Julia

Don't judge a reader by their staff picks. Yes, my list may seem heavily female and fantasy oriented. There is so much more to my library! I also happen to enjoy mysteries, non-fiction, memoirs (about walking places), legend/folklore/mythology, and science fiction as well (admittedly Star Wars!).

Julia's Staff Picks:

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Long Way Down Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481438254
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Atheneum Books - October 24th, 2017

Bookseller: Julia

Comments: 

Jason Renolds is fast becoming a favorite of mine. His books never fail to satisfy, entertain, or get me thinking. 
How long is an elevator ride? 30 seconds? Short enough to maintain your need for revenge, misguided by anger and hurt? Long enough for your ghost to convince you otherwise? Or not?
In Long Way Down we may not get a clear cut answer. What we do get is a chance to witness, to glimpse a young man's struggle to follow the 
RULES as he has been taught, the rules of his world, his neighborhood.

NO CRYING
NO SNITCHING
GET REVENGE


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Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316508889
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 31st, 2017

Bookseller: Julia
Title: Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow 

Comments:
Coming soon!


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All the Crooked Saints Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780545930802
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 10th, 2017

Bookseller: Julia
Title: All the Crooked Saints

Comments:
Coming soon!


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Breathe and Be: A Book of Mindfulness Poems Cover Image
By Kate Coombs, Anna Emilia Laitinen (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781622039371
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Sounds True - November 2017

Bookseller: Julia
Title: Breathe and Be

Comments:
Coming soon!


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Jane, Unlimited Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780803741492
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Published: Kathy Dawson Books - September 19th, 2017

Bookseller: Julia
Title: Jane, Unlimited

Comments:
Coming soon


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It Starts with a Seed Cover Image
By Laura Knowles, Jennie Webber (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781910277263
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Published: Words & Pictures - September 5th, 2017

Bookseller: Julia
Title: It Starts with a Seed

Comments:
Coming soon


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Sarabella's Thinking Cap Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525429180
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Published: Dial Books - September 5th, 2017

Bookseller: Julia
Title: Sarabella's Thinking Cap

Comments:
Coming soon


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Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062362599
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Published: Harper - June 13th, 2017

Bookseller: Julia
Title: Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

Comments:
This was an incredible book to read. Roxane Gay has written a memoir that is as direct as it gets. Straight up. It reaches out and grabs at you in so many ways. Roxane's honesty is sad, a little disturbing, & beautiful. Though not my story I felt it in my bones. We don't get excuses, or justification, or an apology for the condition of her body- we are given a reason. A horrible event that had a tremendous effect on a young woman.I admire Roxane for writing this memoir, her lack of apologyis admirable. It is bold.  Roxane Gay is my hero.


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Difficult Women Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780802125392
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Published: Grove Press - January 3rd, 2017

Bookseller: Julia
Title: Difficult Women

Comments:
Difficult Women is a collection of beautifully written stories about the pain and anger hidden deep down inside screaming for release. Some of them are shocking, maybe even ugly. But they are very real. Completely & brutally honest. They are stripped bare & they are brave. 
"a collection of stories of rare force and beauty, of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection."
Roxane Gay's writing is phenomenal. The diverse cast of women in these stories come from places of privilege, poverty, and everything in between. They cover topics of violence, love, hate, sex, guilt, trauma, loss, motherhood, race, relationships, and abuse. Each story/woman is distinctly her own person and at the same time universally all of us.
As dark as this collection is, it is also full of strength, endurance, love, and even hope. 


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Within the Sanctuary of Wings: A Memoir by Lady Trent Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780765377654
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Published: Tor Books - April 25th, 2017

Bookseller: Julia
Title: Within the Sanctuary of Wings: A Memoir by Lady Trent

Comments:
A fitting conclusion to the memoirs of Lady Trent. Isabella takes us on one last adventure where she faces the perils of nature & politics, only to come across her greatest discovery. This final chapter was as pleasurable as the previous books.


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Forever, or a Long, Long Time Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062385680
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Published: HarperCollins - March 7th, 2017

Bookseller: Julia
Title: Forever, or a Long, Long Time

Comments:
Forever, or a Long Long Time is about two adopted children, who have lived in foster care most of their lives that have to learn to be part of a family, to be with people. To get to that point they go searching into the past to discover what they don't remember. Where they come from, who has loved them and how they were found by their adoptive mother.This story is heart-wrenchingly beautiful and precious. It's about trauma, family, childhood, love. Follow Flora and Julian on a journey to find trust and accept their forever home.


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The Bear and the Nightingale Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101885956
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Published: Del Rey Books - June 27th, 2017

Bookseller: Julia
Title: The Bear and the Nightingale

Comments:
"This book is so authentically written, so beautifully crafted that reading it made me feel at home at once."
I cannot say enough how much I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Bear and the Nightingale; I haven't loved a book this much in a while.
Recommended for fans of: Uprooted by Naomi Novik, Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, and Neil Gaiman.
This is a breathtaking story set in medieval Russia, somewhere in between the northern wilds and the kingdom's capital in a small village caught between the old and new religions. It charts the life of Vasya from birth, who was born with a wildness about her, as she navigates the shifting dynamics in her village. 
This tale will envelope you in its history and magic. This debut novel wonderfully blends fairytale and historical Russia.