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Karen

I can sum up my thoughts on books with one Joan Didion quote: “We tell ourselves stories in order to live.” Here are a few of the types of books that give me life: graphic novels, YA with queer themes, well-researched non-fiction, books that make me laugh, books that make me cry, and anything that makes me stop and think. Oh, and queen Joan Didion herself, of course.

Such Color

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781644450673
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 5th, 2021

Tracy K Smith once again brings a moving collection of poems. Few people use words as well as she does. This collection is her first collection that spans her career. See why she is the one of the best poets today. [Karen]


A Queer Dharma

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By Jacoby Ballard, Susanna Barkataki (Foreword by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781623176518
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Published: North Atlantic Books - November 23rd, 2021

I got more into meditation this year, especially Buddhist-informed practice.This book is grounded in yoga and meditation, but uses its platform to explore social justice. I learned a lot and gained a lot from it. [Karen]


The Sentence

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$28.99
ISBN: 9780062671127
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Published: Harper - November 9th, 2021

A love letter to the power of books framed with civil unrest and a global pandemic. Set in Minneapolis from All Saint's Day 2019-2020, this year of a novel covers a lot. And there's even a bookstore haunting from the store's most annoying customers. These characters are so alive in my mind. [Karen]


The Ex-Girlfriend of My Ex-Girlfriend Is My Girlfriend: Advice on Queer Dating, Love, and Friendship

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By Maddy Court, Kelsey Wroten (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781797201825
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Published: Chronicle Books - May 18th, 2021

Navigating relationships of all kinds is hard. This book has great advice. Written by queer Instagram legend @xenaworrierprincess [Karen]


Divine Your Dinner: A Cookbook for Using Tarot as Your Guide to Magickal Meals

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$22.99
ISBN: 9780593232149
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Published: Clarkson Potter - October 26th, 2021

I never knew a cherry lime icebox cake would fit with the Page of Swords, but this witchy, tarot-based cookbook proves it. With a list of magical ingredients and tarot instructions, you'll be pulling cards for dinner in no time. [Karen]


Winter Recipes from the Collective

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Winter Recipes from the Collective: Poems Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780374604103
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 26th, 2021

There are few poets as vivid, yet sparse, yet illuminating as Louise Glück. As usual, this collection is filled with pensive stories where certain lines stick out and hit you in the heart. I loved this slim, beautiful collection. [Karen]


The Witch Owl Parliament

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By David Bowles (Created by), Raúl The Third (Created by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781620145920
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Published: Tu Books - October 19th, 2021

Superb world-building in this graphic novel, but the real star here is the black, white, and red illustration. Unlike anything I've seen in a YA graphic novel in a long time. (Karen)


Shelf Life

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780374600181
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 5th, 2021

I loved the store of Diwan, a female-led bookstore in Cairo. As someone who works in a bookstore, it gave me a new perspective on what it's like to sell books elsewhere, but also showed me a love of bookstores is universal. (Karen)


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