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I’ve yet to read a Sy Montgomery book that I didn’t thoroughly enjoy. They are as much of a nature study on the behavior of animals as they are studies on humans and our own behavior and thoughts—how we think in relation to animals and structures, and the wonderful relationships we can form with them.

Carry On is the perfect mix of adventure, romance, and magic. Join Simon Snow as he returns to magic school for the last year, battling goblins, dragons, and the Insidious Humdrum. Although this book took me a while to get into, it is now my go-to whenever I’m having an off day. Simon’s and Baz’s shenanigans never fail to make me smile.

The Folk of the Air trilogy is exciting and adventurous. Explore the enemies to lovers romance in the Fae world where Jude and Cardan face many challenges in their everyday lives. Holly Black's writing was pure gold and had me interested the entire time! 

Jemisin manages to tell an intensely human story which, like good fiction should, tells us something important about our own world.

Linus Baker is a forty year old man, who lives a quiet, solitary life. Aside from the fact he is a caseworker for magical children, his life is pretty run of the mill.

There was a time when just about everyone I knew had read  Geek Love and it went a long way towards informing our collective embrace of our own "outsiderness." RIP, Katherine Dunn.

A very ambitious novel in which the Archangel Gabriel has been murdered, and the Jericho Trumpet stolen, creating a cosmic crisis. On the case is Bayliss,  a cynical fallen angel who models himself after Philip Marlowe. An amazing murder mystery laced with mathematics, physics, metaphysics, noir trappings and great dialog. Well worth reading. 

...Whether you enjoy superheroes, comics, or revenge tales, Vicious will draw you in. While Schwab is preparing a second book in the series, Vicious also works perfectly as a standalone.

This felt like a modern And Then There Were None and I enjoyed it the whole way through! It involves a cast of characters all gathered for a wedding ceremony held on a stormy, isolated island in Ireland. Things turn sour, and this slow burner turns into a classic whodunnit. It comments on classism in a really interesting way, in a spooky and perilous setting. I thought this was a quality thriller with well written characters and a satisfying ending.

The Jeremy Irons narrated audio edition of Lolita is simply one of the best audiobooks ever... See all of Matt P.'s Picks!

​Cats. The IRA. Splinter groups. Splinter groups of splinter groups. Mad Irishmen. But mostly cats....At times dark and other times ridiculous, The Lieutenant of Inishmore is a great read for anyone looking to enjoy comedy that is just a little bit twisted.


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From the greatest enigmas of the cosmos to the timely spontaneities that created us to the underlying intricacies of our function to the perils most threatening to our existence, this book covers it all. Whether you are interested in astronomy, microbiology, geology, physics, chemistry, or ecology, I recommend this aptly titled work to science whizzes and history buffs alike!

...Tsushima weaves dream-like prose with passages of all-too-human tenderness to create an experience that is by turns heartbreaking and alienating, disorientating but poignant. Elegant and gorgeous.

An African girl goes to college in space, but is attacked by terrifying aliens. You won't want to stop with the first book. 

...when I finally got my hands on it, it more than met my expectations: it electrified me. In just over one hundred pages, this slim novella managed to get me more involved and emotionally invested than some full-length novels...