Self-Isolation Reading List #5

Mary's Picks

  • The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith
  • Ghosts of Harvard by Francesca Serritella

Hadley's Picks

  • Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
  • Girl Logic by Iliza Shlesinger
  • A Dream About Lightning Bugs by Ben Folds

Sarah's Picks

  • Sigh, Gone by Phuc Tran
  • A Queen in Hiding by Sarah Kozloff
  • Cross Stitch for the Soul by Emma Congdon

Marielle's Picks

  • The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman
  • The Bookwanderers by Anna James
  • Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Christopher's Picks

  • The Power of Quiet by Miranda Hersey
  • Find Your Voice by Angie Thomas

Charlie's Pick

  • Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton

Pam's Picks

  • The Imperfects by Amy Meyerson
  • USA Today Jumbo Puzzle Book Super Challenge by USA Today
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The Last Painting of Sara de Vos: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250118325
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Published: Picador - April 4th, 2017

Amsterdam, 1631: Sara de Vos becomes the first woman to be admitted as a master painter to the city’s Guild of St. Luke.

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Ghosts of Harvard: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525510369
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Published: Random House - May 5th, 2020

A Harvard freshman becomes obsessed with her schizophrenic brother’s suicide. Then she starts hearing voices.

“A rich, intricately plotted thriller . . . Serritella, who is a Harvard grad herself, writes about the campus with an insider’s savvy.”—Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post

Hey, Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545902489
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Published: Graphix - October 9th, 2018

A National Book Award Finalist!

In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett's life. His father is a mystery -- Jarrett doesn't know where to find him, or even what his name is.

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Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity Cover Image
By Iliza Shlesinger, Mayim Bialik (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781602863347
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Published: Hachette Books - November 13th, 2018

From breakout stand-up comedian Iliza Shlesinger comes a subversively funny collection of essays and observations on the secret genius of irrational behavior.

A Dream About Lightning Bugs: A Life of Music and Cheap Lessons Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984817273
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Published: Ballantine Books - July 30th, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the genre-defying icon Ben Folds comes a memoir that is as nuanced, witty, and relatable as his cult-classic songs.

“A Dream About Lightning Bugs reads like its author: intelligent, curious, unapologetically punk, and funny as hell.”—Sara Bareilles

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Sigh, Gone: A Misfit's Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250194718
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 21st, 2020

For anyone who has ever felt like they don't belong, Sigh, Gone shares an irreverent, funny, and moving tale of displacement and assimilation woven together with poignant themes from beloved works of classic literature.

Cross Stitch for the Soul: 20 Designs to Inspire Cover Image
ISBN: 9781446308080
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Published: David & Charles - April 28th, 2020

Cross Stitch for the Soul is a collection of beautifully designed motivational and inspirational quotes rendered in easy cross-stitching techniques that will raise the spirits, both during the making process and beyond, as treasured pictures on the wall.

A Queen in Hiding (The Nine Realms #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250168542
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Published: Tor Books - January 21st, 2020

Debut author Sarah Kozloff offers a breathtaking and cinematic epic fantasy of a ruler coming of age in A Queen in Hiding first in the quartet of The Nine Realms series.

Four books. Four months. Nine Realms.

Readers will be able to binge this amazing fantasy series with beautiful interlocking art across the spines of all four books.

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The Bookish Life of Nina Hill Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451491879
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Published: Berkley - July 9th, 2019

Instant USA Today bestseller!

“Abbi Waxman is both irreverent and thoughtful.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin

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ISBN: 9780062385444
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Published: Quill Tree Books - April 3rd, 2018

New York Times Bestseller * New York Public Library Best Book of 2016 * Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2016 * Kirkus Best Book of the Year

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By Anna James, Paola Escobar (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781984837141
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Published: Puffin Books - February 25th, 2020

A USA Today Bestselling book!
A Barnes & Noble Book of the Month!
A 2019 Kids' Indie Next List Pick!
A National Bestseller!

"An affectionate ode to books and book lovers." --Publishers Weekly

Find Your Voice: A Guided Journal for Writing Your Truth Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062983930
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Published: Balzer + Bray - March 3rd, 2020

Write fearlessly. Write what is true and real to you.

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The Power of Quiet: An Inspirational Journal for Introverts Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250181954
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Published: Castle Point Books - June 26th, 2018

A perfect gift encouraging us all to cherish our inner introvert, The Power of Quiet is a notebook for taking a step back, quelling the chaos, and embracing your creativity!

Hollow Kingdom Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538745823
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - August 6th, 2019

"The Secret Life of Pets meets The Walking Dead" in this big-hearted, boundlessly beautiful romp through the Apocalypse, where a foul-mouthed crow is humanity's only chance to survive Seattle's zombie problem (Karen Joy Fowler, PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author).

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ISBN: 9780778305071
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Published: Park Row - May 5th, 2020


"A page-turning family saga, this book will entertain readers of all generations." --Good Morning America

USA TODAY Jumbo Puzzle Book Super Challenge: 400 Brain Games for Every Day (USA Today Puzzles #27) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524851149
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - January 28th, 2020

The nation's no. 1 newspaper presents puzzle-smiths the ultimate cranium conundrum collection with USA TODAY Jumbo Puzzle Book Super Challenge.

The USA TODAY Jumbo Puzzle Book Super Challenge is an eclectic mix of brain games including puzzles such as crossword, Logic, Sudoku, and much more.