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Underland: A Deep Time Journey Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393242140
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 4th, 2019

Robert MacFarlane has a knack for capturing what is most fascinating about the natural world in a way that is both informative and poetic. As he delves into the captivating concept, and actual underground landscapes, that hold a mysterious place in our collective consciousness, his wise perspective and in-depth research make for a great read.  

The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061537967
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - May 22nd, 2018

If you've ever had a pet, especially a dog, this book is for you.

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The Binding: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062838094
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Published: William Morrow - April 16th, 2019

This book got me hooked. A bit of fantasy, a lot of secrets to uncover, and characters with alluring complexities that unravel over the course of the story. 

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307476074
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Published: Vintage - March 26th, 2013

Cheryl Strayed is honest, funny, and strong, and her personality shines through as she tells of her spontaneous and wild jump into an adventure that she was not completely prepared for but definitely needed. Her memoir is easy to get lost in, and I felt like I grew with every challenging and hopeful experience along with her. 

Neverworld Wake Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399553929
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Published: Delacorte Press - June 5th, 2018

This book, and its characters, are much more than they seem on the surface. The twisting, turning plot moves quickly but leaves plenty of room for suspicions to form and evolve. It was a stay-up-too-late kind of book for me!

Run for Your Life: How to Run, Walk, and Move Without Pain or Injury and Achieve a Sense of Well-Being and Joy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101912386
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Published: Vintage - April 30th, 2019

Running isn't supposed to be painful? According to Cucuzzella, it can (and should) be relaxing and enjoyable. He offers methods and tips that anyone can benefit from, walkers and runners alike. Since it's broken into practical, short chapters, it's easy to digest and worth a quick read. 

The Fisherman & the Whale Cover Image
By Jessica Lanan, Jessica Lanan (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781534415744
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 14th, 2019