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Middlegame

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ISBN: 9781250195524
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Published: Tor.com - May 7th, 2019

 

Roger lives for words. His sister Dodger lives for numbers. They were created to take control of the world, but first they have to figure out how to do it without losing themselves in the process. Good thing they can rewind and try again however many times they want. I read this book twice since it was published and I know I'll read it again soon. It's like Undertale crossed with Escape from Witch Mountain. It's not like anything else you've ever read.


 

Shana


The Parisian

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ISBN: 9780802129437
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Published: Grove Press - April 9th, 2019

 

Mikhat Kamal arrives in France from Nablus in 1914 to study medicine. By the time he returns to Palestine, he has been subtly & indelibly changed by his experience. The next 20 years of the story takes him through currents of early 20th century Arab nationalism, Jewish settlement, & British rule in the years before Israeli independence, all through the lens of his dominating father's pressure to marry &join the family business. The writing is expansive & poignant, the story both intimate & wide-ranging.

 

David


Normal People

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ISBN: 9781984822178
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Published: Hogarth - April 16th, 2019

 

This is a beautifully written book about two young people struggling with anxiety, relationships, and social pressures. Set in Ireland, the book follows the on-again, off-again relationship of Connell and Marianne as they meet in high school and attend college together. Sally Rooney nails the millennial voice here.

Heather


X-Men Red Vol 1: The Hate Machine

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ISBN: 9781302911676
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Published: Marvel - September 18th, 2018

 

I love the X-Men. But honestly superheroing is not actually a practical way to make the world hate and fear you less. This is the X-Men team I never knew I always wanted, a group of people trying to save the world with compassion and truth rather than punching. Yes, some punching happens, but it is never presented as a solution to their problems.

 

Plus, they reprogram a mutant-hunting sentinel robot and paint rainbows on it. What's not to love?

 

Shana


The Hole

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By José Revueltas, Amanda Hopkinson (Translated by), Sophie Hughes (Translated by), Álvaro Enrigue (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780811227780
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Published: New Directions - October 30th, 2018

 

The Hole is a cross between Blood Meridian, Train Dreams, and Jean Genet’s works set in prisons. Yes, Revueltas fits all of that into into this little explosive seed. Reading it is about a four hour experience; one hour to read it and three hours to stare at a wall recovering from it.

Josh


The Raven Tower

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ISBN: 9780316388696
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Published: Orbit - February 26th, 2019

 

The easiest way to describe this book is as a good and compelling Hamlet retelling (starring a trans character!), but it's so much more than that. It's a murder mystery, a revenge story, and a musing about the power of language and intention, with a wonderfully built mythology and a fascinatingly weird narrator.

 

Ari


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