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I love reading anything character driven, or where the characters and their development are the center of the book. I have ALWAYS loved young adult fiction and fantasy, and that love will never die. Big fan of memoir, fantasy, and general fiction - but mostly anything that makes me ~feel~.

  • Character-Driven Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Memoir
  • Young Adult
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    Rough Pages (Evander Mills #3) By Lev AC Rosen Cover Image
    $27.99
    ISBN: 9781250322449
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    Published: Forge Books - October 1st, 2024

    I want to be reading about Andy Mills and his cases forever. This had all the heart from the first two books, while expanding Andy's universe and tackling the banning of books and the mafia. I love these characters, and I love getting to watch Andy think through each mystery he comes across.


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    Housemates: A Novel By Emma Copley Eisenberg Cover Image
    $29.00
    ISBN: 9780593242230
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    Published: Hogarth - May 28th, 2024

    Enthralling, with vibrant characters and interesting prose. This novel is a triumph, a queer revival of the classic road trip stories. A book to be savored.


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    One-Star Romance By Laura Hankin Cover Image
    $19.00
    ISBN: 9780593438213
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    Published: Berkley - June 18th, 2024

    A perfectly paced treat of a romance novel. Getting to watch Natalie and Rob fall in love over the course of years and chance meetings, as they grow up and figure out what they want from life, was all I could ever want from a book.


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    No One Does It Like You By Katie Shepard Cover Image
    $19.00
    ISBN: 9780593549339
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    Published: Berkley - September 3rd, 2024

    Just an incredibly fun second-chance romance, with a side of found family. Watching the two main characters fall back in love with each other, while their friends root for them in the background, was a true delight.


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    Henry Henry By Allen Bratton Cover Image
    $29.00
    ISBN: 9781961884021
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    Published: Unnamed Press - April 16th, 2024

    Intense and compulsive, Henry Henry is an instantly compelling loose re-telling of Shakespeare's Henriad. Biting, insightful, and heart-breaking, this debut pulled me into the main character Hal's thrall as I watched him stumble through a year in his life. A truly gorgeous and brutal read.


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    Sandwich: A Novel By Catherine Newman Cover Image
    $26.99
    ISBN: 9780063345164
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    Published: Harper - June 18th, 2024

    Catherine Newman has once again written a perfect, poignant, hilarious novel. I wanted to spend forever in these pages with Rocky and her family. A short book that packs a punch with every single word.


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    The Familiar: A Novel By Leigh Bardugo Cover Image
    $29.99
    ISBN: 9781250884251
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    Published: Flatiron Books - April 9th, 2024

    Bardugo's most romantic novel yet. The Familar is expertly crafted, with truly complex characters and perfectly built tension. I loved every minute of reading this book.


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    I Cheerfully Refuse By Leif Enger Cover Image
    $28.00
    ISBN: 9780802162939
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    Published: Grove Press - April 2nd, 2024

    A beautiful look at a near-future dystopia that finds hope in books and music, told in the unique voice of our blunt narrator Rainy. With I Cheerfully Refuse, Enger treads the perfect line between heartbreak and hope, tragedy and love. Vibrant characters, a vivid world, and plot that keeps you guessing had me savoring this until the very last page.


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    Icarus By K. Ancrum Cover Image
    $19.99
    ISBN: 9780063285781
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    Published: HarperTeen - March 26th, 2024

    Everything Ancrum writes ruins my life in a truly beautiful way. A tender exploration of love, platonic and romantic, and what we'll sacrifice for the people we care about. Chock full of tension and longing, Icarus will stick with me for a long time.


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    Court of Wanderers: Silver Under Nightfall #2 By Rin Chupeco Cover Image
    $29.99
    ISBN: 9781982195748
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    Published: S&S/Saga Press - April 2nd, 2024

    Chupeco has done it again. The perfect follow-up to Silver Under Nightfall, Court of Wanderers has the same epic fight scenes, a deeper exploration of the vampire court lore, and an added layer of intrigue and mystery. I'm so grateful I got to spend even more time with Remy and his vampire loves as they got even closer.


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    The Pairing: Special 1st Edition By Casey McQuiston Cover Image
    $20.00
    ISBN: 9781250862747
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    Published: St. Martin's Griffin - August 6th, 2024

    McQuiston's best yet. A second-chance love story full of growth, delicious descriptions of food & wine, and intense yearning. The love between the characters is palpable, even as you read about them turning their European food & wine tour a tour of European bodies. The dual perspectives, the structure of the chapters, the characterization of Kit & Theo all make McQuiston's writing shine.


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    The Age of Magical Overthinking: Notes on Modern Irrationality By Amanda Montell Cover Image
    $28.99
    ISBN: 9781668007976
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    Published: Atria/One Signal Publishers - April 9th, 2024

    Montell thrives when she writes about her own life & experiences, which is why this book is perfect. Exploring our current culture of overthinking, and the language surrounding it, these essays are fascinating and enlightening. Peppered with anecdotes and self-evaluation, this is the book Montell was meant to write.


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    The Extinction of Irena Rey By Jennifer Croft Cover Image
    $28.99
    ISBN: 9781639731701
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    Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 5th, 2024

    A complex, layered, spiraling debut. Croft carefully crafts a beautiful, entrancing mystery that follows a group of translators who realize they might not know each other or their author as well as they think they do. Smart, funny prose and vibrant characters kept me enthralled. I loved this book so much and I will be thinking about it for a long time.


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    Piglet: A Novel By Lottie Hazell Cover Image
    $27.99
    ISBN: 9781250289841
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    Published: Henry Holt and Co. - February 27th, 2024

    Luscious prose, steeped in gorgeous descriptions of food and a woman just trying to figure out what she wants. Messy, human, real. A novel about insatiable appetites and saying no, even when it's scary.


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    Antiquity: A Novel By Hanna Johansson, Kira Josefsson (Translated by) Cover Image
    By Hanna Johansson, Kira Josefsson (Translated by)
    $26.00
    ISBN: 9781646221714
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    Published: Catapult - February 6th, 2024

    With haunting, striking prose and a morally ambiguous unnamed narrator, this novel is absolutely beautiful. Antiquity is a thought-provoking novel about queer desire and loneliness. I couldn't look away, watching the narrator struggle with her relationship to both Helena & Olga, with her complicated feelings about herself and her past.


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    The Book of Ayn: A Novel By Lexi Freiman Cover Image
    $27.00
    ISBN: 9781646221929
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    Published: Catapult - November 14th, 2023

    A whirling, unique novel about trying to reach your potential and find yourself. A rollicking good time. At no point did I know where this story was going, which is just the way I like it.


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    The Last Days of the Midnight Ramblers: A Novel By Sarah Tomlinson Cover Image
    $28.99
    ISBN: 9781250890481
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    Published: Flatiron Books - February 13th, 2024

    The Last Days of the Midnight Ramblers is a fun ride through the world of rock & roll, with surprising depth. With fascinating insight into the world of ghost writing and a page-turning mystery, this was absolutely spellbinding.


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    There's Always This Year: On Basketball and Ascension By Hanif Abdurraqib Cover Image
    $32.00
    ISBN: 9780593448793
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    Published: Random House - March 26th, 2024

    Reading this felt like Abdurraqib opening a door and welcoming me in—to a love of basketball, to his life, to Cleveland & Columbus, to his struggles. He waves the reader in, gently explaining his passion for the game in a way that sparks immediate interest, even in those of us who've never paid attention to basketball before.


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    Oye: A Novel By Melissa Mogollon Cover Image
    $29.00
    ISBN: 9780593594902
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    Published: Hogarth - May 14th, 2024

    Inventive and compulsive, Oye is an absolutely delightful debut. Mogollon's characters are hilarious, and the unique format means that the reader is intertwined with Luciana & her relationship with her older sister. At once poignant and funny, Oye is a book I'll be thinking about for a long time.


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    Meet the Benedettos: A Novel By Katie Cotugno Cover Image
    $17.99
    ISBN: 9780063324145
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    Published: Harper Perennial - December 5th, 2023

    Simply scrumptious. I have been reading and loving Cotugno's writing since her first YA novel, and this Meet the Benedettos has the same captivating, fast-paced nature as everything she's written. The characters in this were great, and the tension and chemistry between the two leads palpable. The Hollywood setting was fun, and the familial relationships felt truly grounded in reality. I was intoxicated by this novel, reading it over a single night; I loved it so, so much.


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    Family Meal: A Novel By Bryan Washington Cover Image
    $28.00
    ISBN: 9780593421093
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    Published: Riverhead Books - October 10th, 2023

    Washington's writing is special -- the care he has for his characters and their relationships shimmers. Family Meal is no different. Easy to read & delicate prose, with a tender exploration of grief, love, friendships, and family. I instantly had a deep care for Cam, TJ, and Kai, and genuinely wanted them to just...be okay.


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    Alice Sadie Celine: A Novel By Sarah Blakley-Cartwright Cover Image
    $26.99
    ISBN: 9781668021590
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    Published: Simon & Schuster - November 28th, 2023

    Instantly compelling with fascinating, complicated characters, Alice Sadie Celine is a stunning debut novel. I loved the exploration of motherhood and friendship, of finding and standing up for yourself. Blakeley-Cartwright's writing is captivating, and the conclusion to this novel was perfect.


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    Old Enough: A Novel By Haley Jakobson Cover Image
    $27.00
    ISBN: 9780593473009
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    Published: Dutton - June 20th, 2023

    This book surprised me; it has depth, while also being easy to read. I loved spending time with the characters and watching them grow. Jakobson deals with the tough topics in this novel with a delicate touch, exploring sexual assault and the intricacies of building a queer community, of growing apart from your closest childhood friend. I loved Sav, and I loved getting to see her come to terms with her queerness while also reckoning with what happened to her in high school.


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    Come and Get It By Kiley Reid Cover Image
    $29.00
    ISBN: 9780593328200
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    Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 30th, 2024

    Once I started this, I couldn't put it down. Reid sets the stage perfectly, illustrating the University of Arkansas campus and Fayetteville in an instantly recognizable way to anyone who's lived there. It's impossible to root against any of the three main characters, as they stumble through a life-changing year. The intricacies of being a college student or professor, navigating relationships with new peers, are truly captivating themes to explore. I couldn't get enough of these characters or this world.


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    Freaks, Gleeks, and Dawson's Creek: How Seven Teen Shows Transformed Television By Thea Glassman, Jennifer Keishin Armstrong (Foreword by) Cover Image
    $28.00
    ISBN: 9780762480760
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    Published: Running Press Adult - June 27th, 2023

    As an avid tv viewer, and an avid teen television show defender, this was everything that I've ever wanted. The perfect blend of history and criticism, this made me nostalgic for the shows that I've watched and loved, while also enticing me to immediately start the ones I hadn't seen yet. Each show builds to the next one, demonstrating how each show shaped the television industry. I was fascinated by all the behind-the-scenes interviews and the details Glassman includes about episodes and scenes that stand out to her. This was so, so much fun; I couldn't recommend it more!


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    The Vaster Wilds: A Novel By Lauren Groff Cover Image
    $28.00
    ISBN: 9780593418390
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    Published: Riverhead Books - September 12th, 2023

    Harrowing and ultra-compelling, The Vaster Wilds is a gorgeously written book that explores survival and religion in a way I found fascinating. Groff is an undeniably beautiful writer, blending truly grotesque scenes with awe-inspiring descriptions of the nature.


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    The Blonde Identity: A Novel By Ally Carter Cover Image
    $24.99
    ISBN: 9780063276642
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    Published: Avon - August 8th, 2023

    This book has everything you could ever want from a spy romance -- a swoon-worthy spy love interest, a badass amnesiac main character, action packed fight scenes, and a plot that keeps you turning the pages. The banter is top-notch. I am a forever fan of the Gallagher Girls series, and this truly just felt like a grown-up, slightly spicier Gallagher Girl book, in all the best ways.


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    Thin Skin: Essays By Jenn Shapland Cover Image
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    ISBN: 9780593317457
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    Published: Pantheon - August 15th, 2023

    This felt like reading Shapland's deepest musings, about life and climate change, about sexuality and family, about capitalism. It's well-researched, and decadently written. I came away from reading this feeling like I knew Shapland, like her experiences were my own. This collection of essays is deeply intimate and immersive; reading them is an experience to be savored.


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    Adult Drama: And Other Essays By Natalie Beach Cover Image
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    ISBN: 9781335914026
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    Published: Hanover Square Press - June 20th, 2023

    Wise and funny, Beach's essays are easy to devour quickly. From an examination of body image and Abercrombie & Fitch, to mulling over the fallout of her friendship with Caroline Calloway, Beach gets personal and insightful in a way that was an absolute delight to read. As a retail employee, I especially loved the essay about being a shop girl, which hit all the right notes.


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    America the Beautiful?: One Woman in a Borrowed Prius on the Road Most Traveled By Blythe Roberson Cover Image
    $18.99
    ISBN: 9780063115514
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    Published: Harper Perennial - April 18th, 2023

    Effervescent, funny, and timely. Roberson's chronicle of her road trip across America, visiting National Parks and earning various Junior Ranger badges, appreciating nature and evaluating the way we all contribute to the slow destruction of these sacred spaces, is the perfect balance of humor and social commentary. Perfect for fans of travelogues who want to read a book that will make them think, while also laughing at the trials of a single woman traveling across the county alone in a borrowed Prius.


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    Leg: The Story of a Limb and the Boy Who Grew from It By Greg Marshall Cover Image
    $28.00
    ISBN: 9781419763601
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    Published: Harry N. Abrams - June 13th, 2023

    Funny, heartwarming, and absolutely filled with love. Marshall's memoir catalogues his life growing up with cerebral palsy (while not knowing he had cerebral palsy), his mother's ongoing battle with cancer, his father's battle with ALS, and everything that goes with being a gay disabled man. I was captivated by his voice and his story; this book is perfect for anyone who loves a funny & poignant memoir.


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    Family Lore: A Good Morning America Book Club Pick By Elizabeth Acevedo Cover Image
    $30.00
    ISBN: 9780063207264
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    Published: Ecco - August 1st, 2023

    Acevedo's adult debut has everything that makes her YA work shine, with a decidedly adult plot and characters. This novel winds through the POVs of multiple characters and generations, demonstrating the intricacies of being a family. The prose is vibrant, as Acevedo paints a perfect portrait of both New York and the Dominican Republic. Completely absorbing, this was everything I've ever wanted in a book.


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    And Then He Sang a Lullaby By Ani Kayode Cover Image
    $27.00
    ISBN: 9780802160751
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    Published: Roxane Gay Books - June 6th, 2023

    Both a coming-of-age story and a tender romance, And Then He Sang a Lullaby is heartbreaking and beautiful. Incredibly compelling & engaging, this debut novel wrapped its tough topics in warm prose that made it easy to read.


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    Raw Dog: The Naked Truth About Hot Dogs By Jamie Loftus Cover Image
    $26.99
    ISBN: 9781250847744
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    Published: Forge Books - May 23rd, 2023

    Effervescent and funny, Loftus blends personal anecdotes about the summer she spent eating hots dogs in towns across the US with hardcore research about meatpacking plants and the way hot dog culture has shaped America. This book is smart and entertaining; I loved it.


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    I Will Greet the Sun Again: A Novel By Khashayar J. Khabushani Cover Image
    $27.00
    ISBN: 9780593243305
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    Published: Hogarth - August 1st, 2023

    Subtle and heart-wrenching, I Will Greet the Sun Again is a perfect peek into this complicated brotherhood. K is such a tender main character, and it is so easy to be pulled into his world and connect to him.


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    Ink Blood Sister Scribe: A Good Morning America Book Club Pick By Emma Törzs Cover Image
    $30.00
    ISBN: 9780063253469
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    Published: William Morrow - May 30th, 2023

    I loved this so much. Featuring a magic system that revolves around books written in blood, a complicated sisterly relationship, and truly vibrant characters, Ink Blood Sister Scribe is perfect for fans of Ninth House and The Atlas Six. Suspenseful and thrilling, while also being tender and full of love. This book is truly magical.


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    I Will Greet the Sun Again: A Novel By Khashayar J. Khabushani Cover Image
    $27.00
    ISBN: 9780593243305
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    Published: Hogarth - August 1st, 2023

    Subtle and heart-wrenching, I Will Greet the Sun Again is a perfect peek into this complicated brotherhood. K is such a tender main character, and it is so easy to be pulled into his world and connect to him.


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    Tell Me Everything: A Memoir By Minka Kelly Cover Image
    $28.99
    ISBN: 9781250852069
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    Published: Henry Holt and Co. - May 2nd, 2023

    An intimate portrait of a striking mother/daughter relationship, Tell Me Everything is an important story of resilience and overcoming your trauma. Kelly paints a powerful picture of her anything but stable childhood, bouncing around from home to home at her mother's side. This is more than a juicy celebrity memoir with Hollywood gossip; it's a story of a woman recognizing her faults and trying to overcome all the ways her trauma shaped her.


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    Everything's Fine By Cecilia Rabess Cover Image
    $27.99
    ISBN: 9781982187705
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    Published: Simon & Schuster - June 6th, 2023

    Everthing's Fine is a vibrant look at what happens when you accidentally fall in love with someone completely different than you, while also being an intoxicating look at what it's like to be a Black woman working on Wall Street. I was enthralled by Mickey, pulled into her orbit as she grew up and wrestled with her identity.


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    The Rachel Incident: A novel By Caroline O'Donoghue Cover Image
    $28.00
    ISBN: 9780593535707
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    Published: Knopf - June 27th, 2023

    I loved this book so much. I loved the characters that glow, and feel so real. I loved the coming of age story, set in a bookshop. I loved the writing that pulled me in to the story, keeping me enthralled as I feverishly read this over 24 hours. O'Donoghue has written a glistening tale about friendship and growing up that's absolutely perfect.


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    Homebodies: A Novel By Tembe Denton-Hurst Cover Image
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    ISBN: 9780063274280
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    Published: Harper - May 2nd, 2023

    This debut is absolutely captivating -- Mickey is an iridescent main character, the prose is vibrant, and the story is intensely relatable.


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    The Adult: A Novel By Bronwyn Fischer Cover Image
    $27.00
    ISBN: 9781643752723
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    Published: Algonquin Books - May 23rd, 2023

    Completely absorbing, The Adult perfectly captures the anxieties of being a freshman in college, trying to figure yourself out. I felt absolutely wrapped up in Natalie's mind. This novel has rich prose, fascinating characters, and delicate tension building that keeps the reader enraptured.


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    All That’s Left to Say By Emery Lord Cover Image
    $19.99
    ISBN: 9781681199412
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    Published: Bloomsbury YA - July 18th, 2023

    All That's Left to Say is a deeply intimate story of grief and a portrait of fervent friendships, that has the perfect balance of captivating mystery to keep the reader turning the pages. The characters in this novel are vibrant, making it easy to meet them in their grief and feel the pain of their friend's death with them. As soon as I shut this book after reading the last page I wanted to start it again, just so I could spend more time with Hannah and her friends.


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    Flux By Jinwoo Chong Cover Image
    $28.99
    ISBN: 9781685890346
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    Published: Melville House - March 21st, 2023

    Wholly immersive and perfectly page turn-y, Flux is a beautifully written novel. Fiercely original, featuring characters who pull you into their grasp and force you to care about them, with an intense plot that keeps you guessing.