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What we're reading this summer, and what we're looking forward to! 

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Fire Exit: A Novel By Morgan Talty Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781959030553
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Published: Tin House Books - June 4th, 2024

A novel about loneliness that doesn’t wallow in self-pity. Could be my novel of the year. - Pete


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Bright and Tender Dark By Joanna Pearson Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781639732890
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - June 4th, 2024

A superb literary thriller set in Chapel Hill. This is Joanna’s debut novel and, man, she nailed it! - Pete


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Red Queen: A Novel (Antonia Scott #1) By Juan Gómez-Jurado Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781250903587
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Published: Minotaur Books - February 27th, 2024

et in Madrid this first in a new series is perfect for us adrenaline junkies who like well written page-turners with memorable characters we want to become friends with. - Pete


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The Lost Boy of Santa Chionia: A novel By Juliet Grames Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780593536179
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Published: Knopf - July 23rd, 2024

I can't wait to share this with everyone! - Pete

I have to echo Pete's enthusiastic endorsement here. This is a completely immersive literary mystery. It was hard to come back to the real world when I reluctantly turned the last page. - Sarah


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Broiler By Eli Cranor Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781641295901
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Published: Soho Crime - July 2nd, 2024

Eli ups his game with this one. To me it was reminiscent of the late, great, Harry Crews and that’s a wonderful thing for us who love stories on the gritty side of life. - Pete


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Paradise Bronx: The Life and Times of New York's Greatest Borough By Ian Frazier Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780374280567
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 20th, 2024

What a great history and travel guide to a part of NYC most of us only ever drive through. Fun, irreverent, and enlightening. Loved it! - Pete


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The Editor: How Publishing Legend Judith Jones Shaped Culture in America By Sara B. Franklin Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781982134341
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Published: Atria Books - May 28th, 2024

Fascinating look at  Judith Jones' impact on American reading tastes and publishing. She found Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl on a slush pile, and the rest is history… - Keebe


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Assassins Anonymous By Rob Hart Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593717394
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - June 11th, 2024

Dang this mystery went down like a cold one on a hot day. Think AA, but for assassins. - Keebe


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The Ministry of Time: A Novel By Kaliane Bradley Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781668045145
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - May 7th, 2024

This audacious page turner checks so many boxes: time travel, romance, spy story, Arctic navigation, even cannibalism. I can't stop talking about it! - Keebe


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Death at the Sign of the Rook: A Jackson Brodie Book (Jackson Brodie Series #6) By Kate Atkinson Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9798217014316
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Published: Random House Large Print - September 24th, 2024

Another Jackson Brodie installment that pays homage to the canon of classic British mystery. - Keebe


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A Sorceress Comes to Call By T. Kingfisher Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250244079
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Published: Tor Books - August 6th, 2024

Winner of last year's Hugo Award for Nettle and Bone, A Sorceress Comes to Call is a retelling of the Brothers Grimm tale Goose Girl. I would read that first, and then dive into this creepy, dark and lush story. - Keebe


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Be Ready When the Luck Happens: A Memoir By Ina Garten Cover Image
$34.00
ISBN: 9780593799895
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Published: Crown - October 1st, 2024

My queen who I love so much! I just started it, but can tell it is going to be fabulous, with recipes and pictures sprinkled throughout. - Keebe


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Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow: A novel By Gabrielle Zevin Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593466490
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Published: Vintage - June 25th, 2024

This is a book for anyone who appreciates masterful plotting with a cast of fully realized characters, each of whom you grow to love (painfully), set against a background of American social history of the last 3 decades. - Sarah 


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Red Side Story (Shades of Grey #2) By Jasper Fforde Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781641296281
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Published: Soho Press - May 7th, 2024

Regardless of your preferred reading genre I defy you not to enjoy this infectious, literary fantasy/thriller/political-social satire mash-up! - Sarah


The Light Eaters: How the Unseen World of Plant Intelligence Offers a New Understanding of Life on Earth By Zoë Schlanger Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780063073852
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Published: Harper - May 7th, 2024

I have just started this but am already enthralled with the subject and the writing. - Sarah


Wandering Stars: A novel By Tommy Orange Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780593318256
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Published: Knopf - February 27th, 2024

I loved Orange's debut novel, There There, and everything I've heard about this makes it sound even better. - Sarah


A Walk in the Park: The True Story of a Spectacular Misadventure in the Grand Canyon By Kevin Fedarko Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781501183058
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Published: Scribner - May 28th, 2024

So many readers whose opinions I trust have urged me to read Fedarko's first book, The Emerald Isle, that I immediately added this new one one to my TBR pile. - Sarah


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The Left Hand of Darkness: 50th Anniversary Edition By Ursula K. Le Guin, David Mitchell (Foreword by), Charlie Jane Anders (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Ursula K. Le Guin, David Mitchell (Foreword by), Charlie Jane Anders (Afterword by)
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ISBN: 9780441007318
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Published: Ace - July 1st, 2000

An absolutely timeless read that is so poignant and beautiful. I almost cried in my car when I finished it. I have so many feelings about this book and most of those are better fit for screeches than words. - Tyler


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Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration By David Wojnarowicz Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780679732273
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Published: Vintage - May 7th, 1991

An absolutely indispensable part of the queer literary canon, I suggest that most anyone read this book. Total and certain 5/5 stars from me; I went on such a rollercoaster of emotions reading this and parts of this book will never leave my brain. - Tyler


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The Brave By James Bird Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250791740
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Published: Square Fish - April 19th, 2022

You never expect a middle grade novel to bring you to your knees, but this one certainly hit me where it hurt. It is a true tale of a tragic but beautifully necessary friendship that really shows that there is much more to life than what may first appear to you. - Tyler


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The Unmothers: A Novel By Leslie J. Anderson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781683694298
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Published: Quirk Books - August 6th, 2024

On my TBR, a folky body horror with a female lead. - Tyler


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Freedom Is a Feast By Alejandro Puyana Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316571784
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - August 20th, 2024

A multigenerational story that builds upon a romance between two Venezuelan revolutionaries during the 1960s - Tyler


Wild Spaces By S. L. Coney Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250866837
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Published: Tordotcom - August 1st, 2023

A coming of age tale meets Lovecraftian cosmic horror - Tyler


Road Home By Rex Ogle Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781324019923
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Published: Norton Young Readers - May 14th, 2024

I am halfway through this one. It is a hard memoir but it keeps you reading and is a reminder of the resiliency of youth and life. - Beth


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The Skunks By Fiona Warnick Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781959030614
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Published: Tin House Books - May 7th, 2024

A summer story that captures the strangeness of living through a transitional phase of life, about Isabel and her daily activities after college graduation, and the baby skunks she observes along the way. A very sweet and tender story. - Johanna


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A Letter to the Luminous Deep (The Sunken Archive #1) By Sylvie Cathrall Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316565530
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Published: Orbit - April 23rd, 2024

I started this book without any knowledge or expectations and then was blown away! A Letter to the Luminous Deep is a cozy story that sneakily propels the reader to a big finish. It's a character-driven whimsical fantasy with a fascinating twist of science fiction. I loved it! - Johanna


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Witch of Wild Things By Raquel Vasquez Gilliland Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593548578
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Published: Berkley - September 12th, 2023

Raquel Vasquez Gilliland packs so much story into this book, I'm enjoying the read full of all kinds of lush details. - Johanna


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The Ornithologist's Field Guide to Love (Love's Academic #1) By India Holton Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593547281
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Published: Berkley - July 23rd, 2024

I just adored India Holton's Dangerous Damsels trilogy and the start of her new series did not disappoint! Full of magic and humor and ridiculous but swoony situations, this novel was made for summer reading. - Johanna


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Full Speed to a Crash Landing (CHAOTIC ORBITS) By Beth Revis Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9780756419462
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Published: DAW - August 6th, 2024

We all know about romantasy now (at least you do if you're on BookTok) but Beth Revis brings us a slow-burn romance full of intrigue and high-octane space adventures, a space-mance if you will. The second installment of this trilogy of novellas comes out in December and I am already excited for it! - Johanna


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The Truth According to Ember By Danica Nava Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593642603
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Published: Berkley - August 6th, 2024

I'm looking forward to reading this one; Emily Henry loved it and so did many of my indie bookselling friends! - Johanna