If you're like me, you probably have stacks of books sitting around your home waiting to be cracked open.
Despite my apartment's messy milieu, the piles are actually carefully curated in the order of what I plan to tackle next. Of course, the stacks tend to grow faster than I can read, but no matter.
Here are this week's five best stories from NPR Books. They'll grow your piles, but I promise, these books are worth it.