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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.

The Wall in the Middle of the Book

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By Jon Agee, Jon Agee (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525555452
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Published: Dial Books - October 2nd, 2018

This charming book tells us that sometimes the things on the other side of your wall aren't as scary as they are perceived. And not every Ogre is a bad Ogre. [Karen]


1,000 Books to Read Before You Die

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1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781523504459
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 2nd, 2018

I'm always looking for the next great book to read, and this beautifully designed book is full of selections to choose from. I was also happy to see it was not exclusively books by old, dead, white men. [Karen]


Lights! Camera! Alice!

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Lights! Camera! Alice!: The Thrilling True Adventures of the First Woman Filmmaker Cover Image
By Mara Rockliff, Simona Ciraolo (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452141343
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 11th, 2018

My favorite picture books teach me something new, this one about the first woman filmmaker. I didn't know the story of Alice Guy-Blaché, but I'm glad this book shared it with me. Women make history! [Karen]


The Mini Bar

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The Mini Bar: 100 Essential Cocktail Recipes; 8 Notebook Set Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780525572695
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Published: Clarkson Potter - October 2nd, 2018

Perfect for the cocktail connoisseur in your life, or you. These eight slim volumes in a box set hold a hundred drinks to try, with space to write your own. Know your stuff at your next party or night out. [Karen] 


A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronoun

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$7.99
ISBN: 9781620104996
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Published: Limerence Press - June 12th, 2018

Funny and informative, this slim graphic novel is a gift. Straight and to the point it's a good overview of what it means to use pronouns. [Karen]


Swing

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Swing Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780310761914
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Published: Blink - October 2nd, 2018

What does it mean to be "cool?" In Alexander's lyrical style, the characters Walt and Noah navigate issues from making the baseball team to falling in love to coping with deep prejudices in their hometown. [Karen]


Butch Heroes

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$24.95
ISBN: 9780262038973
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Published: Mit Press - August 17th, 2018

I aspire to be a butch hero! This book gives a road map, with profiles of people who didn't conform to gender norms, from the fifteenth to twentieth centuries, coupled with stunning portraits. [Karen]


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