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Outofshapeworthlessloser: A Memoir of Figure Skating – Gracie Gold

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A “piercing account” (The Wall Street Journal) of surviving as a young woman in a society that rewards appearances more than anything and demands perfection at all costs—especially if you’re an Olympic figure skater. “A riveting memoir, which details her experience with an eating disorder, depression and her high-stakes career.”—People (Best Books to Read in February 2024). When Gracie Gold stepped onto center stage (or ice, rather) as America’s sweetheart at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, she instantly became the face of America’s most ...


 

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A Conjuring of Ravens: A Magepunk Progression Fantasy (A Practical Guide to Sorcery Book 1) – Azalea Ellis

In a world where magic is a science, Siobhan is a genius. But even geniuses need schooling. When Siobhan stumbled into the theft of a priceless magical book, she thought her dreams of becoming the world’s most powerful sorcerer were destroyed. But then a mysterious spell changed her life forever… Siobhan is now wearing the body of a strange man and has a new identity—Sebastien. With a new chance for a new start, she allies herself with a local gang—secretly a revolutionary party funding itself ...

 

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The Year of the Locust – Terry Hayes

Terry Hayes, author of the #1 global bestseller I Am Pilgrim, returns with this terrifying and eagerly awaited instant bestseller. If, like Kane, you’re a Denied Access Area spy for the CIA, then boundaries have no meaning. Your function is to go in, do whatever is required, and get out again—by whatever means necessary. You know when to run, when to hide—and when to shoot. But some places don’t play by the rules. Some places are too dangerous, even for a man of Kane’s experience. The ...

Battle for the Bird: Jack Dorsey, Elon Musk, and the $44 Billion Fight for Twitter’s Soul – Kurt Wagner

An expertly reported investigation into Twitter’s messy corporate history—including Elon Musk’s takeover in 2022, its outsized cultural impact, and its significant role in shaping how the world gets its news. Bloomberg journalist Kurt Wagner takes you inside Twitter’s everchanging headquarters, charting its rise from flippant 140-character posts to one of the world’s most consequential tech companies. From Jack Dorsey’s triumphant return as CEO in 2015 to the rise and fall of @RealDonaldTrump to the contentious $44 billion sale to Elon Musk, Battle for the Bird exposes the ...

Get the Picture: A Mind-Bending Journey among the Inspired Artists and Obsessive Art Fiends Who Taught Me How to See – Bianca Bosker

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Get the Picture is one of the funniest books I’ve read . . . Brilliant.” —The Washington Post. “A gripping and often hilarious investigation into the art world. . . . Bosker goes full Tom Wolfe.” —TIME. “Funny, whip-smart, and gorgeously written, Get the Picture will forever transform the way you see. . . . I loved every word.” —Suleika Jaouad, New York Times bestselling author of Between Two Kingdoms. The New York Times bestselling author of Cork Dork takes readers on another fascinating, hilarious, and revelatory journey—this time burrowing deep inside the secretive world of ...

How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls: Animal Movement and the Robots of the Future – David Hu

Discovering the secrets of animal movement and what they can teach us Insects walk on water, snakes slither, and fish swim. Animals move with astounding grace, speed, and versatility: how do they do it, and what can we learn from them? In How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls, David Hu takes readers on an accessible, wondrous journey into the world of animal motion. From basement labs at MIT to the rain forests of Panama, Hu shows how animals have adapted and evolved to ...

The Ghost Orchid – Jonathan Kellerman

Psychologist Alex Delaware and Detective Milo Sturgis confront a baffling, vicious double homicide that leads them to long-buried secrets worth killing for in the riveting thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling “master of suspense” (Los Angeles Times). LAPD homicide lieutenant Milo Sturgis sees it all the time: Reinvention’s a way of life in a city fueled by fantasy. But try as you might to erase the person you once were, there are those who will never forget the past . . . and who can ...

The Invocations – Krystal Sutherland

From the author of New York Times bestseller House of Hollow comes a darkly seductive witchy thriller where, though both men and demons lurk in shadows, girls refuse to go quietly into the night. Three girls, one supernatural killer on the loose . . . Zara Jones believes in magic because the alternative is too painful to consider—that her murdered sister is gone forever and there is nothing she can do about it. Rather than grieving and moving on, Zara decides she will do whatever it takes to claw ...

Extremely Online: The Untold Story of Fame, Influence, and Power on the Internet – Taylor Lorenz

Acclaimed Washington Post reporter Taylor Lorenz presents a groundbreaking social history of the internet, revealing how online influence and the creators who amass it have reshaped our world, online and off—“terrific,” as the New York Times calls it, “Lorenz…is a knowledgeable, opinionated guide to the ways internet fame has become fame, full stop.” For over a decade, Taylor Lorenz has been the authority on internet culture, documenting its far-reaching effects on all corners of our lives. Her reporting is serious yet entertaining and illuminates deep truths about ourselves and ...

Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant – Curtis Chin

An American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book. Most Anticipated This Fall in TIME, San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post, Goodreads, Lamba Literary Review, Kirkus Reviews, and PinkNews. This “vivid, moving, funny, and heartfelt” memoir tells the story of Curtis Chin’s time growing up as a gay Chinese American kid in 1980’s Detroit (Lisa Ko, author of The Leavers). Nineteen eighties Detroit was a volatile place to live, but above the fray stood a safe haven: Chung’s Cantonese Cuisine, where anyone—from the city’s first Black mayor to the local drag queens, from a ...

But the Heart Does – An Australian Coastal Town Romance – Iris Blobel

Two strangers’ lives collide in a chance encounter that will forever change their destinies. When Jonah, a rugged New Zealander in Alinta Bay for a school reunion, and Maddie, a spirited local, find themselves trapped in a hotel lift, sparks fly amidst the mechanical mishap. His rescue diver training ensures Maddie’s safety and ignites an instant connection between them. They agree to share a dinner the next day, but a shadow from Jonah’s past emerges in the form of his first girlfriend, threatening to unravel ...

Read Write Own: Building the Next Era of the Internet – Chris Dixon

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A potent exploration of the power of blockchains to reshape the future of the internet—and how that affects us all—from influential technology entrepreneur and startup investor Chris Dixon. “A must for anyone who wants to better understand the real potential of blockchains and web3.”—Robert Iger, CEO, Disney. “A compelling vision of where the internet should go and how to get there.”—Sam Altman, co-founder, OpenAI. The internet of today is a far cry from its early promise of a decentralized, democratic ...

Come and Get It – Kiley Reid

A Good Morning America Book Club Pick. An Indie Next Pick. A LibraryReads Pick. From the celebrated New York Times bestselling author of Such a Fun Age comes a fresh and provocative story about a residential assistant and her messy entanglement with a professor and three unruly students. It’s 2017 at the University of Arkansas. Millie Cousins, a senior resident assistant, wants to graduate, get a job, and buy a house. So when Agatha Paul, a visiting professor and writer, offers Millie an easy yet unusual opportunity, she jumps ...

Our Ancient Faith: Lincoln, Democracy, and the American Experiment – Allen C. Guelzo

An intimate study of Abraham Lincoln’s powerful vision of democracy, which guided him through the Civil War and is still relevant today—by a best-selling historian and three-time winner of the Lincoln Prize. “It is altogether fitting and proper that, with this meditation on democracy and its most subtle defender, Allen Guelzo again demonstrates that he is today’s most profound interpreter of this nation’s history and significance.” —George F. Will. Abraham Lincoln grappled with the greatest crisis of democracy that has ever confronted the United States. ...

The Women – Kristin Hannah

From the celebrated author of The Nightingale and The Four Winds comes Kristin Hannah’s The Women—at once an intimate portrait of coming of age in a dangerous time and an epic tale of a nation divided. Women can be heroes. When twenty-year-old nursing student Frances “Frankie” McGrath hears these words, it is a revelation. Raised in the sun-drenched, idyllic world of Southern California and sheltered by her conservative parents, she has always prided herself on doing the right thing. But in 1965, the world is changing, and she suddenly dares to ...

Good Material – Dolly Alderton

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK • From the New York Times best-selling author of Ghosts and Everything I Know About Love: a story of heartbreak and friendship and how to survive both. “Like Nora Ephron, with a British twist….Delivers the most delightful aspects of classic romantic comedy—snappy dialogue, realistic relationship dynamics, humorous meet-cutes and misunderstandings—and leaves behind the clichéd gender roles and traditional marriage plot.” —The New York Times Andy loves Jen. Jen loved Andy. And he can’t work out why she stopped. Now he is. . ...

Only Say Good Things: Surviving Playboy and Finding Myself – Crystal Hefner

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. A JANUARY 2024 APPLE BOOKS STAFF PICK AND AUDIBLE EDITORS SELECT. NAMED A BEST BOOK TO READ THIS JANUARY BY THE GLOSS. A raw and unflinching look at the objectification and misogyny of the Playboy mansion, a woman’s stolen young adulthood and her journey to self-acceptance, and a rare look inside Hugh Hefner’s final days. At just twenty-one years old, Crystal Harris’ life changed forever when she attended a party at the notorious Playboy mansion. Picked out of the crowd ...

 

 

 

 

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