A quick reminder to vote for the book you’d like to read next month. Your choices are below; make your pick before the poll closes, at 11:59 p.m. ET this Monday, April 23. The winner will be announced next week.
The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern
Morgenstern’s debut novel, about two fiercely competitive young magicians who fall deeply in love, has been described as “magical,” in all its meanings.
Moloka’i, by Alan Brennert
A gripping and beautifully told novel that opens in the Honolulu of the 1890s and then moves to the quarantined colony of Kalaupapa, when its young central character contracts leprosy.
Love in a Cold Climate, by Nancy Mitford
Set in England between the wars, this romantic comedy follows the travails of Polly Hampton, recently returned from India to find a suitable match in the “cold climate” of English high society.
Motherless Brooklyn, by Jonathan Lethem
Lethem’s unconventional take on the detective novel centers on the murder of a small-time Brooklyn mobster and the orphan with Tourette’s syndrome who sets out to crack the case.