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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.

Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory

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Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory: Stories Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781524732011
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Published: Knopf - June 11th, 2019

Bob-Waksberg looks at romance from all angles in a wonderfully absurd way. At the core they are love stories but they are also about doors to other dimensions where your teeth fall out, gene splicing dead presidents, and deciding how many goats to sacrifice at your wedding. [Karen]


Girl Mans Up

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$10.99
ISBN: 9780062404183
Availability: Special Order
Published: HarperCollins - January 16th, 2018

A touching queer coming of age story. Pen goes through a lot as she learns about who she is, what she stands for and what she’s willing to fight for. Also Johnny is the best big brother in any YA novel ever. [Karen]


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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$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 (Film Book for Kids, Non-Fiction Picture Book, Inspiring Children's Books) 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] 


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