Like Other Girls

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ISBN: 9781368039925
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - August 3rd, 2021

After getting kicked off the basketball team for fighting, Mara must find a new sport to prove to her coach that she can be a team player. When she tries out for the (previously all-boys) football team, she begins to understand that being a girl can be so much more than being shoved into a dress and heels by her overbearing mother. Layered and feminist, with great female friendships and a super sweet queer romance. What's not to love?


The Witness for the Dead

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ISBN: 9780765387424
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Published: Tor Books - June 22nd, 2021

Thara Celehar gained enough notoriety for a lifetime when he identified the perpetrators of an imperial assassination. Now he lives far away from the court and quietly attends to his work as a Witness for the Dead. But when he is called upon to Witness for two young women who died under suspicious circumstances, he stumbles upon two mysteries that demand to be solved. An engrossing detective story, this companion novel to The Goblin Emperor (also excellent!) can absolutely be read on its own.


The Black Kids

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ISBN: 9781534462724
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 4th, 2020

Ashley Bennett's senior year is for friends and lounging around the pool, but everything changes when four LAPD officers are acquitted after brutally beating a Black man named Rodney King. Suddenly Ashley's not just one of the girls--she's one of the Black kids. As tensions in Los Angeles rise, Ashley must reckon with the splintering of her community, friendships, and family. The Black Kids is a beautifully written coming of age story set against the backdrop of a city in turmoil.


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!).


How to Draw Cute Beasts

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ISBN: 9781454941224
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - August 18th, 2020

Both Rebecca and Stacey considered staff picking this one, so surprise extra staff pick! In addition to being adorable, Rebecca said that this book made her feel like she could draw well. Stacey found it super relaxing and enjoyable (especially having always found zentangles to be stressful). If you're looking for a little joy and a creativity boost, try this book!


Foolish Hearts

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ISBN: 9781250180780
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Published: Square Fish - January 15th, 2019

Emma Mills writes near-perfect books, and Foolish Hearts is at the top of the list. Pick this up for funny and flawed friendships, complicated family relationships, tentative romance, and a dollop of Shakespeare. Reading this book is like receiving an extremely cozy hug.


The Ex Talk

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ISBN: 9780593200124
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Published: Berkley - January 26th, 2021


The last thing public radio producer Shay wants to do is start a podcast with her insufferable work rival Dominic--by pretending to be exes doling out relationship advice, no less!--but when the alternative is unemployment, she grits her teeth and throws herself into the project. As the podcast takes off, Shay and Dominic must figure out how to navigate the lie about their past in an industry that values truth...just as unexpected sparks begin to fly. Solomon's debut romantic comedy is smart, sexy, and a whole lot of fun!


The Empress of Salt and Fortune

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By Nghi Vo
ISBN: 9781250750303
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Because of how it is sold to us we cannot accept a return of this title.
Published: Tordotcom - March 24th, 2020

A young royal sent south for a political marriage must choose her allies carefully. When a new handmaiden is assigned to the isolated empress, she realizes there is much more to her than meets the eye... This incisive fantasy novella will stab you in the heart only to leave you yearning for more. (Luckily, there's a sequel!)



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