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Metamorphosis and Other Stories: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Franz Kafka, Michael Hofmann (Translated by), Michael Hofmann (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780143105244
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Published: Penguin Classics - February 26th, 2008

Kafka is famous for his dark fiction, but he's written so much more than just The Metamorphosis. This collection of stories was a great chance to see what else he wrote, as someone who only ever knew Kafka for the one story we read in 12th grade English class.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345391803
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Published: Del Rey - September 27th, 1995

This isn't just your average everyday sci-fi book...anyone can, and should, read this. It's a classic for a reason, it's genuinely hilarious and so hard to look away from.

The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984822147
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - June 30th, 2020

This book is written by the hosts of Good Mythical Morning, and makes a strong case for the duo to be considered authors just as much as they are entertainers. It's a bit of a thriller with a rural Southern twist, and all of the humor their show is famous for.

The Electric State Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501181412
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Published: Skybound Books - September 25th, 2018

This is somewhere between a traditional sci-fi novel and an art book, and does both of them really well. The compelling story and beautiful illustrations complement each other to make the setting almost a little too easy to buy into!