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    10 New Books To Add To Your TBR ASAP

    I need them all, tbh.

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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:

    1. Let's Get Back to the Party by Zak Salih

    Algonquin Books

    It’s 2015 in Zak Salih’s debut novel, and high school art history teacher Sebastian Mote is ready to settle down. Thanks to the recent Supreme Court decision to support marriage equality, he’s able to envision the future he wants. When he runs into an estranged friend, he’s hoping to rekindle their connection, but he’s surprised to find out that friend sees marriage for same-sex couples not as progress, but as the death knell for queer culture, and an alarming step toward the LGBTQ community’s adoption of heteronormativity. Their reconnection incites questions of identity and progress, which are even more complicated when both befriend gay men of different generations. —Arianna Rebolini

    2. No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood

    Riverhead

    Dubbed by various news outlets as the "Poet Laureate of the Internet," Patricia Lockwood is a master of a kind of unhinged online humor in both her poetry and her hilarious 2017 memoir Priestdaddy, about growing up the daughter of a married, politically conservative Catholic priest. She makes her fiction debut with this novel about a social media star, not unlike Lockwood, who digests the last few years of internet detritus until her pregnant sister has a scary complication and reality kicks in. —Tomi Obaro

    3. How to Order the Universe by María José Ferrada

    Tin House Books

    M is a 7-year-old who spends most of her time with her dad, a traveling salesperson in Chile, since her mother still lives with the trauma from the Pinochet dictatorship. To M, life on the road is whimsical and carefree — until they meet up with a photographer, E, who captures the ghosts of people the government has disappeared. When M discovers E's connection to her family, it upturns the family's secrets and her childhood innocence. —Kirby Beaton

    4. Dangerous Women by Hope Adams

    Berkley

    Taking place aboard the real-life 1841 voyage of the Rajah, which transported 180 women convicted of petty crimes from England to Australia, this thriller explores what it means to be innocent when you've already been found guilty. When a woman is mortally wounded by an attack in the middle of the voyage, the imprisoned passengers realize someone among them is actually dangerous — but who? —Kirby Beaton

    5. First Comes Like by Alisha Rai

    Avon

    Beauty influencer Jia Ahmed may have millions of followers, but she has yet to find "The One" among them. That is until a famous Bollywood star slides into her DMs. After months of flirty exchanges, she finally decides to meet him in person, but when they're face to face, he has no idea who she is. Dev Dixit doesn't take to being used in someone's catfishing scheme lightly and vows to get to the bottom of the misunderstanding...which includes spending time with Jia. But when the two are spotted together by paparazzi, the two fake a romance to keep their respective families and the public at bay. What starts as fake quickly becomes real, but can a relationship last if it was built on a lie? —Shyla Watson

    6. Serena Singh Flips the Script by Sonya Lalli

    Berkley

    Serena Singh isn't selfish, but she lives her life for herself, much to the chagrin of her Indian parents who want her to get married and have children. But Serena is content doing her own thing until she meets Ainsley, a new coworker who she quickly befriends. Ainsley points out that while it's fine for Serena not to want the same things as her parents, she's closed herself off and has stopped letting people in. She decides to flip the script on some of her normal behaviors and soon she's happier than she's ever been — but change often comes with challenges. —Shyla Watson

    7. The Memory Theater by Karin Tidbeck

    Pantheon Books

    The Memory Theater is as inventive and eerie as Swedish author Karin Tidbeck’s previous works, though more fantastical and fairy tale–like. Time doesn’t exist in the Gardens and no one ages. The Masters who live there — reminiscent of the fae — hold endless revelries and have forgotten their origins. The Masters force children who wander into the Gardens to be their servants. They abuse them, and before a servant reaches adulthood, the Masters hold a hunt and eat them. Thistle is one such servant, and Dora is his best friend and sister. Dora is the daughter of a mountain and one of the Masters, but the Master refuses to acknowledge her. When it comes time for Thistle's hunt, he and Dora manage to escape the Gardens, and it's up to a witch and a theater troupe to find Thistle's true name so that he can be free from the Garden's clutches. —Margaret Kingsbury

    8. Reaper of Souls by Rena Barron

    Harperteen

    Following the events of the epic Kingdom of Souls, Arrah not only has magic, but is the last surviving witchdoctor, returning to the tribal lands to search for help from her parents' people. But the Demon King is still out there, and Arrah's connection to him is not so easy to unravel. —Rachel Strolle

    9. Amelia Unabridged by Ashley Schumacher

    Wednesday Books

    Amelia and Jenna were brought together by the Orman Chronicles series, written by young (and reclusive) N.E. Endsley. When the pair get a chance to attend a book fest Endsley is at, what starts as a dream quickly goes wrong: Jenna gets a chance to meet the author, Amelia doesn't, and the two have a blowout fight. Before they can make up, Jenna is in a car accident and dies. But a mysterious rare edition of the Orman Chronicles makes its way to Amelia, who wonders if it's from Jenna. She tracks it to a small bookstore in Michigan, where she comes face to face with Endsley, who is dealing with grief of his own. —Rachel Strolle

    10. The Deepest Breath by Meg Grehan

    Houghton Mifflin

    Stevie is an 11-year-old who knows a lot of things about a lot of things, because knowing things makes her feel safe and in control. But the one thing she's trying to understand more than anything else is the feeling she gets when she looks at her friend Chloe. This novel in verse is an absolutely stunning picture of identity exploration, anxiety, and relationships. —Rachel Strolle

    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!