Reading doesn’t have to be a chore. You don’t need to have read Les Miserable or Crime and Punishment to consider yourself someone who likes to read. In fact, the recent decade has gleaned some of the best, most interesting and forward-thinking prose we’ve ever seen. New fiction and publications are bending genres, re-evaluating satire, and producing innovating narratives. You should be able to experience these books without feeling guilty for never having read Jane Austen or Thomas Hardy.


We are working to spotlight some of the best new publications and authors working today. Every book we recommend has been published in the past three years, and the authors we highlight are best-known for works recently released. In curating this collection of new and acclaimed releases, we hope to create a new, modern cannon for the contemporary reader.