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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Sandworm by Andy Greenberg

In 2017 a small team of people caused more than $10 billion in damages, crippled multinational companies, stranded more than 800 seafaring vessels carrying tens of millions of tons of cargo. That team, based in Russia, had stolen hacking tools …


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The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper

Cal live-streams New York and has tons of followers. He even has a BuzzFeed internship lined up. But it all disappears when he father is accepted as the final astronaut in the Mars exploration program. His family moves to hot, …


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Bowie’s Bookshelf by John O’Connell

In 2013, three years before David Bowie died, London’s Victoria & Albert Museum hosted an exhibition called “David Bowie Is.” As a part of the exhibition, Bowie supplied the museum with a list of 100 books that had influenced him. …


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The Boy Who Grew a Forest by Sophia M. Gholz

“The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time to plant a tree is now.” -proverb

As a young boy, Jadav “Molai” Payeng witnessed the disastrous impact of the rainy season in India. He …


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Palaces for the People by Eric Klinenberg

This was my favorite non-fiction read of 2019.

In Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life Klinenberg highlights problems in our communities and offers real world examples of how …


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