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When Kate Met Cassidy
By Camille Perri
From the acclaimed author of The Assistants comes another gutsy book about the importance of women taking the reins - this time, when it comes to love, sex, and self-acceptance. Written with Camille Perri's signature wry wit and charm, When Katie Met Cassidy is a fun, fast-paced romantic comedy about gender and sexuality, and the importance of figuring out who we are in order to go after what we truly want.
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By Maria Hummel
Set against a culture that often fetishizes violence, Still Lives is a page-turning exodus into the art world's hall of mirrors, and one woman's journey into the belly of an industry flooded with money and secrets. (Counterpoint)
The Girl Who Smiled Beads
A Story of War and What Comes After
By Clemantine Wamariya
and Elizabeth Weil
The Girl Who Smiled Beads is disheartening and powerful, heartbreaking and encouraging, hateful and angry, yet loving and kind. It will have you so twisted and knotted up in your emotions that you won't know what to think, much like the life of Clemantine.
The Last Equation of Isaac Severy
By Nova Jacobs
When The Last Equation of Isaac Severy was chosen at random, I was surprised to find that I was a little disappointed. Guess in the beginning I really didn't want to read all of them as much as the other. I hoped that the disappointment wouldn't continue throughout the read. There was only one way to find out: begin the story of Isaac Severy and the mystery he left behind.
The Philosopher's Flight
By Tom Miller
Half Science, Half Magic - Entirely Fantastic
In the tradition of Lev Grossman and Deborah Harkness, Tom Miller writes with unrivaled imagination, ambition, and wit. The Philosopher's Flight is both a fantastical reinvention of the 1910s America and a beautifully composed coming-of-age tale for anyone who has ever felt like an outcast.
The Music Shop
By Rachel Joyce
Seeing how lately I feel I have been reading/listening to a lot of thrillers lately, I decided to go with the intriguing book influenced by music this month.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
By Gail Honeyman
I felt a connection to Eleanor while reading the synopsis. I needed something close to home and comfortable for this month's read. Or at least what I thought was going to be close to home and comfortable.
The Rules of Magic
By Alice Hoffman
To be completely honest, I had planned on reviewing Bonfire by Krysten Ritter for this month's Book of the Month Club review. This is her debut novel, and I really wanted to know if she could write as well as she acts. But when I got an e-mail from BoMC stating shipping on my November books had been delayed due to the high volume of orders of The Rules of Magic, I knew I needed to read and review it instead.
Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance
By Ruth Emmie Lang
When I started reading this book, I didn't like it. But then Mary Penlore makes a second appearance and everything changed. I began falling in love with the characters.