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8 Addictive Must-Reads

  • FICTION

    PROJECT HAIL MARY

    MAY 4, 2021

FICTION

PROJECT HAIL MARY

by Andy Weir

An unforgettable story of survival and the power of friendship—nothing short of a science-fiction masterwork. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    HOW BEAUTIFUL WE WERE

    MARCH 9, 2021

FICTION

HOW BEAUTIFUL WE WERE

by Imbolo Mbue

A fierce, up-to-the-minute novel that makes you sad enough to grieve and angry enough to fight back. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    PEOPLE LIKE THEM

    JULY 6, 2021

  • FICTION

    THE THERAPIST

    JULY 13, 2021

FICTION

THE THERAPIST

by B.A. Paris

This enthralling book is a mystery, a thriller, and an exploration of how trust—or the lack of it—can color relationships. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    CURSE OF THE SPECTER QUEEN

    JUNE 8, 2021

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

CURSE OF THE SPECTER QUEEN

by Jenny Elder Moke

A fast pace, compelling supernatural mystery, and intriguing historical setting add up to broad appeal. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    BLOOD LIKE MAGIC

    JUNE 15, 2021

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

BLOOD LIKE MAGIC

by Liselle Sambury

A breath of fresh air for the genre; readers will be spellbound. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    NOT MY PROBLEM

    MAY 25, 2021

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

NOT MY PROBLEM

by Ciara Smyth

A noteworthy take on vulnerability and seeking help that doesn’t offer platitudes. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    FIRE WITH FIRE

    JUNE 8, 2021

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

FIRE WITH FIRE

by Destiny Soria

Hits all the marks for an absorbing and high-spirited read. Full review >

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