The Idiot

by Elif Batuman

Selin, the daughter of Turkish immigrants, goes into her first year at Harvard not knowing what to expect. She is intensely smart, but aimless. She knows she’s a writer, but dreads her talent. This book is the most authentic, and absurdly funny, coming-of-age novel written by Batuman.

Forest Dark

by Nicole Krauss

The book seems to draw from the author’s own failed marriage and writer’s block. It is really two stories: One follows Jules Epstein, a man who recently divorces from his wife, while the other follows Nicole, who realises that she needs to start writing again.

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life

by Samantha Irby

This book should be read by any human adult who has felt uncomfortable in their own skin and would rather live indoors with a Netflix subscription than step outside in the real world where things are annoying and messy. The author has written a hilarious, incredibly poignant and powerful book, indeed.


by Doree Shafrir

The novel revolves around Mack McAllister, a tech bro, a web journalist Katya Pasternack, and Sabrina Choe Blum, a woman who returns to the tech workforce after years of being a stay-at-home mom. Their stories interconnect and make way for the central plot written exceptionally by Shafrir.


by Courtney Maum

Maum’s Touch is indisputably relevant. The more and more one depends on technology to communicate with people and the usage of apps, websites and upgrades to make themself happy, the more they tend to lose in terms of the real-life humans around them.