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Act Your Age, Eve Brown

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$15.99
ISBN: 9780062941275
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Published: Avon - March 9th, 2021

I've loved every entry in Talia Hibbert's series about the Brown sisters, and this one is no exception. Prepare for British snarkiness, an imperfect but perfectly lovable cast, and multiple moments that will have you burst out loud with laughter. As with all books in the series, the inclusivity and genuine care Hibbert extends to her characters makes this the epitome of a feel-good romance. I definitely recommend the audiobook on Libro.fm as well!

Leila


Under the Wave at Waimea

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780358446286
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Published: Mariner Books - April 13th, 2021

 

I thought as I began this novel that it was a reminiscence by a middle-aged Hawaiian surfer dude about his youth of waves, drugs, and girls.  And superficially it is, but it is also a moving meditation on mortality, complacence, and self-knowledge.  Theroux is as always a masterful storyteller, and the descriptive passages about the ocean and the sublimity of surfing are alone worth the price of admission.

 

David


Beowulf

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780374110031
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Published: MCD x FSG Originals - August 25th, 2020

This new translation of Beowulf is everything the version you (perhaps begrudgingly) read in high school was not. The language is fresh and florid, brimming with alliteration and bravado and modern slang. Headley translates the characters of this age-old poem into people we can recognize, instead of the granite giants of legend. It is, in a word, readable, and delightfully so. Her introduction is also its own work of art; it would be worth the purchase for that alone. 

 

Meaghan


The Ten Thousand Doors of January

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ISBN: 9780316421973
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Published: Redhook - May 12th, 2020

January Scaller lives a quiet, lonely life in her guardian's mansion, waiting for her father to return from his trips around the world and longing to go on adventures with him, until the day she discovers a mysterious book. The book tells the story of a star-crossed romance that spans multiple worlds, and before long, January realizes that this story is entwined with her own. Ten Thousand Doors is a beautiful love letter to portal fantasies and the power of the written word.

Ari


These Violent Delights

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$27.99
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


Plain Bad Heroines

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By Emily M. Danforth, Sara Lautman (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062942852
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Published: William Morrow - October 20th, 2020

Plain Bad Heroines was not just up my alley, but had packed a bag and moved into my bedroom. A short list of things you’ll find in this novel; curses, lesbians, gilded-age society scandals, yellow jackets, a heaping dose of snark, multiple narratives that weave together beautifully, footnotes, historic queer icons, and the nagging sense that the line between what’s real and what isn’t has been blurred.This is the sort of New England Gothic that I can never get enough of. It’s the perfect autumn read for you and your best friend that you’re secretly in love with, trust me.  


Katherine


Paper Girls Volume 1

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ISBN: 9781632156747
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Published: Image Comics - April 5th, 2016

Even if you didn’t live through the 80s, Paper Girls exudes a peculiar mix of nostalgia and foreboding that perfectly encapsulates existing in the world today. Especially as a young person. Though the story centers around four twelve-year-old girls, I’d say a myriad of ages could enjoy it, from teens to adults. I’ve never really considered myself a “sci-fi person” but I’m already on volume 5 of this series and I’m hooked. So even if a sci-fi graphic novel is not your go-to genre, give it a shot!

Janaea


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