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Rebecca By Daphne Du Maurier Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780380778553
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Published: Avon - July 30th, 2002

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Piranesi By Susanna Clarke Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781635577808
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 28th, 2021

An eerie, mysterious little book with a setting you’ll want to wander through as much as run from.

recommended if you like: haunted houses, fish


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Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland By Patrick Radden Keefe Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307279286
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Published: Anchor - February 25th, 2020

A look at the Troubles in Ireland through the lens of one woman’s disappearance, this is a true story that hits with the details and stays with you.


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Coraline By Neil Gaiman Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063088238
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 21st, 2021

I adore this creepy little book. Even if I can never look at buttons the same way again.

recommended if you like: haunted houses


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The Master and Margarita: 50th-Anniversary Edition (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) By Mikhail Bulgakov, Richard Pevear (Translated by), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translated by), Boris Fishman (Foreword by), Christopher Conn Askew (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mikhail Bulgakov, Richard Pevear (Translated by), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translated by), Boris Fishman (Foreword by), Christopher Conn Askew (Illustrator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143108276
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Published: Penguin Classics - May 3rd, 2016

Just about the most Russian thing ever. Also one of the weirdest, best books I’ve ever read. Surreal, moving, and hilarious. Plus, there’s a talking cat.

recommended if you like: honestly there's nothing like it


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Norse Mythology By Neil Gaiman Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393356182
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 6th, 2018

Norse mythology is dark and full of death but chaos and fun as well. Gaiman’s voice is vibrant and perfect for bringing these all too human gods to life.

recommended if you like: trickster gods and giant hammers


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The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread By Kate DiCamillo, Timothy Basil Ering (Illustrator) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780763680893
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Published: Candlewick - December 8th, 2015

Beautiful, heartwarming, gentle, and just dark enough. Childhood me loved this book. Adult me still does.

recommended if you like: tiny creatures with big hearts


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William Mullan: Odd Apples By William Mullan (Photographer) Cover Image
By William Mullan (Photographer)
$20.00
ISBN: 9783775751124
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Published: Hatje Cantz - October 5th, 2021

Pink apples! Green apples! Apples shaped like stars! Biology is amazing and this book makes me so happy.

recommended if you like: apples


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The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Montague Siblings #2) By Mackenzi Lee Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062795335
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 26th, 2020

Lee is a blockbuster adventure that’s fun to read. Her joyous, inclusive escapism engages with its historical setting while maintaining its buoyant heart. This swashbuckler, with ambitious, brilliant felicity at the helm, is proof that you can have your cake and eat it too.

recommended if you like: Avoace rep!! Pirates! Victorian medicine!!


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Sabriel 25th Anniversary Classic Edition By Garth Nix Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780063040496
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Published: HarperCollins - August 3rd, 2021

Cool magic (she uses bells to battle spirits from the river of the dead) and one of my favorite magic animal familiars ever! Epic, intimate and dark without being hopeless, this is a perfect adventure!

recommendd if you like: Miyazaki movies, snow


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Cemetery Boys By Aiden Thomas Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250250469
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Published: Swoon Reads - September 1st, 2020

A heartfelt story of family, a gripping mystery, fascinating magic. Honestly this book has everything. Oh, also, a great love story. Honestly, just please read it!

recommended if you like: Mystery! Love! Ghosts!


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Wuthering Heights (Modern Library Torchbearers) By Emily Bronte, Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Emily Bronte, Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Introduction by)
$8.00
ISBN: 9780593244036
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Published: Modern Library - December 7th, 2021

Everyone has drama, half of them have the same names and the only thing more volatile than the emotions is the weather. All introduced by the most out-of-his-depth city boy to ever wander across a moor. I love this book.

recommended if you like: chaos, reality TV, storms


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Devil House: A Novel By John Darnielle Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374212230
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Published: MCD - January 25th, 2022

A unique and empathetic exploration of art, storytelling, and our fascination with true crime. The full force of Darnielle’s narrative creeps in over time, refracting and retracing old patterns until it forms something new.

recommended if you like: True Crime, the Mountain Goats


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Bleak House By Charles Dickens, Nicola Bradbury (Introduction by), Nicola Bradbury (Notes by), Terry Eagleton (Preface by), Hablot K. Brown (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Charles Dickens, Nicola Bradbury (Introduction by), Nicola Bradbury (Notes by), Terry Eagleton (Preface by), Hablot K. Brown (Illustrator)
$13.00
ISBN: 9780141439723
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Published: Penguin Classics - April 29th, 2003

Yes this is the size of two bricks put together. But they are very good bricks! Dickens at his sharpest with a critique of society and law that holds up all too well. Also, people catch fire.

recommended if you like: not needing a new book for a while


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The End of the Affair: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) By Graham Greene, Michael Gorra (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Graham Greene, Michael Gorra (Introduction by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780142437988
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Published: Penguin Classics - August 31st, 2004

Greene is the master of weak-willed characters who hate themselves and question everything, which… same. But he finds ways to push through all the mess of living in search of hope. Adultery in the wreckage of war-ravaged London almost feels like salvation.

recommended if you: have Catholic guilt (or any guilt)


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The Unconsoled (Vintage International) By Kazuo Ishiguro Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780679735878
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Published: Vintage - October 1st, 1996

I could recommend any Ishiguro book. They are all stunning, thought-provoking and gorgeously melancholy, but this one gave me nightmares and I haven’t stopped thinking about its quiet horror and unraveling reality years later.

recommended if you like: stress dreams, losing your way


Mexican Gothic By Silvia Moreno-Garcia Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525620808
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Published: Del Rey - June 15th, 2021

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Velvet Was the Night By Silvia Moreno-Garcia Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593356845
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Published: Del Rey - May 3rd, 2022

A super fun, atmospheric noir set in 1970s Mexico City. Both classic and fresh with engaging characters and a setting so vivid you can feel it!

recommended if you like: neo-noir


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Mr. Fox By Helen Oyeyemi Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594486180
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 6th, 2012

A writer and his fictional muse battle in his pages as he keeps killing his female characters. Sharp, witty, and brutal as a fairy-tale, this is a love story with teeth.

recommended if you like: Into the Woods


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The Kingdoms By Natasha Pulley Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781635576085
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - May 25th, 2021

Precisely observed historical fiction (including the slow start) meets sci-fi in a novel that transforms so quietly that by the time it has a death grip on your heart it’s far too late. Also, pirates.

recommended if you like: very, very slow burns


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My Dark Vanessa: A Novel By Kate Elizabeth Russell Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062941510
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - February 2nd, 2021

A book that refuses to take the easy route, this story of a woman reckoning with her past abuse is dark, troubling, and deeply human. This one stuck with me.

recommended if you: have read Lolita


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The Secret History (Vintage Contemporaries) By Donna Tartt Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781400031702
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Published: Vintage - April 13th, 2004

There’s a reason so many books get compared to this. We’re all chasing the high of reading it for the first time. Dark, intimate, and gloriously sordid, The Secret History outdoes all its imitators.

recommended if you like: Bacchanalian rites, toxic friends


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Homage To Catalonia By George Orwell Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780544382046
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Published: Mariner Books - May 19th, 2015

Orwell’s nonfiction is as thought-provoking and dry-witted as his fiction. His experiences in Spain hugely influenced his later work and his observations on how fights are won and news is covered are as trenchant as ever.

recommended if you like: Animal Farm, 1984


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Extreme North: A Cultural History By Bernd Brunner, Jefferson Chase (Translated by) Cover Image
By Bernd Brunner, Jefferson Chase (Translated by)
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393881004
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 15th, 2022

A fascinating exploration of the evolving concept of “the North” that covers the expected (Vikings), the unusual (way more Atlantis than I expected) and the harrowing (WWII co option of Nordic myth). Brunner is dry, sharp and engaging.

recommended if you like: weird pockets of history, ice


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Your Guide to Not Getting Murdered in a Quaint English Village By Maureen Johnson, Jay Cooper Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984859624
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Published: Ten Speed Press - September 14th, 2021

Essential life skills.

recommended if you like: drinking your tea without arsenic


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This Is How You Lose the Time War By Amal El-Mohtar, Max Gladstone Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781534430990
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - March 17th, 2020

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The Witch Elm: A Novel By Tana French Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735224643
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Published: Penguin Books - July 30th, 2019

Tana French excels at narrators who win you over and unsettle you in equal measure. This is one of her most poignant and unsettling. Also, the writing’s gorgeous.

recommended if you like: Lucy Foley


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The Talented Mr. Ripley By Patricia Highsmith Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393332148
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 17th, 2008

The original everyone wants to riff off. Highsmith has a gift for deliciously skin-crawling antiheroes and going deep into the darkest corners of ambitious, violent minds in a way that drags you right down with her.

recommended if you like: Hitchcock


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The House in the Cerulean Sea By TJ Klune Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250217318
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Published: Tor Books - December 29th, 2020

Lovely, thoughtful, and warm-hearted. If you’re tired of grim dark, or the real world, this is the perfect antidote.

recommended if you like: found family


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Jade City (The Green Bone Saga #1) By Fonda Lee Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316440882
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Published: Orbit - June 26th, 2018

These are some incredibly flawed, compelling characters and the action is among the best I’ve read! Gutting, complex, and visceral, this whole series is a heart-racing wonder!

recommended if you like: martial arts, family dynamics


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Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Series #1) By Tamsyn Muir Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250313188
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Published: Tordotcom - July 14th, 2020

Lesbian necromancers in space. The book lives up to its pitch. Hilarious, dark, gory and threaded with genuine heart. These idiots wrecked me in this and the sequel.

recommended if you like: Ui from Arcane, bones


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Deathless By Catherynne M. Valente Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780765326317
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Published: Tor Books - February 14th, 2012

Russian folklore meets the Communist Revolution. A gloriously imaginative tour-de-force that’s as sexy, dark, bloody and weird as the best fairy tales. So weird. So good.

recommended if you like: marrying the God of Death