Lauren S. Book Picks

Lauren is a Pacific Northwest native and graduated from WWU studying Cultural Anthropology and Art History. She is an avid Harry Potter fan, reads a lot of fiction, and dabbles in reading fantasy and sci-fi every now and then. Some of her other hobbies include horseback riding, baking cookies ( ... and eating in general - ask for restaurant recommendations!), and watching movies.
I'll Give You the Sun Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803734968
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Published: Dial Books - September 16th, 2014

All the Light We Cannot See Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781476746586
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Published: Scribner Book Company - May 6th, 2014

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781616204518
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Books - December 2nd, 2014

Homegoing Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781101947135
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - June 7th, 2016

I haven't been this excited about a book since All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr came out. Homegoing is an incredibly impressive piece of writing and I can't wait for the rest of the world to read it. Yaa Gyasi is inspiring and truly talented.


Code Name Verity Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423152880
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 7th, 2013

Henna House Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476740270
Availability: Special Order
Published: Scribner Book Company - August 12th, 2014

Jane Steele Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399169496
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 22nd, 2016

A re-imagining of Jane Eyre - if she was a serial killer. This book is bad ass.


Fates and Furies Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781594634475
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 15th, 2015

The Snow Child Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780316175661
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Reagan Arthur Books - November 6th, 2012

I read this book over a year ago and I still can't stop talking about it! Set in Alaska in the 1920s, a husband and wife are drifting apart. Unable to have their own child, they create one out of snow one night and it changes their whole lives. Full of rich imagery and wonderful characters, Eowyn Ivey has written a beautiful fairytale that really reaches out and holds your heart.!


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Cover Image
By J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPre (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9780590353427
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - September 7th, 1999

Lirael: Daughter of the Clayr Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780060005429
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Published: Harper Teen - April 30th, 2002

Tell the Wolves I'm Home Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780812982855
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Press - June 4th, 2013

The Art of Racing in the Rain Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780061537967
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Paperbacks - June 9th, 2009

Boy, Snow, Bird Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594633409
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - March 3rd, 2015

This is a very interesting take on the classic Snow White and Evil Queen story. I loved it.


Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780804170567
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor Books - January 12th, 2016

A challenging book to read because of the subject matter, but a very important read nonetheless.


A Tale for the Time Being Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143124870
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - December 31st, 2013

The Fifth Season Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316229296
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Published: Orbit - August 4th, 2015

To the Bright Edge of the World Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316242851
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Published: Little Brown and Company - August 2nd, 2016

This is a perfect book to read this winter. Ivey alternates between the journal entries of Colonel Allen Forrester while he explores uncharted territory in Alaska and the diary of his pregnant wife Sophie, who is stuck at the military barracks until he returns. I was enthralled with the vivid descriptions of the Alaskan landscape, the characters, and the magical elements Ivey weaves into this story. I couldn't put it down! 


Strange the Dreamer Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316341684
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 28th, 2017