New & Noteworthy: April
A new month, a new great selection of books for your reading pleasure, from bestselling historical fiction and literary thrillers to hard lessons for entrepreneurs to the science behind things that get you drunk to books about making your life just a little bit less stressful to beautiful art books you can spend hours getting lost in. It's a great haul this month, and we hope you're as excited about these books as we are.
Fiction & Literature
We've added lots of great fiction this month: That Old Black Magic is the latest from bestselling mystery writer Mary Jane Clark, The Girl With a Clock for a Heart is a Gone Girl-esque psychological thriller, and Clever Girl is a sublimely told family saga in the vein of Colm Tóibín and Alice Munro. Add to that The Wind Is Not a River and bestselling Museum of Extraordinary Things, two powerful works of historical fiction, as well as the intriguing Newspaper Blackout, and you've got plenty of spring reading to get excited about.
For budding entrepreneurs we've got The Hard Thing About Hard Things, one of the most talked about business books of the year. We've also added Charles M. Blow's poetic memoir Fire Shut Up in My Bones, and the celebrated collection of essays Like A Song. For the scientifically inclined, we've also got Proof, a guide to the science of alcohol, and Glimpsing Heaven, which explores the phenomenon of near-death experiences. For those interested in global affairs, we've added Khomeini's Ghost and The Road to Global Prosperity, both from bestselling experts.
Happiness & Self-Help
The bestselling 10% Happier is one man's unlikely story about trying to improve his life. Breathing Room and The Ragged Edge of Silence are about finding peace by removing distractions. For anxious parents looking for guidance, we've added All Joy and No Fun and Parenting for the Digital Age. In Love Illuminated, the editor of a New York Times column explores life's greatest mystery through the thousands of stories that have crossed his desk.
Older readers will enjoy The Kicks: Win or Lose, Kendra Kandlestar and the Box of Whispers, and The Ravenous Gown. The Alien in My Pocket series is great for grade school readers, while animal-lovers will find a lot to love in the Erin Hunter's Survivors series.