Staff picks

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El Deafo

5

Able to hear a pin drop (or a teacher in the bathroom) from a mile away-- it's El Deafo! Read more...

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Stories of Your Life and Others

5

Eight tales of mind-bending science fiction and fantasy. Read more...

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Sharp Objects

4

This twisted thriller has more to offer than your typical mystery novel, and it pulls no punches. This small town has lots of dirty secrets to share. Read more...

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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...