Carrie's Book List
Carrie is obsessed with dark chocolate, turtles, climbing things, books, and naming her pets after brilliant authors. She happened into a bookselling job as a teen and knew she found her people. A few life adventures later, she is happy to be back . . . for good. Yes, you have probably seen her walking downtown while reading, how else would she find enough time? She tends to have several books going at once, including working on her own (very slowly). Favorite genre's include picture books, science, poetry, short stories, and translations (esp. Japanese literature!). She also has a major soft spot for books that are hard to shelve due to defying genre.
Preorder Now! Extraordinarily crafted in both mystery and period. If this is the start of a new genre, sign me up for Queer Noir.
Best kiddo mystery series to hit the shelves since Trixie Belden. Witty, strong, and thoughtful. Great for a family read with plenty of important conversation topics!
Some books defy genre, this one holds them all in a tightly packed, and slightly shattered, snow globe. It is a mystery, a literary masterpiece, a coming of age for every age, and a raw edged western all grown up. Judge this book by the Hardcover image, not the paperback.
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A contemplation of cruelty and crisis. A tiny novel with a powerful gut punch.
First in a fantastic series. Follow the strange occurances at a small cafe in Tokyo . . . where time travel happens, but only if you follow all of the rules. Not really about the time travel - more about the reasons each character would consider visiting a moment more than once. With each book, you also learn more about the staff and their own touching stories.
Uncomfortable and perfect. The Woman in the Purple Skirt is unapologetically filled with all of the wrong choices, made for all of the wrong reasons. The reader is expertly turned into a voyeur, a stalker, and we are forced to question why we are still watching.
A gentle and beautiful exploration of grief and love. Be sure to look into the real life inspiration for this novel!
It is only right to read A Ghost in the Throat in the precious stolen moments of your own chaotic life. This book is a continued echo of silenced sighs of women, passed into words for each following generation to scour.
An on campus study actively brings in students diagnosed with varying degrees of psychopathy. What goes wrong is as fascinating as what doesn’t. A unique and crafty thriller.
Half Romance, half Thriller, and the best of both. A carefully plotted, fully human story of grief, recovery, and looking life directly in the eye. Quirky in all the right ways. The Very Nice Box is the sort of book you can’t stop reaching for.