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5/3 The Murder of Mr. Wickham by Claudia Gray
- Pride and Premeditation by Tirzah Price, Sense & Second Degree Murder
5/3 When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill
- Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister
5/17 We Were Dreamers: An Immigrant Superhero Origin Story by Simu Liu
- Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
5/17 Son of Elsewhere: A Memoir in Pieces by Elamin Abdelmahmoud
- Piccolo is Black: A Memoir of Race, Religion, and Pop Culture by Jordan Calhoun
5/24 Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley
- Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
5/31 Half-Blown Rose by Leesa Cross-Smith
- Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones, Half Light
6/7 Woman of Light by Kali Farjado-Anstine
- A Girl is a Body of Water by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
6/7 Fibbed by Elizabeth Agyemang
- Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
6/14 Horse by Geraldine Brooks
- The Son by Philip Meyer
6/28 American Royalty by Tracey Livesay
- The Royal We, Red, White & Royal Blue, or American Royals
- Like Lovers Do by Tracey Livesay
7/5 Life Ceremony by Sayaka Murata
- Stranger Things Happen by Kelly Link
7/5 Night of the Living Rez by Morgan Talty
- There, There by Tommy Orange, The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw
7/12 The Crane Wife by C.J. Hauser
- The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy
7/12 Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevinn
- The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
7/19 Just Like Home by Sarah Gailey
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn