Brittany's Picks

Brittany's Picks As a self-proclaimed Anglophile, I've taken up a challenge this year to try to read outside my usual tastes. Be sure to check out our staff Goodreads account to see what is next on the nightstand!

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Grant Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781594204876
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Published: Penguin Press - October 10th, 2017

What a great biography!  Chernow brings Grant to life and presents an incredible portrait of a man who was not only a soldier, but a good husband, a hopeful leader, and an addict struggling to recover.


Uncommon Type: Some Stories Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781101946152
Availability: Backordered
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 17th, 2017

A charming collection of fiction from one of Hollywood's greats!  Utterly fantastic!


The Essex Serpent Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062666376
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Published: Custom House - June 6th, 2017

Dark and twisty novel in Victorian England, with science and romance and everything you could want.


I'd Die for You: And Other Lost Stories Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501144349
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Published: Scribner Book Company - April 25th, 2017

I love Fitzgerald, especially his short stories, and this is an incredibly edited collection.  Like Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman, this book only gets better when you put it into the historical context.  So much love for Scott!


A Darker Shade of Magic Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780765376466
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Published: Tor Books - January 19th, 2016

SO GOOD!  This might be one of my favorite fantasy books I've ever read - it's original and twisty and so clever.  Plus, the whole series is out and it's all AMAZING!


Instructions Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Charles Vess (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780061960321
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Published: HarperCollins - April 21st, 2015

PERFECTION.  Pure and simple.


For the Glory: Eric Liddell's Journey from Olympic Champion to Modern Martyr Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781594206207
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Published: Penguin Press - May 10th, 2016

This book is an amazing look at one of the most inspiring Olympic athletes. Chariots of Fire did a great job of showing Liddell's enthusiasm for the sport, but Hamilton takes his story further to his missionary work in China and his internment during World War II.  An inspiring look beyond the gold medal - perfect for the Olympic season!


The Shepherd's Life: Modern Dispatches from an Ancient Landscape Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250060266
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Published: Flatiron Books - September 27th, 2016

This is totally spectacular.  Rebanks' writing is simple and elegant, and he gives great insight into the world of shepherding.  Amazing book!


Seven Brief Lessons on Physics Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399184413
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 1st, 2016

All I can say is WOW.


The Night Manager Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780399594007
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 29th, 2016

Intense, fascinating, and totally thrilling!  Le Carre makes espionage magic with this book - and it's going to be a TV series soon.


Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307888778
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Published: Broadway Books - May 14th, 2013

Brittany's Picks Brittany: THE BEST SPY BOOK EVER. Okay, maybe not ever, but definitely up there. You'll laugh, bite your nails, learn something, and hold your breath again and again. One of my all-time favorites.


Fortunately, the Milk Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Skottie Young (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780062224088
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Published: HarperCollins - September 30th, 2014

Brittany's Picks Brittany: It all begins when Dad is in charge of the kids and they run out of milk. What seems like a boring trip to the store turns into a wild adventure with time machines, wumpires, and, fortunately, the milk. You can't help but laugh out loud through the whole thing-a must read for grown-ups and kids alike!


To Kill a Mockingbird Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780061120084
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Published: HarperCollins Publishers - May 23rd, 2006

Brittany's Picks Brittany: The most perfect of all American literature - you MUST read this book. Be sure to check out Harper Lee's latest, Go Set a Watchman, out July 14th!  http://www.thebookseller.biz/book/9780062409850


Possession: A Romance Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780679735908
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Published: Vintage Books USA - October 1st, 1991

The ultimate novel!  I love everything about this and wish I could just keep reading it over and over again!