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The Haunting of Hill House By Shirley Jackson, Laura Miller (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Shirley Jackson, Laura Miller (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780143039983
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Published: Penguin Classics - November 28th, 2006

For fans of classic gothic literature such as Rebecca, and psychological horror, Shirley Jackson's Haunting of Hill House is a fundamental horror novel and a MUST READ! This book needs no introduction, so I want to leave you with the first line instead: "No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality..."

Fall of Ruin and Wrath (Awakening #1) By Jennifer L. Armentrout Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250750198
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Published: Bramble - September 12th, 2023

The newest JLA series is a must-read! Fall of Ruin and Wrath is a tale full of battles and forbidden love in a world on the brink of destruction. This exciting fantasy world is ripe with prophecies, secrets, powerful enemies and dangers lurking everywhere! This must-read romantasy novel will enchant you and keep you guessing until the very end!

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Mr. Wrong Number By Lynn Painter Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593437261
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Published: Berkley - March 1st, 2022

This rom-com is a fun, sweet and steamy read! When down-on-her-luck Olivia gets a “What are you wearing?” text from an unknown number, she goes with it, not knowing it’s her brother’s super hot roommate! Colin is super infatuated with his mystery Miss Misdial - how long until he figures out it’s his best friend’s little sister? This one is short, sweet, and for lovers of the forced proximity trope!

The Hunger Games (Hunger Games, Book One) By Suzanne Collins Cover Image
ISBN: 9780439023528
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Published: Scholastic Press - July 1st, 2010

If I had to pinpoint the one book that built the foundation of my love of reading, it would be this one. Fifteen years later after it was published, it is one of the bestselling novels of all-time, and for a great reason!! A staple in the dystopian genre, the whole series is an intriguing and devastating read. What are you waiting for?!

Fourth Wing (The Empyrean #1) By Rebecca Yarros Cover Image
ISBN: 9781649374042
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Published: Entangled: Red Tower Books - May 2nd, 2023

This book is the most POPULAR book of the year and it deserves all the hype! If Suzanne Collins, Sarah J Maas and Cressida Cowell (of HTTYD) wrote a book together, this would be their love child. I was in a reading slump for months and this yanked me right out. An addicting plot, immersive setting, and characters you will SHED TEARS over, PICK THIS UP RIGHT NOW!!!

King of Wrath (Kings of Sin) By Ana Huang Cover Image
ISBN: 9781728289724
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Published: Bloom Books - April 25th, 2023

For fans of the Twisted Love series, read the first book in Ana Huang's newest Kings of Sin trilogy! Meet Dante, ruthless billionaire CEO, who is being blackmailed to marry Vivian, a perfect, well-mannered jewelry heiress. Your typical enemies-to-lovers plot meets the arranged marriage trope (but they're actually in love but won't tell each other until it's almost too late) for a great start to a phenomenal series!

Animal Farm: 75th Anniversary Edition By George Orwell, Russell Baker (Preface by), Tea Obreht (Introduction by) Cover Image
By George Orwell, Russell Baker (Preface by), Tea Obreht (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780452277502
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Published: Berkley - June 1st, 1996

Wow. This book is an unexpected page turner, especially for a classic! I was fortunate enough to avoid the ending of this book for years, and I'm glad I did; It did not disappoint! The entire second half was so haunting and suspenseful in a way, and made me reminisce upon my first reading of 1984. This book is an essential read, and is so powerful almost 80 years later.

The Bridge Kingdom First Edition By Danielle L. Jensen Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781733090315
Published: Context Literary Agency LLC - August 13th, 2019

For fans of Cruel Prince, you have to read this criminally underrated enemies-to-lovers romantasy! I absolutely loved it. The world-building was so detailed and rich, and I loved the jungle setting, and loved the sea-faring nature of the combat. It was super slow-burn, and I can't wait to continue in the series!

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Unfortunately Yours: A Novel (Vine Mess #2) By Tessa Bailey Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063239036
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Published: Avon - June 6th, 2023

Enemies to lovers with a marriage of convenience?! Sign me up!! This was such a delight and truly cements Tessa Bailey as one of my auto-buy authors. Spicy, sweet, and aww on-worthy heroes. One of my favorite couples so far!

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Tidesong By Wendy Xu, Wendy Xu (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Wendy Xu, Wendy Xu (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062955791
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Published: Quill Tree Books - November 16th, 2021

TIDESONG is a fantastical, light-hearted & magical adventure following Sophie, who has hopes of attending a prestigious magic school & making her family proud. But things take a turn when she accidentally links together her new magic with that of a powerful dragon prince! For fans of Studio Ghibli, this beautifully illustrated and written graphic novel touches on familial pressure, questions of self-worth, and more. Give it a try and experience the magic firsthand!