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The Queen of the Tearling

4

Is "Games of Thrones" getting a bit ponderous? Maybe it's time to take a break and get started on Erika Johansen's brisk and manageable trilogy. Read more...

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The Trespasser

4

Tana French knocks it out of the park again with her newest installment of the Dublin Murder Squad series. Read more...

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The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion

4

Can't we all just get along? Probably not, but this book tells us why we don't get along and how we can more constructively disagree. Read more...

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A Handful of Stars

5

Some friendships end, some friendships change and some stay with you forever. Read more...

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Snow White: A Graphic Novel

4

This nostalgic, historical retelling of "Snow White" will leave you breathless. Read more...

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All Is Not Forgotten

4

A dark and haunting novel about how memories can be forgotten, remembered and manipulated. Essentially, memories are not to be trusted. Read more...

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The Girl in the Red Coat

4

The perfect psychological thriller to make your October just a little creepier. Read more...

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Lab Girl

5

Each of us is both impossible and inevitable. -Hope Jahren Read more...

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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

5

It made me question how I perceive myself. Read more...

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Runner's World Meals on the Run: 150 Energy-Packed Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less

5

Chock-full of quick, delicious and healthy meals-- perfect for busy nights when all you want to do is shovel food into your face. Read more...