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The Unspoken Name (The Serpent Gates #1) By A. K. Larkwood Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250238924
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Published: Tor Books - January 26th, 2021

Csorwe is the snarky sapphic assassin of my dreams. Raised to be sacrificed on her 14th birthday, Csorwe abandons her destiny and escapes her fellow occult obsessed orcs to serve as the sword hand of one of the realm's most powerful wizards. Chock full of full throttle fight scenes, daring rescues, and a slow burn romance that unfolds throughout an epic quest. Enjoy! ~Allie


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Cross My Heart and Never Lie By Nora Dåsnes, Matt Bagguley (Translated by) Cover Image
By Nora Dåsnes, Matt Bagguley (Translated by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781662640575
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Published: Hippo Park - September 19th, 2023

Stonewall Book Award Winner! Beautifully illustrated in the format of a middle schooler's diary, this title showcases a coming of age story for our main character in a sea of changing tides: change in social dynamics, puberty, and misunderstood topics. Discover who you are; not friends, family, nor Google can do that for you. And yes, you still can like BTS if you like girls... ~Chris


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A True Account: Hannah Masury’s Sojourn Amongst the Pyrates, Written by Herself By Katherine Howe Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250304889
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - November 21st, 2023

This dual timeline story covers a female pirate in the 1700s and the academic research team in the 1950s attempting to unravel her mystery. There's a pirate, buried treasure, murders, mutiny, and mayhem. ~Erin


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First Lie Wins: Reese's Book Club Pick (A Novel) By Ashley Elston Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593492918
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Published: Pamela Dorman Books - January 2nd, 2024

This twisty thriller puts a successful con artist in the hotseat. As Evie Porter (not her real name) works the latest mark given to her by her mysterious boss, she runs into someone with ties to her true identity. Is it a coincidence? Or is she being set up? You'll get your fill of espionage, heists, and suspense with this book! ~Erin


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Cold Victory By Karl Marlantes Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780802161420
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Published: Grove Press - January 9th, 2024

A friendly competition ski race between two ex-military men divulges into a high stakes life or death political ploy. Who can you trust in a high-tension Post-WWII world, and what is the weight of one's humanity? ~Chris


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The Serpent & the Wings of Night: The Nightborn Duet Book One (Crowns of Nyaxia #1) By Carissa Broadbent Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250343178
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Published: Bramble - December 5th, 2023

Blood runs deep in this vampire title featuring a kickass main character, romance, and recognition that one's humanity may be more of a benefit than a weakness. Trust no one, keep your wits about you, and soon, you'll overcome these violent trials to appease the goddess of death. ~Chris


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The Whispers: A Novel By Ashley Audrain Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984881694
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Published: Pamela Dorman Books - June 6th, 2023

A neighborhood scandal to beat them all! This domestic thriller/mystery unfolds through various viewpoints--some truthful, some not--creating a web of stories that will have you on the edge of your seat until the very last page. ~Erin


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Saving Time: Discovering a Life Beyond Productivity Culture By Jenny Odell Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780593242728
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - January 2nd, 2024

I can't stop thinking about this book! It can be a lot to get through, because it is so idea-rich and because it asks you to reexamine values you took for granted about time, labor, nature… Odell gives us the history of prevalent ideas and offers alternatives drawn from diverse artists, philosophers, historians... A book to take your time with and really chew on. ~Nathan


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Heartstopper #1: A Graphic Novel By Alice Oseman, Alice Oseman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alice Oseman, Alice Oseman (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781338617436
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Published: Graphix - May 5th, 2020

Reading this book is like falling in love. I can hardly recall a story that more perfectly encapsulates that soft, fluttery feeling. Oseman's art is absoloutely lovely as well, all around gorgeous. ~Bee


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The Drowned Woods By Emily Lloyd-Jones Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780759556317
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 16th, 2022

Infused with Welsh mythology, The Drowned Woods by local author Emily Lloyd-Jones is a darkly crafted fantasy that follows the kingdoms last living water divinger, Mer. Full of romance, adventure, magic, an adorable corgi named Trefor. This escape is sure to keep you up past your bedtime.


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The Internet Con: How to Seize the Means of Computation By Cory Doctorow Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781804291245
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Published: Verso - September 5th, 2023

Doctorow looks at today's internet, with its pitfalls many have noticed but might not quite understand, and he lays out both an analysis of the present and a telling of history that clarifies why things feel how they feel and how to make them better. ~Nathan


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The Curse of Pietro Houdini: A Novel By Derek B. Miller Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781668020883
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - January 16th, 2024

Come for the WWII historical fiction of strategy to conserve priceless pieces of art from Central Italy and stay for the coming of age tale of an orphan that's living through it all. What will one do to survive and will the curse befall Pietro Houdini's newest colleague... ~Chris


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Argylle: A Novel By Elly Conway Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780593600016
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Published: Bantam - January 9th, 2024

A man's hope to distance himself from society finds himself being recruited by the CIA because of one lapse of judgment to help a downed plane in the jungles of Thailand. Flash forward: it is up to handsome and cunning Argylle to stop a corrupt Russian political figure's rise to power as they search for the 8th Wonder of the World: the Amber Room. ~Chris


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Veganomicon (10th Anniversary Edition): The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook By Isa Chandra Moskowitz, Terry Hope Romero Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780738218991
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Published: Da Capo Lifelong Books - September 26th, 2017

A trove of recipes for all meals & occasions. Delight guests with the Cashew Cucumber Dip or the Cauliflower Mushroom Potpie. I took the easy Chana Masala to a Christmas potluck and got asked for the recipe! The recipes vary in skill level, but are particularly suited to a moderately experience home cook. This anniversary addition adds photos for some of the recipes. ~Nathan


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Exiles: A Novel By Jane Harper Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250235367
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Published: Flatiron Books - February 6th, 2024

"Exiles" takes Aaron Falk to Australian wine country and a family gathering during the town's annual wine festival. At the prior year's event a local woman and family friend goes missing, leaving behind her infant. Aaron explores family and community dynamics that result in him solving not one, but two mysterious deaths. Harper puts you smack in the valley- you feel the humidity and lushness of the region, the tension between the characters and emotional tugs that Aaron experiences as he grows closer to the family. ~Sylla


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Really Good, Actually: A Novel By Monica Heisey Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063235427
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 16th, 2024

Maggie is having a rough time, but she's trying, and we're rooting for her. Come for the nuanced & relatable experiences with social media, modern friendship, and dating app misadventures. Stay for the mini chapters showing Maggie's texts to her therapist or her search history. A fun book that also has a great audiobook version. ~Nathan


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The Immortalists By Chloe Benjamin Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735215092
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 5th, 2019

How would you life your life if you knew the date you would die? That's the question four siblings grapple with following a visit with a psychic. The way they each handle the news shapes the course of their lives. One of my favorite reads. ~Erin


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Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma: The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences By Peter A. Levine, Ph.D., Ann Frederick (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Peter A. Levine, Ph.D., Ann Frederick (Contributions by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781556432330
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Published: North Atlantic Books - July 7th, 1997

"Why are animals in the wild, though threatened routinely, rarely traumatized?" You've seen your dog "shake it off" after a stressful situation. Humans would do well to follow that example. This book approaches trauma healing by comparing how animals vs. humans deal with stress. A must-read for your self-healing journey. ~Erin


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Wonka By Roald Dahl, Sibéal Pounder (Adapted by), Simon Farnaby (Created by), Paul King (Created by) Cover Image
By Roald Dahl, Sibéal Pounder (Adapted by), Simon Farnaby (Created by), Paul King (Created by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593528686
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - December 19th, 2023

A book of eccentricity, positivity, and never giving up on your dreams. So many times I found myself chuckling at the rich humor and charm of this "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" prequel. I even took pictures of my favorite passages and sent them to my friends so we could all laugh together. ~Chris


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Fourth Wing (The Empyrean #1) By Rebecca Yarros Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781649374042
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Published: Entangled: Red Tower Books - May 2nd, 2023

Imagine Hermione from Harry Potter being the lead in her own series where she's sent to a war college and is a straight-up badass. Oh, and did I mention dragons? There are dragons to befriend or get cooked by. Add in lusty romance, and you've got yourself the best kind of fantasy novel. ~Chris


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Annie Bot: A Novel By Sierra Greer Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780063312692
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Published: Mariner Books - March 19th, 2024

Annie Bot is a psychological thriller I read cover to cover in a day. It's told from Annie's perspective and does her justice in a way many stories of "robot girlfriends" do not. One of my favorites of the year. ~Nathan

CW: domestic violence


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Some Desperate Glory By Emily Tesh Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250834980
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Published: Tordotcom - April 11th, 2023

A pulse-pounding space opera thrill ride. I felt early on that something big was going to explode, but I underestimated the scope of Tesh's ambition. Think Battlestar Galactica meets The Handmaid's Tale meets some secret sauce I won't spoil. One of my 2023 favorites. ~Nathan

Content warning from front: "A warning: Some Desperate Glory contains sexist, homophobic, transphobic, racist, and ableist attitudes; sexual assault, including discussion of forced pregnancy; violence; child abuse; radicalization as child abuse; genocide; suicidal ideation; and suicide."


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Not Quite a Ghost By Anne Ursu Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062275158
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Published: Walden Pond Press - January 16th, 2024

As humans, a thing that haunts us often is the insecurities one faces when we are alone. Add a new house, friendship struggles, adults that don’t listen, and a haunting figure in your wallpaper, and you’re going to have yourself a bad start to the school year. Charming and chilling; a perfect read with hot chocolate. ~Chris


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The Silence in Her Eyes: A Novel By Armando Lucas Correa Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781982197506
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Published: Atria Books - January 16th, 2024

After immediately being captivated by the cover and the description of this title, I was immersed into the world of “Leah," our main character with motion blindness. This mystery/thriller sent sparks and chills up my spine only wanting to know what will happen next. ~Chris


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North Woods: A Novel By Daniel Mason Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593597033
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Published: Random House - September 19th, 2023

A plot of land in the north woods of Massachusetts becomes the woven tale of generations. Experience the sanctuary, the bloodsoaked land, the bountiful harvests, the love not-experienced, and the return to nature in this tapestry of a North American fiction. ~Chris


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Borne: A Novel By Jeff VanderMeer Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780374537654
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Published: MCD - February 27th, 2018

Can a monstrosity accidentally created by biotech wars be cute? Somehow Borne (afforementioned monstrosity) is very cute. He's also thoughtful, brave, terrifying, and a new kind of Frankenstein's monster. One of my all time favorite sci-fi reads ~Erin


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Lucky Red: A Novel By Claudia Cravens Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593498248
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Published: The Dial Press - June 20th, 2023

"When your heart wants what it wants, you've got to saddle up and claim it." An adventurous sapphic western that gives you all the wild west fun you could want. ~Erin


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Camp Damascus By Chuck Tingle Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250874627
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Published: Tor Nightfire - July 18th, 2023

A dark and terrifying horror story that proves love is real? Sign this buckaroo up! If you haven't trotted your way through Dr Chuck Tingle's fiction before, prepare yourself because he will change your life. ~Allie


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Animal Farm: 75th Anniversary Edition By George Orwell, Russell Baker (Preface by), Tea Obreht (Introduction by) Cover Image
By George Orwell, Russell Baker (Preface by), Tea Obreht (Introduction by)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780451526342
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Published: Signet - April 6th, 2004

Animal Farm is a staggering read. The longer you read, the more truthful and distressing the story becomes. A retelling of the Russian Revolution, Animal Farm is a gut-wrenching political commentary. It seems easy to digest at first and then grabs you by the jugular. ~Klaus


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Loveboat, Taipei By Abigail Hing Wen Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062957283
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Published: HarperTeen - August 24th, 2021

The Last Summer before college is supposed to be fun, not your parents sending you on a heritage retreat to Taiwan, ugh! But, when life gives you lemons in the form of friends and hotties in a big city, let’s make some delicious lemonade! Fun, freedom, drama, and making your dreams come true ♥️ Read B4 You Watch ~Chris


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Of Mice and Men By John Steinbeck Cover Image
$13.00
ISBN: 9780140177398
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Published: Penguin Books - September 1st, 1993

Of  Mice and Men is one of those classics that captivates even outside of the high school classroom. Short, sweet, and sorrowful, it remains one my absolute favorites and a staple of my personal library. It's a perfect start to reading classics because of it's length and modern language. If you're scared to make the leap, dip your toes in with this fantastic and sad read. ~Klaus


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Goldilocks: Wanted Dead or Alive By Chris Colfer, Jon Proctor (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Chris Colfer, Jon Proctor (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780316355957
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Published: Little, Brown Ink - June 29th, 2021

When all the fairytales you grew up with turn into an action packed comic of hilarious porridge-proportions, that’s when you get this book! Can Goldilocks and her band of misfit characters band together to stop the mischievous plot from Fairy Tale Kingdom? ~Chris


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The Care Manifesto: The Politics of Interdependence By The Care Collective, Andreas Chatzidakis, Jamie Hakim, Jo Litter, Catherine Rottenberg Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781839760969
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Published: Verso - September 22nd, 2020

I love a little book with a big point, the kind that says more in a chapter than many books. This one argues for structuring society around care. It's about why and how, and about history and things that have worked. It is idea-dense, but not overly academic. Take your time and imagine what could be! ~Nathan


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She Is a Haunting By Trang Thanh Tran Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781547610815
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - February 28th, 2023

She is a Haunting is the type of horror that will symultaneously make you sweat and chill you to the bone. Full of creepy cawlies and dripping with atmosphere. Will take you on a haunting exploration of colonialism and the festering wounds it leaves behind. ~Allie


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Mother, Nature: A 5,000-Mile Journey to Discover if a Mother and Son Can Survive Their Differences By Jedidiah Jenkins Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593137260
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Published: Convergent Books - November 7th, 2023

A real time exposure to a conversation many queer people fear to have with their parents: how deep is your love and support for your child? Relatable, unnerving, and somehow comforting in knowing you are not alone in your formative experiences. ~Chris


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Gwen & Art Are Not in Love: A Novel By Lex Croucher Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250847218
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Published: Wednesday Books - November 28th, 2023

Huzzah! A queer coconspirator romcom for the ages! Follow the irrefutable follies and triumphs of two (love?) triangles all while trying to outwit the rules and expectations of royal societal norms. We all know the next gen know what's what; give them the crown and scepter, please. ~Chris

 


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Transitions: A Mother's Journey By Élodie Durand, Evan McGorray (Translated by) Cover Image
By Élodie Durand, Evan McGorray (Translated by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781603095181
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - November 7th, 2023

Authentic and emotional: this title has brought not only an emboldened light into my heart and mind, but a genuine hope that generations facing confusion of sex, gender identity, and personal identity will take the time to immerse themselves in the shoes of someone potentially familiar to themselves like Élodie Durand. ~Chris


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Legends & Lattes: A Novel of High Fantasy and Low Stakes By Travis Baldree Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250886088
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Published: Tor Books - November 8th, 2022

Craving a fantasy novel, but not in the mood for political scheming or worlds ending? This book is exactly what you're looking for. Coffee, pastries, quirky found family, and just a touch of romance. Legends & Lattes is all things warm and soft and comforting. ~Billie


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Land of Milk and Honey: A Novel By C Pam Zhang Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593538241
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 26th, 2023

This novel is recipe of perfection! The author's words flow like butter being richly tempered in a roux. They're infused with herbs for comforts of the past and an ever lingering bite of garlic to keep you present. The fear of our current climate and agricultural state is only magnified by this title's dystopian society, where food is a privilege and flavor is a luxury. ~Chris


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The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi: A new fantasy series set a thousand years before The City of Brass By Shannon Chakraborty Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780062963505
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Published: Harper Voyager - February 28th, 2023

Picking up Shannon Chakraborty's newest book, I knew I was in for a fantastic swashbuckling adventure like none other. Sure, I also expected djinn, maybe a couple of magical objects- a tome perhaps? But what I did not expect to find was so much witty banter mixed into a hilariously scandalous heist filled romp! A total page-turner that will keep you up long past bedtime. ~Allie


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Tom Lake: A Reese's Book Club Pick By Ann Patchett Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780063327528
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Published: Harper - August 1st, 2023

The perfect book to read with your feet in the grass on a beautiful summer day. Follow along as a mother tells her daughters of her long-ago summer fling with a now-famous movie star as they pass the time together in early 2020 (without any too-real pandemic depictions). Endearing, warm, nostalgic, and authentic. ~Kendelyn


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Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Lord: A Mystery (Lady Petra Inquires) By Celeste Connally Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781250867551
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Published: Minotaur Books - November 14th, 2023

A nice healthy blend of Bridgerton and Murder She Wrote to heal the soul. For a first time detective, our Lady Petra Forsyth has quite a way to uncover some rather troubling news in high society including death, disappearances, and cover ups. ~Chris


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We All Want Impossible Things: A Novel By Catherine Newman Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063230927
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Published: Harper Perennial - November 7th, 2023

I didn't know what I was getting into when I picked this one off the shelf at random. I loved its humanity - the characters are flawed and complicated, and love one another deeply. It's tragic, and funny and clever. It was a reminder that even in hard times, we're all allowed to be our full, messy, funny selves. ~Kendelyn


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Bookshops & Bonedust (Legends & Lattes) By Travis Baldree Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250886101
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Published: Tor Books - November 7th, 2023

Cozy with a touch of bittersweet, B&B explores the value of passing connections, books, impermanent friends and lovers, and fresh baking. As a prequel to Legends & Lattes, read either first. Baldree's narration wonderfully animates his characters. A fun read or listen. Also it makes booksellers look good! ~Nathan


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The Little Red Wolf By Amélie Fléchais Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781637152430
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Published: Oni Press - October 17th, 2023

It's not often that a book's illustrations takes my breath away. This title provided a happily accepted twist on "Little Red Riding Hood" with a numerous amount of themes to reflect on. ~Chris


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The Woman in Me By Britney Spears Cover Image
$32.99
ISBN: 9781668009048
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Published: Gallery Books - October 24th, 2023

For fans of Britney or the pop culture conspiracy theorists of the Y2k Era,this title provides you the comfort in your heart that our Pop Princess is driving the road of life with her newly found freedoms, windows down and music blasting (Crossroads Style). Imagine TRL hosted and behind the scenes coverage straight from Brit herself. ~Chris


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Yellowface: A Reese's Book Club Pick By R. F. Kuang Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780063250833
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Published: William Morrow - May 16th, 2023

Only R.F. Kuang could write a thriller... about publishing. June, the MC, spins a web of pretty convincing lies that, even as a reader, I got trapped in. Be prepared to ride right alongside June as she creates and fosters her own downfall. I could fill up at least 5 of these cards describing this book. It's brilliant. Pick it up for yourself and give it a read, don't just trust my review! ~Kendelyn


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The Air You Breathe: A Novel By Frances de Pontes Peebles Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735211001
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 2nd, 2019

If "Beaches" were set in 1930s Brazil. A life-long friendship between two women of different classes and worldly experiences. From Rio de Janeiro to Hollywood's Golden Age--this is a sweeping tale of frenemies. ~Erin


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Sword Catcher By Cassandra Clare Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780525619994
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Published: Del Rey - October 10th, 2023

Sometimes it works in your favor to judge a book by its cover. That's why I started this book. I stayed for the incredibly detailed world-building, morally gray MCs I HAD to root for, all bundled in a world that will make you question who the villains really are. I can't wait for the second book! ~Kendelyn


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Starling House: A Reese's Book Club Pick By Alix E. Harrow Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250799050
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Published: Tor Books - October 3rd, 2023

Come for the gothic horror romance small-town-with-a-dark-past drama... Stay for the dreaming house, its grumpy selfless warden, and the terrified brave woman fed up with everybody's bullshit. An empathetic book about a few people and their desires. Also, monsters! A 2023 favorite. ~Nathan


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The Golden Gate: A Novel By Amy Chua Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781250903600
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Published: Minotaur Books - September 19th, 2023

Is the perfect noir book possible? If it is, The Golden Gate is it. Murder, mayhem, femme fatales, San Francisco's Chinatown, and the Claremont Hotel - this book has it all. PS. It's better than L.A. Confidential! ~Erin


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Never Whistle at Night: An Indigenous Dark Fiction Anthology By Shane Hawk (Editor), Theodore C. Van Alst, Jr. (Editor) Cover Image
By Shane Hawk (Editor), Theodore C. Van Alst, Jr. (Editor)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593468463
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Published: Vintage - September 19th, 2023

"Many Indigenous people believe that one should never whistle at night; it can cause evil spirits to appear..." This truly dark and beautiful anthology provides chilling tales from the minds of Indigenous authors.  The cover art beautifully enticed me and the individualized writing styles held my interest as I delved into this title's sinister depths. ~Chris


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Against Technoableism: Rethinking Who Needs Improvement (A Norton Short) By Ashley Shew Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781324036661
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 19th, 2023

A fantastic introduction to a critical topic. Disability justice is essential to building a better world, though perhaps not in the way you think. This joint primer/manifesto has insights for everybody. Engaging and accessible, Against Technoableism has my highest recommendation. ~Nathan


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How Fire Descends: New and Selected Poems (The Margellos World Republic of Letters) By Serhiy Zhadan, Virlana Tkacz (Translated by), Wanda Phipps (Translated by), Ilya Kaminsky (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Serhiy Zhadan, Virlana Tkacz (Translated by), Wanda Phipps (Translated by), Ilya Kaminsky (Foreword by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780300272468
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Published: Yale University Press - October 3rd, 2023

“There’s a time to love and be silent, There’s time to love and listen, to return, believe, and love.” This title provides an all too real biopic in the sights, carried silence, and relationships of war. Couldn’t put this book down. ~Chris


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Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals By Oliver Burkeman Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781250849359
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Published: Picador - June 27th, 2023

Is there always too much to do? Are productivity "hacks" failing to "get things under control?" Do you wonder if our ideas about time management and productivity might be self-defeating? Oliver Burkeman offers a refreshing change of perspective I still think about months and months after reading. ~Nathan


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Mister Magic: A Novel By Kiersten White Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593359266
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Published: Del Rey - August 8th, 2023

A haunted and haunting mashup of Mister Roger's Neighborhood and Stephen King's IT, this book asks and answers the question: What if the magic of childhood was real? And if it was, who would be in charge of it? ~Erin


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Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone: A Murdery Mystery Novel By Benjamin Stevenson Cover Image
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Published: Mariner Books - January 17th, 2023

A romp of a Who's-Dun-It like you have never read! Benjamin Stevenson weaves a story that engages the reader into this hilarious, dark comedy of a mystery. What family reunion is complete without a few dead bodies?? ~ Tracy


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The Lost Library By Rebecca Stead, Wendy Mass Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250838810
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - August 29th, 2023

It's the last week of 5th grade; you happen upon a neighborhood library guarded by a floppy, orange cat. Taking a couple books home, you uncover a town mystery where the old town library burned down and it somehow involves ghost writer, HG Higgens?! Such a cozy and exciting read. ~Chris


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Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing By Caroline Myss Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780609800140
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Published: Harmony - August 26th, 1997

A classic must-read for anyone investigating their own healing. This all-encompassing look at spirituality and energetic wellness asks and answers pivotal questions about personal power and healing. ~Erin


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Amazing Grace Adams: A Novel By Fran Littlewood Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250857019
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - September 5th, 2023

Any book that begins page one with a mid-life crisis is great in my eyes. “Amazing Grace Adams” is a story of flirtation, hope, heartbreak, guilt, and all feelings in between. I hope it will bring solace and humor to a coffee table near you. ~Chris


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Mom, Can I Do My Laundry at Your House?: Poems from Your Adult Child By Olivia Roberts Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781797218694
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 11th, 2023

I gave this book to my mom for Mother's Day and it was a gift for the whole family - we passed it around and giggled at it all day. I think many adult children will relate to at least one poem inside. The perfect gift for a mother near you! ~Kendelyn


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The Queer Principles of Kit Webb: A Novel (London Highwaymen #1) By Cat Sebastian Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063026216
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Published: Avon - June 8th, 2021

Did someone say gay Georgian era romance with a heist? This classic opposites attract slow burn made me blush and swoon and giggle time and time again. Cat Sebastian is a master at writing dialog and the witty banter between MCs Kit and Percy is utterly delightful. ~Allie


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Abeni's Song By P. Djèlí Clark Cover Image
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Published: Starscape - July 25th, 2023

P. Djeli Clark has constructed a fantastical world in which both middle readers and adults alike can get lost. Abeni's Song is a timeless adventure story about finding your strength even when you are out numbered. Full of unexpected twists, a charming found family of spirit girls, and an MC with the heart of a hero who reminds us that being brave can actually be really hard. Stitched throughout are more intentionally nuanced themes that I think can provide great starting points for conversations centered around the terrors of African enslavement as well as diamond and resource mining. My favorite parts are when we get to see Abeni master her song; in this I think Clark does a really good job of relating the importance and power of oral histories. ~Allie


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Loveless By Alice Oseman Cover Image
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 1st, 2022

Everyone deserves to see themselves in stories, and Alice Oseman writes the story of self discovery, acceptance, and chosen family as messy and beautiful as it is. Her characters are whole people, never just diminished to a single identity. I love her work and this sweet book didn't disappoint! ~Kendelyn


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Iron Widow By Xiran Jay Zhao Cover Image
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Published: Tundra Books - February 28th, 2023

Action packed, fiercely feminist, and brilliantly beautiful, Iron Widow is all about burning down the patriarchy. Main character Zetian is the take-no-prisoners protagonist I've been waiting for. Sure, she makes some morally grey choices, but it is impossible not to root for her! ~Allie


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The Bewitching Hour (A Tara Prequel) (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Prequels) By Ashley Poston Cover Image
$18.99
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Published: Disney Hyperion - August 1st, 2023

90s Vibe Check: Grab your Doc Martens, social activism, and conversations drenched in sarcasm because Tara MaClay is back! The LGBTQ+ icon from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" gets her stand alone story in this terrifyingly fun read surrounding romance, murder, and a touch of magic. ~Chris


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The Genesis of Misery By Neon Yang Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250788993
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Published: Tor Books - July 25th, 2023

There are so many reasons I absolutely love Misery Nomaki: they're snarky; they're tough as hell; they're an all powerful messiah who makes all sorts of terrible choices! Action packed, weird, with fascinating world building. Perfect for readers of the Locked Tomb series of the Starmetal Symphony series. ~Allie


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This Is Not a Book About Benedict Cumberbatch: The Joy of Loving Something--Anything--Like Your Life Depends On It By Tabitha Carvan Cover Image
$17.00
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - May 31st, 2022

True to title, this is actually about joy, expectations, self-denial, motherhood, community, secret hobbies, unabashed expression, and more… Carvan's writing is infused with humor and pleasant honesty. Fun read regardless of your background! ~Nathan


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Narcas: The Secret Rise of Women in Latin America's Cartels By Deborah Bonello Cover Image
$26.95
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Published: Beacon Press - July 25th, 2023

Riveting true accounts of the crime ladies of Latin America, as written by VICE journalist Deborah Bonello. Equal parts heartbreaking and thrilling. ~Erin


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The Beach at Summerly: A Novel By Beatriz Williams Cover Image
$30.00
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Published: William Morrow - June 27th, 2023

A compelling and delightful read, I was so sad to have it end! Post WWII, set on an island off the East Coast. This ravishing read takes you between 2 time periods, 7 years apart, weaving together a mystery full of espionage, love, post war heartache, and coming of age. You will love it!  ~Tracy


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Alchemy of a Blackbird: A Novel By Claire McMillan Cover Image
$28.00
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Published: Atria Books - July 11th, 2023

Tarot and art history? Sign me up! This is a tale of overcoming adversity and trauma in a world where it seems impossible to do so. Follow the story of struggling surrealist artists from wartorn France as they find their new callings, homes, and freedom with the help of friends and Tarot card readings along the way. In a world of Seven of Cups, PICK ME! ~Chris


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Freaks, Gleeks, and Dawson's Creek: How Seven Teen Shows Transformed Television By Thea Glassman, Jennifer Keishin Armstrong (Foreword by) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780762480760
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Published: Running Press Adult - June 27th, 2023

A trip down memory lane for this 90s TV-lover. Go behind the scenes of these beloved shows to see all it took to get them on the air. Includes interviews with writers, producers, showrunners, and more. ~Erin


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The Art Thief: A True Story of Love, Crime, and a Dangerous Obsession By Michael Finkel Cover Image
$28.00
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Published: Knopf - June 27th, 2023

What a heist! An engaging story about a notorious art theif and his fascinating attic ofstolen` treasures. Perfect for fans of Oceans 11 and The Italian Job. ~ Erin


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Daisy Darker: A Novel By Alice Feeney Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250843944
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Published: Flatiron Books - July 25th, 2023

I could not stop reading this book and the ending BLEW MY MIND! So rarely am I truly flabbergasted by a mystery but there are so many turns you will not see coming. Astounding! ~Bee


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Fingersmith By Sarah Waters Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781573229722
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 1st, 2002

I wish I could read this book for the first time all over again! Alas - I'll make do with recommending it to everyone I know. Historical, sapphic mystery with a twist you won't see coming! ~Erin


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The Carnivale of Curiosities By Amiee Gibbs Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781538723937
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - July 11th, 2023

Keeping your cards close to your chest may be the only thing saving your life. In this realm of intrigue, magic, and deception, discover a world of (as the title states) curiosities. Will the carnival survive the streets of London unscathed or will they receive an unwelcome souvenir to take with them on their next adventures? ~Chris


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The Many Half-Lived Lives of Sam Sylvester By Maya MacGregor Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781662620423
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Published: Astra Young Readers - May 9th, 2023

Sam Sylvester is getting a fresh start for their senior year of high school in Astoria, Oregon. Unfortunately, someone doesn't want their secrets to stay secret. This book has everything: murder, mystery, adventure, queer joy, and romance! All in a wonderful (though sometimes sad) coming-of-age story. ~Emily


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France: An Adventure History By Graham Robb Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781324064695
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 11th, 2023

Graham Robb loves France. He also loves to ride his bike. "France: An Adventure History" is an enjoyable collection of specific histories of places around France (often accessed by Robb on his "bicyclette"), from the Gauls and the bogs of the northwest to modern-day considerations of the Black Lives Matter movement and the Tour de France. Engaging, often funny, sometimes poignant. ~Sylla


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Ellie Engle Saves Herself By Leah Johnson Cover Image
$18.99
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Published: Disney Hyperion - May 2nd, 2023

This book is PERFECT! A sweet, fun, and affirming read that middle schoolers are sure to enjoy. Ellie must learn how to master her newly found super powers while navigating social groups, teachers, and home life. She is quirky and lovable, obsessed with comic books, and so relatable. Think queer "Pushing Daisies" for young readers. ~ Allie


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Once There Was By Kiyash Monsef Cover Image
$18.99
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 4th, 2023

Great for young fans of fantasy. Marjan is an Iranian-American girl with the ability to heal mystical creatures. Full of heart, found family and a mystery that will keep you up all night. ~ Allie


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Ander & Santi Were Here: A Novel By Jonny Garza Villa Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250843999
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Published: Wednesday Books - May 2nd, 2023

This is an audiobook that brings me right back into the story no matter how long it has been since I last listened. I have loved falling in love with these characters as they have fallen in love with each other. Jump into the sassy family dynamics, the wonder of sweet new love, and the harsh reality of an undocumented story.

Note: There are small bursts of dialogue in Spanish. I am not a spanish speaker and never felt lost. I think it adds to the authenticity of the story. Enjoy! ~ Kendelyn


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Night Vision: Seeing Ourselves Through Dark Moods By Mariana Alessandri Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780691215457
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Published: Princeton University Press - May 9th, 2023

Night Vision helped me reflect differently on the inevitable dark moods that happen through life. Anger, anxiety, sorrow--these can have value, and trying to squash them denies part of yourself. Alessandri brings in diverse thinkers and weighs the strengths of many philosophies. Refreshing and validating! ~Nathan


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Starlings By Amanda Linsmeier Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593572337
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Published: Delacorte Press - June 27th, 2023

Think Coraline but as a 17 year-old! Kit Travels to a small, isolated town of Rosemont with her mom where roses are more prominent than cell reception. Mysteries appear and an ancient secret starts to unfold. Will this Starling be able to escape the entanglement she's gotten into or will the thorns of the past keep our heroine from true freedom? ~ Chris


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Zero Days By Ruth Ware Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781982155292
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - June 20th, 2023

An edge-of-your-seat thriller for fans fo Mission Impossible and The Bourne Identity. I devoured this book. ~ Erin


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Tapas: and other Spanish plates to share By Ryland Peters & Small Cover Image
$16.99
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ISBN: 9781788790772
Published: Ryland Peters & Small - March 12th, 2019

tapas (noun, Origin: Spanish) - a small, savory dish often served with drinks… From hearty BBQ options to light and refreshing finger foods, I am OBSESSED with this cookbook! Recommendations: pg 28 "spicy moorish kebabs," pg 76 "pinchos," and pg 129 "spanish tortillas". ~ Chris


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Warrior Girl Unearthed By Angeline Boulley Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250766588
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 2nd, 2023

Angeline Boulley's sophomore novel is a tense and emotional mystery/ heist story that eloquently tackles topics of sexual abuse, grooming, and the kidnapping of indigenous women all while highlighting the barriers that prevent the repatriation of ancestral remains and sacred objects. The narrative slowly sinks its teeth into you and forces you to consider how far you would go to bring home what is truly yours. ~Allie


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A Taste of Gold and Iron By Alexandra Rowland Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250800398
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Published: Tordotcom - May 30th, 2023

I stayed up all night waiting for Kadou and Evemer to finally realize that, yes, they are in fact meant for each other. The perfect mix of slow burn romance, magical fantasy, and political intrigue. ~Allie


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Plant Power Bowls: 70 Seasonal Vegan Recipes to Boost Energy and Promote Wellness By Sapana Chandra Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781632174680
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Published: Sasquatch Books - August 9th, 2022

Eat the rainbow with these quick & simple meals! Varied, creative ingredient combinations are delicious as written but also make for inspiration to improve from. Perfect to feed 1-2, or double recipes for a couple more! ~Nathan


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Ocean's Echo (The Resolution Universe) By Everina Maxwell Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250758866
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Published: Tor Books - November 1st, 2022

The stakes are high in Everina Maxwell's Ocean's Echo. It's not just the stability of the sector on the line but also the very consciousness (and hearts) of MCs Tennal and Surit. Incredible world building, lots of pining, a few swoony moments and a couple of stolen kisses. One of my favorites of 2022. ~Allie


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The Iron Trial (Magisterium #1) By Holly Black, Cassandra Clare Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780545522267
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Published: Scholastic Press - July 28th, 2015

For Kids: Do you love magic? How about the thought of going to a school of magic, finding and training your abilities against elemental monsters?! MUAHAHAHAHA!! Jump into this exciting series of the power of friendship and discovering your own power within (even if it makes your dad mad XD).  For Parents: This is a fantastic Summer read for kids 4th to 8th grade and fans of the Harry Potter series. It has 5 books in the series that will keep your child immersed in this exciting new world of fantasy, friendship, and adventure! ~Chris


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Age of Vice: A GMA Book Club Pick (A Novel) By Deepti Kapoor Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593328798
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 3rd, 2023

Interwoven are the stories of Ajay, Sunny and Neda, three young Indians from very different backgrounds. Surrounded by  societal expectations, massive wealth, terrible poverty and violence, the choices these three make have consequences that result in lives dramatically altered and lost. Fast paced, picturesque and brutal. So far, my best read of 2023! ~Sylla


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The London Séance Society By Sarah Penner Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780778387114
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Published: Park Row - March 7th, 2023

"May mercy be upon the man who finds himself the enemy of a vengeful medium." In this novel of paranormal proportions, you follow the practicing medium and skeptic, Lenna Wickes, into a journey of the unknown. Are seances real and will they lead our heroine to help solve her sister's murder? ~ Chris


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Homecoming: A Historical Mystery By Kate Morton Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780063020894
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Published: Mariner Books - April 4th, 2023

Kate Morton is back with another beautifully woven historical fiction. Set in England and Australia following multiple generations, Homecoming, is full of dark family secrets that will keep you on the edge of your seat!! ~Tracy


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One Last Stop By Casey McQuiston Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250244499
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 1st, 2021

One Last Stop is everything I want in a rom-com: queer and trans characters, delightful banter, and time travel! Fast paced, heartwarming, bittersweet, and achingly funny - this book truly has a special place in my heart.


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Americanah: A novel By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780307455925
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Published: Vintage - March 4th, 2014

A fast read that travels through the States, the UK, and Nigeria. The characters in this book are easy to fall in love with. One of my all-time favorites. ~Erin


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All the Way Happy By Kit Coltrane Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781335447982
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Published: Carina Adores - December 27th, 2022

Who doesn't love an enemies-to-lovers story? Rekindling long lost love? A little bit of self-denial thrown in? I could've cut the tension in these pages with a knife. Lookin' for a steamy, queer, imperfect love story? I found one for you! Bonus: you'll want to jump into this book and hug both the MCs. It won't disappoint. ~Kendelyn


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When Women Were Dragons: A Novel By Kelly Barnhill Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593466575
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Published: Anchor - May 16th, 2023

When Women Were Dragons is an ordinary tale set in an extraordinary world, but once you get past its initial fantastical premise, Kelly Barnhill crafts a compelling, intimate family drama told through the lens of a young woman coming of age in an alternate 1950s America. This book is pure magic. ~Mary


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Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) By Min Jin Lee Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781455563920
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 14th, 2017

This epic historical saga is un-put-down-able! You'll be transported to early 1900s Korea and Japan to follow the story of a fisherman's daughter as she makes her way in a harsh world. The rich details of setting put you in the middle of the busy, bustling streets of old Japan. ~Erin


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Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week By Isa Chandra Moskowitz Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780316221900
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Published: Voracious - October 22nd, 2013

Isa is a queen of vegan cookbooks, and her recipes deliver over and over at my dinner table. Easy! Fast! Vegan! This cookbook is my go-to, and an excellent choice for anyone looking to cook vegan. "I don't remember anything we haven't enjoyed" -- non-vegan family member (who cooks from this all the time). I can personally vouch for the tofu-mushroom stroganoff, miso-tahini soba bowl, puffy pillow pancakes, and more! Happy cooking! ~Nathan


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God I Feel Modern Tonight: Poems from a Gal About Town By Catherine Cohen Cover Image
$18.00
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ISBN: 9780593318331
Published: Knopf - February 2nd, 2021

Millenial bumbling about life in This World We Live In... Trying My Best vibes… Will make you think, "yikes, but honestly same here." ~ Nathan


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Healing Through Words By Rupi Kaur Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781524873264
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 27th, 2022

Rupi Kaur's poetry has inspired me for years, so to get a peak into her process through the prompts in this book is like getting a back-stage pass. Her prompts and activities encourage reflection at your own pace. This book continues to remind me how powerful writing can be, no matter the skill. As a wanna-be,  amateur poet, I approve! ~ Kendelyn


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Wrong Place Wrong Time: A Reese's Book Club Pick By Gillian McAllister Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063252356
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - May 23rd, 2023

A whip-fast thriller with a heart. I gobbled this up! The back-through-time plot enables mystery to unfold in a new way. Our narrator questions what she thought she knew about her family and herself. It isn't confusing like some time travel, but has many "OMG what??" chapter endings. Perhaps not the deepest book, but quick and emotionally satisfying. ~Nathan


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Panther Gap: A Novel By James A. McLaughlin Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250821003
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 4th, 2023

If John Le Carré wrote a western border thriller, this would be it. Siblings raised in a remote Colorado valley have lost contact with each other as teens. Later in life, they must use their non-traditional education to handle dangerous situations and nefarious criminals, to manage a potentially life altering inheritance from their gangster grandfather. Set in the high desert of the southwest, Panther Gap evokes the dangers of the rugged topography and the edgy lives of the folks involved. ~Sylla


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Gender Queer: A Memoir Deluxe Edition By Maia Kobabe Cover Image
$34.99
ISBN: 9781637150726
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Published: Oni Press - July 5th, 2022

I want all autobiographies to be in this format, please! Maia's illustrations added a depth and beauty to eir story that might have otherwise gone unseen. A wonderful exploration of identity that leaves the pages to paint an authentic and continuous journey of self discovery. A good read for humans everywhere. ~ Kendeyln


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Tread of Angels By Rebecca Roanhorse Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982166199
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Published: S&S/Saga Press - May 2nd, 2023

A dark and atmospheric read peppered with acute observations on class, sisterhood, and the ways in which our preconceived notions keep us from uncovering the truth. The world building is transportive, I could feel the air heavy with dust and grime. I found the characters well written and compelling.~ Allie


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Untethered Sky By Fonda Lee Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781250842466
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Published: Tordotcom - April 11th, 2023

Giant birds of prey, man eating manticore, and the dark and obsessive pursuit to fulfill one's life purpose: what more could a fantasy reader possibly want? The plot is perfectly paced, the characters are endearing and their relationships are complicated. A quick read with big emotions that I've been lingering in long after the last page. ~Allie


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Finally Seen By Kelly Yang Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534488335
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 28th, 2023

This book totally exceeded all my expectations - for the record my expectations were very high! Kelly Yang has fashioned a story that makes accessible to young readers complex issues such as immigration, the pandemic, banned books, and bullying… just to name a few. I promise you will want a box of tissues on hand because the feelings are so real. Great for middle readers of all ages and would be a perfect pick for a read-along. ~Allie


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Blood Debts By Terry J. Benton-Walker Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250825926
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Published: Tor Teen - April 4th, 2023

From start to finish, this book had me in a proverbial chokehold. I found myself audibly gasping with each turn and twist of the plot and at times I caught myself seething, completely beside myself with righteous indignation. I couldn't help but love the Trudeau twins, the book's central characters who are messy and make mistakes and at times feel so damn relatable. The magic system, which draws on the rich cultural histories of African diaspora, is so well imagined and like nothing I have ever read. ~Allie


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Sir Callie and the Champions of Helston By Esme Symes-Smith Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593485774
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Published: Labyrinth Road - November 8th, 2022

This story has everything you could want in a fantasy: great adventure, brave characters you'll love, and a very hateable villian. Oh, and dragons. What more could you want? A perfect read for all ages (like 8+). ~Kendelyn


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Answers in the Pages By David Levithan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593484685
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 10th, 2022

Sometimes, it's just important to do what you feel is the right thing even if you don't know all the answers. That's what this book is all about. Brave characters who stand up for what they believe in, even in 5th and 6th grade, with some fun adventure thrown in. Would recommend for any age! ~ Kendelyn


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This Is How You Lose the Time War By Amal El-Mohtar, Max Gladstone Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534430990
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Published: S&S/Saga Press - March 17th, 2020

This book will turn your brain inside out and leave you asking "what did I just read?" The romance isn't very complex, but it is beautifully evoked in poetic love letters, and the plot will have you racing to learn the lovebirds' fate. A unique read, if this works for you then you may very well love it! ~ Nathan


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Beautiful World, Where Are You: A Novel By Sally Rooney Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250859044
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Published: Picador - June 7th, 2022

"Beautiful World, Where Are You" is a deeply empathetic portrait of love and friendship that feels the pulse of emotion in everyday moments. I've never read a book like it. It's beautiful, melancholy, and encouraging. One of my all-time FAVORITES! ~Nathan


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Taste: My Life Through Food By Stanley Tucci Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781982168018
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Published: Gallery Books - October 5th, 2021

I am in LOVE!! I am in love with this book, with Stanley, with food, with his crazy Italian family, and with Italy. You will adore Stanley! You will laugh out loud, get really hungry, make travel plans, and even cry. ~Tracy


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The Terraformers By Annalee Newitz Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250228017
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Published: Tor Books - January 31st, 2023

This is, without a doubt, the most creative world building I have ever encountered in a sci-fi novel. What does it take to build a planet? And who does it take to protect that planet? Come for the ethical exploration but stay for the flying moose, sentient trains, a bad guy you will want to drop kick off a cliff.

~ Emily


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Milk and Honey By Rupi Kaur Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781449474256
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - October 6th, 2015

Rupi Kaur has a magical way of putting words to feelings in a beautifully succinct way. I felt seen and validated so often, and continue to reread this book at different points in my life. One thing is certain: you are not alone. I'll hold this book closely forever. ~ Kendelyn


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One Italian Summer: A Novel By Rebecca Serle Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982166809
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Published: Atria Books - March 7th, 2023

"One Italian Summer" is a perfect escape to the South of Italy. A delightful read full of beautiful scenery, food, and love. A perfect summer read, I couldn't put it down and read it in a day! ~ Tracy


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The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess By Tom Gauld Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823446988
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Published: Neal Porter Books - August 24th, 2021

Looking for a new and original fairy tale to add to your shelf? Pick this one. You will not be disappointed! It is the sweetest tale with the cutest illustrations and left me overfilled with happiness! ~ Allie


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Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism By Amanda Montell Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780062993151
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Published: Harper - June 15th, 2021

This book is binge-worthy. Amanda Montell asks "What is a cult?" while examining the use of language and its power to influence. I'm not a huge non-fiction reader, but I loved this one so much! ~ Allie


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Kiss Her Once for Me: A Novel By Alison Cochrun Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982191139
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Published: Atria Books - November 1st, 2022

Kiss Her Once for Me contains: adorable grandmas, solving relationship problems through communication and respecting one another's individual personhood, wonderfully supportive friends showing up when life sucks, and more I don't remember because I devoured it in one day


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Dread Nation By Justina Ireland Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780062570611
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 4th, 2019

Post-Civil War America + zombies. It sounds like a weird combination, but trust me, it works. Jane has been a student at Miss Preston's School of Combat for Negro Girls where she has been trained to fight the zombie hordes terrorizing the country… until she uncovers a plot where the zombies at the least of her problems


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Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel By Anthony Doerr Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781982168445
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Published: Scribner - September 27th, 2022

How could the actions of one girl in 1453 impact the life of a girl and her family in 2080? Or a quiet son of an immigrant in the 1940s effect the lift of a man escaping a burning Earth 100 years later? Give this book a read. The answers might surprise you.


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Untamed By Glennon Doyle Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984801258
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Published: The Dial Press - March 10th, 2020

This book was the best part of my 2020. With her humor and authenticity, Glennon Doyle offers wisdom to pull sincerity out of her readers. She puts words to the weight of expectations that effect us all, and encourages us all to free ourselves of them. I'm rereading chapters all the time. It'll live on my shelves forever!


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Piranesi By Susanna Clarke Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635577808
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 28th, 2021

A few pages into Piranesi I could tell that I was in the hands of a masterful writer. A tantalizing, fantastical mystery. A work of empathy and beauty. A treasure.


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The Girl from the Sea: A Graphic Novel By Molly Knox Ostertag Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338540574
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Published: Graphix - June 1st, 2021

I adore how sweet this graphic novel is - and how realistic the portrayal of queer coming-of-age is depicted. "The Girl from the Sea is bittersweet in the best way. Plus, who doesn't love mermaids?


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Blaze Me a Sun: A Novel About a Crime By Christoffer Carlsson, Rachel Willson-Broyles (Translated by) Cover Image
$28.00
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ISBN: 9780593449356
Published: Hogarth - January 3rd, 2023

"Blaze Me a Sun" is more than a mystery; it is a novel about flawed people, good people, bad people and the confounded decisions they make. In a small community in Sweden, a series of murders take place that a local police office is determined to solve. After many yearts of failed efforts a new set of eyes brings forth perspective that helps dig up answers, some unwanted. For fans of Henning Mankill or Steig Larsson.

~ Sylla


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Under the Whispering Door By TJ Klune Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250217394
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Published: Tor Books - January 31st, 2023

There is so much I love about this book! Similar to TJ Klune's The House in the Cerulean Sea, it features found family, queer joy, and an MC who goes through profound growth… which just happens to occur after he dies… enjoy.

~ Allie


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The Book Eaters By Sunyi Dean Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250810182
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Published: Tor Books - August 2nd, 2022

The Book Eaters is a savory feast of a novel, perfect for readers of dark fantasy. Devon Fairweather comes from a long line of book eaters, a humanoid-vampire like alien race. Devon is raised on fairy tales and cautionary fables. Her story is about the dangers of believing the narratives others create for you; finding agency and owning your identity.

~ Allie


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The Master and Margarita: 50th-Anniversary Edition (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) By Mikhail Bulgakov, Richard Pevear (Translated by), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translated by), Boris Fishman (Foreword by), Christopher Conn Askew (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mikhail Bulgakov, Richard Pevear (Translated by), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translated by), Boris Fishman (Foreword by), Christopher Conn Askew (Illustrator)
$19.00
ISBN: 9780143108276
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Published: Penguin Classics - May 3rd, 2016

Satire. Allegory. Love Story. Hallucinatory Picaresque.

Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita is all of these and more. Come for the giant, talking, cigar-smoking cat and stary for the biting wit and shar social and religious commentary.

— Billie


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The Duchess Deal: Girl Meets Duke By Tessa Dare Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062349064
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Published: Avon - August 22nd, 2017

This delightfully witty, Beauty & the Beast-inspired story starts when the jilted Duke of Ashbury is confroted by the seamstress who made his former fiancee's wedding dress and she's demanding payment...while wearing said wedding dress. Tessa Dare's banter is always A+ and this one may be the best.

— Emily


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Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel By Celeste Ng Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780735224315
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Published: Penguin Books - May 7th, 2019

I (Piper) stayed up half the night finishing this book, it was so gripping and all-consuming. I loved the tension Ng created between the characters with her examination of class, race, gender and privilege. Wonderfully intense and culturally poignant.

— Piper


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The Dry: A Novel By Jane Harper Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250105622
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 2nd, 2018

Need to warm up? The Dry takes place in hot, rural Australia. A grisly murder brings Aaron Falk back to the small town where he was raised. Old secrets, lies, and memories mix to create an environment where everyone is quick to point fingers. If you like atmospheric mysteries with strong characters, this is a good book for you.

— Sylla


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The Godmother: A Crime Novel By Hannelore Cayre, Stephanie Smee (Translator) Cover Image
By Hannelore Cayre, Stephanie Smee (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781770415430
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Published: ECW Press - September 3rd, 2019

How one can slide into illegal activity when one is down. That is the simple premise. But more than that, The Godmother is a little slice of France, and not the pretty chateaux or countryside. Gritty and nerve-wracking, you root for Patience. Soon to be a film staring Isabelle Huppert.

— Sylla


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Gods of Jade and Shadow By Silvia Moreno-Garcia Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525620778
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Published: Del Rey - February 18th, 2020

Mexico in the '20s suffused with a Mayan myth? Yep, it's as amazing as it sounds. Moreno-Garcia completely transports you into the world of the gods, Mexican cities, and the mind of protagonist Casiopea as she navigates her fate. ~Allie


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Boyfriend Material (London Calling) By Alexis Hall Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781728206141
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Published: Sourcebooks Casablanca - July 7th, 2020

A delightful rom-com about two complete opposites who agree to fake date each other for their own reasons. But, as any connoisseur of rom-coms knows, fake dating inevitably leads to not fake feelings. If you're looking for a book that will make your heart sing and make you happy cry, this is the one. ~Billie


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A Confederacy of Dunces (Evergreen Book) By John Kennedy Toole, Walker Percy (Foreword by) Cover Image
By John Kennedy Toole, Walker Percy (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802130204
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Published: Grove Press - January 21st, 1994

You will probably hate Ignatius J. Reilly. Thats okay. You should hate him. He's awful. But A Confederacy of Dunces is brilliant, so you'll keep reading, compelled by the quirky cast of characters and the absolutely best depiction of the spirity of New Orleans ever put on the page. Both funny ha-ha and funny odd, Dunces is a delight.

— Billie


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Happiness Is Baking: Cakes, Pies, Tarts, Muffins, Brownies, Cookies: Favorite Desserts from the Queen of Cake By Dorie Greenspan (Foreword by), Maida Heatter Cover Image
By Dorie Greenspan (Foreword by), Maida Heatter
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316420570
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Published: Voracious - April 16th, 2019

This is my new favorite baking book. My copy is already butter-spattered and falling open to favorite recipes. My attention was captured by Heatter's introduction ("Bake cookies!") and knew this was a keeper at Chocolate Gingerbread.

— Billie


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The Bees: A Novel By Laline Paull Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062331175
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Published: Ecco - May 12th, 2015

The Bees by Laline Paull reads like a fantasy novel with its queens and courtiers and political machinations, but it's set within a bee colony and all of its characters are (naturally) bees. It's odd at first, but you soon find yourself absorbed in the world of Flora 717 and her hivemates. The Bees is sure to linger in your memory long after you've turned the final page.

— Billie


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Light From Uncommon Stars By Ryka Aoki Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250789082
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Published: Tor Books - July 26th, 2022

Grab yourself a box of donuts, a copy of Ryka Aoki's Light from Uncommon Stars and prepare for a warm mix of emotion to wash over you. My favorite read of 2021. ~Allie


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The House in the Cerulean Sea (Cerulean Chronicles #1) By TJ Klune Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250217318
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Published: Tor Books - December 29th, 2020

A sweet, comforting, hug of a book about finding love and family and a place to belong in the people and location you least expect. ~Billie


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Victories Greater Than Death (Unstoppable #1) By Charlie Jane Anders Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250317322
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Published: Tor Teen - February 1st, 2022

Victories Greater Than Death is an action-packed YA space-opera about the power of friendship, bravery, and fighting for whats right. I really admire how inclusive the narrative is, and could not get enough of the expansive, and at times wacky, world-building. ~Allie