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

A story run by powerful witchcraft, but most importantly about finding your identity and inner magic even in the midst of solitude. For those looking for a crossover between Greek mythology aand vengeful women.


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Book Lovers By Emily Henry Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593334836
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Published: Berkley - May 3rd, 2022

This book made me reconsider whether I should move to New York City and become a book editor. Nora and Charlie are rivals in the publishing world but find that they actually might make a good team. A love story that is also a love letter to older sisters and from the perspective of the girl who is usually left behind.

PS--It's a happy ending!


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Educated: A Memoir By Tara Westover Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399590528
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 8th, 2022

Educated represents everything books have always given me, which is a new perspective and empathy through which I can see the world. Tara tells her story of never being allowed to step foot in a classroom and the growth she experienced on her journey to gain an education. This is a sad, powerful, and beautiful book about self-transformation.


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The Atlas Six (Atlas Series #1) By Olivie Blake Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250854544
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Published: Tor Books - September 6th, 2022

In this dark academia novel, you follow six morally gray magicians who are fighting to secure a spot in a secret society. The society is full of magical academies, where they will have access to wealth, power, and prestige. The story, and who you root for, changes with all its twists and turns. Unfortunately only five will be initiated.


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Carrie Soto Is Back: A Novel By Taylor Jenkins Reid Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593158685
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Published: Ballantine Books - August 30th, 2022

Carrie Soto, the tennis champion, is back to defend her record-setting career. It's invigorating to read about someone being relentless in what they do. But, there is always a cost. In this case, to one's identity, legacy, and relationships due to the stakes being so high. This book portrays an unapologetic fight to the death, and the inevitable growth that comes along with it. All I can say is that it is a beautiful thing to witness.


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Seven Days in June By Tia Williams Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538719091
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 7th, 2022

These two Black authors fell in love during high school, each dealing with their own traumas. Having only written books that are inspired by the other in the interim, they meet again years later at a literary conference to find that they still have love for each other. Favorite book of the year for me (so far!)!


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Before I Let Go (Skyland) By Kennedy Ryan Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781538706794
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Published: Forever - November 15th, 2022

Kennedy Ryan always manages to write simultaneously heart-wrenching and heart-warming love stories. This is a novel about love, loss, and the unique (and sometimes tenuous) relationship between a mother and a daughter. A divorced couple is striving to successfully co-parent and run a restaurant together. They soon realize that they have never lost their love for each other. But, in order to mend what has been broken they have to grapple with the immense loss they have faced.


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The Priory of the Orange Tree (The Roots of Chaos) By Samantha Shannon Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781635570304
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - February 18th, 2020

An epic fantasy that features a sapphic romance, cultures with rich lore, magic, dragons, and warriors. the intricate tale ties together all corners of this imagined world through the eyes of powerful women.