1. Modern Romance: An Investigation, by Aziz Ansari
    "Often hilarious, consistently informative, and unusually helpful."
  2. I Saw a Man, by Owen Sheers
    "Accidental deaths in war and at home engender terrible lies and guilt in this highly original, engrossing literary thriller."
  3. Wondering Who You Are, by Sonya Lea
    What would you do if your husband of 23 years woke up from surgery and couldn't remember who you are?
  4. In the Unlikely Event, by Judy Blume
    "Though it doesn't feel much like an adult novel, this book will be welcomed by any Blume fan who can handle three real tragedies and a few four-letter words."
  5. The Oregon Trail: An American Journey, by Rinker Buck
    "By turns frankly hilarious, historically elucidating, emotionally touching, and deeply informative."
  6. Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel, by Carl Safina
    "A profound, scientifically based appeal for recognition of the kinship of all living things."
  7. Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget, by Sarah Hepola
    "A treasure trove of hard truths mined from a life soaked in booze."