"Life is a pretty sweet fruit." --Bruce McCullough, Kids in the Hall

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ISBN: 9780735215092
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 5th, 2019

The Immortalists is one of the most engaging and beautiful novels I've read in a long time. The premise seems dark but the storytelling is not at all. Four siblings travel to a local fortune-teller to hear their death date as children and that knowledge (whether believed or not) has startling impacts on their lives. The novel follows each sibling in succession, showing how varried and unpredictable our reactions to knowlege can be. Full of hope and life and promise this is a book that stayed with me long after I closed it's covers.

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060853983
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Published: William Morrow - November 28th, 2006

Good Omens is, hands down, my favorite book. Two of my favorite authors paired up to explore Armageddon from the eyes of a 9 year old boy, a demon who is maybe sometimes good and an angel who is maybe sometimes bad! If you recently watched the series adaptation on Amazon give the book a try--it is a great adaptation but the book always has more details, more jokes, more characters.

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ISBN: 9780765356154
Published: Tor Books - August 1st, 2006

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is novel set in an alternate, but similar, universe where magic once existed and is now studied by gentlemen of leisure in much the way science or medicine was studied in the early 1900s. Mr Norrell, a student of magic, is given an invitation to experience real magic, as preformed by Jonathan Strange, a young, confident and odd recluse. The journey these two take through real magic is so delightful and immersive you'll feel like you are there with them. A perfect book for fans of Harry Potter, the Magicians and magical realism.

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ISBN: 9780393356182
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 6th, 2018

Neil Gaiman using his unique voice to tell Old Norse mythology! Grab your keys and get your copy now!

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ISBN: 9780316382007
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 7th, 2020

My son told me I HAD to read this book--"it's a little bit sad but then it isn't. It's so so good!" Well, he was not wrong! The Wild Robot is shipwrecked on an island and accidentally turned on by some playful animals. But how does a Robot fit into the natural world of plants and animals? Will she learn to make friends? Will the animals learn to trust her? This is my go-to recommendation for ages 7-9 but it's been part of all school reads and the short chapters lend very well to bedtime or family time read alouds.

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ISBN: 9781524797768
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Published: Del Rey - February 26th, 2019

My new favorite fantasy series! Aptly described as a cross between Douglas Adams and Sir Terry Pratchett this loose series (there are recurring characters but each book is a stand alone within the Farm Boy world) this book will have you laughing out loud. So many fantasy troupes make an appearance but in new and interesting ways. 

We Ride Upon Sticks: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525565437
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Published: Vintage - February 16th, 2021

This book is everything! The 80s, female relationships, group mentality, witchcraft, sex, love, coming-of-age, Emilio Esteves, telepathy, bad girls and, eventually, sanity. It's hard to put into words but once you read it you'll know--and be compelled to hand it to your friends to read too!

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062382818
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 4th, 2018

Baabwaa and Wooliam: A Tale of Literacy, Dental Hygiene, and Friendship Cover Image
By David Elliott, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763699376
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Published: Candlewick - March 2nd, 2021

This quirky tale of 2 sheep in search of adventure is one of my new favorite read-a-louds!

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ISBN: 9781538720165
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - July 13th, 2021

This book is my favorite read of 2021! 

Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol Cover Image
ISBN: 9781335282408
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Published: Hanover Square Press - October 19th, 2021

What a delightfully decadent world history, following our love of booze from the dawn of civilization to modern times. Drinking culture and the women who where it's driving force even while being marginalized from it are a facinating focal point.