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The Giver
Lois Lowry - Apr 07, 2020 (first published in 2019)
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The Giver is a modern classic and one of the most influential books of our time.  Now in graphic novel format, Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal–winning classic story of a young boy discovering the dark secrets behind his seemingly ideal world is accompanied by renowned artist P. Craig Russell’s beautifully haunting illustrations.  Placed on countless rea...
Anne Thériault
Sep 15, 2020
Anyway, I was quite young when I read it (9? 11 at the outside?) and it’s a book that has haunted me ever since. As a very anxious child, I totally understood the comfort of a life where everyone fits in and nothing surprising happens. Until shit goes south, of course.     source
The Sweet Far Thing
Libba Bray - Apr 28, 2009 (first published in 2007)
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* “A huge work of massive ambition.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred It has been a year of change since Gemma Doyle arrived at the foreboding Spence Academy. Her mother murdered, her father alaudanum addict, Gemma has relied on an unsuspected strength and has discovered an ability to travel to an enchanted world called the realms, where dark magic runs ...
Anne Thériault
Aug 21, 2020
@Risa_amor Omg I loved those books!!!     source
Rebel Angels
Libba Bray - Dec 26, 2006 (first published in 2005)
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Ah, Christmas! Gemma Doyle is looking forward to a holiday from Spence Academy, spending time with her friends in the city, attending ritzy balls, and on a somber note, tending to her ailing father. As she prepares to ring in the New Year, 1896, a handsome young man, Lord Denby, has set his sights on Gemma, or so it seems. Yet amidst the distractio...
Anne Thériault
Aug 21, 2020
@Risa_amor Omg I loved those books!!!     source
A Great and Terrible Beauty
Libba Bray - Mar 22, 2005
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In this debut gothic novel mysterious visions, dark family secrets and a long-lost diary thrust Gemma and her classmates back into the horrors that followed her from India. (Ages 12+)It's 1895, and after the suicide of her mother, 16-year-old Gemma Doyle is shipped off from the life she knows in India to Spence, a proper boarding school in England....
Anne Thériault
Aug 21, 2020
@Risa_amor Omg I loved those books!!!     source
Joan of Arc
A History (Cut Edge)
Helen Castor - May 19, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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We all know the story of Joan of Arc. A peasant girl who hears voices from God. A warrior leading an army to victory, in an age that believes women cannot fight. The Maid of Orleans, and the saviour of France. Burned at the stake as a heretic at the age of just nineteen. Five hundred years later, a saint. Her case was heard in court twice over. One...
Anne Thériault
Aug 13, 2020
@ResilientPlus Helen Castor’s book is great and very balanced!     source
Utopia Avenue
A Novel
David Mitchell - Jul 14, 2020
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The long-awaited new novel from the bestselling, prize-winning author of Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks.Utopia Avenue is the strangest British band you’ve never heard of. Emerging from London’s psychedelic scene in 1967 and fronted by folk singer Elf Holloway, guitar demigod Jasper de Zoet, and blues bassist Dean Moss, Utopia Avenue released only ...
Anne Thériault
Aug 06, 2020
@Lisbett333 Oh it’s just a cameo in the novel, it’s a wonderful book :)     source
Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me
Depression in the First Person
Anna Mehler Paperny - Mar 31, 2020 (first published in 2019)
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An engrossing memoir-meets-investigative report that takes a fresh, frank look at how we treat depression Depression is a havoc-wreaking illness that masquerades as personal failing and hijacks your life. After a major suicide attempt in her early twenties, Anna Mehler Paperny resolved to put her reporter’s skills to use to get to know her enemy, s...
Anne Thériault
Jul 10, 2020
@WordsandGuitar @amp6 Oh my gosh this was one of my favourite non-fiction books that I read in 2019 and the book look is PERFECTION     source
The Montague Twins
The Witch's Hand
Nathan Page - Jul 14, 2020
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Brothers. Detectives. Witches? Meet Pete and Alastair Montague in the first installment of a new graphic novel duology that is the Hardy Boys meets Paper Girls.Pete and Alastair Montague are just a couple of mystery-solving twins, living an ordinary life. Or so they thought. After a strange storm erupts on a visit to the beach, they discover there ...
Anne Thériault
Jul 08, 2020
I have read this book in every incarnation and I am so thrilled the rest of you will get to read it next week. It is a perfect gem and you won’t want to miss it     source
Cleopatra
A Life
Stacy Schiff - Sep 06, 2011 (first published in 2010)
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer brings to life the most intriguing woman in the history of the world: Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt. Her palace shimmered with onyx, garnets, and gold, but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Above all else, Cleopatra was a shrewd strategist and an ingenious negotiator. Though her life spa...
Anne Thériault
Jan 12, 2020
@annfosterwriter Omg isn’t this book the best??     source
Njinga of Angola
Africa’s Warrior Queen
Linda M. Heywood - Feb 25, 2019 (first published in 2017)
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Though largely unknown in the Western world, the seventeenth-century African queen Njinga was one of the most multifaceted rulers in history, a woman who rivaled Elizabeth I and Catherine the Great in political cunning and military prowess. Linda Heywood offers the first full-length study in English of Queen Njingas long life and political influenc...
Anne Thériault
Oct 08, 2019
@hermioneOG Oh thank you. You will love her book! It is so good and so rich with detail     source
The Rules of Magic
A Novel (1) (The Practical Magic Series)
Alice Hoffman - Jun 26, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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Find your magicFor the Owens family, love is a curse that began in 1620, when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man.Hundreds of years later, in New York City at the cusp of the sixties, when the whole world is about to change, Susanna Owens knows that her three children are dangerously unique. Difficult Franny, with skin as...
Anne Thériault
Sep 19, 2019
@ushav Oh I love that book. I love it even more than I love Practical Magic. I read it in the bath last winter     source
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton