Eliza's Picks

Eliza loves books. She grew up getting in trouble for reading when she was supposed to be sleeping, eating, and playing soccer. She always has a separate bag for books when traveling, which means less legroom in cars traveling across the country, and has accepted that ditching clothes to allow extra room in suitcases for books is a necessary sacrifice. Her favorite stories are ones that inform, entertain, and that you can’t stop thinking about long after the last page has been turned.

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One Day (Random House Movie Tie-In Books) Cover Image
$19.66
ISBN: 9780307946713
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Published: Vintage - May 24th, 2011

After attending the same university for 4 years, Em and Dex finally become friends the morning after their graduation. Every year on that day we get a chance to look in on their lives and their friendship with each other. Creative, funny, exasperating, and heartbreaking, this is a great book about near misses, third chances, and finally growing up.


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Girl at War Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780812986396
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Published: Random House Trade - March 22nd, 2016

This first novel perfectly captures the voice of a young girl living during the Yugoslavian Genocide. Sharp, haunting, and clear, it is an immensely readable book.


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Modern Romance Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143109259
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Published: Penguin Books - June 14th, 2016

This book is awesome. He makes sociology completely accessible, and he does is hilariously.


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Night Animals Cover Image
By Gianna Marino, Gianna Marino (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780451469540
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - July 14th, 2015

Silly and goofy with fun illustrations, this is a great book for kids who are afraid of the dark or camping outside!


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The Bear and the Piano Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780544674547
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Published: Clarion Books - April 5th, 2016

A little bear discovers a piano in the woods and begins to play it. His talent will lead him to the Big City and beyond, but home still beckons. Amazing illustrations and a great message about finding fame and where you belong!


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Since You've Been Gone Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781442435018
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2015

When her best friend leaves her a list of crazy things to do, Emily's summer is forever changed. Crossing off the list sometimes leads to awkward situations, but with help from some new friends including the most popular boy in school, she is able to do things she was afraid of. Funny and real, this is a great book about learning who you are and the possibilities that come with it!


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Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812981650
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Published: Random House Trade - April 14th, 2015

Set during the waning days of British Imperialism in Burma, the lives of the elephants and the man that worked with them come alive in this amazing and true story.


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Chasing Chaos: My Decade in and Out of Humanitarian Aid Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780770436919
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Published: Broadway Books - October 15th, 2013

Just out of college and feeling lost, Jessica heads to Rwanda in the aftermath of the genocide. What she sees and experiences there will change the course of her life. Often careening from one crisis to another, she documents the relationships that develop, the burn-out, and the rewards that come with helping others. Compellingly honest and real with a distinct voice, this is a great book!


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Starter for Ten Cover Image
$18.56
ISBN: 9780345498120
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Published: Villard Books - January 23rd, 2007

Probably one of the funniest books I have ever read! With a character that has a knack for saying the most ridiculous things at the most inappropriate time, college has never been this awkward.


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Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780547985527
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - June 24th, 2014

Like the free dives the author writes about in the book, this story begins on the surface. Through fascinating and terrifying experiences from being an observer at free-diving competitions, to swimming with whales, the reader is gradually brought deeper and deeper into the ocean. Every sentence seems to contain a fact, which usually dooms a book to being a dry read; however, the style of writing is so engaging and the facts so unexpectedly bizarre that it grabs you right from the start.

Great for: readers of Outside Magazine, fans of Nature/Travel writing or anyone who loved The Devil’s Teeth.


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