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Friday Reads: A Hat Full of Sky

A Hat Full of Sky (Discworld #32 / Tiffany Aching #2) by Terry Pratchett (YA fantasy) Summary: Tiffany Aching is ready to begin her apprenticeship in magic. She expects spells and magic—not chores and ill-tempered nanny goats! Surely there must be more to witchcraft than this! What Tiffany doesn't know is that an insidious, disembodied… Continue reading Friday Reads: A Hat Full of Sky

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Friday Reads: Ten Women

Ten Women by Marcela Serrano translated by Beth Fowler (fiction) Summary: Nine Chilean women from vastly different backgrounds have been brought together by their beloved therapist, Natasha, to talk about their lives and help each other heal. From a teenage computer whiz confronting her sexual identity, to a middle-aged recluse who prefers the company of… Continue reading Friday Reads: Ten Women

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Friday Reads: Death By Dumpling

Death By Dumpling (Noodle Shop Mystery #1) by Vivien Chien (cozy mystery) Summary: Welcome to the Ho-Lee Noodle House, where the Chinese food is to die for. . . The last place Lana Lee thought she would ever end up is back at her family’s restaurant. But after a brutal break-up and a dramatic workplace… Continue reading Friday Reads: Death By Dumpling

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Friday Reads: The Invisible Library

The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library #1) by Genevieve Cogman (fantasy) Summary: One thing any Librarian will tell you: the truth is much stranger than fiction... Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, a shadowy organization that collects important works of fiction from all of the different realities. Most recently, she and her… Continue reading Friday Reads: The Invisible Library

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Friday Reads: Dead Voices

Dead Voices (Small Spaces #2) by Katherine Arden (middle grade thriller) Summary: Having survived sinister scarecrows and the malevolent smiling man in Small Spaces, newly minted best friends Ollie, Coco, and Brian are ready to spend a relaxing winter break skiing together with their parents at Mount Hemlock Resort. But when a snowstorm sets in,… Continue reading Friday Reads: Dead Voices

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Friday Reads: The Martian

The Martian by Andy Weir narrated by Wil Wheaton (sci-fi adventure) Summary: Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him… Continue reading Friday Reads: The Martian

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Friday Reads: The Starless Sea

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern (fantasy) Goodreads Summary: Far beneath the surface of the earth, upon the shores of the Starless Sea, there is a labyrinthine collection of tunnels and rooms filled with stories. The entryways that lead to this sanctuary are often hidden, sometimes on forest floors, sometimes in private homes, sometimes in… Continue reading Friday Reads: The Starless Sea

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Friday Reads: The Unkindest Tide

The Unkindest Tide (October Daye #13) by Seanan McGuire (urban fantasy) Goodreads summary: Hundreds of years ago, the Selkies made a deal with the sea witch: they would have the sea for as long as she allowed it, and when the time came, she would call in all their debts at once. Many people assumed… Continue reading Friday Reads: The Unkindest Tide

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Friday Reads: Come Tumbling Down

Come Tumbling Down (Wayward Children #5) by Seanan McGuire (fantasy) Summary: When Jack left Eleanor West's School for Wayward Children she was carrying the body of her deliciously deranged sister — whom she had recently murdered in a fit of righteous justice — back to their home on the Moors. But death in their adopted… Continue reading Friday Reads: Come Tumbling Down

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Friday Reads: East

East (East #1) by Edith Pattou (YA fantasy, fairy tale retelling) Goodreads Summary: Rose has always felt out of place in her family, a wanderer in a bunch of homebodies. So when an enormous white bear mysteriously shows up and asks her to come away with him--in exchange for health and prosperity for her ailing… Continue reading Friday Reads: East