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The Arc of a Scythe Trilogy: Scythe; Thunderhead; The Toll Cover Image
$58.99
ISBN: 9781534461536
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 19th, 2019

The best young adult dystopian trilogy of the decade, great for anyone ready to get immersed into a fantastic series.



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New Plant Parent: Develop Your Green Thumb and Care for Your House-Plant Family Cover Image
By Darryl Cheng, Darryl Cheng (By (photographer))
$24.99
ISBN: 9781419732393
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 19th, 2019

No need to come up with something, I have your perfect gift: book and houseplant combo! Get a cute pot, an adorable pilea or snake plant (take into consideration the recipients thumb-hue), and this fantastic book! The knowledge in here will be helpful for newbies and masters alike, and has beautiful photos and helpful illustrations on nearly every aspect of plant-parenthood.



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Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250313195
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Published: Tor.com - September 10th, 2019

Who is Gideon Nav?

 

- Badass swordswoman

- Lover of women and smutty magazines

-  Hater of wretched old necrotic nuns and skeleton armies

- Bound in servitude to a power-hungry (maybe mad?) necromancer intent on making her life a living hell

- Absolutely f-in hilarious, even when under an oath of silence by aforementioned necromancer

- Looks like she could kill you, could definitely kill you, but is also actually a cinnamon roll

- Love of my life?! (and could be yours too, if you read this AMAZING book)



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Skip Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781910620427
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Published: Nobrow - July 23rd, 2019

The visuals of this graphic novel are an experience in and of themselves. Before reading Skip I never had the sensation of tasting color. The only thing I can liken it to are the intense feelings that come over me when viewing the art of Vincent Van Gogh. In addition to stunning visuals, the story is absolutely beautiful, and reading through it made me feel like a leaf floating on a river: fast and slow, gentle and crushing. 



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Little Labors Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780811222969
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Published: New Directions - March 26th, 2019

This is a book that can be read in one sitting, slowly devoured over multiple sessions, or opened periodically at a random essay to find some bizarre, whimsical, yet realistic and refreshing gem. Somehow this book manages to feel both sacred and sacrilegious, making for a beautiful marriage of the two. Perfect for mothers, the mother-adjacent, or anyone fascinated by the strange world of children. 



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Conscious: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780062906717
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Published: Harper - June 4th, 2019

This small book makes a big impact.

If you've never contemplated the enigma that is consciousness this is a great place to start. It will make you look at your morning cup of tea or coffee and wonder, what if all matter in the Universe has a level of consciousness we do not, and may never, understand?



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The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780765388902
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Published: Tor Science Fiction - January 2nd, 2018

Cardenia Wu has a lot to deal with when she unexpectedly becomes the next in line to rule the Interdependency. Empire politics, unwanted marriage proposals, oh yeah, and the potential disintegration of all the interconnected human settlements. Fast and enticing, Scalzi does not disappoint.



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Darius the Great Is Not Okay Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780525552970
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Published: Penguin Books - August 20th, 2019

Wow. This book made me feel so many tender and intense emotions. Darius' journey to Iran to meet his dying grandfather becomes a beautiful exploration of friendship, family, depression, and discovery of one's place in a sea of self-doubt. This book will warm your heart, as well as break it, and you'll be so happy it did. 



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The Kiss Quotient Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780451490803
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Published: Berkley - June 5th, 2018

Stella Lane: brilliant econometrician, lousy in love, ♥s pencil skirts and martial arts movies, autistic.

Michael Phan: Vietnamese stunner, also awful with romance, professional escort. 

This book is both fun and endearing, and just goes to prove that romance is not only for white neurotypicals.



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Circe Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781549142383
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Published: Little, Brown & Company - April 10th, 2018

You may know Circe as the original witch, or as the goddess who tempted Odysseus on his legendary journey, or perhaps not at all. You may for a time forget it all, and instead be pulled into the story of her life recounted, told as its own epic, as she struggles to find her own meaning and agency in the realms of men and gods, when she fits in neither. Perdita Weeks narrates with such power and beauty, sweeping you up in every emotion as Circe's story unfolds.



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Record of a Spaceborn Few (Wayfarers #3) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062699220
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Published: Harper Voyager - July 24th, 2018

Once again Becky Chambers has lived up to my every expectation. Through the perspectives of five very different people (plus an alien for good measure) she unfolds the intersections of life and death, stability and displacement, all through the every-day lives of the citizens of the Exodus Fleet, the original ships that left Earth in search for a better life. As always Chambers' characters feel more real than written, and her proposed future a hopeful, but complex, existence. 



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Spinning Silver: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399180996
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Published: Del Rey - May 7th, 2019

Rather than spin, I find Novik brilliantly weaves this tale, crossing contrasting threads to create a gorgeous tapestry. A wintry world, malevolent fairy creatures, a starving family, a cursed king, and in the middle of it all Miryem, a young Jewish woman forced to take over her father’s money-lending livelihood when his sentimentality leaves her family destitute. This is more than a retelling of Rumpelstiltskin, it is a tale worthy of praise all on its own.



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Borne: A Novel Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374537654
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Published: MCD - February 27th, 2018

This is a book about relationships wrapped in the a guise of apocalyptic-landscapes, strange biotech, nameless cities, and survival-horror.

Come for the 5-story tall bear and feral, ruthless children.

Stay for the soul-crushing exposition of personal connections torn apart by guilt and distrust.



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Speak: The Graphic Novel Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780374300289
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - February 6th, 2018

Before the Me Too movement, there was Laurie Halse Anderson's award-winning novel Speak. Emily Carroll has illustrated beautifully Melinda's story as a high school freshman suffering from aimless depression that is rooted in an unspeakable trauma, and how a voice taken away can be reclaimed. Content warning: this story contains references to sexual assault and self-harm.



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I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525436058
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Published: Vintage - March 26th, 2019

A drowning. A birth. A conversation with a killer. These are all moments when O'Farrell's story could have ended.

When I was nine I had my on brush with death. I'd lingered too long chatting with my bus driver, and the man behind the bus got impatient. Just as I went to step off, a blur of red, a rush of air sweeping my hair to the side. The bus driver was furious, but I was perplexed. As O'Farrell's memoir unfurled with lyrical anecdotes of her possible demises, I couldn't help but relive mine as well. Death is never far, but sometimes we slip its grasp for a moment, safe until our next encounter. 


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Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781442472433
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 28th, 2017

The future is now. Inequality and suffering have been eliminated, and death is a fairy tale most can only imagine. But with the reward of immortality also comes the necessity of population control, and so the Scythes exist to glean a small portion of the population without bias or malice. But after hundreds of years a dark disease has infiltrated the Scythedom, and apprentices Citra and Rowan must fight the corruption or risk being swallowed by it. A fresh and fascinating perspective on utopia mixed with the human condition. 


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Provenance Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316388658
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Published: Orbit - July 10th, 2018

LOVE this book. 

What do you do when you are part of a family you know you can't live up to? Spring a criminal from an impenetrable prison and let the chaos ensue, of course! 

Leckie has added to her fantastic universe endearing and complex characters (both human and alien) and created a compelling story that is satisfying to the very end!



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A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers #2) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062569400
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Published: Harper Voyager - March 14th, 2017

Although Chamber's second book is set in the same universe as her first, it is far from a sequel. She switches perspectives between an AI trying to hide her identity among organics, and a young clone-girl born to slave away in a scrapped-tech factory. She covers issues of body dysphoria and perseverance in the worst situations, as well as what it means for each of us to live our lives on our own terms. I loved it even more than her first book!



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The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062444134
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Published: Harper Voyager - July 5th, 2016

Sci-Fi can be... dark. Gritty. A dramatic sequence of hard choices and unforeseen events.

This is none of that.

Reminiscent of Firefly and Star Trek, it is filled with top-notch characterization, questions of morality, and fascinating clashing of culture dynamics. I fell in love with all the characters, both human and alien, and was glad for a reprieve from the heavy stories normal for this genre.



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Mostly Void, Partially Stars: Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, Volume 1 Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062468611
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 6th, 2016

Have you been lost to another dimension? Has this caused you to be wary of so-called "podcasts"? Never fear! You can now experience all the terror, humor, oddity, and terror again associated with Welcome to Night Vale, in good, old-fashioned book form! It may even tempt you to tune in and listen to Cecil's bewitching voice, but don't worry, it will only partially confuse, and wholeheartedly delight, you.



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Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening Cover Image
By Marjorie Liu, Sana Takeda (Artist)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781632157096
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Published: Image Comics - July 19th, 2016

War threatens between humans and the half-breed Arcanics, and Maika Halfwolf has a darkness within her that has her being pursued from all sides. But what defines a monster? This is a beautiful new series that you won't want to miss!


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What Is Obscenity?: The Story of a Good for Nothing Artist and Her Pussy Cover Image
By Rokudenashiko, Anne Ishii (Translator), Chip Kidd (Cover Design by)
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ISBN: 9781927668313
Availability: Out of print
Published: Koyama Press - May 10th, 2016

This Japanese comic memoir is the inspiring and frustrating story of Rokudenashiko's arrest for creating vulva-shaped art. Her adorable and fun storytelling gives a lighthearted take on her mission to fight against female genitalia taboo and censorship.


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Binti Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780765385253
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Published: Tor.com - September 22nd, 2015

Binti is a young Himba woman who embarks on a journey unprecedented by her people, to attend the prestigious Oomza University. On her way there, disaster strikes and she must use her amazing skills and people's wisdom to prevent further tragedy. This novella is a beautiful example of how less is often more!



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Through the Woods Cover Image
By Emily Carroll, Emily Carroll (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442465961
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - July 15th, 2014

I first encountered Emily Carroll's work through her amazing interactive webcomics, and immediately became entranced by her dark and hauntingly beautiful storytelling. This collection does not disappoint in being both creepy and stunning! Best read by candlelight, in the darkest hours of the night, whilst your creepy sister-in-law lurks next door.


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