"I lived in books more than I lived anywhere else."
--Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

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ISBN: 9780399563874
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Published: Penguin Books - July 4th, 2017

The Hike grabbed my attention from the first chapter and didn't let go! Fast-paced, funny and bizarre, with fairy tale themes throughout, it follows Ben as he goes for a hike around a small country hotel and ends up way off the path in a seemingly magical land. Is it all in his head; did he really go that far off the trail? You'll keep reading just to find out what happens next (you won't believe it!) and yet it's so entertaining that you don't want it to end. One of my favorite books of the year, The Hike has a little something for everyone. And don't forget to stay on the path!

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Dark Days: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780306825095
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Published: Da Capo Press - July 12th, 2016

This memoir from the vocalist of metal band Lamb of God explains the story of how he was imprisoned in Prague following the accidental death of a fan. So well written and full of voice and character!

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Curse Words, Volume 1: The Devil's Devil Cover Image
By Charles Soule, Ryan Browne (Artist)
ISBN: 9781534302211
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Published: Image Comics - July 18th, 2017

A hilarious and unique new graphic novel about Wizord and his companion, a talking koala named Margaret, who come to earth first to destroy it and then end up protecting it. Highly enjoyable!

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ISBN: 9780156012195
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Published: Mariner Books - June 29th, 2000

The more times I read this charming story the more I get out of it. Sweet and heartbreaking.

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ISBN: 9780385541992
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Published: Doubleday Books - July 11th, 2017

A Scooby Doo-like gang of young adults(and one intuitive dog) must band together after a decade apart to resolve their last case. Hilarious, genuinely creepy, and full of pop culture references, this is a highly entertaining mystery with dark twists and turns. These meddling kids are up against a real monster, not just a man in a giant salamander suit and I thoroughly enjoyed their story of second chances, friendship and demon fighting!

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A Field Guide to the North American Family: An Illustrated Novella Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101874950
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 31st, 2017

I absolutely loved this quirky illustrated novella. The story of two families and how they survive after the father of one dies. With stunning photographs throughout we get a small look into thier world and emotions.

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ISBN: 9780140143508
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Published: Penguin Books - October 1st, 1990

A charming collection of letters between an American author/book collector and a bookseller in Britain. What starts as a formal request for hard to find books turns into a friendship that lasts years. At times humorous and insightful, this is a wonderful collection.

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The Little Book of Knowledge: Heavy Metal Cover Image
ISBN: 9781684050697
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Published: IDW Publishing - November 28th, 2017

The history of metal in a handy, fun little book!

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ISBN: 9781250147905
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 30th, 2018

The Hazel Wood had exactly what I wanted: a strong female main character, brutal fairy tales, and a trip into a magical land. I devoured this book and immediately wanted more of the thrilling, eerie, and darkly magical story. Alice and her mother Ella have been on the run for as long as Alice can remember, trying to stay away from the bad luck that always seems to follow them. They are estranged from Ella's mother, a famous but reclusive author of dark fairy tales who lives on an estate called The Hazel Wood. When Ella goes missing after they receive a letter saying her mother died, Alice must find The Hazel Wood with the help Ellery Finch, a fan of her grandmother's cult classic book. The idea of the power of stories to come alive is quite literal in this unique fantasy that teens and adults alike will fall for.

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Ink Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338196993
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Published: Scholastic Press - January 2nd, 2018

In a world where everyone has tattoos to tell their life stories and people who have no tattoos are called "blanks" and are a danger to society, Leora must question everything she knows and believes in after her father passes away and his secret past comes to light. A unique and thought provoking storyline grabbed me at once and I loved it.

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Legacy: An Off-Color Novella for You to Color Cover Image
By Chuck Palahniuk, Duncan Fegredo (Illustrator), Steve Morris (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781506706153
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Published: Dark Horse Books - November 7th, 2017

Palahniuk once again brings us a multi-faceted package: an intriguing novella complete with full page ilustrations by various artists to color in yourself! The story centers around a man who inherits a small tree that gives immortalitly to whoever eats it's fruit. Soon he is on the run from groups who want it for themselves. I loved it and can't wait to color it in and read it again!

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ISBN: 9781632869722
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Published: Bloomsbury UK - February 20th, 2018

The Rending and the Nest is more than just another post apocalyptic novel- it is a meaningful story about friendship, motherhood, and the importance of having your own story. Set in a world where 95% of the population has disappeared with no rhyme or reason, small communities have been organized, such as Zion, and a sense of normalcy is returning. When the women start giving birth to inanimate objects, that normalcy is shattered. A traveler comes from a neighboring community and furthers changes the residents lives. This novel, perfect for fans of Emily St John Mandel's Station Eleven or Megan Hunter's The End We Start From, stuck with me for weeks after I finished it.