Eva's Picks

Eva reads fiction, gender and women's studies texts, graphic novels, and more

The Uncollected David Rakoff: Including the Entire Text of Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780307946478
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Published: Anchor Books - October 27th, 2015

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The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781451697728
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Published: Atria Books - April 5th, 2016

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I never thought I would consider a book about octopuses (yes that's the grammatically correct plural of octopus) and consciousness an "emotional read," but this book really moved me in a way that's hard to describe! While elaborating on her research on octopuses, Sy Montgomery raises questions on not only the consciousness and "soul" of the octopus, but on the consciousnessof all animals/humans. A great mix of philosophy, science writing, and memoir. One of my favorites!


Bluets Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781933517407
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Published: Wave Books - October 1st, 2009

One of my all-time favorites! Nelson describes her infatuation with the color blue, relating it to a failed relationship. But what amazes me is Nelson's ability to combine poetry, memoir, philosophy, and other styles into one cohesive, perfect little book.


Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250037756
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Published: Picador USA - September 24th, 2013

Eva's Rec

Quirky, compelling, and very funny. A quick read that will leave you satisfied and smiling. 


Einstein's Dreams Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781400077809
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Published: Vintage - November 9th, 2004

Eva's Rec

The perfect mix of science and art! One of those books you can start and stop at your own leisure. This book is also very inspiring: it really stirs up the creative mind!


Picture Cook: See. Make. Eat. Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781612432342
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Published: Ulysses Press - December 3rd, 2013

Eva's Rec

Beautifully drawn, clear and easy to follow, delicious and simple recipes, and simply fun to look at!


The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780061577628
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 1st, 2009

Eva's Rec

One of my favorites. Beautiful prose, quirky and imaginative plot, and just overall so compelling! 


Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781603429818
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Published: Storey Publishing - October 1st, 2011

Eva's Rec

Very comprehensive, beautifully-drawn diagrams of everything you'd need to know about the farm life. From different types of rabbit breeds to how to grow tomatoes, this book has it all!


The Argonauts Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781555977078
Availability: Special Order
Published: Graywolf Press - May 5th, 2015

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The Madness Vase: By Andrea Gibson Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781935904373
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Published: Write Bloody Publishing - September 15th, 2011

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One of my favorite poets, and someone I would definitely recommend to see live (or even watch her videos on youtube). This book is perfect to take out from time to time and read anywhere. Don't be surprised if you find yourself laughing at one poem and crying from another. Very moving!


My Dirty Dumb Eyes Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781770461161
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Published: Drawn & Quarterly - May 28th, 2013

Eva's Rec

The perfect mix of funny and weird. Great illustrations and a very strange, but hilarious sense of humor. 


A Guide for the Perplexed Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780393348880
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 7th, 2014

Eva's Rec

A beautiful exploration of how modern technology shapes memory and history. A suspenseful glance into the past and the near future. 


I'm Looking Through You: Growing Up Haunted: A Memoir Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780767921756
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Published: Broadway Books - October 21st, 2008

Eva's Rec

Well-written, compelling, and truely haunting (and even funny at times!). A great trans memoir.


Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9780978866563
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Published: Microcosm Publishing - January 1st, 2009

Eva's Rec

Such a handy book for DIY-ers! Great hand-written instructions and illustrations, and womderful home tutorials from house cleaners to gardening.


Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780307389930
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Published: Vintage Books USA - January 12th, 2010

Eva's Rec

Quirky, thought-provoking, and SUCH a quick read. 2-5 page stories about afterlives you'd never imagine.


Safari Honeymoon Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781927668047
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Published: Koyama Press - June 3rd, 2014

Eva's Rec

I am obsessed with this book! More art than plot, Safari Honeymoon brings you into a psychedelic world filled with Jesse Jacob's intricately-drawn flora and faun. So imaginative, funny, and just amazingly beautiful. 


No One Belongs Here More Than You Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780743299411
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Published: Scribner Book Company - May 1st, 2008

Eva's Rec

When I say quirky and weird, I really mean it. Some of these stories/characters are so strange that they're impossible, yet I find myself personally connecting to each one. I read this in one reading, giggling the entire time. So funny!!


By This Shall You Know Him Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780986873980
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Published: Koyama Press - May 5th, 2012

Eva's Rec

My favorite graphic novel (so far)! Absolutely beautiful art, mindblowing existentialist concepts, and even funny at times. Jacobs is so good at creating his own worlds that are both fascinating and gorgeous. 


The Girl in the Flammable Skirt: Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385492164
Availability: Backordered
Published: Anchor Books - August 16th, 1999

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This is the kind of book you'll read in one sitting. These stories are just so quirky and weird, yet very real to me. Aimee Bender's honest, first-person narration mixed with her amazingly innovative plot-lines makes SUCH an intriguing book of short stories. Definitely stirs up the creative mind. 


The Color Master Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780307744197
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Published: Anchor Books - April 22nd, 2014

Eva's Rec

 

Another wonderul collection of short stories! Modern fairy tales with quirky twists. A very short read -- great for airplanes or gifts.


The First Bad Man Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781439172568
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Published: Scribner Book Company - January 13th, 2015

Eva's Rec

This book was so strange, yet so compelling! Just like her other books, The First Bad Man is filled with unpredictable characters, sexual obsession, and a story arc that will keep you surprised. Extremely provacative!
 


Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Philip Pullman (Adapted by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143107293
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Published: Penguin Books - October 29th, 2013

Eva's Rec

Some classics, some creepy twists, and some that I'd simply never heard before. At the end of each chapter, Pullman offers some great insight on the stories' origins, structure, themes, and morals. A quick, fun read that will leave you inspired and nostalgic.


Cosmos Cover Image
By Carl Sagan, Neil Degrasse Tyson (Foreword by), Ann Druyan (Introduction by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780345539434
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Published: Ballantine Books - December 10th, 2013

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