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Posted on Feb 26, 2019 in What We're Reading Now

What We’re Reading Now, February 26th Edition

We’re putting together our Spring Reading Lists and daydreaming of vacation. Here are a few books out this week that just might inspire you to do the same!

The Dysasters, by PC & Kristin Cast

New York Times bestselling mother-daughter writing duo P.C. and Kristin Cast (authors of the House of Night phenomenon) are back with the first book in a brand new paranormal series, and it’s as action-packed as you’d expect.

When Foster Stewart meets Tate “Nighthawk” Taylor during a deadly tornado, they awaken a not-so-natural ability–the power to control air. As they deal with the tragic loss of loved ones, they also face the realization that they’re the first in a group of teens who were genetically altered before birth to bond with the elements. But that’s not all–they’re being hunted.

This new series has been described as House of Night meets X Men. In other words, it does not disappoint. Don’t forget to check out our exclusive Q&A with the Casts!

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I.M.: A Memoir, by Isaac Mizrahi

Fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi launched his eponymous label in 1987. The award-winning line is known for its colorful styles and classic silhouettes. But ever since he shot to fame in the late 1980s, the man Isaac Mizrahi has been a closed book. That is, until now.

In this new memoir, Isaac Mizrahi offers an honest and moving look at his life thus far, from growing up in a sheltered Syrian Jewish Orthodox family, to his struggles with depression and weight, to what it was like to be a gay man during the AIDS epidemic. The book is also a trove of memorable stories about a life that drew him deep into the world of fashion–and into the celebrity circles of the likes of Oprah and Meryl Streep, to name a few.

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Chocolate Cream Pie Murder, by Joanne Fluke

It wouldn’t be February without a sweet, cozy mystery from Joanne Fluke. Small-town baker Hannah Swensen is at it again in Chocolate Cream Pie Murder. Her bakery The Cookie Jar becomes the setting of a TV special about movies filmed in Minnesota, and Hannah hopes it’ll be great publicity for her bakery. But instead, there’s scandal swirling around her life outside the bakery, including a murder victim in her bedroom. Hannah and an old flame team up to solve the case of the unnamed killer who’s stalking Lake Eden…before it’s too late.

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I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, by Michelle McNamara

The true crime sensation that took the nation by storm last year is finally out in paperback. This is the haunting true story of the serial rapist turned killer who terrorized California in the 1970s and 80s before disappearing. Renowned true crime writer and creator of the site True Crime Diary Michelle McNamara tragically died in the midst of her obsessive investigation into the horrific crimes committed by the man she dubbed the Golden State Killer. Her book became an instant true crime classic, and brought the case of the Golden State Killer back into the spotlight, ultimately helping unmask the killer himself.

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