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Her Body and Other Parties: Stories By Carmen Maria Machado Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781555977887
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 3rd, 2017

I believe Carmen Marie Machado to be an actual genius. I have read both this haunting dastardly collection of short stories and her memoir and both are worth our time and attention. Beautiful, strange, and alluring, Machado finds a way to light the sharp broken parts of us with beauty and purpose.


Women Talking By Miriam Toews Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635574340
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 3rd, 2020

Women Talking found me in a beachside bookstore when I was entering my sophomore year of high school. It cracked open my previously riddled with nothing but b tier fantasy mind. Not that there is anything wrong with some wonderful half-baked world-building but there is something far more reaching about the ways in which Miriam Toews showed me a world self-contained and rich. Her history with the topic at hand shines through. A book I will forever call my favorite, not only for its honesty and its strong characters but for the real human heart that beats within its pages.


Get in Trouble: Stories By Kelly Link Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812986495
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 9th, 2016

I love nothing more than a collection of horror-leaning short stories and Get in Trouble is no exception. Kelly Link is one of my deepest inspirations as an amateur writer. Her writing is witty and strange at first and heartfelt and harrowing at second. 


This Is How You Lose the Time War By Amal El-Mohtar, Max Gladstone Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534430990
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Published: S&S/Saga Press - March 17th, 2020

The most romantic book I've read to date. Two agents on opposing sides of an endless time war begin leaving notes behind for the other to find at their recent victories. surreal and sometimes hard to grasp if you just allow yourself to be carried along you will not be disappointed. Some lines I continue you to think about years after reading. 


Pardalita By Joana Estrela, Lyn Miller-Lachmann (Translated by) Cover Image
By Joana Estrela, Lyn Miller-Lachmann (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781646142569
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Published: Levine Querido - April 18th, 2023

Growing up in a small town, growing up queer, and growing up confused are perfectly captured in this poetic graphic novel. Some experiences and musings I thought were only unique to me were explored in this book that takes place across the world from my hometown. A forever favorite after reading.


The Only Good Indians: A Novel By Stephen Graham Jones Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982136468
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Published: S&S/Saga Press - January 26th, 2021

Four Blackfeet Natives are haunted by a final hunting trip they take before all going their separate ways. I was enthralled as I watched the past come back on four uniquely twisted paths to wage its revenge on these men. The writing is dry and descriptive, the characters are gray and still, you will feel their fear just as potently.


Speak: The Graphic Novel By Laurie Halse Anderson, Emily Carroll (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374300289
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - February 6th, 2018

In its original format, this novel means a lot to me, but the story is all the more elevated when illustrated. Emily Carroll went above and beyond breathing life into this old story. I have a signed copy and it is indeed my prized possession.


Such a Fun Age: Reese's Book Club (A Novel) By Kiley Reid Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525541912
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - April 20th, 2021

Kiley Reid is wickedly efficient. She makes characters who teter between unbearable and amiable so realistically. All intentions are hidden under confusing layers of what is right and what seems right that come together to form these unbelievably human characters. 


Burn By Patrick Ness Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062869500
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Published: Quill Tree Books - June 29th, 2021

Patrick Ness is my favorite YA author without a question. The grace and heart he gives to teens is unparalleled. Burn is about Dragons in the 50s, like the 50s as they were but there are dragons, and for some reason, its genius, and I don't know why I'm not consuming more media just like it.


Cursed Bunny: Stories By Bora Chung, Anton Hur (Translated by) Cover Image
By Bora Chung, Anton Hur (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781643753607
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Published: Algonquin Books - December 6th, 2022

Another excellent short horror story collection that does exactly what it says on the tin. I was confused, terrified, and enraptured. Popular for a reason.


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The Employees: A workplace novel of the 22nd century By Olga Ravn, Martin Aitken (Translated by) Cover Image
By Olga Ravn, Martin Aitken (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780811234825
Published: New Directions - February 7th, 2023

Absolutely absurd and otherworldly. A series of statements, all made by employees inhabiting the same facility. The story starts strange and cloudy and the details never really clear and still I was enthralled.