Staff picks

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The Tusk That Did the Damage

5

This murderous elephant will break your heart. Read more...

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The Nameless City

4

In a city with no name, who decides its future? Read more...

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Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

4

In the crowded field of social psychology titles, Adam Grant's exploration on developing and nurturing new ideas is worth a look. Read more...

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A Study in Charlotte

4

Copycat Holmes/Watson murders solved by their descendants? As if you even have to ask. Read more...

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Patience

5

"A cosmic timewarp deathtrip to the primordial infinite of everlasting love." Not scared off? Keep reading. Read more...

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Hilo. Book 1, The Boy Who Crashed to Earth

4

Amnesiac Hilo crashes to Earth with no clothes. When an Obliteratron follows him, it'll take more than his cyborg skills to save the day. Read more...

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Gratitude

5

This graceful, grateful meditation on life and mortality is at once a celebration and a farewell. Read more...

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Revenge and the Wild

5

Get ready for a page-turning, steampunk-esque, Wild West adventure crawling with supernatural creatures! Read more...

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A Murderous Mind

3

A killer stalks his prey in the most mundane places. If you take notice of him, and see what he truly is, you may become his next "chosen one." Read more...

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Soar

5

Welcome to Jeremiah's life. He can never play baseball again. Why, he can't even run! Now what is he going to do? Read more...