Hannah

The Album of Doctor Moreau

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$14.99
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.

Hannah


The Low, Low Woods

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By Carmen Maria Machado, Dani (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781779504524
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Published: DC Comics - September 29th, 2020

 

This story follows two relatable and lovable queer best friends as they navigate through their cursed small town. Shudder-To-Think, Pennsylvania is crawling with skinless men, sinkhole women, deer woman hybrids, and much more that are lurking in the shadows. This is one of the most immersing and addicting horror worlds I’ve ever encountered, I didn’t want it to end.

Hannah


She's Strong but She's Tired

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ISBN: 9781524858285
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 22nd, 2020

This collection is full of beautiful words and phrases that I often turn to on days I crave to feel seen. These poems have become such a great tool for me in the dark days of social distancing so I highly recommend this selection if you too are craving the seemingly long lost feeling of human solidarity.

Hannah


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I Would Leave Me If I Could

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By Halsey
$24.99
ISBN: 9781982135607
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 10th, 2020

This collection blew my already high expectations out of the water. Halsey is an extremely talented singer songwriter who is gifted in her ability to express herself in the most breathtaking ways. This collection is booming with raw and deep emotion, strung together in the loveliest, most immersing fashion. I couldn't put it down.

 

Hannah


Hangsaman

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By Shirley Jackson, Francine Prose (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143107040
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Published: Penguin Classics - June 25th, 2013

In this novel, seventeen-year-old Natalie Waite embarks on her first semester of college. She is an interesting character with a lot of demons that may or may not be figurative, she doesn’t quite know either. Littered with existential spiels and a constant feeling of unease, Shirley Jackson perfectly executed the hard to swallow truth that sometimes the scariest place is simply one’s mind.

 

Hannah


It’s Kind of a Funny Story

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$9.99
ISBN: 9780786851973
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 1st, 2007

 

In this relatable YA novel Ned Vizzini manages to take a heavy topic like mental illness and deliver it in an entertaining and comical way. This story follows a fifteen year-old boy, Craig, who is hospitalized for his depression. On his journey to recovery he meets a variety of interesting characters along the way. They are so well developed that it felt as though they might jump right out of the pages. This book gave me the best company in the days where I felt the most alone- it gave me a good share of laughs too. The intriguing setting as well as the electric character dynamics earned this book a forever place in my top 10.

Hannah


Life of the Party

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$17.00
ISBN: 9781984801906
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - August 20th, 2019

 

Gatwood beautifully describes the tragedy that comes with female adolescence and sexuality in the most raw and immersing fashion. Incredible poet, incredible woman- an all time favorite. Each word spoke to me on a level that I didn’t even know words were capable of reaching. Life of the Party is a page-turner for sure and is something I will forever hold close to my heart. 

Hannah


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