Syd's FICTION picks

The Women Could Fly: A Novel By Megan Giddings Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780063116993
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Published: Amistad - August 9th, 2022

The Light Pirate: GMA Book Club Selection By Lily Brooks-Dalton Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538708279
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - December 6th, 2022

Cryptid Club By Sarah Andersen Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524875541
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 20th, 2022

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Just Like Home By Sarah Gailey Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250174727
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Published: Tor Books - July 19th, 2022

This is truly a book NOT to read before bed! It has a bit of everything- serial killer, ghost?, monster?, evil mother, and more! It is so very captivating and genuinely scary.


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When Women Were Dragons: A Novel By Kelly Barnhill Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780385548229
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Published: Doubleday - May 3rd, 2022

A lovely story of a queer girl coming to terms with the unspoken dragoning that is quietly changing society.


From Bad to Cursed (The Witches of Thistle Grove #2) By Lana Harper Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593336083
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Published: Berkley - May 17th, 2022

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Spear By Nicola Griffith Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250819321
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Published: Tordotcom - April 19th, 2022

A queer Arthurian retelling! The protagonist is a girl and she is also the strongest and best knight of the land.


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Slewfoot: A Tale of Bewitchery By Brom Cover Image
By Brom
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250622006
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Published: Tor Nightfire - September 14th, 2021

A surprising horror that I thoroughly enjoyed. Protestant colonizer malarkey, magic, forest beings, mythology, native american spirituality, blood, guts, and more! Bonus illustrations by the author


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Matrix: A Novel By Lauren Groff Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781594634505
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 6th, 2022

The writing is gorgeous in this historical fiction. Even if you've never imagined the life of a medieval nun, you'll enjoy it!


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Dark Roads: A Novel By Chevy Stevens Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250133595
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - July 5th, 2022

Chevy Stevens never disappoints when it comes to delivering a great thriller. You'll feel for the characters and get drawn into their stories.


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Payback's a Witch (The Witches of Thistle Grove #1) By Lana Harper Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593336069
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Published: Berkley - October 5th, 2021

The perfect witchy fall book! There's drama, magic, ghosts, and lesbian love. What's not to like?


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The Secret Lives of Church Ladies By Deesha Philyaw Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781949199734
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Published: West Virginia University Press - September 1st, 2020

An endearing, honest, entertaining collection of stories. Perfect for summer reading. These stories will stay with you.


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One Last Stop By Casey McQuiston Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250244499
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 1st, 2021

A super cute love story with mystery and intrigue and family drama, too!


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Unsettled Ground By Claire Fuller Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781951142483
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Published: Tin House Books - May 18th, 2021

A stark family drama with mystery and finding yourself.


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Pet By Akwaeke Emezi Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780593175446
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 19th, 2021

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The Marrow Thieves By Cherie Dimaline Cover Image
$16.95
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ISBN: 9781770864863
Published: Dcb - September 1st, 2017

A near future where indigenous peoples are being hunted for their dreams. This story is so close to reality. It gets you in the feels and doesn't stop when you're done reading.


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Seed Keeper By Diane Wilson Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781571311375
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Published: Milkweed Editions - March 1st, 2021

A lovely story of family, culture, and overcoming hardships.


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We Begin at the End By Chris Whitaker Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250759689
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - April 12th, 2022

A mystery and more. Well thought out characters, deep backstories, and a twist at the end!


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A Thousand Ships: A Novel By Natalie Haynes Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780063065406
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Published: Harper Perennial - November 9th, 2021

The Trojan war as told from the female point of view!


The Rib King: A Novel By Ladee Hubbard Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062979070
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Published: Amistad - January 11th, 2022

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Milk Blood Heat By Dantiel W. Moniz Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802159441
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Published: Grove Press - February 8th, 2022

A stunning collection of short stories! Usually, shorts aren't my thing, but this book kept me rapt and eager for the next story. Especially poignant for mothers, daughters, and women.


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Libertie: A Novel By Kaitlyn Greenidge Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781643752587
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Published: Algonquin Books - March 15th, 2022

This will be one of the top fiction books for 2021. This story was unlike any I've read before. Historical and personal, it is the story of free Black Americans during reconstruction. It is the story of a mother and daughter, a woman and her husband, a people and their country. Rich, original, and enlightening. "Inspired by the life of one of the first Black female doctors in the United States and rich with historical detail, Kaitlyn Greenidge's new novel resonates in our times and is perfect for readers of Brit Bennett, Min Jin Lee, and Yaa Gyasi."


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Sorrowland: A Novel By Rivers Solomon Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250849267
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Published: Picador - May 3rd, 2022

This book is a trip. A journey. A marvel.


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The Death of Vivek Oji: A Novel By Akwaeke Emezi Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525541622
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 25th, 2021

This is a devasting book. Every word is beautiful. You'll cry for every character. I listened to the audio and then had to buy a physical copy just to hold the words in my hands.


The Deep By Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781534439870
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - August 4th, 2020

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The Lowering Days: A Novel By Gregory Brown Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062994141
Published: Harper Perennial - March 1st, 2022

An engaging story of family and loss.


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A History of Wild Places: A Novel By Shea Ernshaw Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982164805
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Published: Atria Books - December 7th, 2021

A thriller and a mystery. I just loved the twists of this novel. With vibes of the paranormal, mythical, and unbelievable.


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The Rain Heron: A Novel By Robbie Arnott Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780374539306
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Published: FSG Originals - February 9th, 2021

A mysterious story of a woman's quest to find a mythical bird and coming to terms with cruelty in ourselves and others.


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The Searcher: A Novel By Tana French Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735224674
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Published: Penguin Books - November 2nd, 2021

The newest Tana French is one of her best! The Searcher follows an American Ex-pat trying to peacefully retire in Ireland. Of course, he is pulled into the mystery of a missing young man and some secretive locals.


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The Forgotten Kingdom: A Novel (The Lost Queen #2) By Signe Pike Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781501191466
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Published: Atria Books - June 8th, 2021

The second book in a series, I loved this even more than the first! If you're into Arthurian legend and historical fiction, this is for you!


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The Four Winds: A Novel By Kristin Hannah Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250178602
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 2nd, 2021

Another gorgeous novel from Hannah. Set during the dust bowl and the westward migrations of poor families seeking work. It amplifies the toil, the pain, the desperation that people went through and how they fought for a better life.


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Whiskey When We're Dry: A Novel By John Larison Cover Image
$17.00
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ISBN: 9780735220454
Published: Penguin Books - July 2nd, 2019

A gritty western with a girl protagonist! Sharp shooting, lgbt characters, family drama and more!


Empire of Wild: A Novel By Cherie Dimaline Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062975959
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - July 27th, 2021

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The Lost Queen: A Novel By Signe Pike Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781501191428
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Published: Atria Books - June 4th, 2019

The Lost Queen tells the story of Merlin's sister! Great story for lovers of Arthurian legend!


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Kingdomtide By Rye Curtis Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316420112
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Published: Back Bay Books - January 26th, 2021

An original read about awakenings, mysteries, survival, and relationships.


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The Bear By Andrew Krivak Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781942658702
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Published: Bellevue Literary Press - February 11th, 2020

A sparsely told tale of the last person on earth, the bear that saves her, and human memory


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In the Woods: A Novel (Dublin Murder Squad #1) By Tana French Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143113492
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Published: Penguin Books - May 27th, 2008

Tana French is the reason I started to read mysteries/thrillers. Start with In the Woods or The Likeness and go from there! You'll love the Dublin Murder Squad!


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Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre By Max Brooks Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984826800
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Published: Del Rey - February 9th, 2021

You know a sasquatch massacre is going to happen and this book delivers. Max Brooks knows how to turn a slow burn into a gruesome climax.


Greenwood: A Novel By Michael Christie Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984822017
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Published: Hogarth - February 9th, 2021

What I thought was going to be a sort of dystopian book turned out to be a sprawling historical fiction. I won't soon forget the Greenwood brothers


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The Pull of the Stars: A Novel By Emma Donoghue Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316499033
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Published: Back Bay Books - July 6th, 2021

A few days in the life of a midwife during the 1918 flu pandemic. Donoghue knows how to pull you in and tug at your heartstrings with the story of an Irish nurse, her patients, and a fiesty volunteer helper.


A Witch in Time By Constance Sayers Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316493611
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Published: Redhook - August 18th, 2020