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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Turbulence by David Szalay

This story is told in twelve plane flights. Each of the short chapters has as its title an airport departure and destination code (Chapter One, LGW-MAD, Chapter 12, BUD – LGW), beginning and ending in London.

The story moves through …

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Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart

Ripped from the headlines of 1914, Girl Waits with Gun is the first book in the unmissable historical mystery series by Amy Stewart.

Constance Kopp is everything we want in the first lady police deputy of Paterson, New Jersey: bold, …

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Separation Anxiety by Laura Zigman

Fifty-year-old formerly famous childrens’ book author Judy Vogel is anxious. Separated from her anxious, failed musician husband, they still live in the same house in order to support their anxious thirteen-year-old Montessori school attending son.

One day, Judy dons a …

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Get Out of the House With Atlas Obscura

If you’re like me, you been working from home for the past few weeks and you’re starting to really feel cooped up. So I wanted to tell you about a book that will give you a feel for getting out …

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The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

The Grace Year, by Kim Liggett is an eerie look into a fictional cult-like society where young women are thought to gain a wicked magic when they reach womanhood.

When a girl turns 16, the entirety of her future …

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A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

At the end of every autumn Rhen, crown prince of Emberfall, becomes a beast who kills everyone and everything until his curse resets and it all starts again.

In 500 seasons he’s killed his family, his servants, his subjects. He …

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The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells

Halfway through The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming,  Wallace-Wells writes “If you have made it this far, you are a brave reader.” There is enough information on every page to produce a week-long panic attack. 

It’s more than just melting …

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The Bear by Andrew Krivak

In a distant future, a man and his daughter may be the last surviving humans on Earth.

Together, they spend their days hunting and fishing, a father passing on his wisdom to his daughter. The secrets of the seasons, the …

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Sloth Crafts by Ellen Deakin

Craft books usually focus on a material theme, i.e. knitting, paper, beads – but Sloth Crafts uses the sloth image to explore all kinds of media.

Projects range from stunning-yet-simple (like the crepe paper sloth suncatcher) to the more complex …

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Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia

When billionaire Vincent Pryce dies suddenly, Tuesday Mooney joins the leagues of Bostonians embarking on an Edgar Allan Poe-themed scavenger hunt for his fortune. Her advantage? She’s a trivia queen and expert researcher, and also walks around with the ghost …

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Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey

After her best friend and lover hangs for the crime of Possession of Unapproved Materials, Esther stows away on the Library Wagon passing through town. But when she wakes up to the barrel of the Head Librarian’s revolver, she realizes …

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