IndieBound: Other Indie Favorites

From last week's Indie bestseller lists, available at, here are the recommended titles, which are also Indie Next Great Reads:

They're Going to Love You: A Novel by Meg Howrey (Doubleday, $28, 9780385548779). "They're Going to Love You is simply wonderful. Perfect. The most trenchant and emotionally rich novel I've read this year." --Matt Nixon, A Cappella Books, Atlanta, Ga.

Shotgun Seamstress: An Anthology by Osa Atoe (Soft Skull, $40, 9781593767396). "Shotgun Seamstress scratches a deep itch for more diverse representation in music writing and publishing. In eight collected zines written by and about marginalized punk trailblazers, Osa Atoe proves that form follows function." --Audrey Parks, New Dominion Bookshop, Charlottesville, Va.

Paperback: An Indies Introduce Title
Love in the Big City: A Novel by Sang Young Park, trans. by Anton Hur (Grove Press, $17, 9780802160379). "I've never read a book with a voice like Sang Young Park brings to this novel--young, queer, Korean, unafraid to tackle important issues while remaining funny, edgy, and approachable. I can't wait to read whatever he writes next." --Adam Possehl, Powell's Books, Portland, Ore.

For Ages 3 to 8
How to Eat a Book by Mrs. & Mr. MacLeod (Union Square Kids, $17.99, 9781454945444). "How to Eat a Book brings out the whimsy in all curious children. Filled with beautiful and creative illustrations made from art dioramas, the story explains to children just how my adult soul feels when lost in a book." --Dusty Baker, Austy's, Salem, Ind.

For Ages 8 to 12: An Indies Introduce Title
Hazel Hill Is Gonna Win This One by Maggie Horne (Clarion Books, $16.99, 9780358664703). "Hazel Hill is Gonna Win This One deftly balances real social issues--sexuality, bullying, kids not being taken seriously by adults--with an enjoyable middle grade adventure about friendship and standing up for what's right." --Carol Schneck Varner, Schuler Books, Okemos, Mich.

For Teen Readers
Never Ever Getting Back Together by Sophie Gonzales (Wednesday Books, $18.99, 9781250819161). "This brings all the drama of The Bachelor with a perfect dose of feminist rage. A story about the perfect revenge against a cheating narcissistic ex, finding love, and moving on--in Maya's case, with the very girl her ex cheated on her with." --Caitlin Bagdasarian, Bank Square Books, Mystic, Conn.

[Many thanks to IndieBound and the ABA!]

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