We fall in love with our favorite books, praising their virtues, softening their faults, eyes and hearts glowing with the obsessive, crazed passion usually reserved for preteen fans of boy bands. And since we read a lot of books, that love can extend to 10, 15, 20 books a year, making Powell’s annual ritual of selecting just five of our favorite new releases almost excruciating. (Justin or Lance? Harry or Marky Mark? How do you choose!) But for you, dear readers, we’ve attempted the impossible; we’ve each spurned crushes, ghosted liaisons, and bestowed the Final Rose on the five special books that just might be The Ones… until next year, anyway.