Hayden's Picks

Hayden grew up on the east side of the Cascades in a small town called Walla Walla and moved to Bellingham to go attend Western in 2011. She is currently studying History, Classical Studies, and Ancient Greek, but despite her love of the Ancient Classics her true literary love is fiction, particularly young adult sci-fi/fantasy and dystopian fiction. When she's not working or in class she is a fierce movie lover, enjoys knitting, embroidery, hiking, exploring, and generally searching for adventures.
Warm Bodies Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781439192320
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Published: Atria Books - November 1st, 2011

This is my favorite book! Marion has crafted a blatantly hopeful examination of what it is to be human and how we connect with one another using the most gruesome setting and narrator. Our undead hero R is dissatisfied with his existence as a zombie until he makes the unusual decision to save Julie and the two form an unlikely bond. Through this bond R explores love, family, friendship, the struggle to survive, and all the little things that makes life worth living. A funny, poetic, and powerful testament to  storytelling.


Uprooted Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780804179058
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Published: Del Rey Books - March 1st, 2016

The Shepherd's Life: Modern Dispatches from an Ancient Landscape Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250060266
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Published: Flatiron Books - September 27th, 2016

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I'll Give You the Sun Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142425763
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Published: Speak - October 27th, 2015

Middlesex Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780312427733
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Published: Picador USA - June 5th, 2007

This story follows three generations of a Greek family from Asia Minor to the United States all leading up to Cal whose story is that is unique and beautiful and full of hardship, and one that the will stay with its reader long after the last page. Middlesex is a Pulitzer Prize winner and it sure deserved it.


The Ocean at the End of the Lane Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062255662
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Published: William Morrow & Company - June 3rd, 2014

A dark fairy tale-esque story about the things we forget as we grow up this book is one that lingers. Everything Neil Gaiman does is fabulous and this book is no exception! When a man goes back to the small town he grew up in memories of an unsavory nature come flooding back to him in this gripping little book. It reminded me of the bad dreams I had as a kid and demanded to be finished and resolved. It’s  one I often find myself thinking about when my mind is otherwise unoccupied.


The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure; The
$8.95
ISBN: 9780156035217
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Published: Harvest Books - October 8th, 2007

Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories Volume I Cover Image
$6.95
ISBN: 9780553212419
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Published: Bantam Classics - November 1st, 1986

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$14.99
ISBN: 9780061142024
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 29th, 2006

I saw the film based off this book years ago and completely fell in love with the story of the boy looking for a fallen star. This is one of the top five most unique worlds I have entered and I loved every second. A fallen star, true love’s quest, a fairy world adjacent to our own, evil witches, and a grand adventure this is one book I will return to again and again.


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) Cover Image
By J. K. Rowling, Kazu Kibuishi (Illustrator), Mary GrandPre (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780545582889
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - August 27th, 2013

Homegoing Cover Image
By Yaa Gyasi, Dominic Hoffman (Read by)
$45.00
ISBN: 9780735209817
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Published: Random House Audio Publishing Group - June 7th, 2016

Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! a Vagrant Collection Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781770462083
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Published: Drawn & Quarterly - September 15th, 2015

After the Wind: Tragedy on Everest-One Survivor's Story Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781940877037
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Published: Good Hart Publishing - October 8th, 2015

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780062320520
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Published: HarperCollins - April 28th, 2015

Glancing at this book initially I thought it looked interesting but nothing could have prepared me for the workout my imagination would get as it traversed the clouds with Aza Ray on her breathtaking adventure. Headley has created a world I could have only dreamed of as a child and breathed life into it and made it soar. With and wonderfully creative world and some of the realest characters I have read in a long time this is a story of love, family, adventure, and the struggle of right and wrong.


Let's Pretend This Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780425261019
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Published: Berkley Publishing Group - March 5th, 2013

A is for Activist Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781609805395
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Published: Triangle Square - November 19th, 2013