7 books on the list
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The Library at Mount Char
Explore a world with a missing God and a library that holds the secrets to the universe. Carolyn, raised by an ancient cult leader, sets out to save the world and possibly even become a new God herself. But as she battles fierce competitors with formidable powers, she risks losing the very things that make her human. The Library at Mount Char is a thrilling, hilarious, and visionary debut novel that will leave you breathless.
Agree this book is just spectacular. – source
Also recommended byBen BrodeBrandy Jensen
Follow the story of a bird who loves reading and video games, but struggles to fit in with the cool crowd. Eventually, he meets a flock of birds just like him and discovers that there are far more nerdy birdies than cool birdies in the sky. This heartwarming tale reminds us that it's okay to be different and that true friends will accept us for who we are.
This book is so cute I can’t even. All ages should read it. Just perfection. Nerdy Birdy – source
Gideon the Ninth
In "Gideon the Ninth," the Emperor needs necromancers and the Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman. Gideon is ready to escape her life of servitude and reanimated corpse future, but her nemesis won't set her free without a service. If Harrowhark succeeds in a deadly trial, she'll become an immortal, but she needs Gideon's sword to survive. Will they succeed and become all-powerful servants of the Resurrection, or will their plan die with the Ninth House?
@erikaishii That book is amazing – source
Also recommended byVeronica BelmontBen BrodeHadley Wickham
Discover the wonders of Hindu mythology's animal kingdom with this beautifully illustrated book. Through over 75 stories, the author unveils the key role played by animals or pashu, according to the Puranas. Come on a journey with Brahma's son and his diverse wives, who birthed the creatures that swim, fly, crawl, have hooves or paws, and even those who defy classification. Learn from delightful mythological tales that unveil the essential part animals played in shaping human lives.
@taraplatt This book is great! – source
Travel back in time to 1954 Chicago, where Army veteran Atticus Turner sets out on a journey through New England to find his missing father, alongside Uncle George and childhood friend Letitia. But their path is riddled with perils of white America and terrifying apparitions straight out of the pages of weird tales. Atticus discovers his father is held captive by a secret group, and his fate is intertwined with a ritual that could bring ruin to his family. Lovecraft Country is an imaginative tale of hope, magic, freedom, and a vivid portrayal of the haunting specter of racism.
Lovecraft Country is so good. I read the book ages ago and it's everything I hoped for and more. The acting is fantastic! – source
The Black Death
A Personal History
Experience life and death in a mid-fourteenth century village during the Black Death with this fascinating account by scholar John Hatcher. Through examining the experiences of ordinary villagers during this tumultuous time, Hatcher invites readers to step back in time and witness firsthand how people coped with the tragic effects of the plague.
I mentioned this book in my latest episode of Felicitations podcast, but if you want an incredibly interesting, well researched book on what it was like to live during the Black Plague times, read The Black Death: A Personal History by John Hatcher. – source
Parenting Beyond Pink & Blue
How to Raise Your Kids Free of Gender Stereotypes
"Parenting Beyond Pink & Blue" challenges gendered stereotypes in parenting and encourages parents to focus on their children's strengths and abilities rather than their gender. Research shows that by relying on gender norms, parents are limiting their children's potential and reinforcing negative stereotypes. This guide offers practical advice to help parents empower their kids to break free from societal expectations and become their authentic selves, addressing issues such as gender-segregated activities and emotional development. Perfect for parents of infants to middle schoolers who want to help their children thrive as unique individuals.
Hey this is a really funny, science-filled and accessible book about kids and gender roles we impose on them. If you have a child anywhere in your life, or just want your mind blown a little, def worth a read! Practical advice for raising boys and girls alike! – source