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Dead Dead Girls

Who is this book for: mystery readers looking for a historic setting, lovers of the Jazz Age and the Harlem Renaissance Louise Lloyd has a simple life – and she likes it that way. Living in 1920s Harlem, she spends her days working at Maggie’s Café and her nights dancing with her friends at the local …

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The Sanatorium

Who is this book for: people looking for a good book for vacation, fans of The Shining, readers who want a twisty thriller Sarah Pearse surges onto the scene with this creepy debut thriller. Le Sommet has a dark past – the building nestled in the Swiss Alps previously was a sanatorium for patients with tuberculosis. …

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Cover for the book Ring Shout by P Djeli Clark

Ring Shout

Who is this book for: people who watched or read Lovecraft Country, historical fiction readers who needs a bit of weirdness Nebula, Locus, and Alex Award-winner P. Djèlí Clark writes this dark novella that twists history with fantastical, horrific elements. Maryse Boudreaux battles monsters every day – whether those monsters are ones we can see …

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Cropped version of the cover of Accidentally Engaged by Farah Heron

Accidentally Engaged

Who is this book for: people who got into bread baking during the pandemic, readers of Alisha Rai and Jackie Lau, and lovers of reality cooking shows. Reena’s life is slowly unraveling. She’s been laid off for the third time; she’s still single, and her new hot neighbor, Nadim, is the person her parents are …

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How Beautiful We Were

Goodreads review:From the celebrated author of the New York Times bestseller Behold the Dreamers, comes a sweeping, wrenching story about the collision of a small African village and an America oil company. “We should have known the end was near.” So begins Imbolo Mbue’s powerful second novel, How Beautiful We Were. Set in the fictional African village of Kosawa, it …

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Klara and the Sun

Goodreads review:Klara and the Sun, the first novel by Kazuo Ishiguro since he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, tells the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place in the store, watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass …

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Four hundred souls : a community history of African America, 1619-2019

Goodreads review:An epoch-defining history of African America, the first to appear in a generation, Four Hundred Souls is a chronological account of four hundred years of Black America as told by ninety of America’s leading Black writers. Curated by Ibram X. Kendi, author of the number one bestseller How To Be an Antiracist, and fellow historian Keisha N. Blain, Four …

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Piranesi

I recently read ‘Piranesi’ by Susanna Clarke, and enjoyed it far more than I expected to.It starts out somewhat tediously, but is definitely worth sticking with. Atmospheric and melancholy, a strange and beautiful world to wander into. Perfectly edited to leave you wanting more, please just a little more. Check out