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January 2021

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A Burning

SUSPENSE

A Burning

by Megha Majumdar

Indian

An electrifying debut novel about three unforgettable characters who seek to rise—to the middle class, to political power, to fame in the movies—and find their lives entangled in the wake of a catastrophe in contemporary India.

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F*ck Your Diet

HUMOR

F*ck Your Diet

by Chloé Hilliard

African-American

The perfect mix of cultural commentary, conspiracies, and confessions, F*ck Your Diet pokes fun at the all too familiar, misguided quest for better health, permanent weight loss, and a sense of self-worth.

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Legendborn

YA FANTASY

Legendborn

by Tracy Deonn

African-American

Filled with mystery and an intriguingly rich magic system, this YA contemporary fantasy offers the dark allure of City of Bones with a modern-day twist on a classic legend and a lot of Southern Black Girl Magic.

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These Ghosts Are Family

HISTORICAL FICTION

These Ghosts Are Family

by Maisy Card

African-American

A “rich, ambitious debut novel” that reveals the ways in which a Jamaican family forms and fractures over generations, in the tradition of Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.

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The Year of the Witching

HORROR

The Year of the Witching

by Alexis Henderson

African-American

A young woman living in a rigid, puritanical society discovers dark powers within herself in this stunning, feminist fantasy debut.

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