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

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The Hike Cover Image
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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Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399584022
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Published: Berkley Books - July 4th, 2017

We all know the story of Peter Pan and Neverland, but in Christina Henry's retelling, things aren't quite what they seem. Jamie was Peter's first friend, the first of the Lost Boys, and Peter's right hand man. But Peter Pan is not always the friendly, lovable boy we've come to know and the origins of Captain Hook shed a different light on the classic tale. Henry brings in many of the elements of the original story and twists them just enough to put a dark spin on things. I thoroughly enjoyed this gritty reimagining of Peter Pan and Neverland. Fast-paced, violent, and full of surprises, this one will make you rethink the classic stories you know and love.

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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: 9780375413964
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - July 11th, 2017

This hilarious coming-of-age story is centered around Gork, a teen dragon just trying to find a queen so they can conquer a planet together.  I instantly loved and thoroughly enjoyed this novel.

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Such Small Hands Cover Image
By Andres Barba, Lisa Dillman (Translator), Edmund White (Afterword by)
ISBN: 9781945492006
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Published: Transit Books - April 11th, 2017

Such Small Hands is an exquisitely dark story about a young girl who goes to an orphanage after her parents are killed in a car accident. Marina is an outcast to the other girls; they love her from afar but are cruel to her during the day. At night however, Marina makes up a game; one with a violent end. With striking, lyrical prose, Barba brings us into the minds of these young girls and the unsettling business of childhood. Phenomenal and unforgettable.

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ISBN: 9780062362599
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Published: Harper - June 13th, 2017

Roxane Gay's memoir is unflinchingly honest. She opens up to the reader about her darkest secrets and is so brave. She writes at a steady pace and i could not stop reading. This memoir is such an eye opening look at how we respond to people who look different than us, whether intentional or not. Everyone should read this!

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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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ISBN: 9781566894906
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Published: Coffee House Press - October 10th, 2017

The Doll's Alphabet is a haunting short story collection that is impossible to put down or forget. I read it all in one day because I was just so transfixed and couldn't begin to imagine where the stories were going. Grudova writes wonderfully strange stories that have a semblance of normal domesticity until something surreal, and sometimes grotesque, happens. With themes of sewing, stitching, transformation, and womanhood; and reminders of the work of Atwood or Kafka; this is a timely collection for those brave enough to try it.

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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 Walking Dead: Here's Negan Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534303270
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Published: Image Comics - October 10th, 2017

If you want to know the background story of the great villain Negan and how he came to be, then look no futher. Perfect for fans of the graphic novel series and the TV show, we get to learn a little bit more about why Negan is the way he is.

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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

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Alias Grace (Movie Tie-In Edition) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525562672
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Published: Anchor Books - September 19th, 2017