5 New Books Worth Reading This Month
Nesting season is upon us, ladies and gentlemen. As you prepare to transform your home into an idyllic retreat for cozy nights in, complete with Chinese takeout and copious bottles of wine, don't forget to stock your bookshelf with enough reads to last you through winter. We rounded up the five most-talked-about titles coming out this month to keep you company as you prepare to weather the inevitable November chill. You're welcome.
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Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich
Set in post-apocalyptic Minnesota, where childbearing women are targeted by the government, Erdrich's novel centers on a newly pregnant adopted Native American woman who sets out to find her biological parents and fights tooth and nail to keep her baby safe.
Promise Me, Dad by Joe Biden
Biden's trademark cheerfulness shines through despite the heartbreaking content of his memoir, mainly, the death of his eldest son, Beau, from brain cancer. It catalogues the year after the diagnosis, in which the former Vice President juggled his political duties with urgent personal ones. As you wait for your copy to arrive, read InStyle's in-depth interview with Biden here.
Girl Logic by Iliza Shlesinger
Stand-up comedian and outspoken feminist Iliza Shlesinger dives deep into the intricacies of the female psyche, offering keen insights on everything from woman shaming to the best way to dump a man via text (hint: drop the shrimp emoji).
Bonfire by Krysten Ritter
In her first-ever book, the actress and eponymous star of Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 defies the confines of the celebrity memoir with a fast-paced thriller about a lawyer whose casework takes her back to her hometown of Barrens, Indiana, where she investigates a company accused of polluting the town's water supply. While doing so, she unearths information about a decades-old scandal involving her childhood friends.
Everything Is Awful: And Other Observations by Matt Bellassai
Most of us can agree that 2017 has been a terrible year, so might as well follow Matt Bellassai's lead and embrace the negativity with open arms. In a hilariously dark collection of essays, the BuzzFeed writer and comedian bitches about everything from the gay dating scene in New York City to the perils of department store fitting rooms with the perfect amount of self-deprecation and sass.