Jennie (Still) Judges Books by Their Covers 2021

Poison for Breakfast Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324090625
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Published: Liveright - August 31st, 2021

Lemony Snicket is back--this time with a story suitable for all ages! Upon finding a note saying "You had poison for breakfast", Snicket goes on a journey to determine what will lead to his ultimate demise. Philosophical musings abound in this contemplative and darkly humorous novel about all sorts of things in life, both big and small.

Milk Fed: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982142506
Availability: Backordered
Published: Scribner - August 3rd, 2021

An incredibly sexy novel that also happens to be a magnificent story about body image, religion, acceptance, and self-love. Magical and downright powerful!

Hot Stew Cover Image
ISBN: 9781643751559
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 20th, 2021

A riveting tale about wealth, class, gentrification, power, and gender, this story shows readers just how unjust the world can be, but in the most entertaining and amusing way possible.

The Dangers of Smoking in Bed: Stories Cover Image
By Mariana Enriquez, Megan McDowell (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780593134078
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Published: Hogarth - January 12th, 2021

A macabre short story collection that brilliantly combines horror with socially conscious themes. Trigger Warning: Sexual assault, self-harm, suicide

Love Like That: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250624550
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - March 9th, 2021

Entertaining yet also haunting stories about broken women in concerning and uncomfortable situations? Yes, please!

Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062993151
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Published: Harper Wave - June 15th, 2021

A close look at all sorts of cults, from Jonestown, NXIVM, and Scientology, to CrossFit, multi-level marketing schemes, and social media "wellness" gurus through a linguistic lens. Never thought you'd "fall" for a cult? Think again. Montell shows us that we hear "cultish" language everyday.

A Touch of Jen Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316704267
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - July 13th, 2021

A darkly humorous story about two people in a failing relationship who share an obsession with a semi-famous Instagrammer. Part mainstream fiction, part horror story, the ending is certain to shock you. Get ready for a wildly entertaining ride!

Cheat Day: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982140540
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Published: Scribner - May 25th, 2021

Though Kit is (fairly) happily married, she begins an affair while working at her sister's bakery. Brimming with guilt over the affair, Kit tries to control her life by adhering to strict diets and health regimens, but these come with unexpected consequences.

The Woman in the Purple Skirt: A Novel Cover Image
By Natsuko Imamura, Lucy North (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780143136026
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Published: Penguin Books - June 8th, 2021

In this chillingly voyeuristic character study, The Woman in the Yellow Cardigan spends her days following The Woman in the Purple Skirt. A story about connection, obsession, desire, and envy, this subtly unnerving novel is sure to capture your attention.

Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374280468
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - June 8th, 2021

Based on the true story of Katharina Kepler (mother of astronomer Johannes Kepler), who was accused of witchcraft, Galchen brings life to these characters in such a way that the story feels fresh, entertaining, and particularly relevant for contemporary society.