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Jessica

Three Things I Like: politics, RuPaul's Drag Race, and sleeping

Currently Reading: Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston, The Watchmen by Alan Moore

Red, White & Royal Blue: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250316776
Availability: Special Order
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 14th, 2019

Watchmen Cover Image
By Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781401245252
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: DC Comics - May 13th, 2014

Tony

Three Things I Like: pitbulls, poetry, and monster movies

Currently Reading: Flowers of Mold by Ha Seong-Nan

Flowers of Mold & Other Stories Cover Image
By Seong-Nan Ha, Janet Hong (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781940953960
Availability: Special Order
Published: Open Letter - April 23rd, 2019

Katie

Three Things I Like: singing, cheese, and washing dishes

Currently Reading: The Nix by Nathan Hill

Exit West: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735212176
Availability: Backordered
Published: Riverhead Books - March 7th, 2017

Exit West is a beautiful, bittersweet story about a couple and the development of their relationship as they are forced to flee their war-torn home. Mohsin Hamid introduces readers to two well-developed protagonists and achieves a powerful portrayal of the refugee experience in a way that few authors can.


Spoonbenders: A novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781524731823
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Knopf - June 27th, 2017

This book has everything you didn't know you needed: psychics, the Chicago mob, the CIA. I was hooked from the very first chapter, but as the story progressed, I found myself getting noticeably physically ANGRY at how GOOD this book is! This novel may seem to have a lot going on, but it ultimately boils down to a touching portrait of a family. I will enthusiastically recommend this book to everyone I know. Forever.


All Our Wrong Todays: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781101985137
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Dutton - February 7th, 2017

My Lady Jane Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062391742
Availability: Special Order
Published: HarperTeen - June 7th, 2016

Don't let the cover of this book fool you. This is not just any other girly YA novel. The narrator is witty, absolutely hilarious. Loosely based on the story of Lady Jane Grey, who was queen of England for 9 days, this book is cleverly written and has it all: adventure, a smart and sassy protagonist, references to Monty Python, The Princess Bride, and Game of Thrones. My favorite book of 2016!


Erik

Three things I like: Hesse, Hemingway, and Herbie Hancock

Currently reading: Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey

Lyndsey

Three Things I Like: avocados, wearing black, and baby kittens

Currently Reading: Death at Breakfast by Beth Gutcheon

Death at Breakfast: A Novel Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062431967
Availability: Special Order
Published: William Morrow - May 10th, 2016

Salt to the Sea Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399160301
Availability: Special Order
Published: Philomel Books - February 2nd, 2016

Adam

 

Three things I like: when the Broncos win, planets (Star Trek), and makin' eggs. 

Currently reading: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

American Gods: Author's Preferred Text Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062080233
Availability: Special Order
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - February 5th, 2013

The Martian: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780553418026
Availability: Special Order
Published: Ballantine Books - October 28th, 2014

Freedom: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780312576462
Availability: Special Order
Published: Picador - September 27th, 2011

Brittany

Three things I like: sweet red wine, realistic smelling candles, Star Wars

Currently reading: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

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The Mirror Thief Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781612195148
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Melville House - May 10th, 2016

This spellbinding, multi-faceted novel is everything you could want-- thrill, fantastic imagery, realistic voices, and originality. I won't spoil it for you because you seriously need to read this book.


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One Plus One: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143127505
Availability: Backordered
Published: Penguin Books - March 31st, 2015

One Plus One incorporates all things Moyes is excellent at. With a main character you can't help but love and feel bad for aside a main character you want to smack across the face, you'll laugh the entire way through. Don't worry, though, because these dynamic relationships are much more than just laughs. Moyes has many enticing books, but this one takes complexity, love, and life's journeys to a whole new level.


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Fates and Furies: A Novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781594634475
Availability: Backordered
Published: Riverhead Books - September 15th, 2015

Groff is a master of the phrase "looks can be deceiving", because this book may be about two people in love, but it is layered beyond belief. You will be blown away.


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Dad Is Fat Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385349079
Availability: Special Order
Published: Three Rivers Press - April 22nd, 2014

Jim Gaffigan. Enough said.


Passing Cover Image
By Nella Larsen, Emily Bernard (Introduction by), Thadious M. Davis (Notes by)
$14.00
ISBN: 9780142437278
Availability: Special Order
Published: Penguin Classics - February 4th, 2003

Batman: The Long Halloween Cover Image
By Jeph Loeb, Tim Sale (Illustrator)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781401232597
Availability: Special Order
Published: DC Comics - October 11th, 2011

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Modern Romance Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781594206276
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Published: Penguin Press - June 16th, 2015

OkCupid, Tinder, Grindr, Match, Plenty of Fish, Christian Mingle...

You name it, a dating website for it exists. Ansari and Klinenberg detail the facts behind the massive upswing in online dating and endless love options at our fingertips in a way that doesn't make it seem so daunting or hard to understand. You'll laugh, you'll cringe, and you'll definitely consider re-downloading your favorite dating app.


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Sick in the Head: Conversations about Life and Comedy Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780812997576
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Random House - June 16th, 2015

These celeb interviews are anything but typical. Apatow makes you realize that celebrities are people with a lot of money that you can be jealous of, but maybe be friends with, too.


Will

Three Things I Like: naming things in my life after fruit, loud music, & beer that's hard to pronounce

Currently Reading: Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris

Field Notes on Democracy: Listening to Grasshoppers Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781608464616
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Published: Haymarket Books - May 19th, 2015

This book is action packed. A page turner in which some beloved characters redeem themselves, some perish while evil characters ebb and flow in triumph and despair too. This has to be the most entertaining part of the book: the way that Jacques is able to deliver a story that is devastating, and yet in the end, hopeful. It is a strong testament to the fantasy novel, especially one made for kids of all ages. There are battles and strategy and adventure; everything needed to keep a kid entertained and looking for more to read.


Katie-Sue

 

Three things I like: craft beer, cats, and Harry Potter

Currently reading: A Sudden Light by Garth Stein

A Sudden Light: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781439187036
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Simon & Schuster - September 30th, 2014

Eragon: Book I (The Inheritance Cycle #1) Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780375826696
Availability: Special Order
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - April 26th, 2005

The Stand Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780307947307
Availability: Special Order
Published: Anchor - August 7th, 2012

Flavia

 

Three things I like: hammocks, gardens, and peanut butter

Currently reading: An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield

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