Reading Claudia Ulloa Donoso’s collection of stories felt like meeting a stranger for coffee and hearing them voice the secret absurd thoughts that had been hiding inside my head. Sometimes funny, sometimes unsettling, and often surreal, Donoso’s words will creep into your mind and make a nest. They will follow you through your day, flying circles around your head at work, pecking the plate next to you at dinner, and perching beside you in bed at night. These witty, weird little stories will stay with you. And after reading them, you won’t want to pick up anything else. Other books just won’t be the same.
Morgenstern's luminescent, whimsical prose not only tells an absorbing, magical story, but creates a world readers won't want to leave. At its center is Zachary, who recognizes his own, unfinished story in a copy of The Starless Sea, a book in which a boy finds a painted door he decides not to open. Intrigued and unsettled by this uncanny parallel, Zachary is drawn into a mystery involving a masquerade, a handsome man, and the place he never expected to find--embarking on an adventure that blurs the lines of what he thought was possible.
Set in old Hollywood but narrated from the perspective of a modern-day New York reporter, Reid's moving and hearfelt novel addresses serious topics of homophobia, sexism, and domestic abuse with empathy and grace, Leading the great cast of characters is Evelyn Hugo; enrapturing from the moment she appears, Evelyn is as complicted as she is charming--she's one to root for, even as she breaks your heart with a love story that will make you consider the past, present, and future loves in your own life. And you'll be thanking Taylor Jenkins Reid for serving your heart to you on a platter in this beautiful book..