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Tell Me Everything: A Memoir

Use caution when recommending this particular celebrity memoir. It should come with a trigger warning, considering its cover-to-cover instances of abuse, neglect, drug use, violence, and trauma.

Our Share of Night

This dense novel unfortunately lacks cohesion and, for some, might lose its appeal halfway through, despite the immersive depiction of the socio-economic landscape and well-formed characters. Readers new to Enriquez and seeking unsettling gothic horror might pick up her short story collection first.

Lone Women

LaValle grips readers with the subtle terror of inevitability, only to hold tight with tenderness.

Not Funny: Essays on Life, Comedy, Culture, Et Cetera

This perceptive and biting collection of humorous essays offers readers a wild ride.

The Cinema of Stephanie Rothman: Radical Acts in Filmmaking

This book sheds new light on the prevalent sexism in filmmaking, both in front of and behind the camera.

The Creeper

Deliciously eerie, this may get off to a slow start, but it builds intense momentum and suspense in a spooky setting that is so immersive, readers will not be able to shake that feeling of dread and foreboding long after they’ve closed the book and the curtains, for good measure.

The Small-Scale Poultry Flock, Revised Edition: An All-Natural Approach to Raising and Breeding Chickens and Other Fowl for Home and Market Growers

Recommended for readers interested in homesteading, organic living, and sustainable and eco-friendly poultry farming.

Excuse Me While I Disappear: Tales of Midlife Mayhem

Fans of Annabelle Gurwitch and Helen Ellis will likely enjoy this book as well, plus laugh out loud at this candid comedy of errors and older people.

The Dark Between the Trees

Barnett’s debut is uniquely captivating as a series of ghost stories told within a time-jumping mystery. For fans of thrillers and gothic-meets-modern horror, recommend this to readers of Andrew Michael Hurley, Megan Shepherd, Sarah Waters, and EV Knight.

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