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Staff Picks

Mistborn: The Final Empire Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781250318541
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Published: Tor Fantasy - September 24th, 2019

Kelsey's pick! 

Kelsey says: Ready to escape your current circumstances and enter a world of adventure, political intrigue, and mystical martial arts? Look no further than Brandon Sanderson's MISTBORN series. Set in a fantasy world where Skaa live enslaved under the reign of the Lord Ruler, a motely crew of criminals will try to attempt the ultimate feat: overthrow of the leader himself. 

Bonus: this is a series, so you can start here and make your way through all 6 books!


And I Do Not Forgive You: Stories and Other Revenges Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9781631496202
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Published: Liveright - February 11th, 2020

Ever's Pick!

Ever Says: I absolutely loved this one!


Writers & Lovers Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802148537
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Published: Grove Press - March 3rd, 2020

Elayna's pick!

Elayna says: Rarely does a book grab you as viscerally as does Lily King's Writers & Lovers. Casey's grief and anxiety are palpable; she feels them deeply in her body and as a reader, I felt them too. The frustration of art creation and the promise of new love are such common themes, but are presented here in a light both original and incredibly familiar. My heart quickened, my stomach clenched, I laughed, and at the end, I cried with joy for Casey and her journey to eventual triumph.


News of the World: A Novel Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780062409201
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Published: William Morrow - October 4th, 2016

Paul's pick!

Paul says:  :scream: Scary good. 


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Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316453691
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

Naomi's pick!

Naomi says: Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds is a "remix" of Ibram X. Kendi's epic 2016 novel Stamped From the Beginning in which Kendi chronicles the entire story of anti-Black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history. Kendi's book is incredibly important, but a bit intimidating in scope, which is why we find Reynolds' "remix" to be so relevant. 

Written with young readers in mind, Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You sheds light on the racist ideas still affecting our culture today and provides tools on how to identify and deal with them to build a better future. We think this book should be essential reading for both young AND adult readers alike! 


The Vanished Birds: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593128985
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Published: Del Rey - January 14th, 2020

Ever's Pick!

Ever Says: I adored this book. The world building was so believably based on humanity's current trajectory, exposing the sad truth that though technology may advance to allow us to travel into space, we will not advance enough to leave behind corporate monopolies and colonization of other peoples for financial gain. Despite that, this is story is not without light or hope. The character's inspiration and emotions felt real, and towards the end the familial bond they felt towards each other reached me from off the page.


Recollections of My Nonexistence: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593083338
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Published: Viking - March 10th, 2020

Emilies's pick!


The Third Hotel: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250214881
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Published: Picador - August 13th, 2019

Blake's Pick!

Blake Says: An unsettling, often gripping novel that blurs the line between the quotidian and the bizarre. Like Bioy Casares' Morel, the protagonist is a fugitive of sorts who stumbles upon ghosts--or in this case, zombies--in a foreign land. Van den Berg asks us to consider the true nature of our closest relationships --what we know, what we don't,, and how much we ought to give to them.


Nothing to See Here Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062913463
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Published: Ecco - October 29th, 2019

Naomi's pick!


Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780316486637
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 15th, 2019

Kelsey's Pick!

Kelsey says: Catch and Kill is a timely piece of current events journalism written in the style of a thriller novel. Ronan Farrow chronicles the great lengths he went to write the Harvey Weinstein exposé that later won him a Pulitzer Prize. If you're perplexed by the blatant corruption and manipulation existing in this country and the brave women and journalists working to uncover it, then this is a novel for you. 


The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780525563389
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Published: Vintage - March 3rd, 2020

Elayna's Pick!

Elayna says: I absolutely adored Lab Girl and while this is a very different kind of book, Jahren's lyrical, conversational voice rings just as true here as in her previous. Such a slim volume, yet it's packed with a huge amount of information about how our habits of consumption have changed since the year of her birth, 1969. Spoiler alert: we're really messing with our planet and we really need to change or else... or else...


Bunny: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525559733
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Published: Viking - June 11th, 2019

Ever's Pick!

Ever says: I love this weird gem of a book! Bunny is the lovechild of Eileen and The Secret History after a hallucinatory midnight screening of Heathers.


Enter the Aardvark Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316536158
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - March 24th, 2020

Elayna's Pick!

Elayna says: This book is absolutely batsh*t insane and I love it. The narrative is split into two alternating sections: the first, told in the second person, is of a closeted gay Republican Congressman; the second, told in the third person omniscient, features a taxidermist in 19th Century England, working to taxidermy the first aardvark seen outside of Africa. These disparate characters have much more in common than is first apparent, as their stories weave around and intersect with each other's. Many parts of this satire are laugh out loud funny, though it's about the utmost serious topics of self-hatred, denial, societal expectation, and hypocrisy. I have no idea how Jessica Anthony managed to come up with this crazy book, and even less of an idea how she executed it so well in less than 200 pages.


These Fevered Days: Ten Pivotal Moments in the Making of Emily Dickinson Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393609301
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 25th, 2020

Emilie's pick!

 


Black Brother, Black Brother Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316493802
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020

Naomi's pick!


Creatures: A Novel Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781616208592
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Published: Algonquin Books - January 7th, 2020

Justyn's Pick!

Justyn says: Several things could ruin Evie's wedding. A beached whale makes the island smell. Her mother, who abandoned her as a child, has shown up. And her fiance is lost at sea. Creatures takes place over a period of three days, but dives so deep into Evie's childhood I often forget she is about to be married. Creatures reads like a memoir, but is a story told. It brings to mind something Toni Morrison said: "'Truth is stranger than fiction,' I think that old chestnut is truer than we know, because it doesn't say that truth is truer than fiction; just that it's stranger, meaning that it is odd. It may be excessive, it may be more interesting, but the important thing is that it's random--and fiction is not random."


Carry On (Simon Snow Series #1) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250135025
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Published: Wednesday Books - May 9th, 2017

Jule's Pick! 


The Kitchen: A journey through time-and the homes of Julia Child, Georgia O'Keeffe, Elvis  Presley and many others-in search of the perfect design Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780525609896
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Published: Appetite by Random House - February 25th, 2020

Naomi's Pick!


Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525560548
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Published: Viking - February 25th, 2020

Kelsey's Pick!

Kelsey Says: A must-read for any self proclaimed feminist! Mikki Kendall explores the exlusionary aspects of mainstream feminism in a series of essays whose topics range from gun violence, to education, to Beyonce. 


Night Theater Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781948226547
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Published: Catapult - January 14th, 2020

Ever's Pick! 

Ever says: Night Theater is a strange, dream-like, tale of morality and mortality which features characters who possess incredible amounts of heart, though some of them have ceased to beat. I am the first to admit that hospitals and the things that happen within their walls unsettle me, but Vikram Paralkar manages to describe medical procedures with unflinching detail made palatable by his beautiful prose. At first glance Night Theater appears to be a ghost story, however it's specters are every bit as solid as they are sympathetic and it's plot is grounded in the real rather than the supernatural. Perhaps the best thing I can say about this book is that I purchased it at 6 pm on a Monday, and finished it at 2 am on Tuesday.


Rain: And Other Stories Cover Image
By Mia Couto, Eric M. B. Becker (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781771962667
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Published: Biblioasis - February 19th, 2019

Justyn's Pick!


This Town Sleeps Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781640092846
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - March 3rd, 2020

Ever's Pick! 

Ever says: If Tommy Orange opened a window into contemporary Indigenous culture to a wider audience, Dennis E. Staples has drawn the curtain back even further. This Town Sleeps explores the tenuous relationship to the past and spirituality that is so prevalent in American culture, and how generational trauma can shape not only the culture as a whole, but the individual.