Mikala's Picks

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Black Leopard, Red Wolf (The Dark Star Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780735220171
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 5th, 2019

An easy way to describe this book is that a group of people (and a buffalo) are hired to find a missing child. The better way to describe this book is that in a world where humans shapeshift into animals, demons walk the earth, and witches are around every corner, a child is taken and held under mysterious circumstances. 

Marlon James does a truly beautiful job of throwing you in to a world that is at once recognizable as our own, but steeped in wild magic and shapeshifting creatures that resemble nothing known to us. If you're a fan of fantasy novels look no further! Once you start reading this book, you won't want to stop. 


Killing Commendatore: A novel Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780525520047
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Published: Knopf - October 9th, 2018

The Incendiaries: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735213890
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 31st, 2018

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A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Five Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780553582017
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Published: Bantam - October 29th, 2013

The fifth book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series is finally out in paperback! This is a seriously epic fantasy saga that will take you on a dragon-filled roller coaster ride through the world of Martin's Westeros and then some. If back-stabs, betrayal, and cunning logic are to your liking then this is a story for you. I cannot wait for Martin to complete this series so we can finally find out who will win the throne!


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Northwood: A Novella Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781948226011
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Published: Black Balloon Publishing - November 6th, 2018

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The Vegetarian: A Novel Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781101906118
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Published: Hogarth - August 23rd, 2016

The Vegetarian is a haunting, original tale about a woman who starts by swearing off meat... then everything else. Much to the dismay of her husband and family, this begins to affect her mental and physical health. Soon we're taken along with Yeong-hye through her nightmares and struggles to break free from violence. This novel won the Man Booker International Prize and after you read it it's very apparent why. I can't wait to see what else author Han Kang creates.


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The Martian: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780553418026
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Published: Broadway Books - October 28th, 2014

Wow! The Martian was one of the best books I've read in a long time. An amiable engineer, Mark Watney gets left behind on Mars after a mission landing gone wrong.  This is a sci-fi book with a friendly touch of humanity- a must read!!


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The Buried Giant: A novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307271037
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Published: Knopf - March 3rd, 2015

Like much of Ishiguro's previous novels, this one often gave me chills and left me thinking about it for days after I had finished. Set in sub-Roman Britain, we follow Axl and Beatrice on a mysterious journey to find their son. The path is a long and dangerous one for a dragon has settled the land and the endearing couple can't quite remember where their son lives, or much of anything else for that matter. Prepare to have your emotions rocked by this story.


Bad Feminist: Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062282712
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 5th, 2014

Roxane Gay brings a refreshing voice to many relevant social issues. In her first book of nonfiction essays Gay takes on feminism, race, gender, and equality. I love love love this book. 


“I believe feminism is grounded in supporting the choices of women even if we wouldn’t make certain choices for ourselves." -Roxane Gay, Bad Feminist.


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Between the World and Me Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780812993547
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - July 14th, 2015

This is a critical text on the issue of race in America today. Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote this book as a letter to his young son, informing him of our nation's history and current crisis. What a refreshing and much needed voice on the subject.


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The Grace of Kings (The Dandelion Dynasty #1) Cover Image
By Ken Liu
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ISBN: 9781481451864
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - February 23rd, 2016

Gods walk amongst men in this enormous undertaking of a novel set in Ken Liu's newest fantasy world. The islands of Dara have been under rule by a harsh king for far too long and now the people are rebelling. Written in a prose-like style, The Grace of Kings feels like a dramatic re-telling of historical events with good guys and villains aplenty. Best of all, Liu is planning to make this in to a trilogy!


The Wall of Storms (The Dandelion Dynasty #2) Cover Image
By Ken Liu
$29.99
ISBN: 9781481424301
Availability: Backordered
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - October 4th, 2016

Even better than the first one!!


The Underground Railroad: A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780345804327
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Published: Anchor - January 30th, 2018

Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419731402
Availability: Backordered
Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 25th, 2018

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Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire) Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781524796280
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Published: Bantam - November 20th, 2018

Wow! For fans of Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series... you need to read this! Fire & Blood is written as a historical account of the events that took place after the Targaryens fled Valyria. Like Martin's previous books, this one is rich in detail and gives you so many answers to questions you might have had from reading ASOIAF. I really love this!


Exit West: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735212206
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 27th, 2018