5 New Books You Need to Read in April

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Since April is synonymous with rain (and lots of it), why not wait out the torrential downpour with a good book in hand? Consider it the perfect fallback excuse for staying indoors instead of trudging around soaking wet with a flailing umbrella. If you need a recommendation, we rounded up five page-turners that'll keep you occupied until those long-awaited flowers arrive.

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THE FEMALE PERSUASION BY MEG WOLITZER

THE FEMALE PERSUASION BY MEG WOLITZER
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Meg Wolitzer's female-centric novel about a college freshman who gets mentored by a prominent women's rights activist while navigating the pitfalls of campus life (including unwanted groping) is perfectly timed to the #MeToo area.

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YOU THINK IT, I'LL SAY IT BY CURTIS SITTENFELD

YOU THINK IT, I'LL SAY IT BY CURTIS SITTENFELD
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Sittenfeld's short story collection includes 10 wildly entertaining tales, including one about a housewife who once had a brief girl-on-girl fling with a social-media celebrity at summer camp.

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OTHER PEOPLE'S HOUSES BY ABBI WAXMAN

OTHER PEOPLE'S HOUSES BY ABBI WAXMAN
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The town's resident carpool mom is faced with drama head-on when she accidentally walks in on her neighbors having an affair in the midst of picking up a school project that was left behind.

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LOOK ALIVE OUT THERE BY SLOANE CROSLEY

LOOK ALIVE OUT THERE BY SLOANE CROSLEY
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A whip-smart, laugh-out-loud collection of essays that cover everything from egg freezing to short-lived Gossip Girl cameos (remember when Crosley made an appearance at Dan's book party?!).

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SOPHIA OF SILICON VALLEY BY ANNA YEN

SOPHIA OF SILICON VALLEY BY ANNA YEN
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The founder of several successful Silicon Valley startups pens a strong debut about a young woman trying to make headway in the male-dominated world of tech. Think: The Devil Wears Prada, but with hoodies.

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