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Bridge of Clay Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781984830159
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 9th, 2018

Markus Zusak's Bridge of Clay is a gorgeous story told forwards and backwards, and while you're never quite sure where it's heading, in the end you'll know it never could have been told any other way. If you loved The Book Thief, you won't be disappointed. -Emelie


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Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781538761038
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 22nd, 2018

This book should be required reading for anyone who interacts with other people online or IRL - so... you. And you. And all of yoru friends. Franchesca Ramsay tackles serious issues with humor and humility and I found myself underlining passages on almost every page. -Emelie


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Ghost Boys Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316262286
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 17th, 2018

This incredibly powerful novel may be written for middle graders, but readers of all ages will benefit from the story of a twelve-year-old boy whose life is cut tragically short. While the subject may be heavy, Rhodes has put this difficult topic into such simple language, leaving each reader who comes across these pages changed for the better. -Emelie


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The Poet X Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062662804
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Published: HarperTeen - March 6th, 2018

Xiomara is caught between two worlds: the world of her strict catholic immigrant mother and the world of her poetry. At home she is imprisoned, and in her notebook she is free. When these worlds collide, however, things get complicated, tragic, and absolutely engrossing. This novel in verse is completely unputdownable and heart-wrenchingly beautiful. Read it as soon as you can and then find me so that we can talk about it. -Emelie


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Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha #1) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250170972
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 6th, 2018

I read most of this book on a plane and was so engrossed that I literally screamed "NO!" when the pilot announced that we were landing because I only had 40 pages left and I was NOT READY to put it down. Wholly original with a magic system based in African mythology, this new fantasy book needs to be at the top of everyone's TBR list.. The complicated characters, driving plot, and social commentary will keeps us talking for quite a while. -Emelie


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When Dimple Met Rishi Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781481478687
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Published: Simon Pulse - May 30th, 2017

This is the smartest and most delightful romantic comedy you'll read all year. It's heartwarming and unique, while also thought-provoking and very realistic. Snuggle up, grab an iced coffee, and enjoy! -Emelie


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Star-Crossed Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781481478489
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Published: Aladdin - March 14th, 2017

" Barbara Dee has written a wonderful novel about dealing with the awkwardness of discovering and admitting your true feelings at the raw age of 13. Her characters are smart and interesting, and the fact that she dared to admit that eighth graders can not only understand, but also be passionate about Shakespeare was incredibly refreshing. I loved this book, and I have no doubt that it will soar to the top of reading lists all over the country." -Emelie


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Invisible Emmie Cover Image
By Terri Libenson, Terri Libenson (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062484932
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 2nd, 2017

Emmie isn't the outcast in school who gets picked on all the time. She's just... quiet, so no one really notices her. And Katie isn't popular because she's the mean girl who everyone loves out of fear, she's just really nice and really lucky. So when a love note from Emmie to Katie's new boyfriend accidentally gets shared with the entire school, Emmie isn't prepared for the amount of attention she is suddenly getting. With delightful illustrations and hilarious commentary throughout, this book is perfect in its original take on a classic middle school nightmare about needing to find your voice. I want every kid to read it! -Emelie


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Foxheart Cover Image
By Claire Legrand, Jaime Zollars (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062427731
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Published: Greenwillow Books - October 4th, 2016

A wickedly clever and thrilling read. Fans of Kelly Barnhill (The Girl Who Drank the Moon) will devour Foxheart. Perfect for anyone 10 or older who has a good taste for mischief. -Emelie


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The Yellow Envelope: One Gift, Three Rules, and a Life-Changing Journey Around the World Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781492635383
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Published: Sourcebooks - April 4th, 2017

Many of us dream of selling everything to travel the world and make it a better place. Kim Dinan actually did the leg work. The Yellow Envelope is an incredibly inspirational travel memoir, following Dinan through rough terrains, both geographically and emotionally. Ultimately it is a story about discovering what it truly means to be generous, not just with your money and your resources, but with yourself, as well. I loved this book. -Emelie


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The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763665661
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Published: Candlewick - March 25th, 2014

I first read this book years ago, and my heart still swells at the mere sight of just the cover. It is beautifully written and incredibly crafted. I truly did not want it to end. -Emelie


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Men Explain Things to Me Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781608464661
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Published: Haymarket Books - September 1st, 2015

A difficult, but important book. Solnit packs a punch... and doesn't apologize for it.


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Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9780062457516
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Published: Dey Street Books - October 18th, 2016

Imagine being raised by a woman with schizophrenia in a home covered with filth. Imagine that your father is a Jehovah's Witness priest and he won't speak to you because you're an openly gay woman. Now imagine taking all of that and building a global community of love and support and reckless optimism. Having difficulty? Meet Hannah Hart.


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Panda Pants Cover Image
By Jacqueline Davies, Sydney Hanson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553535761
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 13th, 2016

This is one of my favorite children's books of the year. Sydney Hanson's illustrations are adorable and Jacqueline Davies' narration perfectly captures the difference between kid-logic and adult-logic. Anyone who has ever had a conversation with a child will adore this story! -Emelie


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If I Was Your Girl Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250078407
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 3rd, 2016

I loved this book so much. Yes, at times it was a tad idealistic, but that was necessary, because this book is the perfect example of what love and acceptance looks like. Books like this (and the people in them) deserve our love and attention. -Emelie


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Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316348409
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Published: Hachette Books - May 17th, 2016

Wickedly smart and insightful. Lindy West delivers a fresh take on what it's like to be an outspoken woman in today's world. She'll make you laugh, she'll make you think, and she'll make you never want to keep quiet again. Loved it. - Emelie


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Jane Doe January: My Twenty-Year Search for Truth and Justice Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062434807
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Published: William Morrow & Company - May 24th, 2016

Full disclosure: I know the author, but even if I didn't, I would still be pushing people to read this memoir. Emily Winslow has lived through some of the worst things a person can ever live through, but she has emerged with grace and dignity and an unbelievable ability to write about her tragedies and triumphs with undeniable beauty. This book is important and unforgettable. Read it and then tell everyone you know to do the same. -Emelie


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It's about Love Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780007511242
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Published: HarperCollins Children's Books - August 4th, 2015

I enjoyed this way more than I thought I would. Camden took what could have been a terribly cheesy story and made it smat, witty, and real in so many ways. Definitely worth the read! -Emelie
 


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5 to 1 Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780385391535
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 12th, 2015

This stunning piece of work by Holly Bodger is marvelous. Written in alternating views and formats, this story of two teens fighting to escape the lives they are trapped within blew me away. Also, major points for cover design! I cannot wait to read whatever Ms Bodger writes next! -Emelie
 


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

Historical fiction is not my usual go-to, but man am I happy to have strayed from my typical path with this book! Salt to the Sea is a masterpiece that teens and adults will enjoy equally. I was glued to every page and hated the moments when I was forced to put it down and return to reality! -Emelie


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

If you're not already a fan of Aziz Ansari, you will be after you read this. Part dating memoir, part sociological study, Ansari partners with Eric Klinenberg to dive into the world of dating in the digital age and compare it to the way it was in the past. He travels around the world to do his research and blends his comedic voice in seamlessly with the massive amounts of data he collects. This book is absolutely fascinating. I could not put it down! -Emelie


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My Life on the Road Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780679456209
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Published: Random House - October 27th, 2015

Not that I ever doubted that I would love this book, but wow, it is fantastic! Gloria Steinem is, as always, incredibly inspiring. She'll make you want to travel the world, talk to strangers, and collect stories of your very own. Absolutely fantastic! -Emelie


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Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250077004
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Published: Flatiron Books - September 22nd, 2015

This book is so many amazing things bound into one huge amazing thing. It is funny, it is touching, and, most of all, it is required reading for anyone who has ever dealt with mental illness, directly or indirectly. Jenny Lawson is a master. I will read anything that she writes and I am furiously happy to have discovered her. -Emelie


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I Crawl Through It Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780316334099
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2015

A.S. King Has outdone herself with this beautifully bizarre novel about four teenagers all trying to escape the trauma of their lives, only to find out that the only way to truly escape the world is to turn and face it head on. This moving and surreal novel is not for the faint of heart, but it is worth every word. Absolutely stunning. -Emelie


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Nerdy Birdy Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626721272
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 22nd, 2015

I am not ashamed to admit that this book brought a tear to the eyes behind these nerdy glasses of mine. One of the cutest stories of acceptance and friendship that I've read in ages!! -Emelie


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George Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780545812542
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Published: Scholastic Press - August 25th, 2015

I fell in love with George on the very first page. This book is beautiful, important, and wonderfully written. It is the reminder that we all need: Be exactly who you are no matter what anyone else says, and never be the one denying another of that right. Fans of R.J. Palacio's  Wonder will love this book. -Emelie


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Goodbye Stranger Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780385743174
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - August 4th, 2015

An absolutely beautiful book about the difficulties of figuring out the social rules that come with being a teenager. Full of heart and absolutely captivating, this is yet another fabulous novel from Rebecca Stead. -Emelie


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One-Hour Cheese: Ricotta, Mozzarella, Chèvre, Paneer--Even Burrata. Fresh and Simple Cheeses You Can Make in an Hour or Less! Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780761177487
Availability: Backordered
Published: Workman Publishing Company - May 6th, 2014

If you love cheese as much as I do (so, let's assume you're human), then you want this book. It's the perfect beginner's guide to making your own delicious cheese, which is one heck of a way to impress your dinner guests! -Emelie


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Uprooted Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780804179034
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Del Rey Books - May 19th, 2015

Naomi Novik packs an entire trilogy into this one book - and she does it really, really well! Fantasy readers of all sorts will not be disappointed! -Emelie


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My Drunk Kitchen: A Guide to Eating, Drinking, and Going with Your Gut Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780062293039
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Published: Dey Street Books - August 12th, 2014

Hilarious, heartwarming, and freaking delicious. -Emelie


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Mosquitoland Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780451470775
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2015

A stunning new Young Adult novel full of wit and wisdom. I fell in love with Mim on this journey across America. It's the type of book that you miss when you're finished. Read it. I know you'll love it. -Emelie


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The Room: A Novel Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780804139984
Availability: Special Order
Published: Hogarth - February 17th, 2015

"Already one of my favorite books for 2015!!" -Emelie
 


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Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780425261019
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Published: Berkley - March 5th, 2013

"No matter how many times I read this book, I find myself laughing so hard that I cry. It's the one I read for whenever life feels like it's getting to normal." -Emelie
 


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The Lover's Dictionary: A Novel Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781250002358
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Published: Picador - January 17th, 2012

Never before has a book captured, pierced, mended, and held my heart so completely. This is a book that calls to be dog-earred and revisited again and again. -Emelie


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Landline: A Novel Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250049377
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Published: St. Martin's Press - July 8th, 2014

"Eleanor & Park for adults. Rainbow Rowell writes raw, vulnerable characters like no one else I've ever read. In spite of a time-traveling telephone, she captures the beautiful awkwardness of characters and relationships in such a real way. A must-read for fans of her other work!" -Emelie


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The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781616203214
Availability: Backordered
Published: Algonquin Books - April 1st, 2014

"This is the perfect little book for the person who loves books. If nothing else, it's a spectacular source of great quotes about the love of reading: 'We read to know we're not alone. We read because we are alone. We read and we are not alone. We are not alone.'" -Emelie


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We Were Liars Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780385741262
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Published: Delacorte Press - May 13th, 2014

"This book left me speechless! I'm never speechless!" -Emelie


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The Martian: A Novel Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780553418026
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Published: Broadway Books - October 28th, 2014

"I LOVED this book! Read it! You'll be blown away from the very start." -Emelie


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Glitter and Glue Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780345532831
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Published: Ballantine Books - February 4th, 2014

"A beautiful memoir about the discovery of what it means to be both a mother and a daughter." -Emelie


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The Gargoyle Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307388674
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Published: Anchor - August 4th, 2009

"This is not your typical love story. It's one of the more impressive debut novels I've ever read. Davidson's imagery is hauntingly gorgeous." -Emelie


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Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781476764597
Availability: Backordered
Published: Touchstone - October 29th, 2013

"This book will have you laughing hysterically in one chapter and then swelling with compassion in the next. Allie Brosh has a talent and voice all her own." -Emelie


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The Book Thief Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780375842207
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2007

"This is one of the most beautiful stories I've ever read. You will never think of Death in the same way again." -Emelie


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The Shadow of the Wind Cover Image
By Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Lucia Graves (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143034902
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Published: Penguin Books - January 25th, 2005

"A beautifully written book. Perfect for any bibliophile." -Emelie


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The Scar Boys Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781606844397
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Published: Carolrhoda Lab (TM) - January 21st, 2014

"An amazing narrative of Harry Jones - who is so much more than the kid who was almost struck by lightning. Full of wit, honesty, and just the right amount of snark - plus it's got a killer soundtrack." -Emelie


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Roomies Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780316217491
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - December 24th, 2013

"This book is such a great read! It emphasizes the importance of the friendship between two young women. It's the perfect read for the recent graduate/college-bound girl!" -Emelie


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The House at the End of Hope Street: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143124948
Availability: Backordered
Published: Penguin Books - March 25th, 2014

"A charming and enchanting tale full of struggles, amazing characters, and a house with a mind of its own." -Emelie


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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307886279
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Published: Three Rivers Press - September 18th, 2012

"Mindy Kaling is brilliant and absolutely adorable. You'll want to be her best friend once you're done with this book." -Emelie


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Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307949332
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Published: Vintage - July 10th, 2012

"This collection of advice columns from Cheryl Strayed's days as "Dear Sugar" is amazing. Every young woman should read this book." -Emelie


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The Basic Eight: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060733865
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Published: Ecco - May 9th, 2006

"An absolutely chilling narrative full of satire, wit, and completely unique characters. Handler (the voice behind Lemony Snicket) will wow you with this book for young adults. Seriously. Get ready to pick your jaw up off the floor." -Emelie


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My Life Next Door Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142426043
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Published: Speak - June 13th, 2013

"A genuinely sweet love story. It's a great summer romance with some actual depth to it! It kept me up at night saying 'just one more chapter!'" -Emelie


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Dept. of Speculation Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780385350815
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - January 28th, 2014

"A stunning story told through poetic flashes of narration. Jenny Offill has a completely unique voice that will leave you wanting more." -Emelie


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The Tender Bar: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780786888764
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Published: Hachette Books - August 1st, 2006

"This touching memoir is a wonderful story of love, loss, and growing up. Read it while drinking a G&T and listening to Frank Sinatra." -Emelie


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Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780060853983
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Published: William Morrow - November 28th, 2006

"Gaiman and Pratchett are the perfect blend of hilarity, imagination, and pure brilliance." -Emelie


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The Chaperone Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594631436
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 4th, 2013

"An incredibly moving historical novel about discovering who you are. Diving deep into the Prohibition Era of New York City, Moriarty's characters are rich with personal challenges, self-doubts, and - of course - glamor. You won't be able to put it down!" -Emelie


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The Novel Cure: From Abandonment to Zestlessness: 751 Books to Cure What Ails You Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781594205163
Availability: Special Order
Published: Penguin Press - September 26th, 2013

"The best book to point you towards your literary antidote! Whether you've got the common cold or you're just feeling like an idiot, this book will help." -Emelie


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Thirteen Reasons Why Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781595141880
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Published: Razorbill - June 14th, 2011

"This book is incredibly moving. It's a beautiful yet devastating story with an incredible message about the power that our words and actions can have - no matter how minute we think they are. Read it! You'll love it." -Emelie


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The Worst Princess Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780385371254
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - April 22nd, 2014

Not only is this book hilarious, but it's great for parents who want to show their little girls that they don't need rescuing from any silly prince! This one has an A+ for girl power - plus the illustrations are fantastic! -Emelie


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We Have Always Lived in the Castle: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Shirley Jackson, Jonathan Lethem (Introduction by), Thomas Ott (Illustrator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143039976
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 31st, 2006

I wasn't totally sure about what I was getting into when I read this book, and I think that that is the best way to dive in! Super eerie and utterly mind-blowing. And it was a great book club discussion too! -Emelie