Bre's Picks

I've been living in Moscow since 2013, first as a University of Idaho student and now as a part of this wonderful community. I was first hired at BookPeople towards the end of 2017 as a very part-time worker with another full time job and then moved up to full time staff a couple years later.  I've been the assistant manager since 2021 and am beyond happy that I get to spend my days surrounded by books and an amazing staff. My tastes for what I'm currently reading vary depending on my mood (I'm sure many of you, my fellow book lovers, can sympathize), but some genres I find myself coming back to again and again are young adult, mystery/ thrillers, historical fiction, and hands-on crafting books. I've made a goal to read a book a week this year so I will slowly add books on to this list that I think were worth it. Since it's early still in 2022 I will pad the list with some of my top picks from last year in the meantime. Hope you enjoy!

We Are Not Like Them: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982181031
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Published: Atria Books - October 5th, 2021

A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK

Named a Best Book Pick of 2021 by Harper’s Bazaar and Real Simple

Named a Most Anticipated Book of Fall by People, Essence, New York Post, PopSugar, New York Newsday, Entertainment Weekly, Town & Country, Bustle, Fortune, and Book Riot


All the Flowers Kneeling (Penguin Poets) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143136842
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Published: Penguin Books - February 15th, 2022

“Paul Tran’s debut collection of poems is indelible, this remarkable voice transforming itself as you read, eventually transforming you.” —Alexander Chee, author of How to Write an Autobiographical Novel


The Silent Patient Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250301703
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Published: Celadon Books - May 4th, 2021

**THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**

"An unforgettable—and Hollywood-bound—new thriller... A mix of Hitchcockian suspense, Agatha Christie plotting, and Greek tragedy."
Entertainment Weekly


Neon Gods (Dark Olympus) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781728231730
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Published: Sourcebooks Casablanca - June 1st, 2021

He was supposed to be a myth. But from the moment I crossed the River Styx and fell under his dark spell...he was, quite simply, mine.

*A scorchingly hot modern retelling of Hades and Persephone that's as sinful as it is sweet.*


Misfits: A Personal Manifesto Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250843449
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - September 7th, 2021

From the brilliant mind of Michaela Coel, creator and star of I May Destroy You and Chewing Gum, comes a passionate and inspired declaration against fitting in.


There's No Such Thing as an Easy Job Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781635576917
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 23rd, 2021

"[A] 21st-century response to Herman Melville's 'Bartleby, the Scrivener.'"—NPR

"A revelation."—Time

A young woman walks into an employment agency and requests a job that has the following traits: it is close to her home, and it requires no reading, no writing, and ideally, very little thinking.


Yolk Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534446007
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

“Sneaks up on you with its insight and poignancy.” —Entertainment Weekly

From New York Times bestselling author Mary H.K. Choi comes a funny and emotional story about two estranged sisters and how far they’ll go to save one of their lives—even if it means swapping identities.

Jayne and June Baek are nothing alike.


The Mothers: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780399184529
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 10th, 2017

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 

“Bittersweet, sexy, morally fraught.” –The New York Times Book Review

"Fantastic… a book that feels alive on the page." –The Washington Post


Writers & Lovers Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802148544
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Published: Grove Press - February 16th, 2021

#ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick as Featured on Today
Emma Roberts Belletrist Book Club Pick
A New York Times Book Review's Group Text Selection


Beach Read Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984806734
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Published: Berkley - May 19th, 2020

FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION AND BOOK LOVERS!

A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters.


Solutions and Other Problems Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982156947
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Published: Gallery Books - September 22nd, 2020

INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

For the first time in seven years, Allie Brosh—beloved author and artist of the extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller Hyperbole and a Half—returns with a new collection of comedic, autobiographical, and illustrated essays.


Breasts and Eggs Cover Image
By Mieko Kawakami, Sam Bett (Translator), David Boyd (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781609456702
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Published: Europa Editions - March 23rd, 2021

A BEST BOOK OF 2020
TIME MagazineThe AtlanticBook RiotElectric LiteratureThe New York Times (Notable Book of the Year)

The story of three women by a writer hailed by Haruki Murakami as Japan's most important contemporary novelist, WINNER OF THE AKUTAGAWA PRIZE.


Mexican Gothic Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525620808
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Published: Del Rey - June 15th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “It’s Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird.”—The Guardian
 


Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780735224315
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Published: Penguin Books - May 7th, 2019

The #1 New York Times bestseller!

“Witty, wise, and tender. It's a marvel.” —Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train and A Slow Fire Burning


The Mystery of Mrs. Christie: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781728234304
Availability: Estimated arrival to store from West coast warehouse: 2 days. From East coast warehouse: 8 to 10 days.
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - October 5th, 2021

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER!

"A stunning story... The ending is ingenious, and it's possible that Benedict has brought to life the most plausible explanation for why Christie disappeared for 11 days in 1926."—The Washington Post


I Capture the Castle: Deluxe Edition Cover Image
By Dodie Smith, Jenny Han (Foreword by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250146694
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Published: Wednesday Books - October 10th, 2017

“Every time I meet someone who also loves I Capture the Castle, I know we must be kindred spirits.” —from the new foreword by Jenny Han, the New York Times bestselling author of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.


Damnation Spring Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982144401
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Published: Scribner - August 3rd, 2021

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

Named a Best Book of 2021 by Newsweek, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times

“A glorious book—an assured novel that’s gorgeously told.” —The New York Times Book Review
“An incredibly moving epic about an unforgettable fa


Fresh Water for Flowers Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781609456764
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Published: Europa Editions - May 4th, 2021

A WALL STREET JOURNAL BEST BOOK OF SUMMER 2021
A 2020 INDIES INTRODUCE & INDIE NEXT LIST PICK


A #1 international best-seller, Fresh Water for Flowers is an intimately told story about a woman who defiantly believes in happiness, despite it all.


Then She Was Gone: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501154652
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Published: Atria Books - November 6th, 2018

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From the New York Times bestselling author of Invisible Girl and The Truth About Melody Browne comes a “riveting” (PopSugar) and “acutely observed family drama” (People) that delves into the lingering aftermath of a young girl’s disappearance.

Ellie Mack was the perfect


Tweet Cute: A Novel Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250237323
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Published: Wednesday Books - January 21st, 2020

"A witty rom-com reinvention … with deeply relatable insights on family pressure and growing up.” - Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka, authors of Always Never Yours and If I’m Being Honest


Portrait of a Marriage: Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780226583570
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Published: University of Chicago Press - November 1st, 1998

Vita Sackville-West, novelist, poet, and biographer, is best known as the friend of Virginia Woolf, who transformed her into an androgynous time-traveler in Orlando. The story of Sackville-West's marriage to Harold Nicolson is one of intrigue and bewilderment.