This is a rare and strange thing - a novel that manages to perfectly blend terrible Tinder dates and first Brazilian waxes, a frightening and convincing love story between a PhD student and a merman, and the unsettling thoughts of a woman with depression. Smart, funny, sad, and bizarre, The Pisces is a moving story set on Venice Beach and filled with tragic and unforgettable characters.
A Ladder to the Sky
This tells the story of writer and psychopath, Maurice Swift. Told through multiple narrators, most of whom fall for Maurice's looks and charm, we learn what kind of man Maurice is, and what he is capable of doing in the name of success. A compelling and gripping psychological thriller that extends from Nazi Germany to present day.
Long-listed for the Man Booker prize and written by young Irish writer Sally Rooney, Normal People is a truly modern love story. Alternately told from the perspectives of Connell and Marianne, we learn about their lives, complex relationship, and struggles with mental health during their last year of high school and entrance to university in Ireland. Their story will ring true for anyone who has been in an intense and challenging relationship.