I don’t know about you, but I don’t sit and actually READ like I used to – It’s harder to find the time. Plus, if I do get the time, well – I want to read a book that’s worth it. So whether you’ve promised to read more or read more widely or more selectively in 2016, the good news is: there are some new releases worth checking out.
Here’s a selection that includes historical fiction, a collection of short stories and a non fiction book that’s sure to inspire.
The Accidental Entrepeneur: The Juicy Bits by Janine Allis
Learn the other secrets to success from the founder of Boost Juice In The Accidental Entrepreneur, author Janine Allis shares the secrets and skills that took her from housewife to entrepreneur to head of a multi-national corporation. As the founder of Boost Juice, Janine has journeyed from zero formal business training to leading a company with over 400 stores in 12 countries. This book takes you down the long road that she travelled, including some quirky stops along the way, and gives you valuable insight into taking the alternative road to business success.
The Bed Moved by Rebecca Schiff
This collection of stories features protagonists who reflect in frank and irreverent ways on the experiences of coming of age and seeking love, from a geology camper who has her first sexual experience to a daughter who watches the video of her Bah Mitzvah on the night of her father’s funeral.
Lazaretto by Diane McKinney-Whetstone
This historical novel is about a cast of nineteenth-century characters whose colorful lives intersect at the legendary Lazaretto—America’s first quarantine hospital. Isolated on an island where two rivers meet, the Lazaretto quarantine hospital is the first stop for immigrants who wish to begin new lives in Philadelphia. Diane McKinney-Whetstone seamlessly transports us to Philadelphia in the aftermath of the Civil War and Lincoln’s assassination, beautifully evoking powerful stories of love, friendship and humanity amid the vibrant black community that flourished amid the troubled times.
Hystopia by David Means
A visionary first novel taking place in an alternate version of Vietnam-War-era America”. Means novel imagines what America might be like if President John F. Kennedy survived his assassination and the Vietnam War never really ended.
The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan
For readers of Mohsin Hamid, Dave Eggers, Arundhati Roy, and Teju Cole, The Association of Small Bombs is an expansive and deeply humane novel that is at once groundbreaking in its empathy, dazzling in its acuity, and ambitious in scope. When brothers Tushar and Nakul Khurana, two Delhi schoolboys, pick up their family’s television set at a repair shop with their friend Mansoor Ahmed one day in 1996, disaster strikes without warning.
If you’re looking for some more options, why not check out our pinterest board featuring the hot new releases of 2016.