into the villa, but in the neighboring apartment that shares her wall. What starts as too close for comfort slowly turns into a comfortable friendship teetering on the edge of more. But with the villa at risk of being sold and her beloved residents re-homed, Ruthie can't leave. And with a new business venture on the horizon, Teddy has no plans to stay. Surrounded by a cast of feisty, albeit old, characters, the two must figure out the balance between growing up and growing old without life passing you by. Shyla Watson

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    8. When Stars Rain Down by Angela Jackson-Brown

    Thomas Nelson

    It's the summer of 1936 and Opal Pruitt can sense something amiss, beyond just the unseasonable heat in her hometown of Parsons, Georgia. Almost 18, she's excited about her upcoming birthday and the annual Founder's Day celebration in a few weeks. But her life is shaken when the KKK descends upon her neighborhood of Colored Town, forcing everyone — Black and white — to reevaluate the unspoken rules they live by. Not to mention, Opal finds herself in the middle of a love triangle, awakening new feelings for two different boys and forcing her to spend the summer realizing the type of woman she wants to be.

    Kirby Beaton

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    9. Gone Missing in Harlem by Karla F.C. Holloway

    Triquarterly Books

    Karla Holloway’s sophomore novel defies genre: It’s equal parts transportative historical fiction, unputdownable mystery, and damning examination of anti-Blackness in the US. It centers on the Mosby family in early 20th-century Harlem, having left the South during the Great Migration only to land in a neighborhood struggling with corruption, poverty, violence, and racism, not to mention the flu pandemic. When young Percy witnesses a murder, his mother DeLilah decides the only way to keep him alive is to send him away. Years later, her daughter Selma — who’s grown up knowing she can never live up to the memory of her brother — steps away from her own baby to run into a grocery store and returns to the sidewalk to find the stroller empty. The family is desperate for help but they can’t get the authorities to care about this missing Black baby — until the city’s first Black police officer takes the case. It’s a spellbinding story about family, grief, and perseverance, full of rich and resilient characters you’ll fall in love with.

    Arianna Rebolini

    Get it April 15.

    10. Trafik by Rikki Ducornet

    Coffee House Press

    It’s hard to describe Trafik in one paragraph; its tiny size (just 88 pages!) belies its tremendous scope. In a future where all that’s left of Earth are the records of random trivia, a human-ish astronaut and her robot companion decide to abandon their mission and go in search of the legendary planet Trafik, rumored to be a utopia granting all far-flung visitors their greatest desires. On this journey, the two will confront the biggest questions about existence, identity, and experience: What makes a human? Where does consciousness reside? It could all become very serious, if Ducornet weren’t so skilled in absurdity.

    Arianna Rebolini

    For more new-release recommendations from this month, click here, or catch up on all of our weekly favorites on Bookshop. What's the best book you read this week? Tell us in the comments!