Staff picks

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A Year with Six Sisters' Stuff: 52 Menu Plans, Recipes, and Ideas to Bring Families Together

5

I'm always looking for easy-to-prepare recipes with ingredients I can actually find in my kitchen. This is my new favorite cookbook. Read more...

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Love Me Back

5

A gritty and blistering story of a young woman doing bad things. Read more...

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A Little Something Different

4

Ready for the meet-cute of the century? Follow me. Read more...

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Blackbringer

4

Sometimes I just want a book to wrap me up in a nice warm hug and take me on a magical adventure. Lucky for me, there's Laini Taylor. Read more...

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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory

5

Doughty dishes about what it's like to be covered in people dust, and challenges readers to face their own mortality. Read more...

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You're Not Much Use to Anyone

5

Blog Meets World. Read more...

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Authority

3

I want some answers. Read more...

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Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands

5

A post-apocalyptic novel in miniature; part young adult dystopia and part end-of-the-world horror show. Read more...

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The Night Gardener: A Scary Story

4

Just scary enough to make you think twice before turning out the lights. Read more...

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Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

5

So what's more pleasant than deterioration, dementia and death? Read more...