Fall Reading Challenge

A new season and a new reading challenge! The goal of all of our reading challenges is to read a broad assortment of books and to have fun doing it!

Need a little inspiration? Check out the list of new books we're looking forward to this fall below!

Tiny Bookstore Fall Reading Challenge  - Spend time reading outside or by a window with a view  - Read something scary: Horror, Thriller, Suspense, Halloween themed. Anything you consider scary  - Think with your stomach: Read a book about food or cooking  - What’s going on: Read a book released in the last two years that’s about Politics, Philosophy, Current Events, or History  - Go short: Read a book that’s under 150 pages or Read a short-story or essay collection  - Give thanks: Read a book about gratitude  - End the year strong: Read a book from your TBR

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Sherlock Holmes’ Little Book Of Wisdom: How to Deduce What On Earth Is Going On Cover Image
ISBN: 9781858759968
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Published: Hero Collector - November 30th, 2021

Sherlock Holmes’ wit and wisdom, combined with some sly illustrations, will help you deduce the best way to mindfully solve the mysteries of modern life!

In our pursuit of happiness, is it possible we have overlooked some crucial clue? Time to turn your days into a thrilling adventure!

The game's afoot.

The Elements of Choice: Why the Way We Decide Matters Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593084434
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 12th, 2021

A leader in decision-making research reveals how choices are designed—and why it’s so important to understand their inner workings

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Dessert Boards: 50 Beautifully Sweet Platters and Boards for Family, Friends, Holidays, and Any Occasion Cover Image
ISBN: 9780760372838
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Published: Harvard Common Press - November 2nd, 2021

Take the exciting trend of artfully composed food platters and boards in an entirely sweet new direction with Kellie Hemmerly’s creative and gorgeous Dessert Boards.

My Monticello: Fiction Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250807151
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - October 5th, 2021

“A badass debut by any measurenimble, knowing, and electrifying.” Colson Whitehead, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Nickel Boys and Harlem Shuffle

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On Girlhood: 15 Stories from the Well-Read Black Girl Library Cover Image
By Glory Edim (Editor)
ISBN: 9781631497698
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Published: Liveright - October 26th, 2021

Proudly introducing the Well-Read Black Girl Library Series, On Girlhood is a lovingly curated anthology celebrating short fiction from such luminaries as Rita Dove, Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, and more.

“When you look over your own library, who do you see?”

The Throwback List Cover Image
ISBN: 9781368051934
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Published: Hyperion Avenue - October 5th, 2021

Welcome to Sandy Point, Oregon: a sleepy beach town that's home to a giant anchor statue, a sometimes-karaoke-bar, and Frosty's questionably legendary Sunday Sundae Surprise. A town Jo, Autumn, and Bianca thought they'd left far behind when they graduated high school, finally moving on to greener pastures than the midway point for tourists heading to the Goonies house.

The Every Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781952119361
Published: McSweeney's Publishing - October 5th, 2021

This title is available exclusively through independent bookstores and the book’s independent, nonprofit publisher, McSweeney’s. When the world’s largest search engine/social media company, the Circle, merges with the planet’s dominant e-commerce site, it creates the richest and most dangerous–and, oddly enough, most beloved–monopoly ever known: the Every.

An Elderly Lady Must Not Be Crossed Cover Image
By Helene Tursten, Marlaine Delargy (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781641291675
Published: Soho Crime - October 5th, 2021

Don’t let her age fool you. Maud may be nearly ninety, but if you cross her, this elderly lady is more sinister than sweet. 

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Noor Cover Image
ISBN: 9780756416096
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Published: DAW - November 16th, 2021

From Africanfuturist luminary Okorafor comes a new science fiction novel of intense action and thoughtful rumination on biotechnology, destiny, and humanity in a near-future Nigeria.

The Santa Suit: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250279316
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Published: St. Martin's Press - September 28th, 2021

From Mary Kay Andrews, the New York Times bestselling author of Hello, Summer, comes a novella celebrating the magic of Christmas and second chances in The Santa Suit.

Bloody Brilliant People: The Couples and Partnerships That History Forgot Cover Image
ISBN: 9780008363376
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Published: William Collins - October 5th, 2021

'Sometimes, 1+1 = changing the world. Cathy Newman's witty, warm history on the power of determined couples will make you look at your relationship and wonder, "Could we be doing more this weekend than just going to IKEA?"' CAITLIN MORAN

The Trouble with White Women: A Counterhistory of Feminism Cover Image
By Kyla Schuller, Brittney Cooper (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781645036890
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Published: Bold Type Books - October 5th, 2021

An incisive history of self-serving white feminists and the inspiring women who’ve continually defied them

Women including Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Margaret Sanger, and Sheryl Sandberg are commonly celebrated as leaders of feminism. Yet they have fought for the few, not the many.

Please Don't Sit on My Bed in Your Outside Clothes: Essays Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593184905
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Published: Tiny Reparations Books - September 28th, 2021

With sharp, timely insight, pitch-perfect pop culture references, and her always unforgettable voice, New York Times bestselling author, comedian, actress, and producer Phoebe Robinson is back with her most must-read book yet.

Live Like a Vulcan, Love Like a Wookiee, Laugh Like a Hobbit: Life Lessons from Pop Culture Cover Image
By Robb Pearlman, Jason Kayser (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781953295828
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Published: Smart Pop - October 5th, 2021

Much like a dragon-guarded mountain filled with stolen dwarf gold, Pop Culture is far more than just a side quest or afternoon’s entertainment: it contains a veritable treasure trove overflowing with life lessons. 

Lila Lou's Little Library: A Gift From the Heart Cover Image
By Nikki Bergstresser, Sejung Kim (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781735345116
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Published: Cardinal Rule Press - October 1st, 2021

Lila Lou loves to read, morning, noon and night.  Books are everywhere in her house.  Lila Lou has so many books, she makes forts out of them!

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in 20 Minutes a Day: A Read-With-Me Book with Discussion Questions, Definitions, and More! Cover Image
By Bushel & Peck Books (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781952239663
Published: Bushel & Peck Books - October 5th, 2021

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I Don't Want to Read This Book Cover Image
By Max Greenfield, Mike Lowery (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593326060
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - November 9th, 2021

From actor Max Greenfield (fan-favorite “Schmidt” from television’s New Girl) comes a hilarious picture book for every child who thinks they don't like to read books (and all the kids—and grownups—who do).

Recognize!: An Anthology Honoring and Amplifying Black Life Cover Image
By Wade Hudson (Editor), Cheryl Willis Hudson (Editor)
ISBN: 9780593381595
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - October 12th, 2021

In the stunning follow-up to The Talk: Conversations About Race, Love & Truth, award-winning Black authors and artists come together to create a moving anthology collection celebrating Black love, Black creativity, Black resistance, and Black life.

Terrific Table Manners Cover Image
ISBN: 9781951836238
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Published: Cameron Kids - October 12th, 2021

A mischievous modern manners primer for kids

Inspired by the classic Tiffany’s primer on manners for teens and featuring a familiar cast of characters, Terrific Table Manners is a modern take on table etiquette that follows the course of a proper dinner-party meal.

The Side-By-Side Declaration of Independence: With Side-By-Side Plain English Translations, Plus Definitions and More! Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781638190486
Published: Bushel & Peck Books - October 12th, 2021

This engaging and surprisingly entertaining effort seems like the perfect choice to accompany and expand lesson plans. A hardworking addition to U.S. history shelves. Kirkus Reviews (Starred)

I Wish I Had a Wookiee: And Other Poems for Our Galaxy Cover Image
By Ian Doescher, Tim Budgen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781594749629
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Published: Quirk Books - September 28th, 2021

Inspired by the beloved world of Star Wars, this collection of over 75 whimsical and original poems is a celebration of childhood, creativity, imagination, and the early years of Star Wars fandom.

The Plan for the Gingerbread House: A STEM Engineering Story Cover Image
By Darcy Pattison, John Joven (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781629441573
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Published: Mims House - October 12th, 2021

Evidence shows that the increasing privatization of K-12 education siphons resources away from public schools, resulting in poorer learning conditions, underpaid teachers, and greater inequality. But, as Robert Asen reveals here, the damage that market-based education reform inflicts on society runs much deeper. At their core, these efforts are antidemocratic.

Punishment Without Trial: Why Plea Bargaining Is a Bad Deal Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419750298
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Published: Abrams Press - October 12th, 2021

"This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to tackle mass incarceration, by one of the country's most thoughtful scholars." --Rachel E.

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Moms Don't Have Time to Have Kids: A Timeless Anthology Cover Image
By Zibby Owens (Editor)
ISBN: 9781510766396
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Published: Skyhorse - November 2nd, 2021

Too tired to think? No time to read books? Zibby Owens gets it.

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The Future of Black: Afrofuturism, Black Comics, and Superhero Poetry Cover Image
By Gary Jackson (Editor), Len Lawson (Editor), Cynthia Manick (Editor)
ISBN: 9781949467673
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Published: Blair - November 2nd, 2021

The expansion of Marvel and DC Comics' characters such as Black Panther, Luke Cage, and Black Lightning in film and on television has created a proliferation of poetry in this genre--receiving wide literary and popular attention.

Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525561996
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Published: Viking - September 28th, 2021


“In our uncertain age, which can so often feel so dark and disturbing, Steven Pinker has distinguished himself as a voice of positivity.” – New York Times

If God Is Love, Don't Be a Jerk (Intl edition) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780664266844
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Published: Westminster John Knox Press - September 28th, 2021

Thou Shalt Not Be Horrible.

Imagine for a moment what the world might look like if we as people of faith, morality, and conscience actually aspired to this mantra.

Little Pieces of Hope: Happy-Making Things in a Difficult World Cover Image
By Todd Doughty, Josie Portillo (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780143136569
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Published: Penguin Life - October 12th, 2021

“Todd Doughty is one of the happiest people on the planet. He finds things big and small that make us smile, and in this wonderful book he shares them with a world he cherishes.”—John Grisham

Deep Diversity: A Compassionate, Scientific Approach to Achieving Racial Justice Cover Image
ISBN: 9781771649018
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Published: Greystone Books - September 28th, 2021

A gift for educators, activists, and those new to the issue, Deep Diversity boldly reimagines how we can teach and achieve racial justice. For readers of Bren Brown and Malcolm Gladwell.

We Were There: The Third World Women's Alliance and the Second Wave Cover Image
ISBN: 9781952177828
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Published: Feminist Press - October 12th, 2021

"Fifty years ago, the Third World Women's Alliance passionately insisted on interconnections among racism, sexism, and capitalism, inspiring radical analytical frameworks and organizing strategies associated with contemporary conceptions of feminism.

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The Uninnocent: Notes on Violence and Mercy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374538521
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Published: FSG Originals - November 2nd, 2021

One of Buzzfeed's 25 New And Upcoming Books You Won’t Be Able To Put Down

"The Uninnocent is so elegantly crafted that the pleasure of reading it nearly overrides its devastating subject matter . . . a story of radical empathy, a triumph of care and forgiveness."
--Stephanie Danler, author of Stray and Sweetbitter

For All Time Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534485976
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021

“An unforgettable and artfully crafted romance right down to the very last page.” —Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin’

“A romance for the ages.

Feminist AF: A Guide to Crushing Girlhood Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324005056
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Published: Norton Young Readers - October 5th, 2021

Hip-hop and feminism combine in this empowering guide with attitude, from best-selling author Brittney Cooper and founding members of the Crunk Feminist Collective.

Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063056664
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Published: Balzer + Bray - October 5th, 2021

A searing new work of nonfiction from award-winning author Brandy Colbert about the history and legacy of one of the most deadly and destructive acts of racial violence in American history: the Tulsa Race Massacre.