Summer Reading 2022

Here is your assigned summer reading list for 2022!

A mix of fiction and non-fiction, classics and new releases, that are relevant and interesting. Appropriate for adults and young adults!


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Woman of Light: A Novel By Kali Fajardo-Anstine Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525511328
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Published: One World - June 7th, 2022

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A dazzling epic of betrayal, love, and fate that spans five generations of an Indigenous Chicano family in the American West, from the author of the National Book Award finalist Sabrina & Corina


How to Be an Antiracist By Ibram X. Kendi Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525509288
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Published: One World - August 13th, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a “groundbreaking” (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves.


The Underground Railroad: A Novel By Colson Whitehead Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780345804327
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Published: Anchor - January 30th, 2018

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this #1 New York Times bestseller chronicles a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. The basis for the acclaimed original Amazon Prime Video series directed by Barry Jenkins.


The Queerest Touch: A Collection Of Short Stories - Brian A. S. Byrdsong

What if your spouse was turned to bronze? What if you found a pair of brass knuckles that could change the very trajectory of your life? What if all that the world seemed to be, was not the world at all? The Queerest Touch is a wide-ranging ten story collection of queer-centered stories that places its characters, and by proxy its readers, in incredibly strange and deliciously odd situations and begs the question: what if?


Dollars for Life: The Anti-Abortion Movement and the Fall of the Republican Establishment By Mary Ziegler Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780300260144
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Published: Yale University Press - June 21st, 2022

A new understanding of the slow drift to extremes in American politics that shows how the anti-abortion movement remade the Republican Party
 
“A timely and expert guide to one of today’s most hot-button political issues.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
“A sober, knowledgeable scholarly analysis of a timely


Parable of the Sower By Octavia E. Butler Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538732182
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 30th, 2019

This acclaimed post-apocalyptic novel of hope and terror from an award-winning author "pairs well with 1984 or The Handmaid's Tale" and includes a foreword by N. K. Jemisin (John Green, New York Times).


WALK: Slow Down, Wake Up, and Connect at 1-3 Miles per Hour By Jonathon Stalls Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781623176952
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Published: North Atlantic Books - August 16th, 2022

A transformative collection of essays on the power of walking to connect with ourselves, each other, and nature itself.


Dirtbag, Massachusetts: A Confessional By Isaac Fitzgerald Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781635573978
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - July 19th, 2022

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
INSTANT USA TODAY BESTSELLER

“The best of what memoir can accomplish... pulling no punches on the path to truth, but it always finds the capacity for grace and joy.” –Esquire, "Best Memoirs of the Year"


All About Love: New Visions (Love Song to the Nation #1) By bell hooks Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060959470
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 30th, 2018

A New York Times bestseller and enduring classic, All About Love is the acclaimed first volume in feminist icon bell hooks' "Love Song to the Nation" trilogy.  All About Love reveals what causes a polarized society, and how to heal the divisions that cause suffering.


Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) By Min Jin Lee Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781455563920
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 14th, 2017

A New York Times Top Ten Book of the Year and National Book Award finalist, Pachinko is an "extraordinary epic" of four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family as they fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan (San Francisco Chronicle).


Book Lovers By Emily Henry Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593334836
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Published: Berkley - May 3rd, 2022

“One of my favorite authors.”—Colleen Hoover

An insightful, delightful, instant #1 New York Times bestseller from the author of Beach Read and People We Meet on Vacation.


Fat and Queer: An Anthology of Queer and Trans Bodies and Lives By Miguel M. Morales (Editor), Bruce Owens Grimm (Editor), Tiff Joshua Tj Ferentini (Editor) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781787755062
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Published: Jessica Kingsley Publishers - May 21st, 2021

AASECT Book Award for General Audience

'A joy to read' ESSIE DENNIS
'A beautifully written collection' JUNO ROCHE


We're here. We're queer. We're fat.


The Shawl of Midnight By Jacqueline St Joan Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781952232718
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Published: Golden Antelope Press - August 8th, 2022

All the women in Nafeesa's family have been imprisoned, assassinated, scarred or exiled. Yes, every single one. Is it any wonder, then, that the surviving men in her family have kept those disturbing facts from her? But now Nafeesa wants to know the truth.


The House in the Cerulean Sea By TJ Klune Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250217318
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Published: Tor Books - December 29th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER!
A 2021 Alex Award winner!
The 2021 RUSA Reading List: Fantasy Winner!
An Indie Next Pick!
One of Publishers Weekly's "Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2020"
One of Book Riot’s “20 Must-Read Feel-Good Fantasies”


Belly of the Beast: The Politics of Anti-Fatness as Anti-Blackness By Da'Shaun L. Harrison, Kiese Laymon (Foreword by) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781623175979
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Published: North Atlantic Books - August 10th, 2021

**The 2022 Lammy Award Winner in Transgender Nonfiction**
Exploring the intersections of Blackness, gender, fatness, health, and the violence of policing.


Crying in H Mart: A Memoir By Michelle Zauner Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525657743
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Published: Knopf - April 20th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From the indie rock sensation known as Japanese Breakfast, an unforgettable memoir about family, food, grief, love, and growing up Korean American—“in losing her mother and cooking to bring her back to life, Zauner became herself” (NPR) • CELEBRATING OVER ONE YEAR ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER LIST


The Handmaid's Tale: A Novel By Margaret Atwood Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780385490818
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Published: Anchor - March 16th, 1998

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An instant classic and eerily prescient cultural phenomenon, from “the patron saint of feminist dystopian fiction” (The New York Times). Now an award-winning Hulu series starring Elizabeth Moss.


Fahrenheit 451: A Novel By Ray Bradbury Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781451673319
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 10th, 2012

Nearly seventy years after its original publication, Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 stands as a classic of world literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. Today its message has grown more relevant than ever before.

Guy Montag is a fireman.


Women Don't Owe You Pretty By Florence Given Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524857561
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - April 6th, 2021

WRITER AND ACTIVIST FLORENCE GIVEN TELLS YOU HOW FEMINISM IS GOING TO RUIN YOUR LIFE (IN THE BEST WAY POSSIBLE).

A vibrantly illustrated primer on modern feminism for the Instagram generation encouraging us to question the insidious narratives that would hold us back from self-acceptance, self-love, and our own power.

With her refreshingly audacious voice a