Alison TIM
Tim is best friends with Lebron James and Carly Rae Jepsen, assuming that best friend status is earned by constantly stalking their twitter and instagram. If not, then his dog Ponyo is his best friend who he can be seen often walking if the temperature is just right. When he's not reading, you can find him writing or constantly making terrible short films in the hopes that one day he will make "all right" short films. He is open to reading anything but science fiction and fantasy holds a special place in his heart. Come find him if you want to talk about the Wu-Tang Clan or French New Wave films.
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Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984820365
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Published: One World - February 25th, 2020

A powerful and sobering collection of essays. There were times when I wanted to close the book because it felt too real because Cathy Park Hong accurately captured and exposed all of the feelings and frustrations I had growing up as an Asian American. Minor Feelings isn't meant to scare or guilt anybody, but creates awareness of a perspective that is often neglected in America.


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Black Brother, Black Brother Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316493802
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020

Jewell Parker Rhodes has this unique ability to create these captivating, quickly-paced novels about stories that are so relevant in today's society but rarely written about in media. Black Brother, Black Brother is a powerful story about racism, privilege, and overcoming adversity.


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Undercover Bromance (Bromance Book Club #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984806116
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Published: Berkley - March 10th, 2020

After I read the first book in the Bromance Book Club series I thought to myself, "Well it could only go downhill from here." I WAS WRONG! After Liv is wrongfully fired after witnessing her boss harass a coworker, she teams up with Braden Mack, a playboy entrepreneur to take him down in a fun operation that plays out like a Hallmark movie in the best way possible. There were moments when I felt that this wasn't a novel, but rather a guide on how to be a better person, and in these trying times we really need it.


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The Bromance Book Club Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984806093
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Published: Berkley - November 5th, 2019

After a break up, people typically would suggest going to the gym or deleting your social media, but Gavin Scott joins a book club with an unlikely group of romance genre aficionados. Like Gavin, this is my first experience with the romance genre and I feel like the bar is set so high now that it can only go downhill from here. I love everything about this book, from the hilarious interactions with Gavin and his fellow book club members to the deep, layered conflicts that kept me up late reading to find out if this love story gets its happy ending.


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Dragon Hoops Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781626720794
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Published: First Second - March 17th, 2020

Gene Luen Yang tricked me! I thought I was getting a chronicle about the glamorized, flashy, stellar game that is basketball. However, once I finished Dragon Hoops, I realized that it is so much more. It is an intimate portrait of a group of people working towards the same goal. You see the history, the hard work, and the adversity leading up to the season. Yang makes readers understand that everybody starts from somewhere and everybody's got a journey. This is the journey of the Bishop O'Dowd basketball team.


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The Bard's Blade (The Sorcerer's Song #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250214645
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Published: Tor Books - January 28th, 2020

Just when I was starting to get jaded with the fantasy genre, The Bard's Blade reels me back in. I love everything about this book, from the unique take of placing a bard as a protagonist to the mysterious, new world that Anderson has crafted. It has everything one could ask for from epic fantasy—romance, villainy, adventure, depth and characters that feel so real it's as if they are sitting right next to you.


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Nothing to See Here Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062913463
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Published: Ecco - October 29th, 2019

Raising children is hard. Raising children that are able to spontaneously combust? Even harder. That is what Lillian is about to find out as she is hired for the WORST babysitting job ever. A Wes Anderson-esque story with a dash of Charlie Kaufman, Nothing to See Here is so good- so subtle, truthful, simple, and just a joy to read. 


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Chamber Music: Wu-Tang and America (in 36 Pieces) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780571350001
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Published: Faber & Faber Social - February 19th, 2019

I will make the BOLD statement that Wu-Tang Clan's album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) is the best Hip-hop record in history. That's right, I said it. Luckily, I don't have to tell you why because Will Ashon did that for me.Chamber Music isn't just a reflection of an album, but rather a peek into the world, culture, and history that led to the making of this landmark piece of music. This is a must-read for lovers of Hip-Hop.


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Nightbooks Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062560094
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - June 25th, 2019

Nightbooks is such a fun and creepy read! Our protagonist Alex is trapped by a witch and must read her a scary story every night, but what happens when he runs out of ideas? One Thousand and One Nights meets Coraline in this tale that is sure to make your skin crawl.


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The Nobody People: A Novel (The Resonant Duology #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524798956
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Published: Del Rey - September 3rd, 2019

This is a special book. The Nobody people tells the story of a group of outcasts with extraordinary abilities trying to find their place in our modern world. If you think you've read this superhero story before, you haven't- at least not with the level of poignancy and awareness that Proehl incorporates. You won't find the galaxy-saving spectacle of the Avengers movies, but are instead greeted with an intimate and personal portrait of characters going through the prejudices of a world that very much reflects our own.


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The Way of the Househusband, Vol. 1 Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781974709403
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Published: VIZ Media LLC - September 17th, 2019

I picked up this manga on a whim and it has been one of the best decisions I've ever made! This hilarious gag manga follows Tatsu, a former gang member, who falls in love and does his best to live a reformed life but old habits die hard. In Tatsu's former life he's known as an insane badass but now he has to deal with his toughest challenges yet; bargain bin sales and preparing dinner before his wife gets home! The characters and jokes are hilarious, the art is fantastic, and there's cute animals. What else do you need?


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The Queens of Animation: The Untold Story of the Women Who Transformed the World of Disney and Made Cinematic History Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316439152
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 22nd, 2019

Historically, the achievements of women in film have been diminished by the misogyny of the men that run the entertainment industry, but have no fear! Nathalia Holt brings these unsung heroes into the limelight they rightly deserve. The strength of this book is that we focus, not only on the art, but the women's lives and how their experiences have helped shape their work which has resonated with so many people.


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Full Throttle: Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062200679
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Published: William Morrow - October 1st, 2019

I feel like this isn't so much a collection of horror stories as it is a collection of stories about the human psyche and the complexities of humans. Full Throttle allows us to see the progression of Joe Hill's voice through the different stages in his career. From his earlier to his most recent work he has this innate ability to show readers that ghosts and monsters aren't the only creatures capable of being terrifying. I dare you to try to sleep after reading this. DOUBLE DOG DARE YOU!


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The Infinite Noise: A Bright Sessions Novel (The Bright Sessions #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250297518
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Published: Tor Teen - September 24th, 2019

When I finished The Infinite Noise it didn't feel like I read a book but, rather I had just sat and down and had a conversation with an old friend. I imagine translating a podcast into a written format would be a daunting task but Shippen has made the transition seamless because the words come alive as you follows the budding romance of Caleb and Adam. The characters in this book do have extraordinary abilities but you won't find them saving the galaxy or catching criminals, but instead they are searching for their place in a world that doesn't accept them.