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The Institute

By Stephen King, A thriller about a telekinetic kid who is kidnapped by a sinister organization

Stephen King has released a new novel, this time focusing on a sinister organization called The Institute and the abduction of a young boy with telekinetic abilities. I was never particularly curious about Stephen King until I watched the Castle Rock adaptation. After that, I read the Outsider, which I thought was just okay, but …

              

The Dutch House

By Ann Patchett, A family drama about two siblings making sense of their childhood

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett, her most recent novel, was released on September 24. I’ve read a few books from Patchett in the past and really enjoy her writing. I thought Bel Canto was a lovely book, and State of Wonder was just okay, but still well written. Plus, The Dutch House’s fairytale-esque elements …

              

The Water Dancer

By Ta-Nehisi Coates, A potent story about a man born into bondage with the power to shape his fate

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates is Coates’s first foray into writing fiction, and it piqued my curiosity as soon as I heard about it. Yesterday, it was announced as the latest Oprah’s Book Club pick. Coates is well-known for his books of essays, but I largely read fiction, so I’ve never read anything by …

                 

One of Us Is Lying

By Karen McManus

One of Us Is Lying is basically The Breakfast Club, if during that detention, someone got murdered and everyone became a suspect. It’s a YA mystery-thriller, and while I’m not typically a YA reader, I really like mystery and crime novels. Plus, the concept of Breakfast Club + Murder was just too catchy to pass …

                 

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

By Heather Morris, A love story between two Holocaust survivors based on a true story

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris has been on the bestseller lists for so, so, so long, but I tend to shy away from WWII books (just because there tend to be a lot of them) so I’d been dodging it for quite some time. Nonetheless, when I heard a sequel was coming out, …