Librarian Picks - April Younglove

Updated February 6, 2023
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Blankets : a graphic novel
Thompson, Craig
"Quaint, meditative and sometimes dreamy, blankets will take you straight back to your first kiss." --The Guardian Blankets is the story of a young man coming of age and finding the confidence to express his creative voice. Craig Thompson's poignant...
Cat's cradle
Vonnegut, Kurt
"A free-wheeling vehicle . . . an unforgettable ride!"--The New York Times  Cat's Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut's satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet's ultimate fate, it features a midget as the...
Chef's kiss : a novel
Alexander, T. J.
"Like a dish of comfort food you'll want to devour." --The Washington Post "It's hard to say which aspect of TJ Alexander's novel is sweeter: the slow-burn romance or the drool-worthy desserts." --Time A high-strung pastry chef's professional...
Meyer, Marissa
The first book in the #1 New York Times- and USA Today-Bestselling Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer like you've never seen it before, now with new cover art! See where the futuristic YA fairytale saga all began, with the tale of a teenage cyborg who must fight for Earth's...
The color of magic : a Discworld novel
Pratchett, Terry
"In the history of comic fantasy, Mr. Pratchett has no equals for invention or for range. . . . Those who don't [know him] can do no better than to buy installment No. 1, The Color of Magic and read right the way through."--Wall Street Journal In this first novel in the...
Down among the sticks and bones
McGuire, Seanan
Winner: 2022 Hugo Award for Best Series Winner: 2018 Alex Award Winner: 2018 ALA RUSA Fantasy Award Seanan McGuire returns to her popular Wayward Children series with Down Among the Sticks and Bones--a truly standalone story suitable...
The essential Dykes to watch out for
Bechdel, Alison
From the author of Fun Home--the lives, loves, and politics of cult fav characters Mo, Lois, Sydney, Sparrow, Ginger, Stuart, Clarice, and others For twenty-five years Bechdel's path-breaking Dykes to Watch Out For strip has been collected in award-winning volumes (with a...
The goldfinch
Tartt, Donna.
A young New Yorker grieving his mother's death is pulled into a gritty underworld of art and wealth in this "extraordinary" and beloved Pulitzer Prize winner from the author of The Secret History that "connects with the heart as well as the mind" (Stephen King, New York Times Book...
The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy
Adams, Douglas
One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. It's the final straw for Arthur Dent, who has already had his house bulldozed that morning. But for Arthur, that is only the beginning . . . In the seconds before global obliteration, Arthur is...
The invisible life of Addie LaRue
Schwab, Victoria
In the vein of The Time Traveler's Wife and Life After Life, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab's genre-defying tour de force. A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget. France, 1714: in a...
Butler, Octavia E.
**MAJOR TV SERIES COMING SOON TO DISNEY+** Octavia E. Butler's ground-breaking masterpiece, with an original foreword by Ayòbámi Adébáyò. 'A marvel of imagination, empathy and detail' NEW YORK TIMES 'The marker you should judge all other...
The lathe of heaven
Le Guin, Ursula K.
The Locus Award-winning science fiction novel by legendary author Ursula K. Le Guin, set in a world where one man's dreams rewrite the future. During a time racked by war and environmental catastrophe, George Orr discovers his dreams alter reality. George is compelled to receive...
Love & other disasters
Kelly, Anita (Romance author)
The first openly nonbinary contestant on America's favourite cooking show falls for their clumsy competitor in this delicious romantic comedy debut! 'Sweet and sexy and wholly delicious. I'm head over heels for these two delightful disasters . . . Anita Kelly writes with...
Never let me go
Ishiguro, Kazuo
NOBEL PRIZE WINNER * From the acclaimed, bestselling author of The Remains of the Day comes "a Gothic tour de force" (The New York Times) with an extraordinary twist--a moving, suspenseful, beautifully atmospheric modern classic. As children, Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy...
One last stop
McQuiston, Casey
*INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER* *INSTANT USA TODAY BESTSELLER* *INSTANT #1 INDIE BESTSELLER* From the New York Times bestselling author of Red, White & Royal Blue comes a new romantic comedy that will stop readers in their tracks... ...
Satrapi, Marjane
A New York Times Notable Book A Time Magazine “Best Comix of the Year” A San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times Best-seller Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s memoir of growing up in...
Emezi, Akwaeke
The stunning first YA novel from award-winning author Akwaeke Emezi, set in a city of the future where evil is said to have been eradicated
The power
Alderman, Naomi
The road
McCarthy, Cormac
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE * NATIONAL BESTSELLER * A searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive, this "tale of survival and the miracle of goodness only adds to McCarthy's stature as a living master. It's gripping, frightening and, ultimately,...
This time tomorrow
Straub, Emma
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER "The pages brim with tenderness and an appreciation for what we had and who we were. I could not have loved it more."--Ann Patchett "One of the most moving and intelligent time travel novels I have ever read. Nostalgic, wise, funny, and filled with...
The unbeatable Squirrel Girl. Vol. 1, Squirrel power
North, Ryan
Wolverine, Deadpool, Doctor Doom, Thanos: There's one hero that's beaten them all-and now she's got her own ongoing series! (Not that she's bragging.) That's right, by popular demand, it's Squirrel Girl! (She's also starting college this semester.) It's the start of a brand-new set of adventures...
Uzumaki spiral into horror
Itō, Junji
A masterpiece of horror manga, now available in a deluxe hardcover edition! Kurouzu-cho, a small fogbound town on the coast of Japan, is cursed. According to Shuichi Saito, the withdrawn boyfriend of teenager Kirie Goshima, their town is haunted not by a person or being but a...
We have always lived in the castle
Jackson, Shirley
'Her greatest book ... at once whimsical and harrowing, a miniaturist's charmingly detailed fantasy sketched inside a mausoleum ... the deeper we sink, the deeper we want to go' Donna Tartt Living in the Blackwood family home with only her sister Constance and her Uncle Julian...
The wee free men : a story of Discworld
Pratchett, Terry
A nightmarish danger threatens from the other side of reality . . . Armed with only a frying pan and her common sense, young witch-to-be Tiffany Aching must defend her home against the monsters of Fairyland. Luckily she has some very unusual help- the local Nac Mac Feegle - aka the Wee...
The wicked + the divine. Volume 1, The Faust act
Gillen, Kieron
"solid storytelling and clean, gorgeousartwork will keep readers engrossed and eager for more." - PublishersWeekly (Starred) "Gillen's penchantfor fast, sharp dialogue and McKelvie and Wilson's razor-lined,...

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