The Husbands – Holly Gramazio

READ WITH JENNA’S APRIL BOOK CLUB PICK • An exuberant debut, The Husbands delights in asking: how do we navigate life, love, and choice in a world of never-ending options? (“A time-bending gem”—Gabrielle Zevin; “Kaleidoscopic and bright and very, very funny.” –Claire Lombardo). When Lauren returns home to her flat in London late one night, she is greeted at the door by her husband, Michael. There’s only one problem—she’s not married. She’s never seen this man before in her life. But according to her friends, her much-improved ...



Martyr! – Kaveh Akbar

A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK • The New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice• A newly sober, orphaned son of Iranian immigrants, guided by the voices of artists, poets, and kings, embarks on a remarkable search for a family secret that leads him to a terminally ill painter living out her final days in the Brooklyn Museum. Electrifying, funny, and wholly original, Martyr! heralds the arrival of an essential new voice in contemporary fiction. “Kaveh Akbar is one of my favorite writers. Ever.” —Tommy Orange, Pulitzer Prize–nominated author of There There “The best novel you’ll ever ...




That Time I Got Drunk and Saved a Demon – Kimberly Lemming

Spice trader Cinnamon’s quiet life is turned upside down when she ends up on a quest with a fiery demon, in this irreverently quirky rom-com fantasy that is sweet, steamy, and funny as hell. All she wanted to do was live her life in peace—maybe get a cat, expand the family spice farm. Really, anything that didn’t involve going on an adventure where an orc might rip her face off. But they say the goddess has favorites, and if so, Cin is clearly not one ...



Erasure – Percival Everett

Percival Everett’s Erasure is a blistering satire about race and writing. Thelonious “Monk” Ellison’s writing career has bottomed out: his latest manuscript has been rejected by seventeen publishers, which stings all the more because his previous novels have been “critically acclaimed.” He seethes on the sidelines of the literary establishment as he watches the meteoric success of We’s Lives in Da Ghetto, a first novel by a woman who once visited “some relatives in Harlem for a couple of days.” Meanwhile, Monk struggles with real family ...



Wellness – Nathan Hill

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • The New York Times best-selling author of The Nix is back with a poignant and witty novel about marriage, the often baffling pursuit of health and happiness, and the stories that bind us together. From the gritty ’90s Chicago art scene to a suburbia of detox diets and home-renovation hysteria, Wellness reimagines the love story with a healthy dose of insight, irony, and heart. “A stunning novel about the stories that we tell about our lives and our loves, and how we sustain ...

Scam A-Lama Hardball: A Dark Comedy Crime Caper (Con the Rock Star Book 2) – Jinx James

Legendary Aussie Rock Star Marc Charles thinks he’s found the opportunity of a lifetime when an overseas organization offers him a spectacular new album deal, but it’s a scam. Marc must find a way to rewrite the awful song that’s part of the deal and make it a hit. His biggest problem is that he hasn’t written a chart topper for decades! Can he beat the scammers at their own game? Using his feelings for Samira as inspiration for his new lyrics, Marc goes hell-bent ...



Sure, I’ll Join Your Cult – Maria Bamford

From “weird, scary, ingenious” (The New York Times) stand-up comedian Maria Bamford, a brutally honest and hilariously frenetic memoir about show business, mental health, and the comfort of rigid belief systems—from Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People, to Suzuki violin training, to Richard Simmons, to 12-step programs. Maria Bamford is a comedian’s comedian (an outsider among outsiders) and has forever fought to find a place to belong. From struggling with an eating disorder as a child of the 1980s, to navigating a career ...



Somebody’s Fool – Richard Russo

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Empire Falls returns to North Bath, in upstate New York, and to the characters that captured the hearts and imaginations of millions of readers in his beloved best sellers Nobody’s Fool and Everybody’s Fool. “Sumptuous, spirited . . . [Russo] paints a shining fresco of a working-class community…” —The New York Times • “Another instant classic, filled with Russo’s witty dialogue and warm understanding of human foibles.” —People Magazine. Ten years after the death of the magnetic Donald “Sully” Sullivan, the town of North Bath is ...



Quietly Hostile – Samantha Irby

 A hilarious new essay collection from Samantha Irby “engages readers with her characteristic combination of laugh-out-loud moments, heartfelt passages and plenty of awkward experiences…. Quietly Hostile will delight established fans and newcomers alike (Parade). “Brilliant and one of the funniest people I’ve ever read.” —Roxane Gay • “The king of sparkling misanthropy and tender, loving dread.” —Jia Tolentino. Samantha Irby’s career has taken her to new heights. She dodges calls from Hollywood and flop sweats on the red carpet at premieres (well, one premiere). But nothing is ever as it seems online, ...



The Celebrants – Steven Rowley

New York Times Bestseller. A TODAY Show #ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick. A Big Chill for our times, celebrating decades-long friendships and promises—especially to ourselves—by the bestselling and beloved author of The Guncle. It’s been a minute—or five years—since Jordan Vargas last saw his college friends, and twenty-eight years since their graduation when their adult lives officially began. Now Jordan, Jordy, Naomi, Craig, and Marielle find themselves at the brink of a new decade, with all the responsibilities of adulthood, yet no closer to having their lives figured out. ...



100 Places to See After You Die: A Travel Guide to the Afterlife – Ken Jennings

From New York Times bestselling author, legendary Jeopardy! champion, and host Ken Jennings comes a hilarious travel guide to the afterlife, exploring destinations to die for from literature, mythology, and pop culture ranging from Dante’s Inferno to Hadestown to NBC’s The Good Place. Ever wonder which circles of Dante’s Inferno have the nicest accommodations? Where’s the best place to grab a bite to eat in the ancient Egyptian underworld? How does one dress like a local in the heavenly palace of Hinduism’s Lord Vishnu, or avoid the flesh-eating river serpents in the Klingon afterlife? What hidden ...



You Can’t Joke About That: Why Everything Is Funny, Nothing Is Sacred, and We’re All in This Together – Kat Timpf

What happens when we can’t joke about some of the most important stuff in life? In a 2019 study, 40% of people reported censoring themselves out of fear that voicing their views would alienate them from the people they care about most. Those people should probably not read this book in public. In You Can’t Joke About That, Kat Timpf shows why much of the way we talk about sensitive subjects is wrong. We’ve created all the wrong rules. We push ourselves into unnecessary conflicts when we ...



Your Driver Is Waiting – Priya Guns

A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF THE YEAR • In this electrifyingly fierce and funny social satire—inspired by the iconic 1970s film Taxi Driver—a ride share driver is barely holding it together on the hunt for love, dignity, and financial security…until she decides she’s done waiting. • “What you are about to read is a call to arms. Best to prepare for a confrontation.” —New York Times Book Review. “A perfect gut punch of a novel…Full of love and real friendship and frustrations boiled over and the urge to burn ...