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Caleb and Kit | Beth Vrabel
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Caleb walks through the woods near his house, he sees what looks like an angel sitting atop a boulder with the sun shining down on her through the trees. Kit, gives him all he‘s ever hoped for—the freedom of being normal without the reality of cystic fibrosis looming over him. Caleb lies and skips summer camp to play with Kit. It isn‘t until he learns that Kit‘s mother is neglecting her that he realizes their fairytale summer must come to an end.

monalyisha Oh, I‘m glad to see another book by her! I really liked 9mo
Tanzy13 📚❤️ 8mo
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The small town of Clarkville has seen better days. Ever since the Cohen factory burned down a few years ago, jobs are scarce and unemployment is high. But each year for one night the Carnival of Wishes and Dreams comes to town and everyone gets to indulge in a little wonder and delight. For three girls who each receive notes asking them to meet the anonymous sender at midnight at the Ferris Wheel, its an evening that promises to be truly magical.

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Gracies a typical girl in an atypical world: one where sasquatches helped to win the Civil War, where dragons glide over Route 1 on their way south for the winter (sometimes burning down an Applebee‘s along the way), and where Dark Clouds come for people when they die.

One day, a cloud comes looking for her little brother. Determined to protect Sam, theyll have to learn to believe—and trust the world holds more possibilities than ever imagined.

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Quintessence | Jess Redman
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Alma moved to the town of Four Points. She‘s homesick and every day feels less and less like herself.

But one day she finds a telescope and through its lens, she watches a star―a star that looks like a child―fall from the sky. Alma knows that it‘s up to her to save the star. And so, with the help of some unlikely new friends, she sets out on a quest that will take a little bit of science, a little bit of magic, and her whole self.

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The Miraculous | Jess Redman
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I‘m almost 25, but I‘m a sucker for a mid-grade book with some inspirational messages…🥰

Tanzy13 🙂📚❤️ 9mo
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The Miraculous | Jess Redman
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In a journal he calls The Miraculous, Ellis records stories of the inexplicable and the extraordinary. And he believes every single one. But then his sister dies. If that can happen, then miracles can’t exist. So he gets rid of The Miraculous and stops believing.

Then he meets Faye—a. Together, they find a house by the cemetery and a woman who just might be a witch. She asks them to believe. And they go on a journey that leads to miracles.

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The Light Jar | Lisa Thompson
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Nate and his mother are running away. Fleeing from emotion al abusive, they hide out in an abandoned cottage in the middle of a forest.

One day his mother heads off and doesn't return. Has she run into trouble or abandoned him?

But comfort can come from unexpected places: a strange girl trying to solve a treasure hunt, and the reappearance of a friend from his past. Will Nate find the bravery he needs to face his fears and illuminate his future?

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Since her mother‘s disappearance, Tilly Pages has found comfort in the stories at Pages & Co., her grandparents‘ bookshop. When her favorite characters, Anne of Green Gables and Alice from Wonderland, show up at the shop, Tilly‘s adventures become real. She can follow Anne and Alice into their books, and discovers she can bookwander into any story. When new secrets are uncovered, it‘s up to Tilly to solve the mystery of what happened to her mother

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An Elephant in the Garden | Michael Morpurgo
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Lizzie and Karl's mother is a zoo keeper; the family has become attached to an orphaned elephant named Marlene, who will be killed as a precautionary measure so she and the other animals don't run wild should the zoo be hit by bombs. The family persuades the zoo director to let Marlene stay in their garden instead. When the city is bombed, the family flees, but how can they walk the same route when they have an elephant, and keep themselves safe?

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The Ice House | Monica Sherwood
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An unyielding winter freeze has left Louisa snowed into her apartment building for months with parents coping with extreme stress, a little brother struggling with cabin fever, and--awkwardly--her neighbor and former close friend, Luke.

Louisa and Luke build a snow fort in their yard. But their creation opens up a portal and sets them on a mission: to restore the universe to its rightful order, so the ice will melt and life will return to normal.

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Mallory Estate is the last place wants to spend her summer. The grounds are always cold, the garden out back is dead, a mysterious group of children call the property home, and there's a rumor that the owner of the estate and Piper's wealthy grandmother--is a witch.

The house and its garden hold many secrets and Piper will need to believe in herself, her new friends, and magic if she wants to unlock them before it's too late.

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Cara Jenkins feels most at home clinging to a rock wall by her fingertips. She‘s enjoyed a roaming life with her mountaineering parents, making the natural world her jungle gym. But when tragedy strikes on an Ecuadoran mountaintop, Cara‘s nomadic lifestyle comes to an abrupt halt. Starting over at her grandparents‘ home in Detroit, Cara embarks on a year of discovery, uncovering unknown strengths, friendships, and love.

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Seperate Peace | John Knowles
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A Separate Peace centers on a complicated friendship between two adolescent boys. Gene and Finny are roommates at the northeastern Devon School, where they become thick as thieves despite their very different personalities. But as the shy, unathletic Gene grows jealous of Finny‘s easy confidence, he‘s driven to do something unforgivable — after which their lives will ever be the same.

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House of Furies | Madeleine Roux
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What a very “Alice”y quote. 💫💕
Madeleine Roux is always a joy to read.
So glad I have some downtime today to just read and turn off the world. 📚

Tanzy13 💫💕📚❤️ 1mo
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The Lost | Natasha Preston
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Teens go missing all the time in Aurora. But when one of Piper and Hazel's classmates disappears, they become determined to find out the truth of what happened to her.

While investigating, they meet 3 handsome, rich grad students..who kidnap them. The girls are taken to a building in a private-owned forest. The building isn‘t just designed to keep them locked away—every room is a test in survival. And Piper and Hazel wont give up without a fight.

OutsmartYourShelf Sounds intriguing! 4y
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The Sisterhood | A.J. Grainger
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Lil‘s heart broke when her sister disappeared. There‘s been no trace of her since she vanished, so when Lil sees a girl lying in the road near her house she thinks for a moment that it‘s her.

The girl is hurt and disorientated and Lil has no choice but to take her home, even though something‘s not right. The girl claims to be from the community, The Sisterhood of the Light. But why does she have strange marks on her arms, and why is she running?

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You Owe Me a Murder | Eileen Cook
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Kim never expected to plot a murder. But that was before her boyfriend dumped her for another girl. Now, Kim‘s stuck on a class trip to London with him and his new soulmate and she can‘t help wishing he was a little bit dead.

But when Kim meets Nicki, a stranger on the plane who‘s more than willing to listen to Kim‘s woes, things start to look up. When she jokes about swapping murders, Kim plays along—that is, until Kim‘s ex mysteriously dies...

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The Last 8 | Laura Pohl
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Clover has always been a survivor, which is the only reason she isn't among the dead when aliens invade and destroy Earth.

When she hears a radio message, she's shocked to learn there are other survivors— all at the former Area 51. Only they aren't the ragtag group of heroes she was expecting. The group seems more interested in hiding than fighting back. But then she finds a hidden spaceship, and she doesn't know what to believe…or who to trust.

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Pretend She's Here | Luanne Rice
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Emily best friend died last year.

And Emily hasn't stopped grieving. Lizzie was lively, loud, and fun -- Emily's better half.

Lizzie's parents and her sister understand her pain. They miss Lizzie desperately, too.

Desperately enough to do something crazy.
Something unthinkable.

Suddenly, Emily's life is hurtling toward a very dark place -- and she's not sure she'll ever be able to return to what she once knew was real.

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Four walls. One window. No way to escape. Hannah knows there's been a mistake. She didn't need to be institutionalized. What happened to her roommate at her summer program was an accident. As soon as the doctors and judge figure out that she isn't a danger to herself or others, she can go home.

Then Lucy arrives. She may be the only person who can get her to confront the dangerous secrets that landed her there in the first place.

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The Waning Age | S. E. Grove, Sylvia Sellers Garcia
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In a parallel present, Natalia works as a hotel maid, practices martial arts, and cares for her brother, Calvino.

When kids reach Cal's age, they lose their ability to feel emotion. But Cal isn't waning. When a mysterious corporation kidnaps him for testing, Natalia's reaction surprises her: she's crushed, and she'll do anything to save her brother from their experiments. But the road to his rescue leads her to the shocking truth about waning.

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Meet Me in Outer Space | Melinda Grace
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Edie has a disability that impacts her learning. It isn't visible, it isn't obvious, and it isn't something she likes to advertise.

And for three semesters, her hard work and perseverance carried her through. She thinks she has her disability under control until... French 102, and meeting a professor unwilling to help. She finds herself caught between getting the help she needs and convincing her professor that shes not looking for an easy out.

KS1805 I think I‘ll have to add this book to want to read. I am trying to read more diverse books but haven‘t added any disability books to my TBR. 4y
Gina Not only do I run a home for people with disablities I also havr a child with Asbergers Autism. This book just hit the top of my TBR list! Sweet! 4y
Gina @KS1805 You might also want to check out... it is fiction but based on the authors fight with crippling anxiety 4y
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KS1805 @Gina I‘m adding it to my TBR. Thanks! 4y
Gina @KS1805 I swear this is the last one. Again this is fictional but this one is about autism and it was so amazing that they made a play out of it which visually looks outstanding. Being in the field I search these books out. 😁😀😃 4y
HiddenGemBooks @Gina @KS1805 yes, turtles all the way down is definitely a fantastic book to delve into this genre. I clinically have Aspergers myself, and not “school smart” but have different strengths I can bring to the table. I love books that reflect and promote dis*ABLE*ments 😉❤️ 4y
KS1805 @Gina suggest as many books as you love! That‘s why I‘m here! @HiddenGemBooks I‘m heading to the library today, with your seconding Turtles, I‘ll pick it up. Thanks! 4y
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Nick and June Were Here | Shalanda Stanley
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Nick and June were best friends for years.

Now, June is coping with a new diagnosis of schizophrenia, a secret she asked Nick to keep. Nick is a car thief, supporting his aunt with the money and focusing on art whenever he can.

When June's condition sends her to the hospital and Nick's latest crime threatens to land him in prison, the two decide to run away. When the world is trying to tear them apart, can they find a way to stay together?

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All the Bright Places | Jennifer Niven
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Jennifer Niven 🥰👏
I think if I have any resolution for this coming year it will definitely be to reach out to those whose creative hard work I appreciate. Precisely authors and directors. Who writes like this!? Who can successfully sum up indescribable feelings into a few sentences?very few people can. That‘s talent right there. Those who turn intangible emotion into comprehensible literature and/or movies are gifted and magnificent humans.

Tanzy13 👏🙌 4y
Kitty_Rochsmith That book was effing brilliant!!❤️ 4y
Nute Agree! and I like the idea of saying thank-you to artists. How will you do it? 4y
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Unnatural Disasters | Jeff Hirsch
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Will the Class of 2038 be the last class ever?

Lucy and her boyfriend have been planning a post-graduation trip for months, despite the unstable world they live in. But when everyone's phones start to ring during prom, Lucy knows something terrible has happened—something new. Decades of climate change have taken their toll, religious extremism is spreading, refugees have nowhere left to turn, and terrorism is common. But this is worse. Far worse.

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The Art of Losing | Lizzy Mason
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At a party, Harley discovers her sister Audrey, hooking up with her boyfriend Mike, and she leaves them in a rage. When drunk Mike attempts to drive Audrey home, he crashes and Audrey ends up in a coma. Harley is left with guilt and grief. So it‘s a surprising when she reconnects with a neighbor and childhood friend who‘s recently out of AA wrestling his own demons. He starts to show her a path forward that she never would have believed possible.

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In an Absent Dream | Seanan McGuire
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This is the story of a very serious young girl who would rather study and dream than become a housewife and live up to the expectations of the world around her.

When she finds a doorway to a world of reason, riddles and lies, she thinks she found paradise. Alas, everything costs at the goblin market, and when her time there draws to a close, she makes a bargain that never plays out well.

Wayward Children #4
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Keep reading @Carolyn11215 😉

Carolyn11215 Ohhhh...I don‘t have this one yet. Think I‘ll make reading books 2 and 3 one of my first enjoyable tasks in 2019! 4y
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Every Heart a Doorway | Seanan McGuire
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Children have always disappeared under odd conditions; slipping through the shadows under beds, the back of a wardrobe, or tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere else. But magical lands have little need for children.

Nancy fell once, now she‘s back. What she‘s experienced change a person. The children under Miss West‘s care understand all too well. Each of them is seeking a way back to their fantasy world.

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GondorGirl These books are SO good! 4y
Carolyn11215 Such an amazing book! I have the 2nd and 3rd in the series but haven‘t read because I don‘t want to have finished them. :) 4y
Paula3 Sounds awesome 4y
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The Similars | Rebecca Hanover
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The Similars are all anyone talks about at Darkwood Academy. Who are these clones? Who broke the law to create them?

Emma‘s best friend, Oliver, died over the summer and all she can think about is how to get through her junior year without him. Then she sees Levi—Oliver's DNA replica and a Similar.

Emma wants nothing to do with the them, but she keeps getting pulled deeper into their web, uncovering the dark truth, and no one can be trusted.

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Other Words for Smoke | Sarah Maria Griffin
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When the women from the house at the end of the lane went missing, none of the townspeople knew what happened. A tragedy, they called it. Only Mae and Rossa know the truth about that summer.

Only they know about the owl in the wall, the uncanny cat, creatures that devour love and fear, trials of loving someone who longs for power, freedom, and magic. They know what brought everything tumbling down around them. And they‘ll never breathe a word.

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The Black Coats | Colleen Oakes
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The secretive Black Coats have been exacting vengeance on men who hurt women for years. And Thea has just received an invitation to join them. This is the opportunity she‘s been waiting for to finally get justice for her cousin, whose killer went free.

Together they carry out Balancings—acts of revenge guaranteed to teach a lesson.

But when the Balancings escalate in brutality, she discovers that the Black Coats aren‘t all they seem to be.

DefLeppard Never heard of this, sounds really good. 4y
Itchyfeetreader This sounds very interesting 4y
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The Vanishing Stair | Maureen Johnson
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All Stevie wanted was to solve the Ellingham mystery, but instead she found her classmate dead. And crimes of the past still wait in the dark. Just as she‘s putting it together, her parents pull her out of the academy.

Now that she‘s away from the topiaries and secret tunnels, she feels disconnected from the rest of the world. But riddles are still waiting to be unraveled, and the path to the truth has more twists and turns than she can imagine.

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Ellis has made note of all possible scenarios of the end of the world, and is prepared for each one. What she doesn‘t expect is meeting Hannah in her therapist‘s waiting room. Hannah calls their meeting fate. After all, Ellis is scared about the end of the world; Hannah knows when its going to happen.

The girls become fast friends. As Ellis tries to help Hannah decipher her doomsday premonition, she learns there are secrets she isn‘t telling her.

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After the liver disease she was born with flares up unexpectedly, roller derby star Amelia, eighteen, must come to terms with the brevity of life while hoping for an organ transplant.

Then a friend from the past shows up. With Will, it‘s easy to forget about what‘s lurking underneath their time together. On the other hand, with the odds decidedly not in her favor, Amelia knows this feeling couldn‘t last forever. But what can?

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Missing, Presumed Dead | Emma Berquist
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With a touch, Lexi can sense how and when someone will die. Some say it‘s a gift. But to Lexi it‘s a curse—one that keeps her friendless and alone. All that changes when Lexi foresees the violent death of Jane.

Jane doesn‘t go to the afterlife quietly. Her ghost remains behind, determined to hunt down her murderer, and she needs Lexi‘s help. Lexi will do anything to help Jane, to make up for the fact that she didn‘t save Jane‘s life.

Christine11 This one sounds good! 4y
Anitareads Can't wait for this one. 4y
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The Missing Season | Gillian French
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Whenever kids go missing in October, Pender kids know whats behind it: a monster in the marshes named the Mumbler.

That‘s what Clara‘s new crew tells her when she moves to town: Bree and Sage, who take her under their wing; Trace, whose taken the lead on this year‘s prank war, and Kincaid.

As Halloween gets closer, tensions build in town, it‘s hard to shake the feeling that there really is something dangerous lurking in the shadows.

💥2019💥

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Last Things | Jacqueline West
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Anders is gifted. His band, Last Things, is legendary in their hometown. And Thea, a newcomer to the town, is one of his admirers. She turns up everywhere he goes: gigs at the coffeehouse, guitar lessons, even the woods near his home. When strange things start happening to Anders, blame falls on Thea. But is she trying to hurt him? Or save him? Can he trust a girl who doesn‘t seem to know the difference between dreams and reality?

💥Coming 2019💥

Readingismyescape This looks fascinating. 4y
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Broken Things | Lauren Oliver
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Everyone thinks Mia and Brynn killed their friend. Driven by their obsession with a novel called The Way into Lovelorn the three girls had imagined themselves into a world where their fantasies became twisted, even deadly.

The only thing is: they didn‘t do it.

On the anniversary of Summer‘s death, a discovery resurrects pulls Mia and Brynn back together. The girls must confront what really happened in the woods long ago—no matter how monstrous.

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Sadie | Courtney Summers
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When Mattie is found dead, Sadie‘s entire world crumbles. After a botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister‘s killer to justice and hits the road following a few clues to find him.

When McCray—a radio personality—overhears Sadie‘s story, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast and tracks Sadie‘s journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it‘s too late.

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Jake and Kate live in London and have had enough of the hassle with city life. After an altercation with a stranger who pulls a knife on Jake, they take their son and move to a house in the woods. People in the village warn them they shouldn‘t have come. They find a Home made DVD in the loft of the previous family that lived there, the Prescotts. They realize that the family living there before them have disappeared and now, they could be next...

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Where They Found Her | Kimberly McCreight
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Six months after moving from NY to sophisticated Ridgedale, New Jersey, Molly is finally enjoying life again, as mother of a daughter and arts reporter for the local paper. But this stability is threatened when the body of a newborn is found in the woods behind the University and Molly is assigned the story. Over the objections of her husband, she dives into reporting, determined to uncover the truth.

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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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ephemeralwaltz 🙌🙌🙌🙌 4y
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How to Stop Time | Matt Haig
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Tom has moved to London to settle down and become a history teacher. On his first day, he meets a French teacher who seems fascinated by him. But Tom has a dangerous secret. He may look 41 years old, but thanks to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. Tom has performed with Shakespeare and explored the high seas with Captain Cook. Now, he just wants an ordinary life. But can he risk his future for the sake of love in the present?

Scott_BookInvasion I enjoyed this one! 4y
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The Speed of Sound | Eric Bernt
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Eddie just wants to hear his mother sing. But she died before he was born. Since he can‘t rely on his memory to fill in the notes, he relies on his intellect to create an “echo box”—a machine that can replay the sounds that have been captured in the walls themselves.

But the government is watching him very closely. If he succeeds, no conversation would ever be truly private and espionage will be as easy as clicking a button.

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The Outsider | Stephen King
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An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Evidence points to one of Flint City's most popular citizens; Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls, Terry Maitland. Detective Ralph Anderson orders a quick and public arrest. Terry has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney have DNA evidence. Their case seems ironclad.

Terry seems like a nice guy, but is he wearing another face?

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The Other Life | Ellen Meister
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Quinn has a secret. Every time she makes a decision, she knows an alternate reality exists in which she made the other choice, and she knows how to cross over. But even in her darkest moments Quinn hasn't been tempted to slip through...until she receives devastating news about her baby.

Grief lures her to peek in the portal: to a life where she married another man, is childless, and a life in which her mother is still alive. What will she pick?

Eggs Sounds good 4y
Nute Your post have helped me discover several books that I would like to read. Thanks for sharing books that are intriguing to you.🙂 4y
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Penance | Kanae Minato
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Penance begins with the death of Emily, who was lured away from her group of friends by a killer no one can name. Emily's grieving mother blames the four other girls for her daughter's death, and curses them to pay for Emily‘s murder if they cannot locate her killer. As the statute of limitations begins to run out, each of the four childhood friends begins to recount the events of that fateful day, and each has surprising revelations to make.

Miznanner Great cover 4y
Jana This book is fantastic! 4y
Nute This sounds so good! 4y
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Universal Harvester | John Darnielle
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While working at the Video Hut in his tiny Iowa town, Jeremy connects reports of damaged VHS cassettes. Video Hut owner Sarah Jane and customer Stephanie push him to investigate the strange "second movie" that's popping up on the tapes: a disturbing film that appears to have been shot somewhere close by.

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Quiet Neighbors: A Novel | Catriona McPherson
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When Jude needs a place to hide, she runs to her last happy place: Lowell's dusty old bookshop in a one-horse town. Turns out, the proprietor needs Jude's help as much as she needs a respite from the world, and the two make it work, for a time. But both Jude and Lowell have their secrets, and those little mysteries are about to meet.

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