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By Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Lucia Graves (Translator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143034902
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Published: Penguin Books - January 25th, 2005

Join young Daniel on his quest to learn more about the mysterious author Julian Carax. This story has it all - romance, mystery, suspense...above all, this book exudes a wonderful sense of fulfillment. Wonderful, BEAUTIFUL read.

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By Jeff Lemire, Jeff Lemire (Illustrator)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781603090384
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - August 2009

With heartbreaking and beautiful plot and illustration, Jeff Lemire takes you on a trip up to Essex county in Canada, where rural living, hockey, and family secrets live on. This is a STELLAR graphic novel! You’ve GOT to check it out!

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780618883028
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - July 5th, 2011

I can’t put this book down! I utterly LOVE the voyeuristic look into the life of Scientology’s founder, L. Ron Hubbard, and all the murky-and also, surprisingly intriguing-details of the church’s operations. FASCINATING!

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780439023481
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 2008

Set in an America of the future, the Hunger Games is a strange hybrid of reality tv, cutthroat lifestyles, and the classic good vs. evil drama. I literally could NOT put this book down! One of my favorite books of all time!

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$15.00
ISBN: 9780385343800
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Published: Bantam - September 27th, 2011

In a simultaneous humorous and insightful account of his life as a bipolar man getting through life, medical school, and a soon to be famous father, Kurt, Mark Vonnegut explains life as he sees it. This book provides a fascinating glimpse into the life of an above average man overachieving and failing, succeeding and learning, and most wonderfully of all, foraging for wild mushrooms and coming to terms (sort of) with his own mortality. A great book! You can’t pass this up!

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780876853627
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Published: Ecco Press - May 31st, 2002

One of my favorite books of Bukowski’s poetry! Wonderfully bleak, crude, and honest. Bukowski is simple, poignant, and by far one of my favorite dead poets.

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780143120537
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Published: Penguin Books - February 28th, 2012

This book is a wonderfully geeky look at an even geekier subject: the human mind. More specifically, how does our memory work? Are there REALLY people out there with photographic memories? And how do I build a memory palace?! Fantastic read!

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$15.95
ISBN: 9780307454546
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Published: Vintage - June 23rd, 2009

Everybody’s reading it, and for a great reason: IT’S MIND-NUMBINGLY, SPINE-TINGLINGLY GOOD!!! Filled with dirty family secrets, intrigue, and excellent characters, Stieg Larsson’s first book of the ‘Millennium’ trilogy can’t be passed by!

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$15.00
ISBN: 9780307592293
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Published: Three Rivers Press (CA) - May 4th, 2010

Everyone’s family has photographic evidence of major embarrassment. Laugh your way through this collection of horrifically awkward wonderment! And check out the website!

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$19.95
ISBN: 9781844672387
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Published: Verso - April 17th, 2008

As a history nerd, I can think of literally NOTHING better than a (pretty darn detailed!) overview of the world’s history, complete with glossary and index! Be still my geeky heart! This is not just a book, but a useful, wonderful tool!

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By Franz Kafka, David Wyllie (Translator)
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ISBN: 9780486470610
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Published: Dover Publications - July 2009

By far the most enjoyable and intelligible of Kafka’s novels, The Trial is still classically Kafkaeque: everyone wants the protagonist, someone’s out to get him, and confusion always reigns supreme. Oh, and we don’t know exactly what K.’s on trial for. It doesn’t matter – this book is fantastic, and provides new perspectives upon each subsequent read! Check it out!

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ISBN: 9780316777735
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 1998

Nudist camps, hitchhiking, odd jobs – oh my! Like any of Sedaris’ work, this book is born from his uproariously hilarious life experiences, crafted effortlessly into a thought provoking and knee-slappingly good read.

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ISBN: 9780061177583
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Published: Ecco Press - July 29th, 2014

If you ever really wanted to know how Bukowski grew into the gritty, often lewd and brutally beautiful writer he was, here’s the beginning of it – his formative years. Humorous, raw, and imbued with the spirit of my favorite poet.

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$7.99
ISBN: 9780763622596
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Published: Candlewick - February 23rd, 2004

When I first read this book in high school, I was first intrigued and then horrified by the idea of how deeply technology may permeate the human mind in the future... A wonderfully creative look at what may come and the challenges we could face as a society. Love this book!

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780140449136
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Published: Penguin Books - December 31st, 2002

Meet Raskolnikov, the best reason you’ll ever have not to kill someone. Inner turmoil made all the more complex and soul-wrenching in Dostoyevsky’s typical style, Crime and Punishment is one of those books you’ll both pat yourself on the back for finishing and thank yourself for picking up. Personally, I think it’s his best, and I dare you to give it a shot and tell me differently.

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$18.00
ISBN: 9780143112723
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Published: Penguin Books - September 2007

Here, the ultimate word nerds set the record straight on countless grammar issues. You think you know English? Think again! And, believe it or not, this is grammar taught with dry, subtle snark! Trust me, you need this – nerds and all, alike.

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780385334143
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Published: Dial Press - May 10th, 1999

By far my FAVORITE of Kurt Vonnegut’s works, this book explores identity and morality in WWII-era Germany through the eyes of a fugitive. Fascinating and funny to the last page, you’re reminded that you are what you pretend to be.

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ISBN: 9781416544210
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Published: Scribner Book Company - July 6th, 2010

I love books that discuss pop culture in intellectual detail---this is definitely one of them. Never before have I thought much about Garth Brooks or voyeurism but now I have! Interesting read!

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By Sun Tzu, John Minford (Editor), John Minford (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780140439199
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Published: Penguin Books - August 26th, 2003

I still remember reading this book cover to cover the day I graduated from high school. I found so many principles generally applicable and helpful in my life. I recommend it highly.

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$24.95
ISBN: 9781590171257
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Published: New York Review of Books - May 31st, 2005

Many of you probably grew up with D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths, but this one takes the cake. From Odin to Ragnarokk, this book has the basics of Norse mythology covered, and with illustrations! Super rad.

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$26.99
ISBN: 9780316056861
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Published: Reagan Arthur Books - April 5th, 2011

Former SNL funnywoman Tina Fey discusses what it’s like to grow up awkwardly, manage teams of funny people, and to live without shame in a world of photoshop. Tina Fey has a wonderfully witty and comical way of writing. I couldn’t stand to put this book down!

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