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Verity By Colleen Hoover Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538724736
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 26th, 2021

Do not pick this up if you're looking for light and giddy goodness. As it says on the back, it's a romantic thriller - you really feel the slow burn. I love me some morally questionable characters (aka humans) and slightly toxic sexual tension. You'll fly through and likely not know how to feel!! (Me too.) Also plz looks up trigger warnings! Happy reading!


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Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience By Brené Brown Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780399592553
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Published: Random House - November 30th, 2021

Okay - yes, Brene is very hyped. But have you read anything by her?! I swear, she is the most honest, non-preachy and proudly imperfect person to learn from. She would likely reject the concept of anyone putting her on a pedestal, but I'm going to anyway. She is a goddess. Read her work!! You will (hopefully) find all the messy parts of life much easier to deal with.


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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel By Taylor Jenkins Reid Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501161933
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Published: Washington Square Press - May 29th, 2018

TRULY one of the most touching, refreshingly honest novels I've read in years. I was not expecting it to live up to the hype, yet somehow it surpassed my expectations. For fans of A Star is Born (but make it bisexual), this novel demands to be devoured.


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The Summer of Lost Letters By Hannah Reynolds Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593349724
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Published: Razorbill - June 15th, 2021

Hannah is such a talented storyteller, and a total zillenial icon. The best way I can describe it is that you just KNOW she grew up watching High School Musical on repeat (I mean this in the best way). This book is kinda romantic, kinda historical fiction, and quite comical. It gave me lots of serotonin.


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The Husbands: A Novel By Chandler Baker Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250205384
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 12th, 2022

If you liked Stepford Wives, you MUST buy this book. Very similar to the suburban-type thrillers of Liane Moriarty. It was jaded and yet light in all the right ways, told only by someone who could know the day-to-day stresses of being a working mother and wife. Happy reading!


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The Hating Game: A Novel By Sally Thorne Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062439598
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - August 9th, 2016

Jordyn and I have obsessed incessantly about this romance novel. Please read it so we can all flip out about it. It's also a movie. Go watch it!!


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Troublemakers: Lessons in Freedom from Young Children at School By Carla Shalaby Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781620972366
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Published: New Press - March 7th, 2017

This is one of my favorite books in the history of literature. I'd recommend it to educators, people who like kids, or even young adults themselves. It changed my life and my view of young people. I hope you LOVE it.


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Enola Holmes: The Case of the Missing Marquess (An Enola Holmes Mystery #1) By Nancy Springer Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593350539
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Published: Philomel Books - August 4th, 2020

Such a fun, fast, and utterly captivating read! I love the feminist retelling of this old tale; I fell in love with Enola from the preface! Such a creative author who takes you back through time to the 19th century!


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Know My Name: A Memoir By Chanel Miller Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735223721
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Published: Penguin Books - August 18th, 2020

You've probably heard great things about this already, and I think if you've picked up the book & are reading this you must not set it back down. Perhaps one of the most powerful things I've ever read.


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The F*ck It Diet: Eating Should Be Easy By Caroline Dooner Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062883612
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Published: Harper Wave - March 26th, 2019

This book helped pull me out of a difficult place with food, exercise, and my body. Whether you've gone through tough moments with body image (which all of us have,) I know you'll enjoy her humor and humility.


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Throne of Glass By Sarah J. Maas Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781619630345
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - May 7th, 2013

If you need a book to catapult you back into reading, this is the one. It always excites me to meet other TOG fans, because people either don't know about it or are utterly obsessed with it. The story of a female assassin - need I say more?


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Rock Paper Scissors: A Novel By Alice Feeney Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250266125
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Published: Flatiron Books - June 21st, 2022

This is the kind of book you think about when you have actual adulting to do. Pair the marital tension of Gone Girl with the slow burn suspense of Dark Places. You'll be rooting for AND against the protagonists. Have fun!


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Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds By Adrienne Maree Brown Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781849352604
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Published: AK Press - April 18th, 2017

I absolutely adore this book. For the nature lovers and people who are curious about the complex- yet somehow obvious and simplistic- relationships between human behavior and the patterns that surround us. It helped me heal from wounds I didn't know I had. 


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It Ends with Us: A Novel By Colleen Hoover Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781501110368
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Published: Atria Books - August 2nd, 2016

I'm having trouble deciding what to write about this novel, partly because I don't want to be melodramatic and partly because I don't want to give anything away. Yet, it really did do absured things to my heart. I think most women will be able to empathize with and understand the lifelong impact of domestic violence in the protagonist's life. It's heavy, but in the best way. Look up trigger warnings before reading! 


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Love in Color: Mythical Tales from Around the World, Retold By Bolu Babalola Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063078505
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 26th, 2022

Short stories are not usually my jam. And I will say, the first one in here is arguably the worst. However, Babalola truly blew me up and away with this collection. How she makes readers develop such strong attachments to the characters, I'm not sure. Read in order or flip randomly. I promise, your heart will not know what to do when you finish. 


Every Summer After By Carley Fortune Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593438534
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Published: Berkley - May 10th, 2022

OKAY. You may think I'm dramatic for saying this, but my heart HURT reading this because I was not taking deep, full breaths. Don't judge me- I'm a Scorpio Moon. This was one of the best books I've read in the past few years. Friends to lovers, a 20/5 stars. Happy reading!