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Karlee's Picks

No One Is Talking About This: A Novel Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780593189580
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 16th, 2021

This book is funny, heart-wrenching, genre-defying. Told in two parts, it addresses the all-consuming and constantly shifting nature of social media and the disorienting fall out when life snaps you out of it. Excellent. 


The Secret Lives of Church Ladies Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781949199734
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Published: West Virginia University Press - September 1st, 2020

This story collection is intimate, complex and so beautfiul. It explores sexuality, religion and relationships and is so well crafted. My favorite story is How To Make Love to a Physicist. 


Piranesi Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781635575637
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 15th, 2020

WOW. I don't want to give anything away. This book is ethereal, atmospheric and surprising. It asks questions about existence, identity and morality. It is fantastical, it is beautiful. 


The House in the Cerulean Sea Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250217318
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Published: Tor Books - December 29th, 2020

White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781948226745
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Published: Catapult - October 6th, 2020

Séance Tea Party Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781984894151
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Published: Random House Graphic - September 15th, 2020

Axiom's End: A Novel (Noumena #1) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250256737
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Published: St. Martin's Press - July 21st, 2020

WOW! This book is a fast-paced, complicated, cinematic portrayal of first contact with aliens. This book navigates the mess that communication can be between species but also between individuals.


Notes on a Silencing: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316491556
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - July 7th, 2020

How Much of These Hills Is Gold: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525537205
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 7th, 2020

This is a powerful debut. Zhang paints a moving portrait of a family's origins in the American West and explores the ideas of home and belonging. The landscape, the characters, the language-- all of it comes alive and beckons the reader in.


When Stars Are Scattered Cover Image
By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Victoria Jamieson (Illustrator), Iman Geddy (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780525553908
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Published: Dial Books - April 14th, 2020

Omar Mohamed's memoir illustrated and told with Victoria Jamieson is a beauty. Omar's resilience and capacity to capture the experience of living in a refugee camp is powerful. The closing poem made me tear up. He captures a variety of voices and experiences as well as the feeling of waiting and moving forward at the same time. A great read.


We Didn't Ask for This Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781335146762
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Published: Inkyard Press - April 7th, 2020

There is SUCH a feeling for me associated with school lock in nights and this book brought me back to that sensation. Tie that to the school lock in night getting locked down by an eco protest and you have the stage set for an emotional ride. This book looks to demonstrate why protest must be inconvenient--because that is how to get real attention and change. Very dramatic, very high school, very fun.


Get a Life, Chloe Brown: A Novel (The Brown Sisters #1) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062941206
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Published: Avon - November 5th, 2019

I LOVED these characters. The chemistry they have (so steamy) and the care they show one another makes this book stand out. Hibbert writes with love about chronic illness and the toll that an abusive relationship can take. There are so many scenes I want to go back and read again.


The In-Betweens: The Spiritualists, Mediums, and Legends of Camp Etna Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781631493812
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Published: Liveright - October 29th, 2019

Mira Ptacin explores with care and empathy the 143 year old Spirtualist Camp Etna. There was SO MUCH I learned from this book, about everything from mediums to table-tipping, to dowsing and everything 'in between'. The women who lead in Spiritualism demonstrate for me an alternative to patriarchal, hierarchical religion.


Check, Please! Book 1: # Hockey Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250177964
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Published: First Second - September 18th, 2018

Recipe for Persuasion: A Novel (The Rajes Series #2) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062839077
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - May 26th, 2020

RECIPE FOR PERSUASION is an intimate Austen-esque novel that brings us into the complicated societal and family dynamics that can make a love story such a challenge. I was incredibly moved by Dev’s portrayal of Ashna, Rico and the rest of the cast of characters as they went on this journey to reach a happy ending. This is a delightful and touching story of second chances, patience and learning to understand one another.


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The List of Things That Will Not Change Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781101938096
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - April 7th, 2020

This book is not just a new favorite middle grade novel, it is a new favorite novel PERIOD. This is the story of a young girl who receives a 'list of things that will not change' from her parents when she finds out they are getting a divorce. The plot really begins with the planning of her father's wedding after he has come out. It was so touching and I loved how all of the different threads wove together. The main character's worries felt incredibly real as did the love from the supporting characters. This is a beautiful tale of what it means to love someone for who they are. READ THIS!


That Can Be Arranged: A Muslim Love Story Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524856229
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - March 10th, 2020

Huda is one of my favorite comic artists to follow on Instagram. She is an incredibly smart woman who shares my love of romance and nerdy cultural touchpoints. In THAT CAN BE ARRANGED, Huda illustrates her love story in a way that is funny, inspiring and encouraging on a variety of levels.


Dragon Hoops Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781626720794
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Published: First Second - March 17th, 2020

Written from the perspective of acclaimed graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang, comes the (complicated) story of a high school basketball team trying to win the state championship. Gene was a teacher at the high school and, despite his initial indifference to sports, became enraptured by the journey this team took. But this book is about SO MUCH MORE. It is about history, about people, about differences, about teamwork and leadership, about the creative process as a whole and about the country. It is SO GOOD and so different than anything I've read before. 


Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780399589065
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Published: One World - March 24th, 2020

I'm still processing and I imagine I will need to read this again and again for it to fully sink in. Mira Jacob tells her story and that of her interracial family in this graphic memoir and in so doing, tells the story of America and the complicated, terrifying mess we are in. I laughed, I cried, I related, I learned. 


And I Do Not Forgive You: Stories and Other Revenges Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9781631496202
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Published: Liveright - February 11th, 2020

These stories about all types of women bite, enrage, and reenvision tragic realities in piercing humor. I immediately reread the story of Lavosier's wife out loud to a friend! heartheart


Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women's Fight for Their Rights Cover Image
By Mikki Kendall, A. D'Amico (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780399581793
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Published: Ten Speed Press - November 5th, 2019

The artistry is beautiful and this graphic novel gives a much needed overview of the history of women fighting for their rights in a variety of contexts and time periods. I came away with many new heroes and I was left reflecting on my own constantly evolving understanding of history and the need to continue seeking out more resources and voices. 


To Be Taught, If Fortunate Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062936011
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Published: Harper Voyager - September 3rd, 2019

A love letter to space exploration! The world-building is immersive and the characters incredibly well-developed. This book had me gasp into tears at the final lines and I pushed it into the hands of my fellow space lovers immediately! I will read ANYTHING Becky Chambers writes. Perfect if you loved THE MARTIAN or INTERSTELLAR but want something more LGBTQ+ inclusive. 


They Called Us Enemy Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781603094504
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - July 16th, 2019

George Takei offers a glimpse into his experience of incarceration during World War II. A powerful reminder of America's past and its lingering trauma. A powerful graphic memoir.


The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101981634
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Published: Penguin Books - April 23rd, 2019

An incredible true crime story that dives into the fanatical world of fly-tying and its obsessive desire to obtain the most exotic, lucrative and illegal feathers.


Circe Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316556323
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 14th, 2020

Lyrical and moving prose. I love mythology and I was left so full from the experience of reading this book. The questions of mortality, womanhood, love and connection were woven throughout the story of Circe and her journey. I loved the quiet moments as much as the big clashes with Gods. I want to deep dive into her island!


The Bear and the Nightingale: A Novel (Winternight Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101885956
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Published: Del Rey - June 27th, 2017

LOVE! So atmospheric! Set in the Russian wilderness at a time when folkloric creatures still dwelled amongst the populace but the power of the Christian orthodoxy is growing. The clashes between duty, religion, tradition and desire create a backdrop for an amazing tale perfect to read on a snowy winter night. 


Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812984965
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Published: One World - August 18th, 2015

An absolute must read. A call for all of us to evaluate the meaning of mercy and justice and to question the justice system. Heartbreaking, thought provoking and compassionate.


Piranesi Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781635575637
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 15th, 2020

WOW. I don't want to give anything away. This book is ethereal, atmospheric and surprising. It asks questions about existence, identity and morality. It is fantastical, it is beautiful.