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These Are Our Top Reads Out In December

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    Let's be real: 2016 has been kind of a shit show. From political upheaval to losing beloved pop culture figures and more, we're ready to pack this one away and start again with a clean slate. (Or as close to one as possible, anyway.) But the last 365 days have been exceptional in at least one awesome way: the new titles that hit bookshelves, both IRL and otherwise.

    December doesn't break from the trend. This month traditionally sees a lighter roster of new releases, but we tracked down the novels and nonfiction you should consider curling up with in front of a fire in the weeks to come. (Or hey, maybe at the beach, lucky ducks!)

    Some of them, like Whatever Happened to Interracial Love? — a posthumous collection of powerhouse Kathleen Collins' stories — dole out tantalizing tales that also set your brain ticking. Others, like Amy Poeppel's Small Admissions, fall more in the just-plain-fun reading camp. But no matter which one of these books you pick up, you'll have snagged a good one. And there are plenty more where these came from, too.

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