Richie's Picks

I have been working for BookPeople for a year and a half, having been hired in early 2021. Working at a bookstore has always been a dream of mine, and to see it realized in the midst of such an amazing community has been more than I could've hoped for. Currently, I enjoy reading YA fiction, queer nonfiction, and memoirs. I also love reading plays!

 

It's July! Here are some books I loved in the first half of this year.

 

 

In the Name of Love: Ann Rule's Crime Files Volume 4 By Ann Rule Cover Image
$9.99
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ISBN: 9780671793562
Published: Pocket Books - January 1st, 1998

Inside a circle of trusted friends...one was a killer.

Jerry Harris was a self-made California millionaire who, at age forty-four, had it all: booming businesses, yachts, a mansion, a beautiful wife, and a voice to rival Elvis. No one who knew this well-liked, generous man could make sense of his sudden disappearance one autumn night.


Women in the Shadows By Ann Bannon Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781573441490
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Published: Cleis Press - August 2nd, 2002

Designated the "Queen of Lesbian Pulp" for her landmark novels beginning in 1957, Ann Bannon's work defined lesbian fiction for the pre-Stonewall generation.


In Deeper Waters By F.T. Lukens Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534480513
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - March 29th, 2022

“A frothy confection of sea-foam, young love, and derring-do.” —NPR

From the New York Times bestselling author of So This Is Ever After, a young prince must rely on a mysterious stranger to save him when he is kidnapped during his coming-of-age tour in this swoony adventure that is The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue meets


Hell Followed with Us By Andrew Joseph White Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781682633243
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Published: Peachtree Teen - June 7th, 2022

A furious, queer debut novel about embracing the monster within and unleashing its power against your oppressors.

“A long, sustained scream to the various strains of anti-transgender legislation multiplying around the world like, well, a virus." —The New York Times

*INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*


Something is Killing the Children Vol. 1 By James Tynion IV, Werther Dell'Edera (Illustrator) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781684155583
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Published: BOOM! Studios - May 26th, 2020

When children begin to go missing in the town of Archer’s Peak, all hope seems lost until a mysterious woman arrives to reveal that terrifying creatures are behind the chaos - and that she alone will destroy them, no matter the cost.

IT’S THE MONSTERS WHO SHOULD BE AFRAID.

When the children of Archer's Peak—a sleepy town in the heart of America—beg


Tender Is the Flesh By Agustina Bazterrica, Sarah Moses (Translated by) Cover Image
By Agustina Bazterrica, Sarah Moses (Translated by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781982150921
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Published: Scribner - August 4th, 2020

Working at the local processing plant, Marcos is in the business of slaughtering humans—though no one calls them that anymore.

His wife has left him, his father is sinking into dementia, and Marcos tries not to think too hard about how he makes a living. After all, it happened so quickly.


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A Merry Little Meet Cute: A Novel By Julie Murphy, Sierra Simone Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780063222571
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Published: Avon - September 20th, 2022

Cowritten by #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Murphy and USA Today bestselling author Sierra Simone—a steamy plus-size holiday rom-com about an adult film star who is semi-accidentally cast as a lead in a family-friendly Christmas movie, and the former bad-boy pop star she falls in love with.


Beebo Brinker By Ann Bannon Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781573441254
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Published: Cleis Press - May 16th, 2001

Designated the "Queen of Lesbian Pulp Fiction" for authoring five landmark novels beginning in 1957, Ann Bannon's work defined lesbian fiction for the pre-Stonewall generation.


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Attack of the Black Rectangles By A. S. King Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338680522
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 6th, 2022

Award-winning author Amy Sarig King takes on censorship and intolerance in a novel she was born to write.

When Mac first opens his classroom copy of Jane Yolen's The Devil’s Arithmetic and finds some words blacked out, he thinks it must be a mistake.


Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century By Kim Fu Cover Image
By Kim Fu
$16.95
ISBN: 9781951142995
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Published: Tin House Books - February 1st, 2022

A NPR, Book Riot, and Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2022

A LitHub, ALTA, and PureWow Best Book of the Month

A BuzzFeed and WIRED Pick for a Book You Need to Read This Winter


Klara and the Sun: A novel (Vintage International) By Kazuo Ishiguro Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780593311295
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Published: Vintage - March 1st, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Once in a great while, a book comes along that changes our view of the world. This magnificent novel from the Nobel laureate and author of Never Let Me Go is “an intriguing take on how artificial intelligence might play a role in our futures ... a poignant meditation on love and loneliness” (The Associated Press).


If Beale Street Could Talk (Vintage International) By James Baldwin Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307275936
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Published: Vintage - October 10th, 2006

A stunning love story about a young Black woman whose life is torn apart when her lover is wrongly accused of a crime—"a moving, painful story, so vividly human and so obviously based on reality that it strikes us as timeless" (The New York Times Book Review)