Kirsten's Picks

Previously Read:

The Dog Knight by Jeremy Whitley

Aquicorn Cove by Kay O'Neill

Cheer Up: Love and Pompoms by Crystal Frasier

Lucky Red by Claudia Cravens

Freestyle by Gale Galligan

Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez

Shakti by S.J. Sindu

Duel by Jessixa Bagley

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

Roll Call (Dungeon Club #1) by Molly Knox Ostertag

The Eyes and the Impossible by Dave Eggers

Black Girl Your Are Atlas by Renee Watson

The Moth Keeper by Kay O'Neill

Perfect Black by Crystal Wilkinson

The Marvellers by Dhonielle Clayton

Death Before Wicket by Kerry Greenwood

The Menagerie by Tui T. Sutherland

Saga, Volume 11 by Brian K. Vaughan

A Rover's Story by Jasmine Warga

I Done Clicked My Heels Three Times: Poems by Taylor Byas

When Crack Was King: A People's History of a Misunderstood Era by Donovan X. Ramsey

Miss Quinces by Kat Fajardo

Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives of Civilization by Neal deGrasse Tyson

Urn Burial by Kerry Greenwood

Super Boba Cafe by Nidhi Chanani

The Book of Delights: Essays by Ross Gay

Chain-Gang All-Stars by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Dear God. Dear Bones. Dear Yellow. by Noor Hindi

Light in Gaza: Writing Born of Fire by Jehad Abusalim

Unfamiliar, Vol. 1 by Haley Newsome

Wynd, Book Three by James Tynion IV

Pilu of the Woods by Mai K. Nguyen

Princess Princess Ever After by Kay O'Neill

Heartstopper: Volume Five by Alice Oseman

Sleigh Spells by Bella Falls

Rifqa by Mohammed El-Kurd

Season of Love by Helena Greer

The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride

Things You May Find Hidden in My Ear: Poems from Gaza by Mosab Abu Toha

Wynd, Book Two: The Secret of Wings by James Tynion IV

Hunting by Stars by Cherie Dimaline

Something is Killing the Children, Vol. 6 by James Tynion IV

Wynd, Book One: The Flight of the Prince by James Tynion IV

The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

On Palestine by Noam Chomsky

Warrior Girl Unearthed by Angeline Boulley

Selected Poems by Gwendolyn Brooks

Lone Women by Victor LaValle

Midnight at the Barclay Hotel by Fleur T. Bradley

The Witches of Moonshyne Manor by Bianca Marais

The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix

Cackle by Rachel Harrison

Artie and the Wolf Moon by Olivia Stephens

The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna

Artie and the Wolf Moon by Olivia Stephens

River of London by Ben Aaronovitch

Shrines of Gaiety by Kate Atkinson

Reparations Now! by Ashley M. Jones

The Lost Library by Rebecca Stead

The Uranium Club: Unearthing the Lost Relics of the Nazi Nuclear Program by Miriam E. Hiebert

Seasparrow by Kristin Cashore

American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin by Terrance Hayes

Ruddy Gore by Kerry Greenwood

My Darling from the Lions by Rachel Long

American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin

The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune

The Nation on No Map: Black Anarchism and Abolition by William C. Anderson

The Poison Squad by Deborah Blum

Redaction by Reginald Dwayne Betts

Immortality: A Love Story by Dana Schwartz

I Shimmer Sometimes, Too by Porsha Olayiwola

Marco Effect by Jussi Adler-Olsen

Nine Liars by Maureen Johnson

Quietly Hostile by Samantha Irby

The Sinister Booksellers of Bath by Garth Nix

Golden Ax by Rio Cortez

Cursed by Marissa Meyer

The Viral Underclass by Steven W. Thrasher

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.  

Trust Kids!: Stories on Youth Autonomy and Confronting Adult Supremacy by carla  joy bergman

Saga, Volume 10 by Brian K. Vaughan

Above Ground by Clint Smith

Blood and Circuses by Kerry Greenwood

The World We Make by N.K. Jemisin

Poverty, by America by Matthew Desmond

Imago by Octavia E. Butler

The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman

Drama Free: A Guide to Managing Unhealthy Family Relationships by Nedra Glover Tawwab

Shakespeare's Trollop by Charlaine Harris

Adulthood Rites by Octavia E. Butler

Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz

Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life - in Judaism by Sarah Hurwitz

The Green Mill by Kerry Greenwood

Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston

for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow was enuf by Ntozake Shange

The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez by Adrianna Cuevas

A Deadly Edition by Victoria Gilbert

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser

Troublemaker by John Cho

A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance by Hanif Abdurraquib

Dawn by Octavia E. Butler

Garlic and the Witch by Bree Paulsen

Death at Victoria Dock by Kerry Greenwood

Murder on the Ballarat Train by Kerry Greenwood

Black Women Writers at Work by Claudia Tate

Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall

Garlic and the Vampire by Bree Paulsen

The World Record Book of Racist Stories by Amber Ruffin & Lacey Lamar

When We Were Sisters by Fatimah Asghar

Bicycles: Love Poems by Nikki Giovanni

The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse by Alan Bradley

The Purity of Vengeance by Jussi Adler-Olsen

Flying Too High by Kerry Greenwood

Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo

Reading for Our Lives: How Parents Can Lay the Foundation for Literacy Success, from Birth to Six by Maya Payne Smart

A Time Before Crack by Jamel Shabazz

Super Sad Black Girl by Diamond Sharp

Amaro: The Spirited World of Bittersweet, Herbal Liqueurs with Cocktails, Recipes, and Formulas by Brad Thomas Parsons

Rest is Resistance: A Manifesto by Tricia Hersey

Something is Killing the Children, Vol. 5 by James Tynion IV

Torn Apart: How the Child Welfare System Destroys Black Families -- and How Abolition Can Build a Safer World by Dorothy Roberts

Whiteout by Dhonielle Clayton

How to Raise an Elephant by Alexander McCall Smith

This Wicked Fate by Kalynn Bayron

Kiss Her Once For Me by Alison Cochrun

All Things Bright and Beautiful by James Herriot

The Case of the Missing Marquess (Enola Holmes, #1) by Nancy Springer

Eight Nights of Flirting by Hannah Reynolds

An American Sunrise: Poems by Joy Harjo

Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask: Young Readers Edition by Anton Treuer

The Breakaways by Cathy G. Johnson

Going Rogue (Stephanie Plum, #29) by Janet Evanovich

The Tea Dragon Tapestry by Kay O'Neill

The Tea Dragon Festival by Kay O'Neill

My Aunt Is a Monster by Reimena Yee

The Sentence by Louise Erdrich

The Ballad of Never After by Stephanie Garber

Abhorsen by Garth Nix

Doughnuts and Doom by Balazs Lorinczi

Lirael by Garth Nix

Coven by Jennifer Dugan

Omega Morales and the Legend of La Lechuza by Laekan Zea Kemp

Hollow by Shannon Watters

Greywaren by Maggie Stiefvater

The Kiss Curse by Erin Sterling

A Holly Jolly Diwali by Sonya Lalli

Against Police Violence: Writers of Conscience Speak Out by Aric McBay

Such Sharp Teeth by Rachel Harrison

father forgive me by Deshawn McKinney

Chasing the Boogeyman by Richard Chizmar

Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker

Her Word is Bond: Navigating Hip Hop and Relationships in a Culture of Misogyny by Cristalle "Psalm One" Bowen

Tea Dragon #1: Tea Dragon Society by Kay O'Neill

Bindle Punk Bruja by Desideria Mesa

Check, Please! Book 2: Sticks & Scones by Ngozi Ukazu

5 Worlds Book 5: The Emerald Gate by Mark Siegel

5 Worlds Book 4: The Amber Anthem by Mark Siegel

Sabriel by Garth Nix

Mortal Coil (Skulduggery Pleasant #5) by Derek Landy

Too Much Midnight by Krista Franklin

5 Worlds Book 3: The Red Maze by Mark Siegel

The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe

Gina and the Big Secret (Hilo, #8) by Judd Winick

Alive at the End of the World by Saeed Jones

Gina: The Girl Who Broke the World (Hilo, #7) by Judd Winick

All the Pieces Fit (Hilo, #6) by Judd Winick

Check, Please! Book 1: #Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu

The Heartbreak Bakery by A.R. Capetta

Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party's Promise to the People by Kekla Magoon

The Recovery Agent by Janet Evanovich

Measuring Up by Lily MaMotte

Wretched Waterpark by Kiersten White

Carlos Gomez Freestyles...Heavy on the Style by Chuck Gonzalez

Heartstopper: Volume Four by Alice Oseman

Heartstopper: Volume Three by Alice Oseman

Heartstopper: Volume Two by Alice Oseman

Heartstopper: Volume One by Alice Oseman

Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993 by Sarah Schulman

Shark Summer by Ira Marcks

Séance Tea Party by Reimena Yee

My Name is Jason. Mine Too.:Our Story. Our Way. by Jason Reynolds

Shine Bright: A Very Personal History of Black Women in Pop by Danyel Smith

Eat the Rich by Sarah Gailey

Snapdragon by Kat Leyh

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

Bound for Murder by Victoria Gilbert

Bitter by Akwaeke Emezi

Bravely by Maggie Stiefvater

Gumbo Ya Ya: Poems by Aurielle Marie

Lumberjanes, Vol. 20 by Shannon Watters

And the Category Is...:Inside New York's Vogue, House, and Ballroom Community by Ricky Tucker

Sunny Makes a Splash by Jennifer L. Holm

The Legend of Auntie Po by Shing Yin Khor

What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Fat by Aubrey Gordon

Lumberjanes, Vol. 19 by Shannon Watters

The Dire King by William Ritter

Room to Dream by Kelly Yang

From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement by Paulo Yoo

Starfish by Lisa Fipps

Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu

The Dragonet Prophecy (Wings of Fire #1) by Tui T. Sutherland

Framed! by James Ponti

And Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks

Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation by Stuart Gibbs

Ain't Never Not Been Black by Javon Johnson

All Creature Great and Small by James Herriot

Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head: Poems by Warsan Shire

Lumberjanes, Vol. 18 by Shannon Watters

This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron

DMZ Colony by Don Mee Choi

Stargazing by Jen Wang

Fortune Favors the Dead by Stephen Spotswood

Nubia: Real One by L.L. McKinney

Terciel and Elinor by Garth Nix

Lumberjanes, Vol. 17 by Shannon Watters

Ghostly Echoes by William Ritter

Anatomy: A Love Story by Dana Schwartz

South to America: A Journey Below the Mason Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation by Imani Perry

Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round: My Story of the Making of Martin Luther King Day by Kathlyn J. Kirkwood

Deaf Republic by Ilya Kaminsky

Something is Killing the Children, Vol. 4 by James Tynion IV

Abolition. Feminism. Now. by Angela Y. Davis

George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl

Decolonizing Wellness by Dalia Kinsey

Gallant by V.E. Schwab

Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre by Brandy Colbert

Too Bright to See by Kyle Lukoff

Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz

Star Child: A Biographical Constellation of Octavia Estelle Butler by Ibi Zoboi

How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America: Essays by Kiese Laymon

Giant Days: Early Registration by John Allison

Gilded by Marissa Meyer

Ain't Burned All the Bright by Jason Reynolds

Demystifying Disablity: What to Know, What to Say, and How to Be an Ally by Emily Ladau

Arsentic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala

The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera

The Nobleman's Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks by Mackenzi Lee

Giant Days, Vol. 14 by John Allison

Giant Days, Vol. 13 by John Allison

Belly of the Beast: The Politics of Anti-Fatness as Anti-Blackness by Da'Shaun Harrison

Battle Royal by Lucy Parker

We Are Not Broken by George M. Johnson

The Joy and Light Bus Company by Alexander McCall Smith

Taste: My Life Through Food by Stanley Tucci

Waterbaby by Nikki Wallschlaeger

Squad by Maggie Tokuda-Hall

Once Upon a Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber

What Noise Against the Cane by Desiree C. Bailey

Broken by Jenny Lawson

Something is Killing the Children, Vol. 3 by James Tynion IV

Descender, Vol. 6 by Jeff Lemire

George by Alex Gino

Cardinal by Tyree Daye

The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz

Something is Killing the Children, Vol. 2 by James Tynion IV

The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America by Carol Anderson

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

Punch Me Up to the Gods by Brian Broome

I Remember Death By Its Proximity to What I Love by Mahogany L. Browne

The Matzah Ball by Jean Meltzer

A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger

Lumberjanes, Vol. 16 by Shannon Watters
Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids by Cynthia Leitich Smith
From the Roots Up by Tasha Spillett
Surviving the City by Tasha Spillett
I Remember Death By Its Proximity to What I Love by Mahogany L. Browne
Something is Killing the Children, Vol. 1 by James Tynion IV
Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey
There Are Trans People Here by H. Melt
Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley
Cleave by Tiana Nobile
Game On: Tempting Twenty-Eight by Janet Evanovich
Stuntboy, in the Meantime by Jason Reynolds
Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie
The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris
The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 12 by Ryan North
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 11 by Ryan North
Be Holding by Ross Gay
My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
Ghost Squad by Claribel A. Ortega

The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther by Jeffrey Haas

No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes by Anand Gopal
Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park
Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco
Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler
Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir by Akwaeke Emezi
Bridge of Souls by Victoria Schwab
Slavery by Another Name by Douglas A. Blackmon
Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
Electric Arches by Eve L. Ewing, Prelude to Bruise by Saeed Jones
Citizen Illegal by Jose Olivarez
1919 by Eve L. Ewing

To the Land of Long Lost Friends by Alexander McCall Smith


Head Off & Split: poems by Nikky Finney


Homie by Danez Smith


The Poisoned City by Anna Clark


Shelved Under Murder by Victoria Gilbert


One Person No Vote by Carol Anderson


Knife by Jo Nesbo


Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis

The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein

The Thirst by Jo Nesbo


Black Enough by Ibi Zoboi


Sugar by Bernice L. McFadden


Ghosts in the Schoolyard by Eve L. Ewing

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

Still Life by Louise Penny

Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson

The Colors of All the Cattle by Alexander McCall Smith

Citizen: An American lyric by Claudin Rankine

The Broken Girls by Simone St. James

Counting Descent by Clint Smith

Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor

If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

Look alive twenty-five by Janet Evanovich

If They Come For Us by Fatimah Asghar

Dreamland: the True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones

Monstress Vol. 2 the Blood by Marjorie Liu

Are You Somebody: the accidental memoir of a Dublin woman by Nuala O'Faolain

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Dubliners by James Joyce

All the Little Liars by Charlaine Harris

The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz

Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart

The House of Unexpected Sisters by Alexander McCall Smith

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Housebroken: admissions of an untidy life by Laurie Notaro

The Tumbling Turner Sisters by Juliette Fay

Roseanna by Maj Sjowall

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung

My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Sachiko: a Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story  by Caren Stelson


Previously Listened to:

Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner
The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale
My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter by Aja Monet
Dumplin' by Julie Murphy
Supernova by Marissa Meyer
The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The King of Crows by Libba Bray

The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson

Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Shrill by Lindy West

Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky

Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile

White Rage by Carol Anderson

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

Look Both Ways by Jason Reyonolds

Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay

Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Kindred by Octavia Butler

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevado

Jackaby by William Ritter

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds

Wild Rover No More by L.A. Meyer

Finale by Stephanie Garber

Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson

Renegades by Marissa Meyers

Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

Heavy:  An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Forest Born by Shannon Hale

Legendary by Stephanie Garber

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

River Secrets by Shannon Hale

The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

American Street by Ibi Zoboi

Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

Into the Bright Unknown by Rae Carson

Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

Ice Fall by Matthew J. Kirby

The Bitter Side of Sweet by Tara Sullivan

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Walk on Earth a Stranger  by Rae Carson