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My reading habits swing from children’s literature and young adult to classics and nonfiction, with the occasional novel. Let me know of any good beginner graphic novels and I’ll try something new. My all-time favorite author is Frank Herbert, pulling slightly ahead of Jane Austen, along with Laura Ingalls Wilder, Barbara Kingsolver, Ursula K. Le Guin, Helen Hooven Santmyer, and Mary Stewart. Quirky investigators like Malcolm Gladwell are quickly making a place in my heart.


Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 12/24/2017 - 10:51am
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ISBN: 9781592702107
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - August 22nd, 2017

 "Feather" may sound delicate, but labels are often deceptive. It's a book about having to be a tough girl, gaining confidence, and defying expectations. It's also a meditation on self-worth, what is worth fighting for, and even the right to be called by your own name. [Raissa]

River Of Teeth

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 12/24/2017 - 10:40am
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ISBN: 9780765395238
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Published: Tordotcom - May 23rd, 2017

Don't be distracted by the Southern setting and alternative American history, this series is a warped, romp-rollin', blood-thirsty Western, complete with lonesome heroes and wild steeds (read:hippos). [Raissa]

Soviet Bus Stops, Vol. II

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sat, 12/23/2017 - 1:31pm
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By Christopher Herwig (Photographer), Damon Murray (Editor), Stephen Sorrell (Editor)
ISBN: 9780993191183
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Published: Fuel - September 26th, 2017

It can be delightful to stumble across someone's quirky obsession. With Vol. II, we can firmly commit to being obsessed ourselves. Even more perfect than Vol. I, it is history, art appreciation, and travelogue, connecting us with their beauty and substance. [Raissa]

Shark Curtain

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sat, 07/29/2017 - 2:56pm
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ISBN: 9781617753138
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Published: Black Sheep - April 7th, 2015

It's the story of the life of a teenage girl, but it is more importantly a trip through her mind. Although she is our narrator, she remains a complete enigma. It's bizarre and confusing and wonderful. [Raissa]


Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 07/11/2017 - 4:36pm
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ISBN: 9780147508850
Availability: Backordered
Published: Speak - September 8th, 2015

This fast teen read give a non-Disney version of young people and their experiences with sex, drugs, and mental illness. It's also one of the few books I've ever found genuinely unpredictable. [Raissa]

Dune (Penguin Galaxy Edition)

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:38pm
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By Frank Herbert, Neil Gaiman (Introduction by), Brian Herbert (Afterword by)
ISBN: 9780143111580
Availability: Backordered
Published: Penguin Classics - October 25th, 2016

A stunning new edition of Dune is a fitting package for this ultimate, be-all, end-all, science fiction epic. Read it because Frank Herbert was a local boy, or because he was a great writer, or because you’ve never tried it before, or because it is your favorite. The themes of ecology, politics, and religion are sweeping and timeless.   [Raissa]

This is Not a Werewolf Story

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:21pm
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ISBN: 9781481444804
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - July 26th, 2016

The students and staff of a boarding school (reminiscent of our own Stadium High!) all have secrets under their everyday facades. Dive in with relatable characters, familiar adolescent struggles, and mysterious goings-on. Set in the Pacific Northwest, readers have the sense of unearthing a modern folktale as the story twists and turns. [Raissa]


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