How to Write Anything: A Complete Guide, by Laura Brown:

This elegant, informative horse-choker of a book is quite simply the bible for written communication, covering résumés, social media content, thank-you notes, academic writing, business writing, and just about any other kind of writing you can imagine.

Tease, by Amanda Maciel:

It's readable, but Tease is ultimately a young adult novel about bullying that feels like every other young adult novel about bullying.

Congratulations, By the Way: Some Thoughts on Kindness, by George Saunders:

If you like George Saunders but you think his writing needs more platitudes and generic pseudo-wisdom, this overpriced, overproduced hardcover edition of Saunders's commencement speech at Syracuse University is for you.

Save the Date: The Occasional Mortifications of a Serial Wedding Guest, by Jen Doll:

One funny, sarcastic essay about being a guest at a wedding is great, but a whole book full of funny, sarcastic essays about attending weddings gets tiresome quickly and so should be enjoyed in moderation.