Avi's Picks

The following books are recommended by Avi. 

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Fangirl: A Novel Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250042613
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Published: Wednesday Books - November 6th, 2018

A stunning coming-of-age novel with a delicious slow-burn romance. My all-time hands-down favorite novel!


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Strange the Dreamer Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780316341677
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 22nd, 2018

A forgotten name, a orphaned librarian, and desert fantasy combined to make an unforgettable read!


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All the Crooked Saints Cover Image
$10.99
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ISBN: 9780545930819
Published: Scholastic Press - August 28th, 2018

A stunning standalone set admidst the Colorado desert about a family of saints and the miracles that they don't perform. My favorite of Steifvater's novels!


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Annihilation: A Novel (The Southern Reach Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374104092
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Published: FSG Originals - February 4th, 2014

Vandermeer's strange and vast world, revealed through the eyes of a biologist, will leave you full of questions and thirsty for more!


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In the Dream House: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450383
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Published: Graywolf Press - December 1st, 2020

A heart-wrenching memoir of queer abuse that highlights both the personal experiences of the author and the history of abuse in relationships outside of the traditional husband-wife framework.


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We Have Always Lived in the Castle: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Shirley Jackson, Jonathan Lethem (Afterword by), Thomas Ott (Illustrator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143039976
Availability: Backordered
Published: Penguin Classics - October 31st, 2006

Deeply unsettling and spooky... Jackson takes a more modern spin on the haunted castles of Gothic yore in a story that keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very last page. 


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Howl's Moving Castle (World of Howl #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780061478789
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Published: Greenwillow Books - April 22nd, 2008

Diana Wynne Jones takes us on a delightful spin through a world of fairytales in a story about knowing your true worth. One of my favorite novels!


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Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626722590
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Published: First Second - May 7th, 2019

A beautifully drawn graphic novel about the emotional toll of on-again, off-again relationships and where the final straw really lies.


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My Brother's Husband, Volumes 1 & 2 (Pantheon Graphic Library) Cover Image
By Gengoroh Tagame, Anne Ishii (Translated by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9780375715181
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Published: Pantheon - February 11th, 2020

A sweet and introspective manga analyzing contemporary Japan's views on homosexuality and how both this generation and the next can move in a more open and accepting direciton. 


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Chime Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142420928
Availability: Special Order
Published: Speak - April 12th, 2012

A strangely compelling fantasy novel about emotional abuse and a young girl's struggle to find the truth about herself. 


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The Way of Kings: Book One of the Stormlight Archive Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780765376671
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Published: Tor Books - March 4th, 2014

Fans of Robert Jordan and George R. R. Martin will love the meticulous worldbuilding in another stunning fantasy novel by Brandon Sanderson!


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The Tea Dragon Society Cover Image
By K. O'Neill, K. O'Neill (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781620107379
Availability: Backordered
Published: Oni Press - June 16th, 2020

A beautiful story about carrying on traditions and the communities they create. O'Neill's deft hand conjures wonderful art and a captivating storyline, so settle down with a mug of tea to enjoy this whimsical fantasy!


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Hunger Pangs: True Love Bites Cover Image
By Joy Demorra, Roselark Publishing (Editor), Jen Hickman (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781953600004
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Published: Humerus Intentions Publishing LLC - December 5th, 2020

A fantastic queer fantasy written by a polyamorous author! Demorra also wrote a second version that doesn't have any sex scenes, if those make you uncomfortable!


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The Lady's Guide to Celestial Mechanics: Feminine Pursuits Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062931795
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Published: Avon Impulse - July 23rd, 2019

A lovely lesbian period romance! I absolutely couldn't put it down!


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Stitch 'n Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780761128182
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 3rd, 2004

A fantastic handbook for those just learning to knit!