Hayden's Picks

Hayden grew up on the east side of the Cascades in Walla Walla and moved to Bellingham to go attend Western in 2011 where she received her bachelors in History. When she's not working you can generally find her curled up with a good book or hiking all the amazing trails that made her fall in love with Bellingham.
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 (Temeraire) 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 (Oprah's Book Club) Cover Image
$18.00
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: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062255662
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - 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.


Strange the Dreamer Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780316341677
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 22nd, 2018

The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101885956
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Published: Del Rey Books - June 27th, 2017

Seraphina Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780375866227
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Published: Ember - December 23rd, 2014

Circe Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316556347
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Published: Little Brown and Company - April 10th, 2018

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Homegoing Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101971062
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Published: Vintage - May 2nd, 2017

Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393079883
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 11th, 2012

How to Fall in Love with Anyone: A Memoir in Essays Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501137440
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 27th, 2017

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 Books - March 5th, 2013

Daughter of Smoke & Bone Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780316133999
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 5th, 2012

When Dimple Met Rishi Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781481478694
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Published: Simon Pulse - May 22nd, 2018

A Court of Thorns and Roses Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781619635180
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Published: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books - May 3rd, 2016