Gwen's Picks

The Voices Within: The History and Science of How We Talk to Ourselves Cover Image
ISBN: 9780465096800
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Published: Basic Books - October 4th, 2016

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062092908
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 8th, 2015

This book was a fascinating exploration of a set of stories I was completely unaware of. Written in a rich narrative style, this book tells the stories of four women caught in the middle of the civil war and how they assisted the war effort on both sides. They ran intelligence rings, worked covertly, and faught alongside male soldiers. I love exploring history, and this book was a great way to do just that. 

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Symptoms of Being Human Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062382863
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 2nd, 2016

This marvellously clear-voiced exploration of life through the eyes of a gender fluid teen is a genuine and touching narrative. This book's perspective is one that is missing from the literary cannon and is desperately needed. Symptoms of Being Human will whisk you away into the head of a character simply trying to find their own place in the world. 

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The Walled City Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316405065
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 8th, 2015

Set in a world where all crime and criminals are sent to and contained within a single city, a girl searches her sister who was kidnapped and sold to a brothel. A tale of adventure, suspence, loyalty, and love where every page is fabulous. A must read!

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The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks Cover Image
ISBN: 9780786838196
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - August 1st, 2009

When Frankie is told by her boyfriend that she can't be a part of his secret society, she naturally takes matters into her own hands by beginning a massive prank war for the ages. Here begin her misadventures in breaking down barriers and the old boys network in her boarding school. This is one of the best and funniest books I have ever had the fortune to read.