Five Total Strangers by Natalie D. Richards

Mira’s on her way home to New Jersey from her elite west coast art high school when winter weather forces her flight to land early. It’s the anniversary of her aunt’s death so she’s desperate to get home so her …


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The Silence by Susan Allott

It’s 1990 London and Isla Green is being called home to Australia. Her father is under suspicion in the disappearance thirty years earlier of their next door neighbor.

It’s 1960s and police officer Joe Mallory has a job he truly …


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A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

A Deadly Education is a dark school-of-magic book, where magic users are targeted by all the darker creatures of the world during their pubescent years. Their safest option is… not that safe: a boarding school literally set apart from the …


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52 Nature Craft Projects

Nature-based craft ideas can be a bit repetitive, with a parade of simple terrariums, wreaths, and flower pressings. While those crafts do make an appearance among the 52 crafts in this book, it is the fresh ideas that have the …


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Along Those Lines by Peter Cashwell

Along Those Lines: The Boundaries That Create Our World is a trip through and across the various lines that create and shape our lives, from the ones on maps to the ones demarking seasons or defining scholarly pursuits.

Though not …


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The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

Tourists flock to the cabin of eleven-year-old Anna O’Donnell, who is said to be living without food. Lib Wright, a veteran of Florence Nightingale’s Crimean campaign, is hired to keep watch over the girl. As Anna’s life ebbs away, Lib …


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We Fed an Island by José Andrés

Spanish-American Chef José Andrés arrived in Puerto Rico four days after Hurricane Maria ripped through the island in 2017.

This memoir, We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time recounts the chef’s …


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Nine Shiny Objects by Brian Castleberry

As a teenager I was obsessed with UFOs. For a year or two I read only books about cop circles, close encounters, or alien abductions. I became very well versed in UFO lore. So when I heard the title of …


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Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

In 1946, Laura McAllan struggles to raise children without electricity or running water on her husband’s failing Mississippi Delta farm. As the war comes to an end, two young men return to work the land.

Jamie McAllan, Laura’s brother-in-law, is …


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The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

“The books I read were the dark kind—about scary things like disappearances and murders, especially the true ones. While other kids read J. K. Rowling, I read Stephen King. While other kids did history reports about the Civil War, I


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The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune

As a caseworker for the Department in Charge of Magical Youth, Linus Baker’s reports are impeccable; nothing but clinical observations about the state of the government-run homes where “gifted” children reside. This is why Extremely Upper Management increases his security …


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Devolution by Max Brooks

When Kate Holland’s brother Frank approached Max Brooks with a tale about a volcanic eruption, a hi-tech-back-to-nature planned community, a Bigfoot massacre, and his missing sister’s journal, the author of World War Z wondered why Frank thought he would be …


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Siri, Who Am I? by Sam Tschida

When a young woman wakes up in the hospital with amnesia, she only knows there’s a head wound under her very trendy haircut, and that her phone addresses her as both “Mia” and “hello gorgeous.”

While perusing her phone, she …


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