Self-Isolation Reading List #3

Jennifer's Pick

  • The Dark Matter of Mona Starr by Laura Lee Gulledge

Pam's Picks

  • The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
  • The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins

Mary's Picks

  • The Neopolitan Quartet by Elena Ferrante
  • The Rosato & DiNunzio series by Lisa Scottoline
  • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith

Sarah's Picks

  • Rat Queens by Kurtis J. Wiebe
  • House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

Anna's Pick

  • The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Charlie's Pick

  • The Bear by Andrew Krivak
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The Dark Matter of Mona Starr Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419742002
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Published: Amulet Paperbacks - April 7th, 2020

A bold and original YA graphic novel about one teen’s battle to understand her mental illness—and find her creative genius
Sometimes, the world is too much for Mona Starr. She’s sweet, geeky, and creative, but it’s hard for her to make friends and connect with other people, and her depression seems to take on a vivid, concrete form.

The Alice Network: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062654199
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 6th, 2017

New York Times and USA Today Bestseller

An NPR's Best Book of the Year 

A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick!

The 2017 Girly Book Club Book of the Year!

A Summer Book Pick from Good Housekeeping, Parade, Library Journal, Goodreads, Liz and Lisa, and BookBub

The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage Cover Image
ISBN: 9781682612385
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Published: Savio Republic - February 28th, 2017

National Bestseller!

As seen on The Today Show!

How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in 5 seconds.  

Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears.  What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your

Rat Queens Volume 1: Sass & Sorcery Cover Image
ISBN: 9781607069454
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Published: Image Comics - April 8th, 2014

  • Who are the Rat Queens? A pack of booze-guzzling, death-dealing battle maidens-for-hire, and they're in the business of killing all god's creatures for profit. It's also a darkly comedic sass-and-sorcery series starring Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cleric and Betty the Hippy Smidgen Thief.

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House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781635574043
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 3rd, 2020

A #1 New York Times bestseller!

Sarah J. Maas's brand-new CRESCENT CITY series begins with House of Earth and Blood: the story of half-Fae and half-human Bryce Quinlan as she seeks revenge in a contemporary fantasy world of magic, danger, and searing romance.

My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book One Cover Image
By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781609450786
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Published: Europa Editions - September 25th, 2012

Soon to be an HBO series, book one in the New York Times bestselling Neapolitan quartet about two friends growing up in post-war Italy is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted family epic by Italy’s most beloved and acclaimed writer, Elena Ferrante, “one of the great novelists of our time.” (Roxana Robinson, The New York Times)

Accused: A Rosato & DiNunzio Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250054531
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 9th, 2014

New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author Lisa Scottoline revolutionized crime fiction when she introduced her all-female law firm of Rosato & Associates, thrilling readers with her twisty, fast-paced plots and capturing their hearts with her cast of strong and relatable female characters.

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400034772
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Published: Anchor - February 6th, 2003

Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma  Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea.

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The Kiss Quotient Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451490803
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Published: Berkley - June 5th, 2018

From the author of The Bride Test comes a romance novel hailed as one of The Washington Post’s 50 Notable Works of Fiction in 2018 and one of Amazon’s Top 100 Books of 2018!

“This is such a fun read and it's also quite original and sexy and sensitive.”—Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author

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The Bear Cover Image
ISBN: 9781942658702
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Published: Bellevue Literary Press - February 11th, 2020

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BuzzFeed "Most Anticipated Books of the Year" selection
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From National Book Award in Fiction finalist Andrew Krivak comes a gorgeous fable of Earth's last two human inhabitants, and a girl's journey home