Amy Weiner Weiss returns to add to her quarantine-ready reading list! Check out her new additions—hopefully you’ll find something to take care of your literary sweet tooth.

Buzzy titles I haven’t read (yet), but probably should:

Anthology, short fiction, for young adults: It’s a Whole Spiel: Love, Latkes, and Other Jewish Stories edited by Katherine Locke and Laura Silverman

Contemporary fiction: Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Contemporary fiction: The Altruists by Andrew Ridker

Holocaust fiction: The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman

Literary fiction: The Ruined House by Ruby Namdar

Memoir, contemporary nonfiction: The Book of Separation by Tova Mirvis

Contemporary fiction: On Division by Goldie Goldbloom

Contemporary nonfiction: Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro

Memoir, LGBTQ nonfiction: Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman by Abby Stein

Holocaust fiction: Cilka’s Journey (Tattooist of Auschwitz Book #2) by Heather Morris

Great-looking books coming this spring:

History, biography: Rebel Cinderella: From Rags to Riches to Radical, the Epic Journey of Rose Pastor Stokes by Adam Hochschild

Memoir, family: Nobody Will Tell You This But Me by Bess Kalb

Post-Holocaust memoir: I Want You To Know We’re Still Here by Esther Safran Foer (mother of aforementioned writer Jonathan Safran Foer)

As seen at recent JAAMM Fests, humor/pop culture:

Have I Got A Cartoon For You! The Moment Magazine Book of Jewish Cartoons edited by Bob Mankoff

Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons by Mike Reiss

The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia: From Abraham to Zabar’s and Everything In Between by Tablet Magazine [note: I highly recommend the hardcover edition, it makes a fabulous coffee table book!]

Last Girl Before Freeway: The Life, Love, Losses, and Liberation of Joan Rivers by Leslie Bennetts

Die Laughing: Killer Jokes for Newly Old Folks by William Novak

Famous Nathan: A Family Saga of Coney Island, the American Dream, and the Search for the Perfect Hot Dog by Lloyd Handwerker

Mother, Can You Not? by Kate Siegel

Like what you see? Part III of Amy’s reading list is coming soon.