1. "Causal Angel"
    Third in the "Jean Le Flambeur" trilogy of sci fi novels where more-or-less post-human factions struggle for control of the Solar System. It's really dramatic, but hard to read since the plot moves in and out of virtual reality. The author also uses made-up terminology without a gloss and refers to events in the "history" between now and the story's present without explanation. Despite it all it's a really good read.
    Suggested by @evanp
  2. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
    I'm rereading it, but it's the most interesting and inspiring book to reread in my late twenties.
    Suggested by @Meatball
  3. Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin
    (Still... I'm a slow reader) I already know the story but the book is awesome. Super creepy with just the right amount of comic relief. It's cool to compare it to the film which is one of my favorites.
    Suggested by @sky
  4. Not That Kind Of Girl by @lenadunham
    I 💛 it!! This book is full of all kinds of gems. I'm laughing a lot & it's really relatable as a young woman fosho. It has inspired me to write my own personal essays in this format. Thanks girl.
    Suggested by @ErinFlaherty
  5. The Martian
    Not very far into it yet, but it's been a fantastic read so far. All about this single character adventure books!
    Suggested by @annamonomaniac
  6. Barbarian Days
    My favorite book of the year.
    Suggested by @bobbyhundreds
  7. A Man Called Ove
    Just started it after blazing through The Nightingale, which was amazing. Seems like a quirky, fun book, which is just what I needed after the WWII drama.
    Suggested by @aswinn
  8. "Last Orders" by Graham Swift
    I'm already mourning the end of this. It has everything I love in a book: it's a simple story about fulfilling a friend's last wish, but it's told from several different characters' perspectives and highlights their complicated relationships to the deceased and each other, plus it's set in England.
    Suggested by @linzamauve
  9. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
    I'm listening to this one. So compelling but I'm the last person to read this one, so everyone probably already knows that.
    Suggested by @aswinn
  10. 'The Argonauts' by Maggie Nelson. Such a beautifully written and fascinating memoir about gender identity, relationships, motherhood, and so much more. I'm nearly finished and I'm dreading it.
    Suggested by @yasi
  11. The Bride of Amman by Fadi Zaghmout
    Super controversial here - so of course everyone's reading it. Five intertwined stories about sex and sexuality in Jordan.
    Suggested by @rebeccaroanoke
  12. Elon Musk
    Well written, honest and revealing biography. Elon's life, especially early life, is more interesting than I assumed. I like getting up to speed so I can better enjoy the rest of his story unfold in real time.
    Suggested by @elooto
  13. You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine by Alexandra Kleeman
    It reminds me of White Noise or Thomas Pynchon but revolves around a female protagonist, a weird female friendship and strange skincare/beauty/body vibes. 50 pages in and totally hooked!
    Suggested by @kelley
  14. The Conversations by Michael Ondaatje
    Super duper interesting for anyone into any kind of writing or film production. The book is a series of interviews between Ondaatje and Walter Murch, who was the editor of a lot of Coppola's films. They talk about the process of putting together a large piece of art, and how it ends up becoming part of yourself. The book is also incredible for general film trivia knowledge. Did you know that Harvey Keitel was supposed to play Willard in Apocalpse Now? I am learning so much from this book.
    Suggested by @trevler
  15. We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas
    I'm finding it hard to put down. It's eerily similar to my experience of the world with the loss of my father at a young age to Alzheimer's. Since I have a policy to never read anything on the topic, this came as a surprise, but it turns out it's the right book for me.
    Suggested by @mudaba
  16. Black Mass
    Just finished this book mainly because I want to see the movie, but the book is amazing! Dick Lehr really knows how to tell a story—he flawlessly strings together the insanely fucked up events that occurred during whitey bulger's unofficial reign of the Irish mob. I went in only knowing the basic facts about Bulger's crimes, but the string of events that lead to his downfall are unbelievable.
    Suggested by @mlrly_