Indie Next List

Recent movers and shakers in Indie Next List.
Updated December 8, 2023
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Starling House
Alix E. Harrow
"This book has everything you could possibly want this fall...a cursed town, a haunted house, a vivid & eerie setting--plus, characters willing to risk everything." --Reese Witherspoon (Reese's Book Club October '23 Pick) Starling House is a gorgeous, modern...
Bright Young Women
Jessica Knoll
A New York Times Notable Book New York Times Editors' Choice Instant New York Times Bestseller A BookPage "Best Mystery and Suspense of 2023" Pick The ultimate gift for crime and suspense readers this holiday...
Bright Lights, Big Christmas: A Novel
Mary Kay Andrews
From Mary Kay Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of The Homewreckers and The Santa Suit, comes a novella celebrating love and the warm, glittering charm of the holiday season. "Nobody does Christmas like Mary Kay Andrews." ―...
Sword Catcher
Cassandra Clare
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Two outcasts find themselves caught in a web of forbidden love, dangerous magic, and dark secrets that could change the world forever in the start of a riveting epic fantasy series from the author of The Shadowhunter Chronicles. ...
Nathan Hill
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK * The New York Times best-selling author of The Nix is back with a poignant and witty novel about a modern marriage and the bonds that keep people together. Mining the absurdities of contemporary society,...
Schwab, V. E.
A New York Times Bestseller A USA Today Bestseller September IndieNext Pick A new door opens... Once there were four worlds, nestled like pages in a book, each pulsing with fantastical power and connected by a...
Hannah Grace
INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The latest in the TikTok sensation and deliciously "swoonworthy" (Elena Armas, New York Times bestselling author) Maple Hills series follows two summer camp counselors who reconnect after a sizzling one-night stand. ...
North Woods
Daniel Mason
New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice * A sweeping novel about a single house in the woods of New England, told through the lives of those who inhabit it across the centuries--"a time-spanning, genre-blurring work of storytelling magic" (The Washington Post) from the Pulitzer...
The Hurricane Wars
Thea Guanzon
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! "An incredible debut full of rich atmosphere, clever world building, opposing magic, and sizzling romance, The Hurricane Wars is my newest obsession."-- KERRI MANISCALCO, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Throne of...
Family Meal: A Novel
Bryan Washington
"Tender and poignant, Washington's latest hits the spot." - PEOPLE Magazine From the bestselling, award-winning author of Memorial and Lot, an irresistible, intimate novel about two young men, once best friends, whose lives collide again after a loss.
Land of Milk and Honey
C Pam Zhang
NATIONAL BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK  NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY NPR, HARPER'S BAZAAR, KIRKUS REVIEWS AND ESQUIRE! "One of the most pleasurable, inventive reads of the year... fiendishly, deliciously fun."--San...
How to Say Babylon: A Memoir
Safiya Sinclair
A New York Times Notable Book A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick! With echoes of Educated and Born a Crime, How to Say Babylon is the stunning story of the author's struggle to break free of her rigid Rastafarian...
Chenneville: A Story of Loss, Murder, and Vengeance
Paulette Jiles
Consumed with grief, driven by vengeance, a man undertakes an unrelenting odyssey across the lawless post-Civil War frontier seeking redemption in this fearless novel from the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of News of the World.  Union soldier John...
A Holly Jolly Ever After
Julie Murphy
From the authors of A Merry Little Meet Cute comes a steamy holiday rom-com cowritten by #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Murphy and USA Today bestselling author Sierra Simone--about an actress and a perpetually single former boy-band member reunited as costars on a...
Death Valley
Melissa Broder
From the visionary author of Milk Fed and The Pisces, a darkly funny novel about grief and a "magical tale of survival" (Publishers Weekly, starred review). In Melissa Broder's astonishingly profound new novel, a woman arrives alone at a Best Western seeking...
Cleat Cute
Meryl Wilsner
* USA TODAY BESTSELLER * A sapphic rivals to lovers rom com for fans of Ted Lasso and A League of Their Own, where two soccer teammates are at odds before falling in love as their team gears up for the World Cup. Grace Henderson has been a...
Starter Villain
John Scalzi
Now a New York Times bestseller! Inheriting your uncle's supervillain business is more complicated than you might think. Particularly when you discover who's running the place. Charlie's life is going nowhere fast. A divorced substitute teacher...
The Maniac
Benjamín Labatut
Named a Best Book of 2023 by The Washington Post, The New York Public Library, and Publishers Weekly * a national bestseller * a New York Times Editor's Choice pick * Longlisted for the 2024 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction "Captivating...
Don't Fear the Reaper
Stephen Graham Jones
December 12th, 2019, Jade returns to the rural lake town of Proofrock the same day as convicted Indigenous serial killer Dark Mill South escapes into town to complete his revenge killings, in this riveting sequel to My Heart Is a Chainsaw from New York Times bestselling author...
Hannah Kaner
INSTANT #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER! "An epic fantasy odyssey begins." -- Entertainment Weekly "A richly rendered world . . . Kaner writes action that's both fun and intelligible . . . If "The Last of Us" didn't slake your thirst for stories of a grizzled...

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