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Book Recommendations | Staff Picks: Sarah Mangiola

Jul 15, 2019 Blog

Who better to give book recommendations than the bookish experts? Penguin Random House employees are sharing their favorite reads every month. Browse below!

This month’s picks come from Sarah Mangiola, Senior Editor at Brightly. Check out the books she recommends:

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

Fates and Furies

By Lauren Groff

This novel tells the story of a marriage from first the perspective of the husband, Lotto, and then the wife, Mathilde. Groff takes readers on a wild ride through both their lives, which can be at once beautiful and haunting. A great read for those looking for exceptional character development.
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Movie Tie-In Edition) by Mary Ann Shaffer,Annie Barrows

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Movie Tie-In Edition)

By Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Set in post-WWII England, this love note to the literary-obsessed is told completely through letters and follows author Juliet Aston as she travels to the island of Guernsey — where she hopes to get inspiration for her next book from a literary society. A truly heartwarming and delightful tale.
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Matilda by Roald Dahl

Matilda

By Roald Dahl

Hands-down my favorite Roald Dahl book is the beloved story of Matilda. Neglected by her parents, Matilda develops a love of reading (and telekinetic powers) at a very young age. This classic is a staple that belongs in every child's library.
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