Emi's Brilligs

Emi loves reading gothic fiction, science journalism, and books that will make you cry. She hopes you give one a chance and enjoy them!

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Odder By Katherine Applegate, Charles Santoso (Illustrator) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250147424
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 20th, 2022

Odder is a fantastic read for any kid who says they want to be a marine biologist when they grow up! It follows Odder the otter, who's curious spirit gets her into some trouble, but also helps her to learn and grow, The book explores friendship, communication skills, and the world of animal rehabilitation. It's also a great step up from an early reading level! 


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Assassin's Apprentice: The Farseer Trilogy Book 1 By Robin Hobb Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780553573398
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Spectra - March 1st, 1996

Assassin's Apprentice is the first in the Farseer trilogy. It is a sprawling fantasy epic that follows the life of the soon-to-be King's illegitimate son Fitz. The book does an incredible job at showing how the discovery of his existence sends a shockwave through the already tumultuous political landscape of the Six Duchies, the realm in which it takes place. Any fantasy elements highlight the main character's coming of age as an outsider rather than completely override the narrative. Assassin's Apprentice read like a fantasy War and Peace! 


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This Is Your Mind on Plants By Michael Pollan Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593296929
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Published: Penguin Books - July 19th, 2022

This book explores the history of opium, caffeine, and mescaline, and how these three plants/compounds impacted human society. Pollan has such a clear, kind voice when challenging our pre-conceived notions on drugs coming from natural sources and how demonizing certain plants has directly played into the U.S. war on drugs. This was a really interesting read, and it completely changed my relationship with coffee!


The Glass Hotel: A novel By Emily St. John Mandel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525562948
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Published: Vintage - February 16th, 2021

Sea of Tranquility: A novel By Emily St. John Mandel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593466735
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Published: Vintage - March 28th, 2023

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI By David Grann Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307742483
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Published: Vintage - April 3rd, 2018

Pax By Sara Pennypacker, Jon Klassen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sara Pennypacker, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062377029
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Published: Balzer + Bray - April 2nd, 2019

My Year of Rest and Relaxation: A Novel By Ottessa Moshfegh Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525522133
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Published: Penguin Books - June 25th, 2019

First Person Singular: Stories By Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Translated by) Cover Image
By Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593311189
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Published: Vintage - April 12th, 2022

There There By Tommy Orange Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525436140
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Published: Vintage - May 7th, 2019

Shit Cassandra Saw: Stories By Gwen E. Kirby Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143136620
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Published: Penguin Books - January 11th, 2022

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Play It As It Lays: A Novel (FSG Classics) By Joan Didion, David Thomson (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Joan Didion, David Thomson (Introduction by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780374529949
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 15th, 2005

Swamplandia! (Vintage Contemporaries) By Karen Russell Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780307276681
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Published: Vintage - July 26th, 2011

Middlesex: A Novel By Jeffrey Eugenides Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9780312427733
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Published: Picador - June 5th, 2007

The Colour Out of Space (Fantasy and Horror Classics);With a Dedication by George Henry Weiss By H. P. Lovecraft, George Henry Weiss Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781447418337
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Published: Fantasy and Horror Classics - July 18th, 2011

Train Dreams: A Novella By Denis Johnson Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250007650
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Published: Picador - May 22nd, 2012

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. By Judy Blume Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781481409933
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - April 29th, 2014

Wool: Book One of the Silo Series By Hugh Howey Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780358447849
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 20th, 2020

Breakfast of Champions: A Novel By Kurt Vonnegut Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780385334204
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - May 11th, 1999

East of Eden By John Steinbeck, David Wyatt (Introduction by) Cover Image
By John Steinbeck, David Wyatt (Introduction by)
$19.00
ISBN: 9780140186390
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 1st, 1992

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values By Robert M. Pirsig Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780060839871
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Published: Mariner Books Classics - August 2nd, 2005

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Big Swiss: A Novel By Jen Beagin Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982153083
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Published: Scribner - February 7th, 2023

This is a big weird sapphic love story about a woman who transcribes sessions for a sex therapist in Hudson, NY. She finds herself falling in love with one of his clients through her job as an unofficial eavesdropper. At times absurdly funny, at times unnerving, Big Swiss is sure to be a page turner if you're a fan of offbeat characters and how their personal traumas inform their relationships with each other and themselves.