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Grady Hendrix has a penchant for the zany: His first novel, Horrorstor, about a team of employees at an Ikea-like superstore who team up to investigate a series of weird overnight happenings, is packaged as a glossy mail-order catalogue. He's at it again with this quippy second title, about a girl whose friend turns dour after a night of skinny-dipping gone terribly wrong. It's set in 1988 and will make you nostalgic for the world of Pretty in Pink. Available May 17.
This book follows two L.A. strangers who couldn't be more different — he, a boyishly charming movie director whose self-confidence maddeningly defies his actual achievements; she, a ruthless corporate lawyer singularly focused on making partner. They receive an anonymous proposal inviting them to go on a date one night per week for a year in exchange for a $1 million reward. Available now.