Indie Next List - April 2024

James: A Novel
by Percival Everett (Doubleday)

Fiction


Expiration Dates: A Novel
by Rebecca Serle (Atria Books

Fiction


The Husbands: A Novel
by Holly Gramazio (Doubleday)

Fiction


A Short Walk Through a Wide World: A Novel
by Douglas Westerbeke (Simon & Schuster)

Fiction


Clear: A Novel
by Carys Davies (Scribner)

Fiction


Worry: A Novel
by Alexandra Tanner (Scribner)

Fiction


Rainbow Black: A Novel
by Maggie Thrash (Harper Perennial)

Fiction


Annie Bot: A Novel
by Sierra Greer (Mariner Books)

Fiction


The Emperor and the Endless Palace (Indies Introduce)
by Justinian Huang (Mira Books)

Fantasy


The Prospects: A Novel
by KT Hoffman (Dial Press)

Romance


Just for the Summer: Novel
by Abby Jimenez (Forever)

Romance


I Cheerfully Refuse: A Novel
by Leif Enger (Atlantic Monthly Press)

Fiction


The Age of Magical Overthinking: Notes on Modern Irrationality
by Amanda Montell (Atria)

Memoir


The Cemetery of Untold Stories: A Novel
by Julia Alvarez (Algonquin Books)

Fiction


Memory Piece: A Novel
by Lisa Ko (Riverhead Books)

Fiction


There’s Always This Year: On Basketball and Ascension
by Hanif Abdurraqib (Random House)

Social Science


Table for Two: Fictions
by Amor Towles (Viking)

Short Stories


Women! In! Peril! (Indies Introduce)
by Jessie Ren Marshall (Bloomsbury Publishing)

Short Stories


The Woods All Black
by Lee Mandelo (Tordotcom)

Fantasy


The Wives: A Memoir
by Simone Gorrindo (Gallery/Scout Press)

Memoir


Like Happiness: A Novel
by Ursula Villarreal-Moura (Celadon Books)

Fiction


Secrets of the Octopus
by Sy Montgomery (National Geographic)

Nature


The Tree Doctor: A Novel
by Marie Mutsuki Mockett (Graywolf Press)

Fiction


A Good Happy Girl: A Novel
by Marissa Higgins (Catapult)

Fiction


The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi: A Novel
by Shannon Chakraborty (Harper Voyager)

Fantasy


Indie Next List - January 2024

The Furry: A Novel
by Alex Michadelides (Celadon Books)

Fiction


The Storm: We Made: A Novel
by Vanessa Chan (Marysue Rucci Books)

Fiction


Poor Deer: A Novel
by Claire Oshetsky (Ecco)

Fiction


Mercury: A Novel
by Any Jo Burns (Caledon Books)

Fiction


The Fetishist: A Novel
by Katherine Min (G.P. Putnam Sons)

Fiction


The Heiress: A Novel
by Rachel Hawkins (St. Martin’s Press)

Thriller


You Only Call When You’re in Trouble: A Novel
by Stephen McCauley (Henry Holt and Co.)

Fiction


Midnight Ruin (Dark Olympus)
by Katee Robert (Sourcebooks Casablanca)

Romance


Only if You’re Lucky: A Novel
by Stacy Willingham (Minotaur Books)

Thriller


The Time I Got Drunk and Saved a Demon
by Kimberly Lemming (Orbit)

Romance


Sugar Baby: Novel
by Celine Saintclare (Bloomsbury Publishing)

Thriller


The Tusks of Extinction
by Ray Nayler (Tordotcom)

Fiction


Mislaid in Parts Half-Known
by Seanan McGuire (Tordotcom)

Fantasy


Don’t Want You Like a Best Friend: A Novel
by Emma R. Alban (Avon)

Romance


Nonfiction: A Novel
by Julie Myerson (Tin House Books)

Fiction


Holiday Country: A Novel
by Inci Atrek (Flatiron Books)

Fiction


The Djinn Waits a Hundred Years: A Novel
by Shubnum Khan (Viking)

Fiction


Where You End: A Novel
by Ashley Elston (Henry Holt and Co.)

Thriller


Rabbit Hole
by Kate Brody)Soho Crime)

Mystery


First Lie Wins: A Novel
by Ashley Elston (Pamela Dorman Books)

Thriller


Anna O: A Novel
by Matthew Blake (Harper)

Thriller


This Wretched Valley
by Jenny Kiefer (Quirk Books)

Horror


The Age of Deer: Trouble and Kinship with our Wild Neighbors
by Erika Howsare (Catapult)

Nature


Familia: A Novel
by Lauren E. Rico (Kensington)

FIction


My Friends: A Novel
by Hisham Matar (Random House)

Fiction


Indie Next List - August 2023

Tom Lake: A Novel
by Ann Patchett (Harper)

Fiction


None of This Is True: A Novel
by Lisa Jewell (Atria Books)

Thriller


Thornhedge
by T. Kingfisher (Tor Books)

Fantasy


Crook Manifesto: A Novel
by Colson Whitehead (Doubledday)

Fiction


The Invisible Hour: A Novel
by Alice Hoffman (Atria Books)

Fiction


The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store: A Novel
by James McBride (Riverhead Books)

Fiction


Looking Glass Sound: A Novel
by Catriona Ward (Tor Nightfire)

Thriller


The Great Transition: A Novel
by Nick Fuller Googins (Atria Books)

Fiction


Immortal Longings: A Novel
by Peter Heller (Knopf)

Fiction


The Last Ranger: A Novel
by Peter Heller (Knopf)

Fiction


Camp Damascus: A Novel
by Chuck Tingle (Tor Nightfire)

Horror


Mister Magic
by Kiersten White (DelRey)

Thriller


Silver Nitrate: A Novel
by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Del Rey)

Thriller


Kala: A Novel
by Colin Walsh (Doubleday)

Fiction


The Woman in the Castello: A Novel
by Kelsey James (A John Scognamiglio Book)

Fiction


The Connellys of County Down: A Novel
by Tracey Lange (Celadon Books)

Fiction


The Blonde Identity: A Novel
by Ally Carter (Avon)

Romance


Whalefall: A Novel
by Daniel Kraus (MTV Books)

Science Fiction


Cruel Seduction (Dark Olympics)
by Katee Robert (Sourcebooks Casablanca)

Romance


Prophet: A Novel
by Sin Blanche, Helen Macdonald (Grove Press)

Fiction


The Quickening: Creation and Community at the Ends of the Earth
by Elizabeth Rush (Milkweed Editions)

Science


Family Lore: A Novel
by Elizabeth Acevedo

Fiction


The Forect Brims Over: A Novel
by Maru Ayase, Haydn Trowell (Transl.) (Counterpoint)

Fiction


Indie Next List - May 2023

The Secret Book of Flora Lea: A Novel
by Patti Callahan Henry (Atria Books)

Fiction


In the Lives of Puppets
by TJ Klune (Tor Books)

Fantasy


Chain-Gang All Stars: A Novel
by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (Pantheon)

Fiction


No Two Persons
by Erica Bauermeister (St. Martin’s Press)

Fiction


The Postcard
by Anne Berest (Europe Editions)

Fiction


Saturday Night at the Lakeside Supper Club
by J Ryan Stradal (Pamela Dorman Books)

Fiction


The Half Moon
by Mary Beth Keane (Scribner)

Fiction


Small Mercies
by Dennis Lehane (Harper)


The Covenant of Water
by Abraham Verghese (Grove Press)

Fiction


The True Love Experiment
by Christina Lauren (Gallery Books)

Romance


To Shape a Dragon’s Breath: The First Book of Nampeshiweist
by Moniquill Blackgoose (Del Rey)

Fantasy


The Fiancee Farce
by Alexandria Bellefleur (Avon)

Romance


If We’re Being Honest
by Cat Shook (Caldron Books)

Fiction


The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder
by David Grann (Doubleday)


Clytemnestra
by Costanza Casati (Sourcebooks Landmark)

Fiction


The Salt Grows Heavy
by Cassandra Khaw (Tor Nightfire)

Horror


Mastering the Art of French Murder (An American in Paris Mystery
by Colleen Cambridge (Kensington)

Mystery


Meet Me at the Lake
by Carley Fortune (Berkley)

Romance


You Are Here
by Karen Lin-Greenberg (Counterpoint)

Fiction


The Night Flowers
by Sara Herchenroether (Tin House Books)

Thriller


The East Indian
by Brinda Charry (Scribner)

Fiction


With My Little Eye
by Joshilyn Jackson (William Morrow)

Thriller


Monsters: A Fan’s Dilemma
by Claire Dederer (Knopf)

Literary Criticism


Indie Next List - March 2022

One Italian Summer: Novel
by Rebecca Serle (Altria Books)


The Swimmers: A Novel
by Julie Otsuka (Knopf)


The Golden Couple
by Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen (St. Martin’s Press)


Hook, Line, and Sinker
by Tessa Bailey (Avon)


Delilah Green Doesn’t Care: A Novel
by Ashley Herring Blake (Berkley)


Girl in Ice: A Novel
by Erica Ferencik (Gallery/ Scout Press)


When We Were Birds: A Novel
by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo (Doubleday)


Tell Me an Ending: A Novel
by Jo Harkin (Scribner)


Red Paint: The Ancestral Autobiography of a Coast Salish Punk
by Sasha yag sablu LaPointe (Counterpoint)


The Tobacco Wives: A Novel
by Adele Myers (William Morrow)


In Love: A Memoir of Love and Loss
by Amy Bloom (Random House)


The Unsinkable Greta James: A Novel
by Jennifer E. Smith (Ballantine Books)


Pur Colour: A Novel
by Sheila Heti (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)


The Paris Apartment: A Novel
by Lucy Foley (William Morrow)


Never Simple: A Memoir
by Liz Scheier (Henry Holt and Co)


Groundskeeping: A Novel
by Lee Cole (Knopf)


The Verifiers: A Novel
by Jane Pek (Vintage)


Chorus: A Novel
by Rebecca Kauffman (Counterpoint)


The Lightning Rod: A Zig & Nola Novel
by Brad Meltzer (William Morrow)


Seeking Fortune Elsewhere: Stories
by Sindya Bhanoo (Catapult)


The Wonders: A Novel
by Elena Medel (Algonquin Books)


Booth: A Novel
by Karen Joy Fowler (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)


The Boy with a Bird in His Chest: A Novel
by Emme Lund (Atria Books)


The Believer: Encounters With the Beginning, the End, and Our Place in the Middle
by Sarah Krasnostein (Tin House Books)


New Animal: A Novel
by Ella Baxter (Two Dollar Radio)


The Indie Next List - January 2022

To Paradise: A Novel
by Hanya Yanagihara (Doubleday)


Lost & Found: A Memoir
by Kathryn Schulz (Random House)


The Maid: A Novel
by Nita Prose (Ballantine Books)


Fiona and Jane
by Jean Chen Ho (Viking)


Olga Dies Dreaming: A Novel
by Xochitl Gonzalez (Flatiron Books)


A Flicker in the Dark: A Novel
by Stacy Willingham (Minotaur Books)


The School for Good Mothers: A Novel
by Jessamine Chan (Simon & Schuster)


Mouth to Mouth: A Novel
by Antoine Wilson (Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster)


Small World: A Novel
by Jonathan Evison (Dutton)


Brown Girls: A Novel
by Daphne Palasi Andreades (Random House)


The Last House on the Street: A Novel
by Diane Chamberlain (St. Martin’s Press)


Honor
by Thrity Umrigar (Algonquin Books)


High-Risk Homosexual: A Memoir
by Edgar Gomez (Soft Skull)


Reckless Girls: A Novel
by Rachel Hawkins (St. Martin’s Press)


No Land to Light On: A Novel
by Yara Zgheib (Atria Books)


This Boy We Made: A Memoir of Motherhood, Genetics, and Facing the Unknown
by Taylor Harris (Catapult)


Seasonal Work: Stories
by Laura Lippman (William Morrow)


The Starless Crown (Moon Fall #1)
by James Rollins (Tor Books)


Wahala: A Novel
by Nikki May (Custom House)


Beautiful Little Fools: A Novel
by Jillian Cantor (Harper Perennial)


The Latinist: A Novel
by Mark Prins (W. W. Norton & Company)


None But the Righteous: A Novel
by Chantal James (Counterpoint)


Bibliolepsy
by Gina Apostol (Soho Press)


Go Back at Once
by Robert Aickman (And Other Stories)


I Came All This Way to Meet You: Writing Myself Home
by Jami Attenberg (Ecco)