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Geek Love: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375713347
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Published: Vintage - June 11th, 2002

This is one of my favorite novels EVER! The story of the Binewski family and their declining carnival gets more beautifully bizarre and deeply affecting with every read.

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The Wolf Border: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062208484
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 14th, 2016

Sarah Hall's gorgeous writing creates a vivid portrait of a woman navigating her conflicted feelings about motherhood, her homeland, and family all while heading a project to re-introduce grey wolves to the Lake District in England. A MUST READ!

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The Sleeper and the Spindle Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Chris Riddell (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062398246
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Published: HarperCollins - September 22nd, 2015

What if someone combined the stories of Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, took away the princes and gave the new heroine badass armor? Well Neil Gaiman did it and the result is pretty amazing! Gorgeously illustrated by Chris Riddell.

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Alice (The Chronicles of Alice) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780425266793
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Published: Ace - August 4th, 2015

Woooo local author! Dive into a dark and bloody version of Alice in Wonderland that is magically horrifying. Follow Alice and her partner Hatcher as they wind their way through the Old City, looking for the white rabbit and dodging the jabberwock. Into campy, over-the-top brutal B horror films? This book is for you!

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Uprooted: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804179058
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Published: Del Rey - March 1st, 2016

This book is so damn good! Naomi Novik creates such an incredibly believable fantasy world with a strong young woman at the center of it all. Filled with witches, wizards, frightening magical creatures and an evil sentient forest known only as the Wood, Uprooted is a beautifully crafted fairy tale that is dark, hilarious, and moving.

Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine Cover Image
ISBN: 9781940450841
Availability: Special Order
Published: McSweeney's - January 26th, 2016

I LOVE THESE SHORT STORIES!  Every single one is strange, evocative and mysterious. Diane Williams' writing makes you feel like you've entered a room in the middle of an intimate moment or are secretely listening at the door. Also lift the jacket because one of my favorite stories is right on the cover!

Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube: Chasing Fear and Finding Home in the Great White North Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062311566
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Published: Ecco - July 5th, 2016

With wonderful insights into identity and the idea of home, Blair Braverman takes you on an extraordinary journey North, across Alaska and Norway. So many aspects of this book resonated deeply with me. Especially the desire to be seen as strong and able to handle anything, as well as learning to trust yourself in both body and mind. Braverman is brilliant as she is honest!

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ISBN: 9781632156747
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Published: Image Comics - April 5th, 2016

Picture it: The day after Halloween, 1988, in a small suburb of Ohio. Four badass 12-year-old girls are just trying to finish their paper routes when all supernatural hell breaks loose. Filled with time travel, dinosaurs, 80s music/movie references, and feelings of growing up and letting go, this story reminded me of the horror/sci-fi/fantasy movies I stayed up late to watch when I was in high school.

**Also it's written by Brian K. Vaughan, who wrote Saga, so duh it's good**

You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir Cover Image
By Felicia Day, Joss Whedon (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781476785660
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Published: Gallery Books - April 19th, 2016

I love this book!! Reading this memoir felt like a weird kind of therapy. Like getting a loving but blunt pep talk from a friend. Felicia Day's honesty and openness about the hard work, risks, her own personal struggles with anxiety and the wonderful connections and community the internet can inspire makes dealing with the inevitability of dealing with hateful trolls in both the real life and digital world a little easier to handle. 

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ISBN: 9780062400796
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Published: Ecco - July 5th, 2016

Beautiful, dark and wonderous! Bill Broun's vivid retelling of Noah's ark set in a futuristic England is full of talking animals, a suicide cult, and impending ecological disaster. The writing is amazing and the story riveting...READ IT NOW!

Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062416162
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Published: Dey Street Books - August 4th, 2015

Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection Cover Image
ISBN: 9781770462083
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - September 15th, 2015

Witches of America Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374536435
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Published: Sarah Crichton Books - October 11th, 2016

Reading this memoir felt like watching a Vice documentary. Alex Mar combines personal reflections & experiences with investigative journalism to explore the history of, and present day pagan communities in America (with more attention paid to the latter). Incredibly intriguing...I kind of loved it.

Angel Catbird Volume 1 (Graphic Novel) Cover Image
By Margaret Atwood, Margaret Atwood (Created by), Johnnie Christmas (Illustrator), Various (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781506700632
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Published: Dark Horse Books - September 6th, 2016

YESSS! Margaret Atwood's firstt graphic novel is an absolute gem. I loved it. Filled with Golden Age comic greatness and cat puns galore, the adventures of Angel Catbird made me laugh, root for the heroes/heroines, and fall in love with comics all over again.