adults 6/21

For the Wolf

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ISBN: 9780316592789
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Published: Orbit - June 1st, 2021

This book draws you in and doesn’t let you go until the last page. Red is born the second daughter, which means on her twentieth birthday she is sent into the Wilderwood to fulfill an ancient contract (the Second Daughter has always been promised to the Wolf). What results is a cross between Red Riding Hood and Beauty and the Beast, with one of the best romances I’ve read in awhile (there’s only one bed!!). This book is brimming with loyalty & longing & political machinations. Like Red, you’ll find yourself inexplicably drawn to the Wilderwood. 


The Album of Doctor Moreau

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ISBN: 9781250782106
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Published: Tordotcom - May 18th, 2021

This short novella puts such a hilarious and intriguing spin on the beloved concept of H.G. Wells' The Island of Dr Moreau. This story follows a boy band consisting of animal-human hybrids who are refugees from the Island of Dr Moreau and are all suspects of a gruesome murder. I was already expecting to love this book but I was not expecting to feel so deeply for these characters. This book was so easy to follow and effortlessly sucked me right into their universe, I couldn't get enough.


Interpreter of Maladies

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ISBN: 9780358213260
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Published: Mariner Books - October 22nd, 2019

A phenomenal modern classic. This is just such a well written, delicately woven collection that remains for me a hallmark of what fiction can be. Lahiri weaves her stories together with such a delicate, empathetic hand. There's so much she addresses emotionally, socially, and culturally that I still feel the reverberations from when I first read it as a teen.



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ISBN: 9781645660163
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Published: Erewhon - April 27th, 2021

A mosaic of reality and fairytale with boundaries muddied like a red ribbon dragged through the mortar, Folklorn explores generational trauma, the Korean immigrant experience, grief, mental illness, and Korean mythology in a book that chills and captivates. Truly, I couldn't put it down.


Finlay Donovan is Killing It

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ISBN: 9781250241702
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Published: Minotaur Books - February 2nd, 2021

When struggling mystery writer Finlay Donovan is overheard discussing her new novel with her agent over lunch, she's mistaken for a contract killer and inadvertently accepts an offer to dispose of a problem husband in order to make ends meet. When the target actually ends up dead (and not by Finlay's doing!) she discovers that real life crime is a lot more complicated than its fictional counterpart. This book is very funny and painfully relatable (and the audiobook is great!).


Anne of Manhattan

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ISBN: 9780063020740
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 1st, 2021

Anne of Manhattan is a sweet, funny, and sexy modern retelling of Anne of Green Gables. Anne, Diana, Gilbert, and more as millennials is a story I didn't know I wanted! This is a refreshing spin while also serving a good trip down memory lane. 


Simplicity At Home

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Simplicity at Home: Japanese Rituals, Recipes, and Arrangements for Thoughtful Living Cover Image
By Yumiko Sekine, Jenny Wapner (With), Nao Shimizu (Photographs by)
ISBN: 9781797202952
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Published: Chronicle Books - February 9th, 2021

Outside of working at the bookstore, for the past year, like most of you, I've spent a huge amount of time at home. This thoughtful book helps me look at my space differently and reminds me that everything doesn't haven't to be overhauled to be a loving & comfortable space.


He Saw That It Was Good

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By Sho Baraka, Chris Broussard (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780593193044
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Published: WaterBrook - May 18th, 2021

It's 2021 and you can still read anti-racist books! Sho Baraka takes a fascinating look at the intersections between culture, art, faith, and race, in a book that is simultaneously compelling, personal, and artistic. A must-read!



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