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Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff
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Bluescreen by Dan Wells
Bluescreen (Mirador, #1)
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Marisa Carnesca lives in the Los Angeles of the near future. In her world most people have a smart phone-like device called a djinni plugged directly into their brains, and Mari is a computer expert and a member of a nearly-professional virtual reali ...more
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As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner
As Bright as Heaven
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Remember how I read Get Well Soon and found myself musing on how many books I'd read that are set during epidemics? Well, I did it again.

As Bright as Heaven is set in Philadelphia during the 1918 flu pandemic (incidentally this is precisely the in
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Love and Ruin by Paula McLain
Love and Ruin
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Another well-done biopic from Paula McLain.

In The Paris Wife, McLain wrote about Ernest Hemingway's first wife. Love and Ruin is about Hemingway's third wife, Martha Gelhorn. Gelhorn is fascinating in her own right. She was a brilliant war corresp
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Furyborn by Claire Legrand
Furyborn (Empirium, #1)
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Furyborn was such a slog for me.

Claire Legrand's new novel, and the first book in her new series, is an epic high fantasy. The narration alternates between two storylines. Rielle conquers a series of tests to prove that she's the prophesied Sun Qu
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Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi
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I feel like my expectations were a little too high for this one. I saw several excellent reviews of this book and saw Mary H.K. Choi in a couple of panels at an event I went to before I read the book (I wanted to read it before I went, but life). An ...more
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Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel
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Only Human is the conclusion to the Themis Files, and it was probably my least favorite of the trilogy. That doesn't mean that I hated it. I just didn't think it was as engaging as the other two books.

Only Human picks up nine years after the even
The Selection by Kiera Cass
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Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor
Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer, #2)
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Educated by Tara Westover
" Sara wrote: "I wish I could if been at book club!! I recently read this-and it captivated me! And NO book club to discuss at!"

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Tamora Pierce
“There's plenty more fish in the sea than Prince Jonathan," he told her softly. "And this particular fish loves you with all his crooked heart."
-George to Alanna”
Tamora Pierce, The Woman Who Rides Like a Man

Dr. Seuss
“Be grateful you’re not in the forest in France
Where the average young person just hasn’t a chance
To escape from the perilous pants eating plants
But your pants are safe, you’re a fortunate guy
You ought to be shouting how lucky am I”
Dr. Seuss, Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?

Eva Ibbotson
“She stood looking carefully at the labeled portraits Ursala had put up: Little Crow, Chief of the Santees, Geronimo, last of the Apaches, and Ursala's favorite, Big Foot, dying in the snow at Wounded Knee.
"Isn't that where the massacre was?" asked Ellen.
"Yes. I'm going to go there when I'm grown up. To Wounded Knee."
"That seems sensible," said Ellen.”
Eva Ibbotson, A Song for Summer

Tamora Pierce
“Tris: "I was reading."
Sandry: "You're always reading. The only way people can ever talk to you is to interrupt."
Tris: "Then maybe they shouldn't talk to me.”
Tamora Pierce, Briar's Book

Lemony Snicket
“A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them.”
Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

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