10 New Mystery Books You Must Read in 2020

Good news, mystery fans! 2020 is shaping up to be a great year for new mystery books, from long-awaited sequels to new translations and exciting new diverse voices. If you’re looking for the best new mystery books to marathon read, we’ve got you covered with this list. Have fun investigating!

new mystery books

Hi Five by Joe Ide

In this fourth book in the IQ series, Isaiah is coerced into accepting a job from an arms dealer who has the power to hurt his girlfriend if Isaiah doesn’t comply. The case? Christiana is a woman with multiple personalities, accused of killing her boyfriend. Isaiah has to prove she’s innocent, before the police decide to press charges. 

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara

Jai is a kid who lives in a run-down neighborhood at the far end of the purple metro line, where he loves watching police TV shows and has two best friends. When some of his classmates start to go missing, Jai and his friends decide to conduct their own investigation–but when more children disappear, it is no longer just a game.

The Only Child by Mi-ae Seo

Seonkyeong is a criminal psychologist who has a lot on her plate, both personally and professionally. The same day that a famed serial killer agrees to be interviewed, but only by her, Seonkyeong’s husband’s child comes to live with them. The girl had been living with her grandparents after the death of her mother, and now Seonkyeong suspects that something is not quite right about this child, even as she finds herself confiding more and more in a serial killer.

Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson

Malcolm is a mystery reader and bookseller, and long ago compiled a list of the best, most perfect murders in fiction–ones that were nearly impossible to solve. But he’s dumbfounded when the FBI approach him, claiming that a string of unsolved murders looks eerily similar to those on his list. Malcolm is in grave danger, and he’s only just now realized that someone knows about his dark secrets.

The Eighth Girl by Maxine Mei-Fung Chung

Alexa has multiple personalities, a closely guarded secret that only three people are privy to: her shrink, her step-mom, and her best friend Ella. When Ella gets a job at a gentlemen’s club for the rich and elite, she slowly draws Alexa into her new life of danger and intrigue, until one night Alexa and all of her personalities are forced to confront the darkness at the center of this world.

Mrs. Mohr Goes Missing by Maryla Szymiczkowa, translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones

Zofia Turbotyńska is the wife of a professor in 1890’s Kraków and has her eye on the social ladder. When her interests in philanthropy bring her to a home for the elderly, she inadvertently discovers a murder of one of the residents. Curiosity piqued, she cannot stay away, and uncovers an intriguing mystery involving the city’s elite and the nation’s dark past.

The Half Sister by Sandie Jones

Kate and Lauren are sisters and as close as can be. Their bond draws them together in the wake of their father’s death, but when they discover they have a half-sister they never knew about, that sisterly bond is challenged. But this is no ordinary case, as their new half-sister sets off an explosive chain of events that force them to re-examine everything they thought they knew about their family.

Out June 16th.

Dark August by Katie Tallo 

Augusta is pretty aimless in life until she learns that she inherited her great-grandmother’s dilapidated house. In it, she finds evidence that her mother, a disgraced police officer who died when Gus was a child, had compiled about a cold case. And when a new connection to those old files resurfaces, Gus finds herself pursuing a mystery that might have gotten her mother killed.

Out June 30th.

Once You Go This Far by Kristen Lepionka

Private eye Roxane Weary is back with a new case: a middle aged woman and experienced hiker named Rebecca has fallen to her death while on a relatively easy trail, and her daughter suspects her stepfather. But, the man is a former cop and she wants hard evidence before going to the police. As Roxane pursues every lead, she finds that this is not the straightforward case anyone is hoping for.

Out July 7.

Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden

Virgil works between the cracks of the federal justice system and the tribal council, exacting vengeance for crimes that aren’t handled by either. Some may call him a vigilante, but people depend on him–and when heroin finds its way to his reservation, Virgil finds this case getting personal. But when he tracks down the source of the supply, he’ll have to face some uncomfortable truths.

Out August 25th.

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15 Uplifting Book Club Books To Make You Smile

Let’s face it–the world can be a  scary, sad place sometimes. Happy books provide the perfect escape to other worlds where you can forget about your problems for a while. Plus, some books will leave you feeling uplifted and optimistic about life, which is never a bad thing. If you’re looking for uplifting book club books for 2020, we’ve got you covered! We compiled a list of 15 feel-good books that are sure to be heartwarming:

uplifting book club books

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

Nina Hill has an orderly life–work at an indie bookstore, her trivia team, and books. She’s doesn’t deviate from her schedule…until she learns that the father she never met has died, and she has scads of siblings, nieces, and nephews she never knew about. Now her life is in major upheaval as she deals with this unexpected development–and some romantic attention from her trivia rival. Nina will have to learn that sometimes the most unexpected things are the best.

Bring on the Blessings by Beverly Jenkins

When Bernadine catches her husband cheating on her with his secretary, she takes measures to protect herself…and ends up with more money than she knows what to do with. Searching for a purpose, she buys Henry Adams, KS, one of the last towns founded by newly freed people after the Civil War, and decides to invest in the community in desperate need of some money and a second chance.

Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson 

Lillian is adrift–she’s in her late twenties and living with her mom, without any career prospects. When an old high school friends writes Lillian and asks her to come help her take care of her step-kids, Lillian agrees–what else does she have going on? But there’s a catch–when agitated, the kids catch on fire. Weirdly, this doesn’t deter Lillian, who goes on to forge a life-changing friendship with two scared kids who’ve never had anyone to count on. This is an oddball but uplifting book.

Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal

Alys Binat is a teacher, and along with her older sister, her family’s sole source of income after a scandal left them exiled to a small village. She has no interest in marrying and worries about her students who give up learning for weddings, but when she and her family are invited to the wedding of the year and she encounters Mr. Darsee, her views of marriage are challenged. This is a clever and meta retelling of Pride & Prejudice that will make you laugh and make you think.

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

When Cheryl was in her early twenties, she went through a painful divorce and lost her mother to cancer. Devastated, lost, and full of self-loathing, she knew she needed to make a change in her life. So she decided to walk the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. This memoir is about her life-changing journey, and also a memorial to her mother and the strength that she instilled in Cheryl to keep moving forward.

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal

Nikki is a twenty-something in need of a job after her father’s unexpected death. She agrees to teach a creative writing class at her Punjabi community center, but it disappointed when her only students turn out to be widows hoping to learn English. With a little creativity, Nikki soon has them learning by helping them write erotic stories–and builds connection along the way. But when that’s threatened by the community’s moral police, Nikki learns about the power that comes with telling your own story and speaking the truth.

The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows

Written by the co-writer of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, this is an uplifting novel about two young women in 1938 West Virginia. One is Layla, a privileged woman who has been cut off and told to get a job, so she arrives in a small town on a New Deal gig to write the town’s history. Willa is twelve, and not exactly pleased about Layla boarding with her family, but  her presence allows her to pull back the veil on some family secrets.

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Emoni is a teen mom who is fiercely devoted to caring for her baby daughter, and doesn’t want to put undue stress on her abuela. She knows that she should use her senior year to figure out a sensible, stable career–but she’s drawn to cooking. And when a chance to learn how to cook from a real chef presents itself, Emoni has to decide if she’s going to take a chance on her dreams or play it safe.

One Day in December by Josie Silver

Laurel is a recent university graduate, living in a flat with her best friend Sarah and trying to figure out her career. When taking the bus home from work one December, she looks out the windows and locks eyes with Jack and she just knows he’s the one. But then the bus pulls away. She spends a year looking everywhere for him, only to have him show up next year at a party…on Sarah’s arm. Throughout Laurel’s tumultuous twenties, she and Jack come together, fall apart, and come together again and again, always wondering if the timing will ever be right.

Laura and Emma by Kate Greathead

Laura grew up in Manhattan’s Upper East Side and found herself drifting without purpose, until she unexpectedly falls pregnant after a one night stand. She has Emma, and over the next fifteen years their lives unfold in expected and unexpected ways in a smart novel that’s about class, society, mother-daughter relationships, and identity.

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Stella is nearly thirty, she has a fantastic career, and she’s incredible happy. So why do her parents make a big deal about her being single? When one comment too many finally gets to her, she decides to hire a male escort to teach her the ins and outs of dating…and she ends up falling for Michael Phan, who is simply taking on escorting jobs to pay his mom’s medical bills. This is a wonderfully uplifting book about romance, second chances, and learning that no one is undeserving of love.

The Bookshop on the Shore by Jenny Colgan

Single mom Zoe is looking to make a change and get out of London, so when the perfect opportunity presents itself, she takes it. She and her young son find themselves in Scotland, where Zoe works as an au pair for a gaggle of wild children and a bookseller at a bookshop on the shores of Loch Ness, where she hopes to build a life and overcome her past, with the help of a few new friends.

From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home by Tembi Locke

Tembi Locke was working as an actress when she met and fell in love with Saro, a chef. Although his family did not initially approve of her, Saro and Tembi married and started a family, only to be devastated by Saro’s death by cancer a few years later. Heartbroken and in need of comfort, Tembi and her daughter head to Sicily, where Tembi finds love and comfort in food, and family.

Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes

Evvie has been devastated ever since her husband died, and she now spends way too much time holed up in her too-big house. Dean is a baseball player whose game is suddenly off, and he can’t figure out why. To escape a media storm, Dean retreats to a small town where he rents an apartment…from Evvie. They decide to not ask about each other’s problems, but as they get to know each other, they find that it’s almost impossible to keep to those rules.

The Sun is a Compass by Caroline Van Hemert

When she was in graduate school, ornithologist Caroline Van Hemert began to worry that she had lost touch with the love of nature that spurred her studies in the first place. So she and her husband embarked on an incredible 4,000 mile journey to the Arctic Circle via boat, sled, and ski. This is a beautiful memoir about reconnecting with nature and the important lessons the wilderness can teach us.

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13 CRAZY RICH ASIANS Book Club Questions

If your book club is looking for a funny, engaging, and timely book set outside the U.S., Crazy Rich Asians is the perfect pick. Once you’ve read the book, your meeting prep is a breeze with this list of Crazy Rich Asians book club questions and activity suggestions!

crazy rich asians book club questions

Crazy Rich Asians summary

Crazy Rich Asians is the story of Rachel Chu, a twenty-something New Yorker dating the wonderful Nicholas Young. Nicholas’s family is from Singapore, and just as their relationship starts to get serious, Nicholas suggests a summer trip back home so Rachel can meet his family and attend a friend’s wedding. Rachel readily agrees–although her mom is from China, she’s not spent time in Asia and she’s excited to meet Nick’s family and reconnect with a college friend. But she gets the shock of a lifetime when she arrives and learns that the Young family isn’t just “comfortable”–they’re crazy rich. And neither the family nor Singaporean high society is happy about their most eligible bachelors dating an ABC–American-born Chinese.  

Crazy Rich Asians is a satirical look at Singaporean society, wealth, class, race, and heritage. Although Rachel and Nick are the central characters, author Kevin Kwan examines the lives of many of the people surrounding them: Rachels’ nouveau riche college friend and her family, Nick’s parents, his cousins, and his social group, including a best friend who is having the wedding of the social year. If you like reading books about the lives and follies of the ultra-rich, but want something that’s smart and thought-provoking as well, this is a perfect read. Plus, there are two sequels–China Rich Girlfriend and Rich People Problems–so your book group has more to read if they enjoy this pick!

Crazy Rich Asians book club questions

Here are a few Crazy Rich Asians discussion questions to get your next book club conversation rolling:

  1. The title has a couple of different meanings, depending on how you interpret it–what’s your take on the crazy rich Asians in this story? How do you think it’s meant to be read?
  2. Why do you think Nick withholds just how rich his family is from Rachel until they arrive in Singapore? Discuss how his life in NYC differs from his life in Singapore, and his perception of wealth vs. Rachel’s perception of wealth.
  3. Were you aware of the economic boom and socioeconomic dynamics in Singapore before reading? Did you learn anything about Singapore and its society that surprised you?
  4. The author uses footnotes throughout the novel to clarify, educate, or sometimes just to entertain with witty sidetones. Did you enjoy his use of footnotes? Why or why not? If you read the audiobook, how did the narrator handle them? Did you find them distracting or enriching to the book?
  5. How does Rachel’s view of her heritage differ from Nick’s family’s view of Rachel’s heritage? 
  6. Although readers are probably not nearly as rich as the Youngs, did you find yourself relating to their family dynamics in any way? Do you think there are some family relationships and situations that transcend culture, class, and wealth?
  7. Discuss the various values that each of the families hold beyond money. What do the Youngs value? What do Rachel and her mother value? What does Peik Lin’s family value? Do you think their financial situations helped shape these values?
  8. To those who might not have money, wealth or wealthy people can seem like a monolith. But in this novel, Kwan makes the distinction between new and old money. Discuss the differences here, and how culture and history might affect their perceptions. What role does colonialism play in these perceptions?
  9. How do your sympathies for the various characters evolve over the course of the novel? Did you find yourself changing your mind about certain characters and their motivations as you read?
  10. The characters in this novel love to gossip–how does it drive the plot? How does it cause miscommunication and misunderstanding? Do you think some of the misunderstandings are unbelievable?
  11. Marriage and relationships are both pretty significant to this story. How does Rachel’s view of relationships differ from the Young family’s view, or from Nick’s view? Do you think anyone in the book has a successful relationship or marriage?
  12. How did you feel about the ending, and Rachel and Nick’s future?
  13. Would you read the sequels to Crazy Rich Asians? Why or why not? Would you read any other novels that Kevin Kwan might publish?

Activity ideas: If you’re looking to make the most of your book club meeting, why not discuss the book while making dumplings, like the characters do in the book at Ah Ma’s house? Here’s a great recipe. Or, if you want to better understand the characters, bring in a guest who can teach your group how to play mahjong. Want something simple? Watch the movie adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians, starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, and Awkwafina. It’s a great adaptation with some interesting differences from the book that will generate loads of discussion!

And if you’re looking for more great book club selections, check out our list of 2020 book club recommendations! If you’re looking for a very specific kind of book–perhaps more books like Crazy Rich Asians?–then consider signing up for TBR: Tailored Book Recommendations! TBR is a personalized book recommendation service that takes in account what you want to read! To get started, fill out our reader survey and let us know your likes and dislikes, what you want more of, and what your dealbreakers are. You can even link us to your Goodreads page. Then, an expert Biblioligist will pick out three books, just for you! Choose to receive your recommendations via a recommendation letter, delivered in your email inbox in about a week, or as brand-new hardcovers delivered from our partner, Print: A Bookstore in Portland, ME! Learn more and get started.

The Best Books About Dysfunctional Families

Leo Tolstoy famously wrote “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” When it comes to books about dysfunctional families, that couldn’t be more accurate. From comically absurd to families affected by trauma and haunted by dark secrets, these novels about family problems, drama, and secrets make for fascinating reading and are great book club picks. They may make you happy for your own family…or provide some much needed escape. Here we go!

books about dysfunctional families

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Rachel Chu is dating the charming Nicholas Young, but gets the shock of a lifetime when she visits his family in Singapore and discovers that they are insanely wealthy and not at all thrilled by her existence. From emotional manipulation to using their immense wealth the exert their control, Rachel has to decide if she has what it takes to become a part of the Young family.

All This Could Be Yours by Jami Attenberg

Alex Tuchman is a lawyer grappling with her father’s complicated legacy. When she learns her father is on his deathbed, she sees it as a chance to better understand him and question her mother. But her entire family is struggling to deal with his impending death, and answers are scarce as they must figure out a way forward without repeating past mistakes.

My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithewaite

What would you do if you knew your sister was a serial killer? This is the premise of this short and powerful psychological thriller about Korede, who has helped her sister Ayoola clean up one too many “accidental” murders of her boyfriends. Now Ayoola has her eye on dating a doctor at the hospital where Korede works, and Korede must decide where her loyalties lie.

Dig by A.S. King

The Hemmings achieved the American Dream–they went from farmers to real estate developing millionaires. But they refuse to share their wealth with their descendants, leaving five of their estranged grandchildren to struggle daily–until they find their way back to each other and confront the toxic legacy their grandparents have passed down. 

Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok

Sylvie Lee is the oldest daughter, very smart and successful. Amy looks up to her big sister, but she’s alarmed when Sylvie doesn’t return home from a trip to visit family in Amsterdam. While her parents are unconcerned, Amy heads abroad to question her family there and figure out what happened to her sister, uncovering family secrets along the way.

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

In this memoir, Walls recounts her unconventional upbringing with two parents who were highly educated but unwilling to hold down steady jobs. Their lax parenting failed to provide a stable home for their four children, so Jeannette and her siblings made a plan to run away to New York City when they were teens–only to have their parents follow them there and become squatters in an abandoned building.

The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang

Charles Wang built a cosmetic empire, only to lose it all. With everything he owns  repossessed or seized, he embarks upon a cross-country road trip from California to upstate New York with his wife and two college-aged children in order to reconnect with his eldest daughter.

Shelter by Jung Yun

Kyung Cho and his wife have spent years living beyond their means, desiring physical possessions and the trappings of wealth that Kyung Cho’s parents enjoy just a few miles away. But when a terrible incident leaves his parents vulnerable and in need of shelter, Kyung takes them in…and must confront years of resentment and tension.

The Dutch House by Ann Patchet

Set over the course of five decades, this book is about a wealthy family, their estate, and how two siblings were exiled from their comfortable upbringing and learned to rely on each other. But when they’re finally invited back into the fold, the pressure of family expectations threatens their bond.

The Turner House by Angela Flournoy

The Turner house has been home to the large family for decades, but when matriarch Viola is unable to reside there anymore, her children are shocked to find that the house is valued at a mere fraction of the mortgage. They return home to decide how to proceed–and confront their resentments and hang ups along the way.

Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li

The Beijing Duck House is a family owned restaurant that is run by family and staff who might as well be family. When tragedy strikes, each member of the Beijing Duck House family is tested as they grapple with love and desire, yearning for the way things used to be and hopeful for a better future.

Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

In this graphic memoir, Bechdel reveals how her father’s coming out and an ambiguous accident that caused his death had a profound effect on her as she herself came out in college. She revisits her childhood through a new lens, examining her parents’ dysfunctional marriage.

The House of Deep Water by Jeni McFarland

In a small town in Michigan, three women return home to the town they thought they’d left behind for good. At the center is Beth, one of the few Black women from the town, who finds love and dark secrets colliding under her father’s roof.

Family Trust by Kathy Wang

When Stanley Huang is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, his family is keen on learning just how much he’s actually worth, and what they can expect when he dies. His wife is tired, his children are dissatisfied in life, and his ex is determined to see her kids get what they deserve, but first they have to fulfill his final and unexpected request.

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The Best New Short Story Collections to TBR

If you love to sink your teeth into a good collection of short stories, good news! We have so many great new short story collections to recommend. From the best new short stories of 2020 to recent releases that you don’t want to overlook, we’ve rounded up 25 titles you’ll want to TBR today!

best new short story collections

Sabrina and Corina by Kali Fajardo-Anstine

This beautiful collection is centered around the experiences of Latina and Indigenous women in the Denver, CO area, and was a finalist for the National Book Award.

Black Light by Kimberly King Parsons

This collection made the National Book Award longlist, and is about love and disillusionment from Texas to the dorm rooms of fancy schools. Each offers a glimpse into normal life.

Home Remedies by Xuan Juliana Wang

In this collection, Wang explores the voices, desires, and trials of a new generation of Chinese immigrants and youths, as they define their place in a world different from that of their elders’.

That Time I Loved You by Carianne Leung

In this collection of linked short stories, Leung explores the secrets and trials of a brand new 1970’s suburban community outside of Toronto, from smiling housewives with secrets to the quiet teens watching everything.

Unforeseen by Molly Gloss

This book collects Molly Gloss’s best-known short stories from a variety of outlets into one volume, including her most famous story, “Lambing Season,” plus two never-before-seen short stories.

Everything Inside: Stories by Edwidge Danticat

The powerhouse writer Danticat presents eight new stories set in Miami and the Caribbean, about love, family, duty, and sacrifice, centering people of the Haitian diaspora.

Mouthful of Birds by Samantha Schweblin

In this kaleidoscope of stories, characters must deal with the unexpected–things that change their lives, make them reconsider everything, or take them to the edge.

Better Never Than Late by Chika Unigwe

In this collection of ten connected short stories, Unigwe explores the experiences of Nigerians traveling or immigrating to Europe, centered around one couple that settles in Berlin.

The World Does Not Require You by Rion Amilcar Scott

This collection of short stories and a novella is set in Cross River, a community founded by the leaders of the country’s only successful slave revolt. The descendants are the characters of these stories, which play with reality and fantasy.

Animal Spirit by Francesca Marciano

These short stories are centered around a Rome setting, and each contains animals intersecting in fascinating ways with the lives of a varied cast of women.

How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa

In this debut collection, characters must grapple with what it means to travel between customs, cultures, and languages as they work for a living and question it means to really live.

Divided Loyalties by Nilofar Shidmehr

Beginning the year before the Iranian Revolution, this collection of short stories moves through the decades to examine the experiences of Iranian women the the Iranian diaspora abroad.

Sing to It by Amy Hempel

Amy Hempel’s first collection of new short stories in over a decade is a dazzling array of voices that are looking for connection. It was longlisted for the PEN/Faulkner Award.

Shut Up, You’re Pretty by Téa Mutonji

In this collection, Téa Mutonji explores femininity, gender, and what it means express identity or have identities thrust upon you. Hers is the first book by VS Sharp’s new imprint elevating the voices of Black, Indigenous, and writers of color.

F*ckface by Leah Hampton

In this collection of short stories about rural people, Hampton explores the desires, dreams, and regrets of a wide range of characters. Perfect for fans of Bonnie Jo Campbell.

Exhalation: Stories by Ted Chiang

From the author who brought us Arrival, Chiang’s latest collection of nine short stories features some brand-new work and some previously uncollected stories that all explore different times, worlds, and realities.

Orange World and Other Stories by Karen Russell

In Russell’s newest collection, the strange and the mundane collide. From a woman who makes a deal with the devil to a man who falls in love with a two thousand year old girl, these stories are odd and delightful.

Inheritors by Asako Serizawa

In a collection that spans more than 150 years and across two continents, the characters of these stories must grapple with the effects and legacies of colonialism and war.

Flights by Olga Tokarczuk

Winner of the Nobel Prize, Flights is a collection about Polish citizens traveling throughout time and across physical space, contemplating what it means to belong.

A House is a Body by Shruti Swamy

Moving between India and the U.S., this collection of short stories explores characters who straddle between two worlds and are caught between cultures and traditions.

Bluebird’s First Wife by Seong-nan Ha

In this unsettling collection, normal people experience moments of startling truths and harbor deep suspicions that will have them–and the reader–second guessing everything.

This Wicked Tongue by Elise Levine

In this collection, imperfect characters are affected by religious traditions as they fumble through life, making mistakes and dealing with the fallout of human instincts and passions.

I Hold a Wolf by the Ears by Laura van den Berg

In this collection that traverses North America and Europe, women must confront misogyny, violence, and classism in surreal and humorous stories.

You Know You Want This by Kristen Roupenian

Containing the short story “Cat Person” (which went viral when it was published in The New Yorker), this debut short story collection is about the abuse women suffer and also their darker violent instincts.

The End and Other Beginnings: Stories from the Future by Veronica Roth

From Divergent author Roth comes a collection of stories futuristic short stories, some entirely original and some set in the same worlds as her novels, all illustrated.

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How To Email Books To Kindle

If you are an ebook reader with a lot of digital content, you might be wondering if you can ever send ebooks to your Kindle. The short answer–YES. However, if you want to avoid unwieldy cords, connecting to your computer, and waiting for your files to transfer, you can streamline the process by simply emailing books to Kindle. We’ll walk you through which file formats you can email books to Kindle, how to do so, and how to manage your content once it’s there.

Can I Email Books to Kindle?

Emailing books to Kindle is the simplest way to get your digital content to your Kindle. All you need is an email address and a WiFi connection! The file formats that can be emailed to Kindle are: Word Documents (.doc or .docx), RTF, HTML, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, PDF, and of course, Kindle and ebook formats–MOBI and AZW. You may send up to 25 separate documents at a time, but the combined documents should not exceed 50 MB. If your doc is larger, send it as a ZIP file–Kindle will automatically convert it! You may also send documents to up to 15 different Kindles at a time.

What Is My Kindle Email Address? 

You can find your Kindle email address by following these steps. First, log into your Amazon account, and click on Account and Lists.

Then, click on Digital Content and Devices. 

This will bring up a list of your purchased Kindle content. Navigate to the top of the page and slick on Preferences.

Scroll down and click on Personal Document Settings.

Here you’ll see your Kindle email address. It should end with @kindle.com. You can edit this email address.

Is Emailing Books to Kindle Secure?

While emailing to Kindle is as secure as anything sent over email can be, Amazon recommends that you edit your Kindle email address so that it has a mix of uppercase letters, lowercase letters, and numbers, and does not contain personally identifiable information. Keep your Kindle email address private, as any attachments sent to it will appear on your Kindle. This will prevent unauthorized sending of content to your Kindle. If content is emailed to your Kindle that is not coming from you, you can edit your Kindle email address at any time, but also check your approved personal email document list, found below your Kindle email address.

This is a list of email addresses authorized to send content to your Kindle. Be sure to add your personal email address, to ensure that you receive your content, and any other email addresses that might be sending books your way. This includes friends or relatives, or services like Netgalley or Edelweiss.

How to Email Books to Kindle

Now that you know your Kindle email address and you’ve made certain that your own email address is on your approved personal email document list, it’s time to send a book to your Kindle! 

  1. The document name will appear as the title, so make certain it’s how you want it to appear on your Kindle.
  2. Open your inbox and click to compose a new email.
  3. Address the new email to your Kindle address.
  4. Attach your file. No need to fill out the subject heading or place anything in the body of the message–you won’t see any of this on your Kindle, just the attachment.
  5. Hit send! Give it a few seconds to go through, and then open your Kindle. Connect to Wifi, and sync your Kindle. Your book should appear in your queue, and you can download it and start reading ASAP!

How Do I Manage My Emailed Books?

If you need to manage your content, especially the content you’ve emailed to your Kindle, on your account, simply log into your Amazon account and navigate to Digital Content and Devices (instructions above).

Then, find the drop down menu that says books. 

Click on it, and select Docs.

This should bring up a list of emailed content. You may delete, sort, and manage away!

Can I Email a Personal Document to Kindle?

You can! As long as the document is in one of Kindle’s accepted formats, simply email that document as an attachment to your Kindle. If you want your personal document to have the same functionality as a Kindle book (i.e. be able to highlight and annotate), simply add the word “convert” to your subject heading.

Looking for More Great Reads?

If you’re looking for a way to read more great books on Kindle, then try out TBR: Tailored Book Recommendations! TBR is a quarterly book recommendation service that takes into account your personal tastes and reading preferences. To get started, fill out the reader survey and let us know what you love and don’t love, recent favorites, and what you want to read more of. You can even link your Goodreads account! Then, you’ll be matched with an expert Bibliologist who will carefully read your responses and send you a personalized book recommendation letter with three picks. You can choose to receive your letter via email in about a week (perfect for ebook readers!) or you can receive your picks as brand-new hardcover books in about three weeks from our partner, Print: A Bookstore in Portland, ME. Learn more and get started today!

15 KNOW MY NAME Book Club Questions

Looking for Know My Name book club questions? This is your reading and discussion guide.

Content warning: Know My Name and the following article discusses sexual assault, PTSD, and rape culture.

Know My Name Summary

Most everyone will recognize the name Brock Turner, and recall the sexual assault case that captured the nation’s attention. Turner assaulted an unconscious woman behind a dumpster at a frat party, and was only stopped when two bystanders noticed and tackled him to the ground.

The case went to trial, and he was found guilty…but the judge only sentenced him to six months in jail, causing nationwide outrage. Throughout this case, very few people knew his victim, Emily Doe, by her true name–until now. In Know My Name, Chanel Miller opens up about what it was like to wake up in the hospital and learn that she had been sexually assaulted, the early days of the investigation and pressing charges, the harrowing trial, the shocking prosecution hearing, and the fallout that has been felt around the country. This memoir makes for a powerful book club pick, and we’ve compiled a list of Know My Name book club questions for your next meeting.

Know My Name Book Club Questions

  1. Do you remember this case as it unfolded in the news? Did you follow it at all?
  2. Did you read Chanel’s victim impact statement when it went viral on Buzzfeed?
  3. Was there anything about Chanel’s story that surprised you? Was there anything about the legal system and process from a victim’s perspective that you found surprising?
  4. In what ways do you think the legal system failed Chanel? What–if anything–do you think was done well?
  5. Chanel writes, “They seemed angry that I’d made myself vulnerable, more than the fact that he’d acted on my vulnerability.” Discuss how consent is defined both in the context of her trial, and in society as a whole. Much was made of the fact that Chanel never said no–despite the fact that she was unable to do so–when in reality, consent should be enthusiastic and ongoing. How can we change the conversation about consent?
  6. In many ways, pressing charges was a dehumanizing experience for Chanel. Discuss how victims are dehumanized, and how Chanel counters this by humanizing herself in this book.
  7. While she was being coached for trial, Chanel was expected to appear a very specific way. Not too angry, not too sad, not too “okay.” And yet, a lot of what Chanel felt at times was rage. Is rage a valuable emotion? Discuss why or why not.
  8. One of the arguments against punishing Brock beyond six months in jail is that serving a prison sentence would ruin his life. And yet, as Chanel asks in this book, what about my life? Hers is not the only life affected, though. Discuss how this experience affected Chanel and her loved ones.
  9. Chanel also writes, “Most of us understand that your future is not promised to you. It is constructed day by day, through the choices you make. Your future is earned, little by little, through hard work and action. If you don’t act accordingly, that dream dissolves. If punishment is based on potential, privileged people will be given lighter sentences.” Do you agree or disagree with this evaluation?
  10. The word “victim” can be loaded–some prefer not to use it while others are fine embracing it. Discuss how Chanel feels about the word and the identity that comes with it.
  11. Discuss the power of names in Miller’s memoir. Chanel talks about the name she was given during the investigation and trial, her use of names throughout the narrative, and the power of claiming her own name. Why do you believe it’s important to her that people know her name? How does trauma take away someone’s identity?
  12. Chanel discusses the idea of forgiveness both during her account of speaking with the parole officer and at the end. Discuss how she defines forgiveness and how the parole officer interpreted Chanel’s wishes for Brock’s prosecution.
  13. Do you think that the movement to recall the judge who sentenced Turner to only six months in jail was a just reaction? Do you agree with Chanel’s wishes for Brock’s punishment? Does the American legal system need reform when it comes to sexual assaults?
  14. Do you believe that Stanford University did enough to reach out to Chanel after her assault? What more could they have done? Discuss universities’ roles and responsibilities in preventing rape and diminishing rape culture.Do you have more empathy for survivors of sexual assault after reading this memoir? How so?
    Chanel is a very eloquent writer, and she pens many memorable lines and passages. Are there any that were particularly striking or that stood out to you?
  15. Chanel talks about her family legacy of writing, and how she wants to go on to write more books. Would you read anything else that she writes?

If you’re looking for more powerful memoirs and novels for your book club discussions, check out our list of the best book club books of 2020. And if you want something a little more personalized, consider signing up for TBR: Tailored Book Recommendations.

TBR is a quarterly book recommendation service that provides you with three personalized book recommendations. Here’s how it works: Fill out our reader survey, which will ask you about books you love, don’t love, what you want to read more of, favorite genres, authors, and titles, and possible themes. You can even link your Goodreads page so that we know what you’ve read already. Then, you’ll be matched with an expert Bibliologist who will read your responses carefully and recommend three books, just for you! Choose to receive your recommendations as either recommendations-only, or as hardcover books. If you choose just the recommendations, you’ll get a recommendation letter in your inbox in about a week. If you choose the hardcovers, brand new hardcovers will arrive at your door from our partner, Print: A Bookstore in Portland, ME in about three weeks! 

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The Best LGBTQ+ Book Subscription Boxes

Finding quality LGBTQ+ books can sometimes be a bit tricky. Luckily, recent advocacy in publishing has meant that more and more LGBTQ+ voices are being published than ever, although the number of books released is still minuscule compared to just how many other books publish each year. Finding LGBTQ+ book subscription boxes is also difficult because unfortunately, there just aren’t a whole lot of them out there. We’ve rounded up the best queer book subscriptions we could find, so hopefully you can spend less time searching for quality books and more time reading!

Gertie Queer Book Club – https://www.gertrudepress.org/store/p1/The_Gertie_Queer_Book_Club

Arguably one of the most popular services out there, the Gertie Queer Book Club is a quarterly queer subscription box from Gertrude Press. They offer three different box selections–the Boy Box (m/m lit), the Girl Box (f/f lit), and the Queer Box (anything goes queer lit). Each box contains a book of fiction plus one other book that the curators think is great and deserves to be showcased. Occasionally, they’ll even throw in fun swag and some books may be signed. This is a quarterly subscription that is $42 per quarter with free shipping in the U.S. There is even a private Facebook group for subscribers to discuss their books! You know their selections are pretty good when in the past they’ve sent out Her Body and Other Partiesby Carmen Maria Machado.

Our Shelves – https://www.ourshelves.com

If you want to diversify your kids’ bookshelves, then Our Shelves is the subscription service for you! Our Shelves states that “books feature LGBTQ+, racially and ethnically diverse, and feminist characters and families, among other traditionally under-represented identities in children’s books.” So not only will you be adding more queer books to your kids’ libraries, you’ll be diversifying them across the spectrum! The next awesome thing about this service is its flexibility and customizability. You can choose between three different age levels–0-3, 2-5, 5-8 years of age. Then, you can choose how many books you’d like to receive each quarter. The service starts at just $13.99 per quarter, plus you’ll get 10% off your first box and 10% off multiple boxes. All boxes ship with a special activity idea inspired by the book!

Queer Book Box – https://www.queerbookbox.com

This UK-based queer book subscription offers monthly deliveries of one brand-new book that deals with the LGBTQ+ experience. They promise that all books will be written by an LGBTQ+ author, about LGBTQ+ main characters, and dealing with LGBTQ+ themes–and they’ll lean towards contemporary literature and books that go beyond coming out. Choose between a basic box–just the book–or the original box, which includes a book, a letter about the book, and a fun bookmark. Past titles include Tin Man by Sarah Winman and titles by Shaun David Hutchinson. One really nice thing about this service is that they offer discreet packaging and billing. If you’re not out yet, or you’re not in a place where it’s safe to be out, or if you just don’t love lots of rainbows, you can pick plain packaging and low-key billing info. Subscriptions start at just $13 per month, plus shipping.

Malaprops LGBTQ+ Book Club – https://www.malaprops.com/lgbtq-book-club

While this isn’t strictly a subscription service, Malaprops Bookstore in Asheville, NC has a monthly LGBTQ+ book club and all of their picks are available online. Since it’s so difficult to find subscription services, this is a nice way to find some great picks, read up about them in advance, and buy them as you can afford or as you read. All of the 2020 picks are live on the site with convenient buy links and an easy check out system. The picks range in genre and representation, but all are paperbacks between $15-20. Support an independent bookstore, and great LGBTQ+ authors! Plus, if you’re local to Malaprops, you’ll be able to attend their monthly meetings! This year’s selections include Cassandra at the Wedding by Dorothy Baker, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong, and Mean by Myriam Gurba.

TBR: Tailored Book Recommendations

Although TBR is not strictly an LGBTQ book subscription box, but it is a totally customizable subscription service! Here’s how it works: Fill out our reader survey, which asks you what books you love, what books you hate, favorite genres, titles, and authors, and most importantly, what you want to read more of! You can put down anything that’s feasible, such as f/f romance, or gay fiction, or books about transgender or nonbinary experiences. You can even specify if you want fiction, nonfiction, or a mix of both! Then, you’ll be matched with an expert Bibliologist who will look at your responses and recommend three books, just for you. You can receive your recommendations via email, as a recommendation letter, or you can receive brand-new hardcover books with your recommendation letter explaining why the books were chosen for you. If you want recommendations only, your letter will arrive in about a week. If you want physical books, your books and letter will arrive in about three weeks from our partner, Print: A Bookstore in Portland, ME. Learn more about TBR and get started.

Want to find the best book subscription for you? We’ve got you covered.

5 Ways to Find the Best Book Recommendations

It’s the bookworm’s biggest dilemma: Too many books and so little time. So how do you find the best book recommendations for you? The world is full of books, and even full of those who want to recommend great books, but not everyone is great at recommending books just for you and your unique reading tastes. If finding great books is your biggest challenge, we’ve got a few tips for how to find book recommendations for books you’re sure to love.

Check out Author/Book Readalike Guides

Let’s start with something basic: finding books like the books you’ve already read and loved. Ask yourself what some of your favorite books are, or what you’ve recently enjoyed. Are they fiction or nonfiction books? What genre are they? What time period do they take place in? What are some of the themes or elements that you really enjoyed in those books? For example, if you recently loved Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid, maybe you want books that are smart and satirical, or deal with race and privilege. Maybe you want to read more books by contemporary Black authors. These are all good starting points.

Then, do a little search for books like “insert your title here.” Check out the suggestions and see where there is overlap or  similarities between the suggestions and the book you loved. If you’ve loved some recent big titles, there are plenty of great suggestions for further reading. For example, we’ve got guides for books like Educated by Tara Westoverbooks to read if you love John Grishamepic fantasy books like Wheel of Timemagical books like The Night Circusbooks like Trust Exercise, and books like Sharp Objects. No matter what your tastes might be, you can usually find readalikes that will be similar in genre, theme, and style.

Look Up Celebrity and Author Book Recommendations

Hey, if you like or admire someone and their work, there’s a good chance you might like what they’re reading. Many celebrities and authors share what books they love on their social media feeds–authors especially. Follow the authors you love on social media, and keep an eye out for celebrity recommendations. If you want some quick book recommendations, oftentimes an author or celebrity’s book recommendations are compiled into one convenient location! You can find book recommendations from Barack Obama, all of Meghan Markle’s book recommendations before she ceased her social media presence, Reese Witherspoon’s book recommendations (check out her book club too!), Matt Nathanson’s recommended reading, and Mindy Kaling’s book recommendations. From authors, check out 99 of John Green’s book recommendations, and 50 books recommended by Roxane Gay.

Talk to Your Local Librarian or Bookseller

Librarians and booksellers are professional book nerds, big-time readers, and they spend a lot of time around books. They might know of titles that you aren’t familiar with, or know of new releases you haven’t discovered yet. In the case of librarians, they’re actually taught how to recommend books to patrons in library school–it’s called readers’ advisory. The trick to getting the best recommendations from librarians or booksellers is to be as specific as you can, and to ask more than one person on staff if you aren’t finding anything appealing to you. Don’t just say, “Do you have any good recommendations?” (Although, if you are open to anything that’s a great way to discover something new!) Instead, say, “I am looking for fiction recommendations, and I recently enjoyed Transcription by Kate Atkinson. I like historical fiction, and spy novels.” Or…whatever it is you like! Be open to their recommendations, but don’t be afraid to ask questions or politely give feedback if you think they’re off the mark. The more a professional knows about your and your reading tastes, the better able they are to help you.

Peruse Book Club Recommendation Lists

Books are considering book club material for good reason–they’re usually excellent books with many exciting talking points, and definitely worth reading. Check out what some of your local book clubs are reading at libraries and bookstores, and be sure to peruse book club recommendation lists as well. We can point you in the direction of short book club recommendations, the best book club recommendations for 2020, some romance book club recommendations, and YA book club recommendations. Who knows–maybe you’ll be inspired to join a book club and get recommendations from like-minded readers!

Try TBR: Tailored Book Recommendations

If you’re a busy person and you want truly personalized book recommendations from a professional, try TBR: Tailored Book Recommendations. TBR is a quarterly subscription service that puts you in control of what types of book recommendations (and books in the mail!) you want to receive. First, fill out our reader survey. It’s designed to help us understand what you love, what you aren’t a fan of, what types of books you want to read more of, how adventurous you want to be in your reading exploration, and what themes you might be searching for. Be as specific as you like, but the more details you give, the better. You can even link your Goodreads page to your survey! Then, you’ll be matched with an expert Bibliologist who will pick out three books just for you and write you a recommendation letter. You may choose to receive your letter in your inbox in about a week, or you can receive your letter and the three books recommended to you as hardcovers in about three weeks. All books are delivered from our partner, Print: A Bookstore in Portland, ME. Enjoy your books, and then leave us feedback in your account so that your Bibliologist can continue to recommend great books just for you! Learn more about how TBR works and get started now!

Finding great books can be a process, so be patient and thoughtful and try to enjoy it! With so many books in the world, you’re sure to stumble upon the perfect book for you.

20 Of The Best Literary Book Club Recommendations

Finding a great book for your next book club meeting that satisfies a wide range of reading tastes can be difficult! If your book club enjoys literary fiction or wants to try their hands at more literary novels, then we’ve got you covered with these literary book club recommendations! The following 20 books are all excellent, discussion-worthy literary book club recommendations from 2020 and recent years. 

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Emira is a young Black college grad, trying to make a living by babysitting for the wealthy Chamberlain family. When a security guard accuses her of kidnapping her white charge, it forever alters how the child’s mother, Alix, sees Emira. This is a smart, funny, satirical novel about race and class.

Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok

Amy adores and looks up to her older sister, Sylvie, which is why she’s the only one that seems alarmed when Sylvie doesn’t return home from a trip to visit family in Amsterdam. Ignoring everyone who tells her to calm down, Amy hops a plane to Europe, where she discovers family secrets that hint at Sylvie’s disappearance.

Inland by Téa Obreht

In this novel set in the American West in 1893, Nora is a frontierswoman awaiting the return of her husband and sons while her youngest tells of a terrifying creature stalking their land. Lurie is an outlaw, able to see spirits and searching for reprove in the West. Their lives collide unexpectedly in this suspenseful novel.

Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

An immigrant couple own and operate a “miracle” cure that attracts desperate people far and wide, but when their hyperbaric chamber explodes and kills two people, it results in a drawn-out court case that will reveal cracks in their small community.

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

When Elwood Curtis, a well-mannered young Black man with a promising future, makes one innocent mistake, he’s sent to Nickel Academy, a school for delinquent boys. Once there, he is slow to realize the full extent of abuse and horror perpetuated there, and how it will affect him for the rest of his life.

Florida by Lauren Groff

In this brilliant collection of short stories, Groff explores the beauty and danger of the Floridian landscape and the complicated lives of people who live there. From parents doing the best they can to loners adrift, each story is a beautiful, sharp-edged masterpiece.

Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli

A family of four sets out on a road trip from New York to Arizona, and along the way the children can feel their parents’ relationship fracturing with every mile, even as they get swept up in the crisis of children being detained at the border.

Trust Exercise by Susan Choi

In this National Book Award winning novel, two teens fall in love at a performing arts high school in the suburbs. But their fledgling relationship is quickly noticed by everyone, including their drama teacher, and what follows next will have the reader questioning everything they thought they knew about the characters.

Normal People by Sally Rooney

Connell and Marianne are from the same town, but they barely know each other outside of a bizarre encounter. Later, they’re both studying at Trinity and even though they run in very different circles they keep running into each other, drawn together by an unexplainable bond.

Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Hiram is a man born into slavery, but he has a special power that is ignited when he nearly drowns in a river. Determined to find freedom, he leaves the only place he’s ever known and begins moving north, but is soon drawn into a struggle between slaveholders and those who have escaped bondage.

A Long Petal of the Sea by Isable Allende

As the Spanish Civil War erupts, Roser and Victor flee their homeland for France, where they find passage on a ship to Chile. Although they don’t love each other, they marry out of convenience and survival, and must start over in a new land, hopeful that they may one day return home.

The Other Americans by Laila Lalami

When a Moroccan immigrant named Driss Guerraoui is killed by a speeding car that drives off, his death brings together an unlikely cast of characters who all have their own trials, ideals, and stories about the night Driss is killed.

Sabrina and Corina by Kali Fajardo-Anstine

Kali Fajardo-Anstine centers Latinx and indigenous women in this short story collection, mainly set in Denver, CO. From women dealing with past mistakes, breaking family legacies, and chasing after their dreams, this is a complex and moving collection about female power.

American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson

Marie, a young Black woman, is working for the FBI in the late 1980’s when she’s recruited by the CIA to spy on the president of Burkina Faso. She agrees to the mission, but is surprised to find she actually likes her target and his politics. This is a fantastic literary thriller with graceful writing and plenty of suspense.

Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett

Jessa has been trying to keep her family together ever since her father’s death by suicide, but with a failing taxidermy business and her mother coping by arranging the animals in lewd positions, she’s got a lot on her plate. Haunted by an unrequited love, Jessa slowly comes to understand that only by letting go can she move forward.

You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld

Sittenfeld’s first collection of short stories is a sly and clever look at contemporary life as issues of marriage, parenthood, money, careers, and love intersect. One woman becomes obsessed with a former flame who has found social media fame while another woman has a shocking encounter with her high school bully while on her honeymoon. These stories are relatable and will make you think twice about everyday situations.

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

Written as a letter to his mother, the narrator of this novel is in his late twenties and begins to explore his family history, which stretched back to Vietnam before his birth. This is a brilliant and moving novel about telling your story and the complications of family connections.

Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn

Patsy has long hoped for a visa to the U.S. so she can leave Jamaica and reconnect with her first love, Cicely, but when it finally comes she must leave her mother and daughter behind to make her own way in a country where her future is uncertain.

Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

Set in New York City, National Book Award winner Woodson explores the lives of two very different families who are forever connected by an unplanned teenage pregnancy. This is a short yet powerful read, making it a great selection for book clubs.

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk

In this winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Janina makes a living by looking after the summer homes of Poland’s wealthy. When a series of mysterious deaths occurs in her sleepy village, she begins looking into them, even though no one would believe her if she found anything useful.

Looking for more great literary book club recommendations for 2020? Check out our list of 2020 releases that are perfect for book club discussions! And if you want more literary book club recommendations that are great for book groups, sign up for TBR: Tailored Book Recommendations!

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