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Lily Hunter is an aspiring writer with two degrees and a third on the way. Reading and writing have been part of her life since she was quite small; she earned two degrees in English before moving to Columbia to pursue a Master of Arts in Library Science. Bookshops have always been a place for her to relax, and she enjoys nothing more than talking about books with those who love them just as much as she does. If you want her to like you, give her books or chocolate. Her favorite genres include Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, history, books about music, and cookbooks. She also has a cat named Gary to go with her books, chocolate, and nightly cups of chamomile tea. 

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Outlander: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385319959
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Published: Delta - August 10th, 1998

A beautifully written, sweeping romance complete with time travel, an intelligent doctor, and a gorgeous Scottish man named Jamie Frasier.

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The Sword of Truth, Boxed Set I, Books 1-3: Wizard's First Rule, Stone of Tears, Blood of the Fold Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812575606
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Published: Tor Books - November 15th, 1998

A fantasy series with strong characters, detailed worlds, and conflicts galore.

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Persuasion Cover Image
By Jane Austen, Gillian Beer (Editor), Gillian Beer (Introduction by), Gillian Beer (Notes by)
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ISBN: 9780141439686
Published: Penguin Classics - April 29th, 2003

Everyone immediately goes right to Pride and Prejudice, but this often overlooked book is an intense story of a couple who gets a second chance after a failed first attempt at love.

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Beach Music: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553381535
Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - March 26th, 2002

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It's an epic story spanning decades and two wars; at the center is a fractured family with no choice but to come back together.

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Harper Perennial Deluxe Editions) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061120077
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - May 30th, 2006

A coming of age novel about a young girl who grows up amid a poorer section of Brooklyn. She learns to navigate her relationships with her family, financial woes, her desire for education, and romance in this book.

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The Historian Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316070638
Published: Back Bay Books - September 1st, 2009

The tale of a young woman's journey to find her mother while being chased by vampiric murderers. This book has personal significance for me and I love this author.

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Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982141462
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 14th, 2020

A Frightening but necessary read about how we got to where we are today.

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The Scribe of Siena: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501152269
Published: Gallery Books - January 2nd, 2018

If you're tired of waiting for Outlander and want to dive into a rich tale of time travel in Italy, pick this book. The details are lush and beautiful.

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11/22/63: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451627299
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Published: Gallery Books - July 24th, 2012

A man takes on the question of what would have happened if JFK never died. Stephen King is great at horror, but he's better at understanding what it means to be human, and this book is the prime example.

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Mexican Gothic Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525620785
Published: Del Rey - June 30th, 2020

If you like dark mansions and mysterious inhabitants, dark hallways and sexual tension, this is the book for you. This book is based on Gothic novels, such as the ones Jane Austen referenced in Northanger Abbey, and is a suspenseful and hilarious read.