It’s a new month which means new books that we can’t wait to add to our bookshelves. Kick off the new season with these must-have titles.

The Elizas by Sara Shepard

Eliza Fontaine’s reality may not be what everyone else sees in this thrilling new read from the author of Pretty Little Liars. When Eliza is found at the bottom of a hotel pool, those around her think that it’s another failed suicide attempt. As the publication date of her debut novel approaches, real life and fiction begin to intertwine. The first adult novel from Sara Shepard, The Elizas is a chilling tale of memories, lies and mysteries.

Heads of the Colored People: Stories by Nafissa Thompson-Spires

In this new short story collection, readers meet some extremely unique characters. From petty classroom moms to a young girl who is contemplating taking her own life, these stories are deep and touching. We promise you’ll fall in love with this book, just like we did.

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

A story about growing up as a woman in an ever-changing world, The Female Persuasion takes readers into the passionate life of a young college student and her brilliant mentor. Greer Kadetsky is a freshman in college who seems to have her life planned out already. But when she meets a charming and highly intelligent professor who devotes her life to the women’s movement, she’ll find herself heading down an unexpected new path.

Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

The author of The English Patient is back this April with a new novel about a complicated family after World War II. When their parents move to Singapore, Nathaniel and Rachel are left behind under the care of a mysterious man called The Moth. As the three settle into life together, they begin to accept the new normal, finding peace after a harsh war… until their mother returns to them with no explanation for her absence or why their father isn’t with her.

The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath by Leslie Jamison

Everyone knows that recovering from an addiction is nearly impossible but in this new book, Leslie Jamison takes a harder look at the stories we tell about recovery and how they impact our lives. This mix of memoir, reporting and literary criticism is a highly insightful read and has been called “required reading” by Stephen King. If you like touching real-life stories, this is the book you’ll want on your #TBR list for April.

How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays by Alexander Chee

Exploring the events from his past that have shaped him into the man he is now, Alexander Chee tells it like it is in this new non-fiction collection of essays. Life hasn’t always been easy for Chee, living through the death of his father, national crises and struggles with his own sexuality. This transformative read tells the story of a phenomenal writer and inspiring man.