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What We're Reading

This month, our reading lists are packed with new thrillers, award-winners, and modern classics.By: Celadon Team

When we’re not poring over manuscript submissions, we’re tackling our to-be-read list. This month, we’re paging through a selection of compulsively readable thrillers and true crime, books-turned-into-films, lauded award-winners and finalists, and modern literary classics.

If you’re looking for your next book, try one of our picks. And if you’ve already read any of these titles, give us your review in the comments below.

Jamie Raab
President and Publisher

Chemistry by Weike Wang

Smart, moving, and funny, this anti-coming-of-age story is about the uncertainties of love, life, and even science. #quirky #wonderful

The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy

An addictive psychological thriller about a group of women whose lives become unexpectedly connected when one of their newborns goes missing. #fun #pageturner

Deb Futter
SVP and Co-Publisher

When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro

A complex, intelligent, subtle and restrained psychological novel built along the lines of a detective story, it confirms Ishiguro as one of the most important writers of our time. #haunting

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Suspenseful, moving, beautifully atmospheric, Never Let Me Go is modern classic. #voicedriven

Rachel Chou
Rachel Chou
Associate Publisher

Do No Harm by Henry Marsh

If you believe that brain surgery is a precise and exquisite craft, practiced by calm and detached doctors, this gripping, brutally honest account will make you think again. #gripping #truestories #brainy

Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn

Twisty and powerful, ingenious and moving, The Woman in the Window is a smart, sophisticated novel of psychological suspense that recalls the best of Hitchcock. #twisty #gaspoutloud

Ryan Doherty
Executive Editor

I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

The haunting true story of the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California during the 70s and 80s, and of the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case—which was solved in April 2018. #topical #rippedfromtheheadlines #truecrime

The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

An ingenious, masterfully written novel, The Silence of the Lambs is a classic of suspense and storytelling. #terrifying #bestthrillerever #audiobook

Anne Twomey
Creative Director

The Artist Way 25th Anniversary Edition by Julia Cameron

A revolutionary program for artistic renewal from the world's foremost authority on the creative process, The Artist's Way is a life-changing book. #deeplyspiritual #profound

New Perspectives in Typography edited by Scott Williams and Henrik Kubel

This book will encourage and inspire the next generation of designers as well as providing a sourcebook for seasoned designers and educators. #inventivelygeeky

The Moderns: Midcentury American Graphic Design by Steven Heller & Greg D'Onofrio

In The Moderns, we meet the men and women who invented and shaped Midcentury Modern graphic design in America. #classic #avantgarde

Randi Kramer
Editorial Assistant

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera. #nerdy #quirky #audiobook

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

In this gorgeous, page-turning saga, four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan, exiled from a home they never knew. #heartfelt

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