Talia's Mixed Bag Favorites of 2020

The Son of Good Fortune: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062059574
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Published: Ecco - July 7th, 2020

A brilliant, expectation-busting novel about immigration, family, stereotypes, and growing up. Go in with as little information about the plot as possible. Trust me.


Untamed Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984801258
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Published: The Dial Press - March 10th, 2020

With anecdotes about her journey to self-love and actualization, Glennon Doyle's voice shimmers across the pages with honesty, humility, and love, urging readers to commit to introspection in order to achieve their truest, most beautiful lives. I recommend read #1 for pleasure, and read #2 with a pen to mark favorite passages. A must-read for fans of Elizabeth Gilbert and Brene Brown!


Master of Sorrows Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781982591786
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Published: Blackstone Publishing - February 25th, 2020

Master of Sorrows rips through the paces of classic epic fantasy--the wizard mentor, the training school, the quest--while maintaining originality, satisfyingly complex characterization, and the details of a fascinating new magical world. A masterful series debut that will leave you hungry for more.


The Vanishing Half: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525536291
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 2nd, 2020

As in her lauded debut novel The Mothers, the characters of Brit Bennett's The Vanishing Half are fully realized. They make difficult and frustrating choices. They love and they lie. The story of the Vignes girls, and of their daughters, is gorgeously written and hugely compelling. This is a must-read.


All Adults Here: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781594634697
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 4th, 2020

For fans of 2016's The Nest, here is a novel that hits the same chords: a large and dysfunctional family reckoning with past decisions, the obscure and terrifying concept of "growing up" at any age, love, heartbreak, childrearing. It's all here, and it's all funny, charming, touching, and honest.


Hench: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062978578
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Published: William Morrow - September 22nd, 2020

In this brilliant, hilarious deconstruction of the superhero genre, Walschots lays bare a system that relies on average people believing in the extraordinary without really looking. Hench is unafraid to dig deeper, and its world is one of collateral damage, biting wit, and baddies gone...good? A delicious, uproarious super(villain) story that you won't be able to put down.


The Priory of the Orange Tree Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781635570304
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - February 18th, 2020

Every sentence of Priory glows with wit, grace, and talent. This is an epic to lose oneself within: a story of love, loss, myth, sacrifice, power, and--perhaps above all--of dragons.


The Switch: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250769862
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Published: Flatiron Books - August 18th, 2020