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If you’re looking for your next great read, we are happy to report that there are no shortage of recommendations on TikTok! Step into the world of #BookTok with these titles people can’t stop talking about.

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    Gods of Jade and Shadow Book Cover Picture
    Gods of Jade and Shadow Book Cover Picture

    Gods of Jade and Shadow

    by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

    The Mayan god of death sends a young woman on a harrowing, life-changing journey from the jungles of the Yucatán to the bright lights of Mexico City—and deep into the darkness of the Mayan underworld, in this one-of-a-kind fairy tale inspired by Mexican folklore.

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    Gods of Jade and Shadow Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $17.00

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    A Little Life Book Cover Picture

    A Little Life

    by Hanya Yanagihara

    A Little Life follows four college classmates—broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition—as they move to New York in search of fame and fortune. A hymn to brotherly bonds and a masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century, Hanya Yanagihara’s stunning novel is about families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves.

    A Little Life Book Cover Picture
    A Little Life Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $18.00

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    Last Night at the Telegraph Club Book Cover Picture
    Last Night at the Telegraph Club Book Cover Picture

    Last Night at the Telegraph Club

    by Malinda Lo

    America in 1954 is not a safe place for two girls to fall in love, especially not in Chinatown. Red-Scare paranoia threatens everyone, including Chinese Americans like Lily. With deportation looming over her father—despite his hard-won citizenship—Lily and Kath risk everything to let their love see the light of day.
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    Last Night at the Telegraph Club Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $18.99

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    Wilder Girls Book Cover Picture

    Wilder Girls

    by Rory Power

    This fresh debut is a mind-bending novel unlike anything you’ve read before. Rory Power’s work is a feminist Lord of the Flies about three best friends living in quarantine at their island boarding school, and the lengths they go to uncover the truth of their confinement when one disappears.

    Wilder Girls Book Cover Picture
    Wilder Girls Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $10.99

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    Such a Fun Age Book Cover Picture
    Such a Fun Age Book Cover Picture

    Such a Fun Age

    by Kiley Reid

    Such a Fun Age is a page-turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both.

    Such a Fun Age Book Cover Picture
    Such a Fun Age Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $17.00

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    Big Little Lies (Movie Tie-In) Book Cover Picture
    Big Little Lies (Movie Tie-In) Book Cover Picture

    Big Little Lies

    by Liane Moriarty

    A murder…A tragic accident…Or just parents behaving badly? What’s indisputable is that someone is dead. Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the little lies that can turn lethal.

    Big Little Lies (Movie Tie-In) Book Cover Picture
    Big Little Lies (Movie Tie-In) Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $16.00

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    Tiny Beautiful Things Book Cover Picture
    Tiny Beautiful Things Book Cover Picture

    Tiny Beautiful Things

    by Cheryl Strayed

    Sugar—the once-anonymous online columnist at The Rumpus, now revealed as Cheryl Strayed, author of bestselling Wild—is the person thousands turn to for advice. Rich with humor and insight—and absolute honesty—this book is a balm for everything life throws our way.

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    Tiny Beautiful Things Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $16.95

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    How It Feels to Float Book Cover Picture
    How It Feels to Float Book Cover Picture

    How It Feels to Float

    by Helena Fox

    Helena Fox tells a story about love, grief, and inter-generational mental illness, exploring the hard and beautiful places loss can take us, and honoring those who hold us tightly when the current wants to tug us out to sea.
    How It Feels to Float Book Cover Picture
    How It Feels to Float Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $10.99

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    The Vanishing Half Book Cover Picture
    The Vanishing Half Book Cover Picture

    The Vanishing Half

    by Brit Bennett

    The Vanishing Half is an engrossing page-turner about family and relationships. It considers the lasting influence of the past as it shapes a person’s decisions, desires, and expectations, and explores some of the multiple reasons and realms in which people sometimes feel pulled to live as something other than their origins.

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    The Vanishing Half Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $27.00

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    The Secret History Book Cover Picture

    The Secret History

    by Donna Tartt

    From the author of The Goldfinch, a group of clever eccentric misfits at an elite college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality, they discover how hard it can be to truly live and how easy it is to kill.

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    The Secret History Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $17.00

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    We Were the Lucky Ones Book Cover Picture
    We Were the Lucky Ones Book Cover Picture

    We Were the Lucky Ones

    by Georgia Hunter

    Inspired by the incredible true story of one Jewish family separated at the start of World War II, determined to survive—and to reunite. An extraordinary, propulsive novel, We Were the Lucky Ones demonstrates how in the face of the twentieth century’s darkest moment, the human spirit can endure and even thrive.

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    We Were the Lucky Ones Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $16.00

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    Pride and Prejudice Book Cover Picture
    Pride and Prejudice Book Cover Picture

    Pride and Prejudice

    by Jane Austen

    Elizabeth Bennet’s early determination to dislike Mr. Darcy is a prejudice only matched by the folly of his arrogant pride. Their first impressions give way to true feelings in a comedy profoundly concerned with happiness and how it might be achieved.

    Pride and Prejudice Book Cover Picture
    Pride and Prejudice Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $26.00

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    Sweetbitter Book Cover Picture

    Sweetbitter

    by Stephanie Danler

    Newly arrived in New York City, twenty-two-year-old Tess lands a job working front of house at a celebrated downtown restaurant. What follows is her education: in champagne and cocaine, love and lust, dive bars and fine dining rooms, as she learns to navigate the chaotic, enchanting, punishing life she has chosen.

    Sweetbitter Book Cover Picture
    Sweetbitter Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $17.00

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    The Hiding Place Book Cover Picture

    The Hiding Place

    by C. J. Tudor

    From the author of The Chalk Man comes an unputdownable psychological thriller about a man who returns home to settle old scores—and uncovers a secret darker than he could have imagined.

    The Hiding Place Book Cover Picture
    The Hiding Place Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $17.00

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    How to Behave in a Crowd Book Cover Picture

    How to Behave in a Crowd

    by Camille Bordas

    In the witty and heartfelt novel, How to Behave in a Crowd, Camille Bordas immerses readers in the interior life of a boy puzzled by adulthood and beginning to realize that the adults around him are just as lost.

    How to Behave in a Crowd Book Cover Picture
    How to Behave in a Crowd Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $17.00

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    All the Bright Places Movie Tie-In Edition Book Cover Picture
    All the Bright Places Movie Tie-In Edition Book Cover Picture

    All the Bright Places

    by Jennifer Niven

    When Theodore Finch and Violet Markey meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make even more important discoveries. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.

    All the Bright Places Movie Tie-In Edition Book Cover Picture
    All the Bright Places Movie Tie-In Edition Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $10.99

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    Burn After Writing (Yellow) Book Cover Picture

    Burn After Writing (Yellow)

    by Sharon Jones

    Need a break from TikTok and the endless scrolling? Want to create something that is just for you? Push your limits, reflect on your past, present, and future, and create a secret that’s about you, and just for you. This is not a diary, and there is no posting required. And when you’re finished, toss it, hide it, or Burn After Writing.

    Burn After Writing (Yellow) Book Cover Picture
    Burn After Writing (Yellow) Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $14.00

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