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Gwen & Art are Not In Love (Staff Pick)

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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

Escapist literature meets a brilliant King Arthur retelling in this sweeping queer YA rom-com! Following two (reluctantly bethrothed) friends who find themselves entangled in a series of secrets with the potential to usurp their lives, Gwen & Not Are Not In Love chronicles an exciting and heartwarming adventure through the medieval world.

- Cindy


Cupcake Diaries Collection (Staff Pick)

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The Cupcake Diaries Collection (Boxed Set): Katie and the Cupcake Cure; Mia in the Mix; Emma on Thin Icing; Alexis and the Perfect Recipe By Coco Simon Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781442484450
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Published: Simon Spotlight - October 30th, 2012

Following four best friends and their bizarre baking adventures, The Cupcake Diaries is a sweet addition to any young reader's library. Each book features an adventure through the plights of middle school and running a, you guessed it, cupcake business! These books got me hooked onto reading as a kid. (And in case you're worried, no, I never got cavities from consuming this scrumptious series!)

- Cindy


Guitar: The Shape of Sound (Staff Pick)

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Guitar: The Shape of Sound (100 Iconic Designs) By Ultan Guilfoyle Cover Image
$59.95
ISBN: 9781838665586
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Published: Phaidon Press - February 22nd, 2023

Guitar: The Shape of Sound chronicles a stunning visual and written history of the instrument, spanning from its very origin to the innovative, out-of-the-box designs of our modern day. Regardless of whether the special someone in your life is on the hunt for their next guitar or is currently working on building up their fretboard callouses, this gorgeous volume promises to be loyal companion to inspire their practice and study of this marvelous instrument.

- Cindy


Storyteller's Workbook (Staff Pick)

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The Storyteller's Workbook: An Inspirational, Interactive Guide to the Craft of Novel Writing By Adrienne Young, Isabel Ibañez Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780593539439
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Published: TarcherPerigee - December 13th, 2022

Happy NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)! If you're looking for a way to give your creativity a boost, check out The Storyteller's Workbook! This tiny volume packs everything you need to craft a successful outline or draft a novel. Full of character sheets, worldbuilding exercises, revision outlines, and even advice for writing an amazing pitch, synopsis, and query, this guide is the cheerleader you need to get your first draft through the finish line!

- Cindy


How to Find a Missing Girl (Staff Pick)

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How to Find a Missing Girl By Victoria Wlosok Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316511506
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 19th, 2023

A sapphic detective agency is put to the test when a year's old small town murder raises suspicion once more. Written with the most sparkling wit, clever plot twists, and page-turning urgency, How To Find A Missing Girl takes readers on the investigation of a lifetime without sacrificing the laughs along the way.

- Cindy


Sunburn (Staff Pick)

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Sunburn By Chloe Michelle Howarth Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780857308412
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Published: Verve Books - September 19th, 2023

Chloe Michelle Howarth's debut is a beautifully honest portrayal of adolesence in all its awkwardness and is a profound portrait of the all-consuming nature of first love. This book is perfect for those who love Sally Rooney, those who enjoy reading about growing pains, and those who just want to escape to an Irish summer.

- Cindy


Foul Heart Huntsman (Staff Pick)

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Foul Heart Huntsman (Foul Lady Fortune) By Chloe Gong Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781665905619
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 26th, 2023

In Foul Heart Huntsman, cameos are made, hearts are broken and healed, and many, many tears are shed (mostly by me). Drawing her readers in for a bittersweet ride, Chloe Gong masterfully weaves a vicious plotline with her classically tough-on-the-outside-but-oh-so-tender-on-the-inside characters to bring her debut series to a close. Pick up this book with the knowledge that the only time you'll put it down is to reach for your tissues.

- Cindy


Stone Cold Fox (Staff Pick)

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Stone Cold Fox By Rachel Koller Croft Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593547502
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Published: Berkley - February 14th, 2023

If you support women's wrongs, this book is for you. Sharp, witty, and at times even abrasive, Stone Cold Fox's titular character embarks on a morally abhorrent quest to marry into one of the richest families on the planet. Follow Bea's devious plots as she bursts into the upper echelon with freshly painted French tips and a false smile. She's a despicable character, but you won't be able to tear your eyes from the page. (Author Rachel Koller Croft makes sure of it.)

- Cindy


Better Than The Movies (Staff Pick)

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Better Than the Movies By Lynn Painter Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534467637
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - July 26th, 2022

Rom-coms might be having their moment now, but this protagonist has always loved the idea of a Hallmark happy-ever-after! Unfortunately for Liz Buxbaum, her crush's best friend is her annoying, prank-inclined neighbor whom she absolutely CANNOT STAND. When the path of least resistance reluctantly proves itself to include getting closer to her neighbor for a shot at a one-in-a-lifetime romance, Liz knows she can't pass it up...like, there's no chance she'll mess this up so badly that she'll fall for her icky neighbor instead, right?

- Cindy


Immortal Longings (Staff Pick)

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Immortal Longings (Flesh & False Gods #1) By Chloe Gong Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781668000229
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Published: S&S/Saga Press - July 18th, 2023

Set amidst a city teetering on the edge of physical and political ruin, Immortal Longings follows the unlikely alliance between a murderous ex-princess and an exiled aristocrat as they risk it all to participate in a deadly game where only the last to survive wins. Vicious, violent, and full of heart-stopping tenderness and betrayal, Immortal Longings is the bizarre, bloody endeavor your perverse heart craves.

- Cindy


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