Magic for Beginners, Kelly Link
We know, we can’t shut up about this book. But we promise it’s for good reason. Link weaves her delicious absurdity into wise little gems of stories: a family lives in a house that feels increasingly haunted, probably by rabbits; there are self-aware zombies, teenagers obsessed with a spectral TV show that might be bleeding into their reality, there’s Grandmother Zofia’s faery handbag. But Link is no mere gender-bender — despite the varying nature of their characters’, these stories all have beating hearts.