New & Noteworthy: 1000 titles from HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster


Some of the most fun days around the Scribd office are when we a get a boatload of new books from a publisher. The entire editorial team races through spreadsheets, calling out the names of the books and authors that have got us most excited. Today’s an especially fun day, because we’ve just added more than a thousand new titles from HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster to our library, and we couldn’t wait to share some of our favorites with you. See which books have set our hearts aflutter with our New & Noteworthy collection. We’ve also highlighted some of our extra-special favorites below.



A house is the ultimate allegory in this restrained and sometimes uncomfortable — but utterly poignant  — study of a crumbling marriage.



A must-read for anyone who’s ever lived in Los Angeles (or known anyone who’s had the LA dream), Kelly Oxford’s collection of true mistakes, embarrassments, near-abductions, and other disasters is painfully, cathartically hilarious.



Darkly romantic, this fictionalized account of the rumored affair between the poets Frances Sargent Osgood and Edgar Allan Poe is a spellbinding tale of literary love, composed in Gothic prose worthy of its subjects.



From the author of After the Party comes the brisk and moving story of Betty, a young woman trying to make her way in London while also untangling a decades-old secret involving her beloved grandmother and a large bequest left to a mysterious woman.



Choire Sicha (pronounced COR-ee SEE-kuh), a former editor at Gawker and a founder of The Awl, establishes himself as one of the smartest and sharpest observers of our time in this book that’s a potent mix of reportage and dystopian allegory.