Fiction

Wild Birds

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ISBN: 9781644282007
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Published: Rare Bird Books - March 3rd, 2020

 

With a deft hand, Strelow weaves together three compelling stories, spanning a century and set in the grandeur of the Pacific coast.  Her prose is gorgeous, especially the way she lovingly renders the natural environment (including the titular birds). This is a book about both finding ourselves as individuals and the ways in which we are connected to the larger world around us. I adored it.

Kate


The Year of the Witching

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ISBN: 9780593099605
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Published: Ace - July 21st, 2020

 

THIS. BOOK. I started this book and said that I was just going to read two chapters and then do something responsible, and instead I made it ten chapters and 100 pages before I was able to rip my eyes away from the page. This book is perfect for people who want something thrilling but not too scary. With patriarchal threads from The Handmaid’s Tale (and our own society), a puritanical setting, and a vibe that reminded me of the VVitch, this is a ‘carve out a day and don’t plan on moving until you’re done’ kind of book.  

Katherine


Deadly Education

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ISBN: 9780593128480
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Published: Del Rey - September 29th, 2020

 

I agonized over what to read after this book before giving in and just reading this book again. I wasn't ready to leave El, the stubborn sorcereress who doesn't want to murder all her classmates even though it would be so much easier. I wanted to stay with this magical school where the high death rate isn't a bug, it's a feature. I just loved everything about it so much. Is it too soon for me to read it again a third time?

Shana


These Violent Delights

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ISBN: 9780062963635
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Published: Harper - September 15th, 2020

 

Easily one of the best books of the year!  Paul and Julian will push and pull at your heartstrings with the expertise of grandmasters, and months after reading their twisted tale I am unable to evict them from my head. Initially skeptical of the comparison to The Secret History, this Tartt devotee is a convert to Nemerever's achingly rendered world, which effortlessly lives up to the billing. 

 

Caleb


Hench

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ISBN: 9780062978578
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Published: William Morrow - September 22nd, 2020

 

The Incredibles meets...data analytics. Anna works as a data cruncher for supervillains, an exceptionally boring occupation until she's injured on the job by a superhero. When the police decline to investigate, she takes matters into her own hands to uncover the true cost of "heroics," and discovers that the difference between villains and heroes may be more a question of good PR than morality. Thoughtful and extremely funny.

Rebecca


The Flight Portfolio

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ISBN: 9780307949714
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Published: Vintage - June 30th, 2020

 

Julie Orringer, author of the bestselling The Invisible Bridge, tells the absorbing story of a young American, Varian Fry, who with great courage sets out to save as many artists/intellectuals, Jewish or not, from the Nazis in 1940 France. Based on a true story this novel, with its eccentric cast of fascinating characters and suspense on nearly every page, is a beautifully crafted page-turner.

Nathan


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