Book mentions in this thread

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    The Fires of Treason

    by Michele Quirke

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    Accusing Mr. Darcy

    by Kelly Miller

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    Finding You

    by Elizabeth Holland

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    The Marked Princess

    by E.P. Stavs

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    Shadow Soul

    by M.J. Bavis

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    Dead Head

    by C.J. Skuse

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    The Activist

    by Robert Raker

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    Savasana's Kiss

    by RC Robbin

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    Southern Rain

    by Harry Miller

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    The Secret Language of Women

    by Nina Romano

    Set in China in the late 1800's, The Secret Language of Women tells the story of star-crossed lovers, Zhou Bin Lian, a Eurasian healer, and Giacomo Scimenti, an Italian sailor, driven apart by the Boxer Rebellion. When Lian is seventeen years old, she accompanies her Swiss father, Dr. Gianluca Brasolin, fluent in Italian, to tend the Italian ambassador, at the Summer Palace of the Empress Dowager, where she meets and falls in love with Giacomo. Through voyage and adventure, their love intensifies, but soon is severed by Lian's dutiful promise as the wife to another. Forbidden from pursuing her chosen profession as a healer, and despised because she does not have bound feet, she is forced to work in a cloisonné factory while her in-laws raise her daughter, Ya Chen. It is in Nushu, the women's secret writing, that she chronicles her life life and her hopes for the future. Rebelling against the life forced upon her, she empowers herself to act out against the injustice and becomes the master of her own destiny. But her quest freedom comes at a costly price: The life of someone close to her, lost in a raging typhoon, a grueling journey to the Yun-kang Caves, and a desperate search for beauty and love in the midst of brutality.
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    Down the Lane

    by Paul Lafferty

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    Beauty and the Beast

    by Alan Menken

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    STEEL HAND, COLD HEART

    by Rachel Menard

    The Odyssey meets The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue in this Viking version of the self-exploratory road trip. On the island of Helvar, women rule. Sixteen-year-old Carina has trained for most of her life to belong to the coveted Daughters of Hel, the steel-handed Viking warriors who provide souls to the Death Goddess in exchange for the prosperity of their island. Gaining her place hasn't been easy. She was not borne of the island, but another spoil from another raid, raised by the island Chieftain. There are many who would see her fail, and on her first raid, she does. She doesn't kill a priestess she should have. Carina needs to prove her worth or risk losing her place. Before she can, her arch-nemesis drugs her wine and sends her off the isle as a captive of three foreign boys. But what is Carina's greatest misfortune may turn out to be her greatest gift. The young men are taking her to the jewel of the Southern Isles - Fortis Venitis, a place no other Daughter of Hel can venture. Carina can place Hel's claims on the Southern isle and return to Helvar with the spoils, a victor.However there are many obstacles to pass before she reaches her goal. Like her rune stone that everyone keeps trying to steal, the mismatched pirates from a country that no longer exists, and the priest with his poison that melts flesh from bones. But the most dangerous obstacle of all are the odd feelings she's developing for her victims, especially the knife-thieving captain Nik. That could make it difficult for her to kill him in the end.
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    Promise of Blood

    by Brian McClellan

    The Age of Kings is dead . . . and I have killed it. It's a bloody business overthrowing a king... Field Marshal Tamas' coup against his king sent corrupt aristocrats to the guillotine and brought bread to the starving. But it also provoked war with the Nine Nations, internal attacks by royalist fanatics, and the greedy to scramble for money and power by Tamas's supposed allies: the Church, workers unions, and mercenary forces. It's up to a few... Stretched to his limit, Tamas is relying heavily on his few remaining powder mages, including the embittered Taniel, a brilliant marksman who also happens to be his estranged son, and Adamat, a retired police inspector whose loyalty is being tested by blackmail. But when gods are involved... Now, as attacks batter them from within and without, the credulous are whispering about omens of death and destruction. Just old peasant legends about the gods waking to walk the earth. No modern educated man believes that sort of thing. But they should... In a rich, distinctive world that mixes magic with technology, who could stand against mages that control gunpowder and bullets? PROMISE OF BLOOD is the start of a new epic fantasy series from Brian McClellan. Winner of the David Gemmell Morningstar Award for Best Debut Fantasy.
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    The Luminous Dead

    by Caitlin Starling

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    The Sirens of Titan

    by Kurt Vonnegut

    When Winston Niles Rumfoord flies his spaceship into a chrono-synclastic infundibulum he is converted into pure energy and only materializes when his waveforms intercept Earth or some other planet. As a result, he only gets home to Newport, Rhode Island, once every fifty-nine days and then only for an hour. But at least, as a consolation, he now knows everything that has ever happened and everything that ever will be. He knows, for instance, that his wife is going to Mars to mate with Malachi Constant, the richest man in the world. He also knows that on Titan - one of Saturn's moons - is an alien from the planet Tralfamadore, who has been waiting 200,000 years for a spare part for his grounded spacecraft ...
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    84, Charing Cross Road

    by Helene Hanff

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    The Garden of Stone Houses

    by Anya Pavelle

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    Behind Blue Eyes

    by Mark S Miller

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    The Novice Wielder

    by Franca Ogbonnaya

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    The Citadel

    by A. J. Cronin

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    White Pine

    by Andrew Vietze

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    Trillium

    by Jeff Lemire

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    Get a Life, Chloe Brown

    by Talia Hibbert

    “Absolutely charming... a flawless balance of humor, heat, sweetness, and depth, and I loved every page.” – Helen Hoang, USA Today bestselling author of The Bride Test USA TODAY BESTSELLER A witty, hilarious romantic comedy about a woman who’s tired of being “boring” and recruits her mysterious, sexy neighbor to help her experience new things—perfect for fans of Sally Thorne, Jasmine Guillory, and Helen Hoang! Chloe Brown is a chronically ill computer geek with a goal, a plan, and a list. After almost—but not quite—dying, she’s come up with seven directives to help her “Get a Life”, and she’s already completed the first: finally moving out of her glamorous family’s mansion. The next items? Enjoy a drunken night out. Ride a motorcycle. Go camping. Have meaningless but thoroughly enjoyable sex. Travel the world with nothing but hand luggage. And... do something bad. But it’s not easy being bad, even when you’ve written step-by-step guidelines on how to do it correctly. What Chloe needs is a teacher, and she knows just the man for the job. Redford ‘Red’ Morgan is a handyman with tattoos, a motorcycle, and more sex appeal than ten-thousand Hollywood heartthrobs. He’s also an artist who paints at night and hides his work in the light of day, which Chloe knows because she spies on him occasionally. Just the teeniest, tiniest bit. But when she enlists Red in her mission to rebel, she learns things about him that no spy session could teach her. Like why he clearly resents Chloe’s wealthy background. And why he never shows his art to anyone. And what really lies beneath his rough exterior… "This is an extraordinary book, full of love, generosity, kindness and sharp humor." — The New York Times Book Review *Featured on the TODAY Show! Named a Best Romance of 2019 by Entertainment Weekly, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Apple, and Amazon, and Best of November from Essence, Woman's Day, Marie Claire, Buzzfeed, Popsugar, Bustle, Bookish, Bookpage, Entertainment Weekly, and Washington Post*
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    And Then There Were None

    by Agatha Christie

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    The Value of Damaged Things

    by Penn Gates

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    The House in the Cerulean Sea

    by TJ Klune

    A NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER! A 2021 Alex Award winner! The 2021 RUSA Reading List: Fantasy Winner! An Indie Next Pick! One of Publishers Weekly's "Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2020" One of Book Riot’s “20 Must-Read Feel-Good Fantasies” Lambda Literary Award-winning author TJ Klune’s bestselling, breakout contemporary fantasy that's "1984 meets The Umbrella Academy with a pinch of Douglas Adams thrown in." (Gail Carriger) Linus Baker is a by-the-book case worker in the Department in Charge of Magical Youth. He's tasked with determining whether six dangerous magical children are likely to bring about the end of the world. Arthur Parnassus is the master of the orphanage. He would do anything to keep the children safe, even if it means the world will burn. And his secrets will come to light. The House in the Cerulean Sea is an enchanting love story, masterfully told, about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place—and realizing that family is yours. "1984 meets The Umbrella Academy with a pinch of Douglas Adams thrown in." —Gail Carriger, New York Times bestselling author of Soulless At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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    Beach Read

    by Emily Henry

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    Heart of a Warrior Angel

    by Lali A. Love

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    The Art of Peace

    by Morihei Ueshiba

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    Unfiltered

    by Lily Collins

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    The Vacationers

    by Emma Straub

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    The Wielder Trials

    by Franca Ogbonnaya

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    The Grimy & the Greedy

    by Meaghan Curley

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    Forerunner Series

    by Jay Veloso Batista

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    The Goldfinch

    by Donna Tartt

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2014 Aged thirteen, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise tears his life apart. Alone and rudderless in New York, he is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. He is tormented by an unbearable longing for his mother, and down the years clings to the thing that most reminds him of her: a small, strangely captivating painting that ultimately draws him into the criminal underworld. As he grows up, Theo learns to glide between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love - and his talisman, the painting, places him at the centre of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle. The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling power. Combining unforgettably vivid characters and thrilling suspense, it is a beautiful, addictive triumph - a sweeping story of loss and obsession, of survival and self-invention, of the deepest mysteries of love, identity and fate.
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    Nothing to See Here

    by Kevin Wilson

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    Not Forgetting The Whale

    by John Ironmonger

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    The World That We Knew

    by Alice Hoffman

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    Where Darkness Meets Light

    by Sabrine Elouali

    A poetry collection depicting the trials and tribulations of living with mental illness and the journey of one girl's struggles to try and overcome them. From the difficult beginnings of life that contributed to her illnesses, to the present day where she still faces her demons day in day out. Full of harsh truths, comforting truths, and humbling truths. A book that will have you reflecting on your own life, where you can make changes, improvements and start to really challenge your regular ways of thinking. Featuring descriptions of hope as well as woeful testimonies, each poem illustrates the thoughts and emotions this young woman has gone through and continues to go through. Having written this book to inspire, and open the eyes of all who come across it, as well as hopes of breaking the stigmas around mental health and mental illness.
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    Crossings

    by Katy S. Duffield

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    The Goblin Emperor

    by Katherine Addison

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    Guardian Angel

    by Lucas Mercier

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    The Book of Delights

    by Ross Gay

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    The Cardinal Bird

    by Mia Smantz

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    Rules for Vanishing

    by Kate Alice Marshall

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    The Echo Wife

    by Sarah Gailey

    “A trippy domestic thriller which takes the extramarital affair trope in some intriguingly weird new directions.” - Entertainment Weekly I’m embarrassed, still, by how long it took me to notice. Everything was right there in the open, right there in front of me, but it still took me so long to see the person I had married. It took me so long to hate him. Martine is a genetically cloned replica made from Evelyn Caldwell’s award- winning research. She’s patient and gentle and obedient. She’s everything Evelyn swore she’d never be. And she’s having an affair with Evelyn’s husband. Now, the cheating bastard is dead, and both Caldwell wives have a mess to clean up. Good thing Evelyn Caldwell is used to getting her hands dirty. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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    Loved Them All

    by Sewbe Sadir

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    The Henna Artist

    by Alka Joshi

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    The Italian Girl

    by Lucinda Riley

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    The German Heiress

    by Anika Scott

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    Elven Quest Series

    by Laura E. Thompson

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    Jewels of Illumination Box Set

    by JMD Reid

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    The Vanishing Half

    by Brit Bennett

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    Evolution's Rainbow

    by Joan Roughgarden

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    A Love That Transforms

    by Mr. Kevin J Ray

    Do you or someone you know of struggle with dating and relationships? Situationships is the new term for the dating scene currently on display for the millennial. Situationship -Let's just chill, have sex, and be confused on the fact that we are not together but have official emotions for each other. Author Kevin Ray helps people be intentional about dating,avoid toxic "situationships" that drain people, and be on mission for marriage. Single, Satisfied, or Married. No one is safe; not even me lol. There's something for everybody in this book.www.peter-eglitis.com
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    The Surgeon

    by Tess Gerritsen

    Originally published: Ballantine Books, 2001.
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    Drago Bonez

    by Jeremy B. Pereyra

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    Vulgar Wisdoms

    by meaghan curley

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    The Girl in the Mirror

    by Rose Carlyle

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    Well

    by Sandro Galea

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    The Mermaid and The Bear

    by Ailish Sinclair

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    Honoring your Lane

    by Kevin Ray