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Worry (Staff Pick)

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Worry: A Novel By Alexandra Tanner Cover Image
$21.60
ISBN: 9781668018613
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Published: Scribner - March 26th, 2024

This book reads like a car crash you can't take your eyes off of (complimentary). These characters are horrible people going through horrible things. Everything that can go wrong does, in fact, go wrong. And yet through the messiness of it all, Jules and Poppy's story feels so accurate and true-to-life... because sometimes life really is just full of WORRY. Alexandra Tanner's debut is sharp, witty, brilliant, and the kind of disastrous that I revel in.

- Cindy


Song of Silver, Flame like Night (Staff Pick)

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Song of Silver, Flame Like Night (Song of the Last Kingdom #1) By Amélie Wen Zhao Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593487501
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Published: Delacorte Press - January 3rd, 2023

Amélie Wen Zhao draws inspiration from mythology and folklore to take readers on a fantastical journey through ancient China. Beautiful prose, high-stakes, and an unexpected romance make this book a page turner and a delight to read.

- Cindy


How To End a Love Story (Staff Pick)

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How to End a Love Story: A Novel By Yulin Kuang Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063310681
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Published: Avon - April 9th, 2024

If you love Emily Henry, you'll love How to End a Love Story by Yulin Kuang! When two prolific writers are assigned to work on the same TV show, their complicated history forms a wedge between both their professional and personal relationships. This book is a romance novel, yes, but it's also a complex exploration of forgiveness, what it means to move on, and how figures in our rearview mirror can carve out a permanent spot in our hearts.

- Cindy


Dungeons & Drama (Staff Pick)

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Dungeons and Drama By Kristy Boyce Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780593647011
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Published: Delacorte Press - January 9th, 2024

For fans of Broadway musicals and long DnD campaigns comes a cozy YA rom-com following two unlikely allies who lock into a mutually beneficial fake dating arrangement... only to find love where they least expect it. Filled with mischievous schemes and role-playing shenanigans, Dungeons and Drama is quick but delightful read sure to give you all the feels!

- Cindy


On Writing and Failure (Staff Pick)

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On Writing and Failure: Or, on the Peculiar Perseverance Required to Endure the Life of a Writer (Field Notes) By Stephen Marche Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9781771965163
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Published: Biblioasis - February 14th, 2023

"A paradox defines this business: The public only sees writers in their victories but their real lives are mostly in defeat." On Failure and Writing is delightful, bite-sized contemplation of what it means to be a writer, in all its up and downs. Taking a look at history's most beloved writers, author Stephen Marche speaks candidly about writing as a flawed, solitary, and rejection-filled art form--and explores why there are still some of us just can't shake the torture of its siren song even knowing that.

- Cindy


Radio Silence (Staff Pick)

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Radio Silence By Alice Oseman Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062335722
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Published: HarperTeen - December 26th, 2023

As someone who experienced a tumultuous adolescence filled with anxiety about her next step, about what the future would hold, about what she would do in college and beyond, I can say with full confidence that this book irrevocably changed the course of my life. I've read Radio Silence a total of four times, once for every moment I felt inexplicably lost in this world, and every reread has moved me even more than the last. This is the kind of book that you want to wrap around your shoulders like a safety blanket.

- Cindy


The Lonely City (Staff Pick)

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The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone By Olivia Laing Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250118035
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Published: Picador - June 6th, 2017

"You can be lonely anywhere, but there is a particular flavour to the loneliness that comes from living in a city, surrounded by millions of people.” By exploring the private lives of prolific artists who used loneliness as a lens through which to view the world and art as a vehicle to express this confusing, complicated, and paradoxical emotion, Olivia Laing takes a closer look into the meaningful ways in which loneliness shapes our understanding of humanity.

- Cindy


I Hope This Doesn't Find You (Staff Pick)

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I Hope This Doesn't Find You By Ann Liang Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781338827156
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 6th, 2024

Sadie Wen is an overachiever, people pleaser, and the perfect model student. Her one fatal flaw? She writes up bitter, vitriolic emails every time someone wrongs her. I Hope This Doesn't Find You is the story of what happens when these emails get out and how Sadie vehemently does NOT fall in love with Julius Gong, her annoying rival and the recipient of her angriest messages... This is the perfect YA rom-com on every level!

- Cindy


Skip to The Fun Parts (Staff Pick)

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Skip to the Fun Parts: Cartoons and Complaints About the Creative Process By Dana Jeri Maier Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524871611
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - May 9th, 2023

Skip to the Fun Parts is a humorously realistic portrait of what it means to be an artist with a wandering mind. Full of relatable anecdotes and cartoons, this amazing multi-media book is the perfect sidekick for anyone who loves being creative... but only during the fun parts. ;)

- Cindy


The Good Enough Job (Staff Pick)

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The Good Enough Job: Reclaiming Life from Work By Simone Stolzoff Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593538968
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Published: Portfolio - May 23rd, 2023

For the dreamers and overachievers comes a book-shaped reminder that our jobs are not our lives. Filled to the brim with helpful advice and case studies that sometimes hit a *little* too close to home, The Good Enough Job is both a wake up call and a comforting hug for anyone who's ever been up late at night thinking about their purpose in life beyond what they do for a living.

- Cindy


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