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The Charm Offensive: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982170714
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Published: Atria Books - September 7th, 2021

This book hurt my poor, little heart in the best kind of way! With every turn of the page, I grew more in love with Dev and Charlie's kindness and charm. Alison Cochrun addresses topics such as depression, asexuality, demisexuality, and OCD in such a way that you're ultimately left with a resounding aura of compassion. If you're a fan of Red, White & Royal Blue and you need a little hope, READ THIS BOOK!

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Amatka Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101973950
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Published: Vintage - June 27th, 2017

Colonists on another planet/in another dimension are forced to face the truth of their reality when a commercial analyst begins to uncover the shrouded past of her communal society. It’s definitely a slow burn (a short one), but its the kind that keeps you wanting more as things are steadily revealed. Amatka includes: queer relationships, communists, mushroom farms, formless goop, and a good dose of resisting authority.

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Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316129084
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Published: Orbit - June 15th, 2011

Humans have colonized the solar system and a cold war brews. This is the first book in the Expanse series, and once you start, you won't stop. The physics are close to reality, and I love that the central drama is always inter-human in nature, despite the high tech world it takes place in. You should definitely read ALL the books before watching the show, because its better that way (trust me).

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There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor's Baby: Scary Fairy Tales Cover Image
By Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, Keith Gessen (Translated by), Keith Gessen (Introduction by), Anna Summers (Translated by), Anna Summers (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780143114666
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Published: Penguin Books - September 29th, 2009

Ghosts from WWII, a mysterious journey to the afterlife, cabbage patch babies, and the vodka fueled miracles of holy men are a few of the oddities among many that populate these scary fairy tales. Much like Petrushevskaya's characters, I felt lost, yet entranced, by the stories' strange circumstances. If you have any interest in contemporary Russian literature, this is a great and entertaining place to start.

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063070707
Availability: Backordered
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - May 18th, 2021

A creature hitch-hikes its way into our world on a young boy's foot and begins wreaking domestic havoc in this story of childhood adventure. I always love the strange versions of our world Neil Gaiman creates, and this is no exception. The book straddles the line between middle reader and young adult/adult fiction, so it's great for everyone, plus the illustrations in this edition are gorgeous.

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