Karyn's Staff Picks

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Frontier Follies: Adventures in Marriage and Motherhood in the Middle of Nowhere Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062962812
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 5th, 2022

"Another fun and light read from Ree! She always keeps me laughing at her witty sense of humor. Getting to have a glimpse into her life on the ranch, raising her four kids and foster son along with recording her show for Food Network. She will keep you entertained and with a few new recipes by the end of this book.  She’s quirky, she’s funny and you learn to appreciate her straight up silliness. She talks about real life while still keeping it light and entertaining."

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Such a Quiet Place: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982147280
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 13th, 2021

"Megan Miranda does it again!  She keeps you guessing who murdered the Truett's?  Taking place in the quaint little town of Hollow’s Edge.  She takes you on a “tour” of the neighborhood where you get to know each of the neighbors and a little bit about them. They all have their own secrets.  The star suspect Ruby is let out, to return to the neighborhood with an overturned conviction and everyone is left thinking, did she really do it?  Is there a murderer living amongst them?  You will keep turning the pages to seek out the answer to the mystery of who could have possibly killed the Truett’s, only to learn the secrets everyone is hiding."

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ISBN: 9781984806758
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Published: Berkley - May 11th, 2021

"This was such a fun and light read!  Told in a nonlinear fashion, you meet friends, Poppy and Alex.  Jumping around from when they met in college to years later, after their many trips traveled with one another.  You get to see how their fun-loving quirky friendship all began and how it continued to grow and morph into the relationship they have currently.  This is a feel good story with some witty banter and travel references that might even inspire some future travel in your life.  Perfect if you’re looking for a fast paced, feel-good novel!!"

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ISBN: 9781250304452
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Published: Celadon Books - June 15th, 2021

"Michaelides takes you on a trip to a quaint little elite British collegein Cambridge. This is where Mariana the main character tries to solve multiple homicides. A group therapist who tries to use her knowledge of her career experience to solve the crimes, finds herself getting immersed in the horrific murders of the young women who call themselves ‘The Maidens’. With some Greek mythology thrown into the story, it leaves you asking, who could have done this? This murder mystery leaves you guessing until the very end WHO did it? You will be shocked!"

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ISBN: 9780062803634
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Published: HarperTeen - August 25th, 2020

"This is a spin on the classic 'Fahrenheit 451'. It is a fun read that shows you the power of words and truth. The idea that government removed words from our vocabulary and pushed their reality to make people believe that crime had been eradicated instead of hidden isn't really so farfetched. Meri buys into the government's truth until her mom is killed and Meri is accidentally exposed to the truth. You get taken on an adventure to a secret library where books and paper still exist. You learn that what you see isn’t really the reality of what is happening in the world. A definite recommendation for anyone who enjoys dystopian stories."

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ISBN: 9781878424310
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Published: Amber-Allen Publishing - November 7th, 1997

"When you make these four simple agreements with yourself things become easier.

1. Be impeccable with your word
2. Don’t take anything
3. Don’t make assumptions
4. Always do your best

This is a short captivating read that really makes you look at how you live, learn, and make decisions. The agreements apply to everyone, everywhere regardless of age, gender, religion, etc.  This is an overall feel good book that makes you want to make a conscious decision of how to venture through life."

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ISBN: 9781250301703
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Published: Celadon Books - May 4th, 2021

"This book will take you through twists and turns.  You’ll wonder why Alicia doesn’t speak. You’ll wonder if Theo can get her to talk.  You’ll want to keep reading to find out what will happen next. A great suspense novel that will keep you on your toes and make you gasp at the end."

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ISBN: 9780062418609
Published: HarperCollins - June 6th, 2017

"It’s the year 2118, and New York City is the place to be. Following each of the characters gives an insight to how the lives of people  living on different floors of the tower are so different.  Rich are on top, while the poor are at the bottom.  Their lives all become entangled and you’ll want to keep reading to find out what’s going to happen next.  With secrets, lies and connections you would never see coming. This is a great YA series!"

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ISBN: 9781250078414
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Published: Flatiron Books - June 26th, 2018

"I really enjoyed this book, it is a fast-paced novel, and quick read, yet still discusses some sensitive topics. This book has an equal balance of intense subject matter, while still being a sweet story. This book will make you sad and happy all at the same time.  Definitely an enjoyable read!"

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ISBN: 9780142423622
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Published: Philomel Books - August 1st, 2017

"This is an amazing historical fiction book.  Following the steps of four refugees who are making their way to the coast in the midst of a Soviet advance.  They are all trying to gain passage on to the Wilhelm Gustloff ship for safety.  This book is well written and gives you a glimpse into a time in history during WWII that is not written about a lot."

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ISBN: 9781250144850
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Published: Flatiron Books - October 30th, 2018

"This story will grip you and keep you wondering, what is Amber lying about? From start to finish, it will keep you on your toes until you think it can’t go in any other direction. You will think you have it all figured out, but you don’t! This is a must read if you like suspense!"