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Love from A to Z by SK Ali

Zayneb has always spoken up against her Islamophobic teacher, but one day he has finally had it and gets her suspended the week before spring break. Already having plans to travel to Qatar, she leaves a week early and stays with her Auntie Nandy. Adam is returning to Qatar to visit his dad and sister and to finally tell them about his multiple sclerosis diagnosis. On the airplane from London to Doha, Qatar, Zayneb and Adam meet. Both being Muslim and keeping a journal recording life’s marvels and oddities, they feel a connection and intrigue towards each other.

How Big WAS the Fish?

  “A people are as healthy and confident as the stories they tell themselves. Sick storytellers can make nations sick. Without stories we would go mad. Life would lose its moorings or orientation … Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart larger."

 

Fall Reading Guide

Leaves are falling, temperatures are dropping, and curling up with a good book is sounding more and more appealing. We've compiled a list of our favorite autumnal reads to get you in the mood for all things spooky, dark, and magical.

 

Wendy's Not-to-be-Missed Mysteries

If you’ve perused our mystery section you’ve undoubtedly seen staff picks from our mystery expert, Wendy. She’s a lover of mystery novels, reads more than the rest of the staff combined, and will also be leading the Wonderlust Mystery Book Discussion through MSU Extended University. We asked her for ten not-to-be-missed mystery reads that will be perfect for your autumn reading.

 

The Child by Fiona Barton

Top Ten Graphic Novels for Summer

Summertime is the time for all comic book characters to hit the silver screen so while you're on the beach this summer, why not take add one of these secret origins to your reading list? Our bookseller and graphic novel aficionado Harry lists his top ten graphic novels for Summer 2017.

Books for All Ages

1. Bone by Jeff Smith

Meet a Bookseller — Wendy

 

What do you do at the bookstore?

My job is to socialize and talk about books. I also carry books around, alphabetize, and clean shelves. All books, all the time!  I need to be as knowledgeable as possible about many different genres of books, although my favorite sections are mystery, cooking, adventure/travel and nature.

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