How to Do Nothing

Jenny Odell

A lovely treatise that argues t hat attention to a place is what makes life—well, alive.

The Sparrow

Mary Doria Russell

A group of Jesuit scientists, led by the polyglot priest Emilio Sandoz, set off on a mission to discover the source of music emanating from the direction of Alpha Centauri.

Lara Hogan has become the face of thoughtful, humane, and rigorous management—and for good reason.

Women Talking

Miriam Toews

A group of Mennonite women suffer for years from mysterious midnight attacks, purportedly the work of demons come to punish them for their sins. Eventually, they discover the assaults are not the work of demons but of men—their own husbands, sons, and neighbors.

The Night Tiger

Yangsze Choo

Ren is an eleven-year-old houseboy with a mission: to find his dead master’s finger, severed and lost years ago, and bury it with his body.

The Other Wind

Ursula K. Le Guin

This, the final book in the Earthsea cycle, returns to the Dry Land—the land of the dead—where the barrier between life and death is crumbling.

Tales from Earthsea

Ursula K. Le Guin

The fifth book in the Earthsea cycle breaks from the path for five short stories, each of which reveals more about the Archipelago and the customs, traditions, and people within it.


Ursula K. Le Guin

Two decades passed between the publication of the third book of the Earthsea cycle and this, the fourth.

The Farthest Shore

Ursula K. Le Guin

The third book in the Earthsea cycle makes plain what before had only been hinted at: the magic of the wizards carries a cost.

The Tombs of Atuan

Ursula K. Le Guin

The second book in Le Guin’s extraordinary Earthsea cycle continues her subversion of the usual wizardly tropes: Ged, the antihero from the first book, reappears, but he serves as an accessory to another’s story—that of a young girl named Tenar.

A Wizard of Earthsea

Ursula K. Le Guin

The first book in Le Guin’s famed Earthsea cycle introduces Ged, a young and brilliant, albeit cocky, wizard who attempts to use magic he doesn’t fully understand, with dire consequences.

The Power

Naomi Alderman

One day, teenage girls across the globe awaken to find they have a new and terrifying power: they can manifest electricity with their bodies, using it to tease, to torture, and to kill.

New Dark Age

James Bridle

James Bridle’s astute and critical eye breaks down the many ways in which technology—once heralded as the key to truly knowing the world—has in fact brought about an era of misinformation, conspiracy theories, and post-factual politics: in short, a new dark age.


Tressie McMillan Cottom

Tressie McMillan Cottom pulls no punches in this exquisite, clear-eyed, and necessary collection of essays.

Infinite Detail

Tim Maughan

Tim Maughan’s debut novel is tragic and charming and very close to home: in response to the normalization of extreme surveillance, an anonymous cyberterrorist group figures out how to take the whole internet down, sending the world into chaos.

The Raven Tower

Ann Leckie

The main character of this book is a stone. A literal stone. Well, a god in the form of a stone, but a stone nonetheless.

Akata Warrior

Nnedi Okorafor

The second book in Okorafor’s Akata series finds Sunny settled in to her new magical school, observing the changes in her body as she grows and becomes stronger.