Young Adult

To All the Boys I've Loved Before

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ISBN: 9781442426719
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - January 26th, 2016

 

When you've streamed the Netflix movie for the fifth time and are pining for more Lara Jean Covey, pick up the book it's based on! Full of family, heart, cute boys, teenage mishaps, delicious cookies, and a fantastic Korean-American heroine, To All the Boys I've Loved Before is the perfect read for a cozy chair and a mug of hot chocolate. (Plus, there are two sequels!)

Rebecca


Sadie

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ISBN: 9781250105714
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Published: Wednesday Books - September 4th, 2018

 

Sadie's sister was murdered, and she knows who did it. She decides to track down the killer herself after the cops' unsatisfactory investigation, but goes missing along the way. Sadie's narrative is intertwined with that of Wes, who is following her trail and making a Serial-like podcast as he tries to find her--this book is tense, twisty, and heart-wrenching and perfect for fans of true crime. Best book I've read this year.

April


Lady’s Guide to Petticoats & Piracy

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ISBN: 9780062795328
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - October 2nd, 2018

 

This is the 18th-century women-in-science pirate girl gang you've always dreamed of, tearing down ideas of patriarchy and colonialism as they swashbuckle their way across Europe and the Atlantic. Felicity is fierce, funny, and whip-smart. I didn't think I could love a book as much as Gentleman's Guide, but this one is just as good--and it's a companion novel, so you can pick this one up even if you haven't read the first one yet!

Kate


Check Please Hockey

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$23.99
ISBN: 9781250177957
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Published: First Second - September 18th, 2018

 

When I first came across this webcomic, I was not expecting to love it as much as I do. It's about college hockey, something I care very little about. But it quickly won me over. Bitty is a figure skater from Georgia who ends up on the Samwell Hockey team. He has to learn to navigate real hockey with real checking while struggling with his sexuality, college culture, and baking enough pies to feed a small army. This comic is both delightful and heartwarming.

Shana


Animus

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781626721838
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Published: First Second - May 8th, 2018

 

Set in a seemingly normal playground, this eerie, Japanese-inspired ghost story follows two school children who attempt to rid their space of a mask-wearing shade. The story will chill your spine, and the impeccable illustrations will thrill your eyes. Perfect for an October evening full of shadows and shivering trees.

Marika


Little & Lion

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ISBN: 9780316349017
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 3rd, 2018

 

This is a captivating, beautiful YA novel that explores family, sexuality, identity, and dealing with a loved one's mental illness with compassion and insight, but also with raw honesty in depicting the realities of Suzette's life. This was the rare contemporary fiction YA that I couldn't put down and read in one sitting.

April


We Regret to Inform You

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ISBN: 9781524773700
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 21st, 2018

 

Mischa Abramavicius is the perfect student, so why have all of her college applications (even her safety school!) ended in rejections? Is it a sign that she’s thrown all her eggs in the wrong academic basket? Or is she the victim of a cruel conspiracy? Maybe it’s a bit of both. Kaplan’s follow-up to Grendel’s Guide to Love and War (go read that too, it’s great) is the perfect back-to-school read, expertly blending the whip-smart dialogue of Gilmore Girls with some classic, hard-boiled detective work.

Caleb


Mirage

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ISBN: 9781250126429
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Published: Flatiron Books - August 28th, 2018

 

This is my favorite book right now. In Mirage, Somaiya Daud has crafted a beautiful fantasy (which seamlessly features some sci-fi concepts). The characters feel so alive. The setting and cultures, inspired by her Moroccan heritage, are intricate, beautiful, and refreshingly unique. The story is rich and engaging, but also succinct.

Stacey


Darius the Great is Not Okay

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ISBN: 9780525552963
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Published: Dial Books - August 28th, 2018

Darius doesn't seem to fit in anywhere, and when he visits his grandparents in Iran for the first time, he expects more of the same. But as he gets to know his extended family and his ancestral country, he starts to believe there can be another way. Darius is a heartfelt, hilarious narrator and his story is unforgettable. Pick this up--you won't regret it.
Rebecca

 


Dreadnought

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ISBN: 9781682300688
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Published: Diversion Books - January 24th, 2017

 

Danny has two problems--no one knows she's transgender, and she just inherited the powers of the world's greatest superhero--which also transformed her into a body that matches her gender identity. I couldn't stop reading and picked up the second book immediately.

April


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