Staff picks

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Holiday Cheer: Recipes and Decorating Ideas for Your Best Christmas Ever

5

Every year I look for a new cookie recipe to share with the family around the holidays. I found a winner in this book! Read more...

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Broken Monsters

5

Beukes kills it. Read more...

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I'll Give You the Sun

5

I loved this book so much, I had to take breaks from reading just to give it hugs. Read more...

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Tiny Beautiful Things

5

The best advice anyone could possibly give. Ever. Read more...

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The Boy Who Drew Monsters

4

Bundle up! This terrifying tale about a boy whose eerie drawings come to life will send shivers to the bone. Read more...

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Ancient Oceans of Central Kentucky

5

Beautiful, painful and unlike any book you'll ever read. Read more...

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Kinda Like Brothers

4

You don't get to pick your family-- even if you aren't related. Read more...

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Prisoner of Night and Fog

5

If you're looking for a historical novel with rich settings, strong characters and incredible suspense, you won't be disappointed by this book! Read more...

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The Rise and Fall of Great Powers

5

If you feel a bit unmoored while reading "The Rise and Fall of Great Powers," well, welcome to the world Tooly Zylberberg. Read more...

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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...