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Tova (She/Her) was born and raised in rural Eastern Washington where she cultivated a lifelong appreciation of stories. She's been telling her own stories since before she could speak English, regularly haunted her local library, and has been told that she is not recognizable without a book in hand. Now she calls Bellingham home and attends Western Washington University where she studies History, English, and Political Science. In addition to really covering her bases in the Humanities and Social Sciences, she's a distinguished delegate of Western's Model United Nations team. When not selling books Tova spends her free time reading just about anything she can get her hands on, writing novels, and watching the most random assortment of movies and TV shows. She also has a blog, Petyr Baeish Books, (yes, that's a Game of Thrones reference) where she blogs about Books, Bollywood and Bucky Barnes.

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A Good Girl's Guide to Murder By Holly Jackson Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781984896391
Availability: Not in-stock currently-usually arrives within 1-14 business days
Published: Ember - January 5th, 2021

Holly Jackson's A Good Girl's Guide to Murder Series is a triumph of the young adult mystery genre. It keeps you guessing to the point where who I thought was the murder suspect changed almost every chapter. The entire trilogy is amazing, and I can recommend it highly enough!


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Rick Riordan Presents Aru Shah and the End of Time (A Pandava Novel Book 1) (Pandava Series) By Roshani Chokshi Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781368023566
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Rick Riordan Presents - March 19th, 2019

If you are about my age, you probably grew up reading and loving Rick Riordan's books, but you may have wanted that story from a different
perspective. Aru Shah is a beautiful story reminiscent of Percy Jackson, but with a female protagonist and Indian mythology. Highly recommend!


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Olivia By Ian Falconer Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780689829536
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2000

Full disclosure, I want to be Olivia when I grow up, though according to my mother, I might already be. Olivia is my absolute favourite children's book of all time, and I recommend it to everyone, regardless of age, because Olivia is the moment!


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The Devil All the Time By Donald Ray Pollock Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307744869
Availability: Not in-stock currently-usually arrives within 1-14 business days
Published: Anchor - July 10th, 2012

Someone once called Donald Ray Pollock their dark Appalachian homeboy, and I could not agree more. He writes the most unique and gritty southern gothic novels out there, which I affectionately call grit lit. This is his finest work!


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We Can't Keep Meeting Like This By Rachel Lynn Solomon Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534440289
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 3rd, 2022

Rachel Lynn Solomon is a Pacific Northwest treasure, everything she writes is so much fun and super heartfelt. Also. I am mentioned in the acknowledgments of this book!


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The Martian: A Novel By Andy Weir Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780553418026
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - October 28th, 2014

This book is truly hilarious and so accessible to any kind of reader. You don't have to understand anything about science or space or math to enjoy Mark Watney's wild ride in space. I laughed, I cried and I wanted to write fanfiction, a blast (pun not intended) of a book!


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Hunger Games Trilogy Boxed Set: Paperback Classic Collection (The Hunger Games) By Suzanne Collins Cover Image
$38.97
ISBN: 9780545670319
Availability: Backordered
Published: Scholastic Press - June 24th, 2014

This might be a basic recommendation, but The Hunger Games made me who I am as a reader and a person and for that, I am forever grateful to Suzanne Collins for that!


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Frankenstein (Penguin Clothbound Classics) By Mary Shelley, Maurice Hindle (Editor), Maurice Hindle (Introduction by), Maurice Hindle (Notes by), Coralie Bickford-Smith (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780141393391
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Published: Penguin Classics - September 30th, 2014

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780525556534
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The Ex Talk By Rachel Lynn Solomon Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593200124
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Published: Berkley - January 26th, 2021

As a long time fan of Rachel's YA books, I had very high expectations for her adult debut. I'm pleased to say it blew me away and might be my favourite book of hers to date. No one writes contemporary fiction, YA or Adult like Rachel Lynn Solomon.