Looking for a new book this season? Instead of using your lunch hour to check your friends’ status updates or obsess over.
1. Mindy Kaling’s “Why Not Me?”
Kaling’s nonfiction second book is full of great first-person essays that riff on everything from her on-going journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life, whether it’s falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in lonely places, attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behaviour modification whatsoever, or most important, believing that you have a place in Hollywood when you’re constantly reminded that no one looks like you.
2. Stacey Schiff’s “The Witches: Salem, 1692”
In this work of fiction, Schiff unpacks the mystery surrounding America’s 1692 witch trials by turning them into a hard-boiled, noir-style thriller. Aside from suffrage, the Salem Witch Trials represent the only moment when women played the central role in American history. In curious ways, the trials would shape the future republic.