Anika's Picks

Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands By Kate Beaton Cover Image
ISBN: 9781770462892
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Drawn and Quarterly - September 13th, 2022

A masterfully-woven autobiographical graphic novel. Very different from Hark! A Vagrant, this novel takes place during Beaton's time as a young woman working in the oil sands. Themes of sexism, emotional health, and economic insecurity pervade. You won't be able to put it down for long.

Meditations (Penguin Great Ideas) By Marcus Aurelius, Maxwell Staniforth (Translated by) Cover Image
By Marcus Aurelius, Maxwell Staniforth (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780143036272
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Published: Penguin Books - September 6th, 2005

Live not as though there were a thousand years ahead of you.

Fate is at your elbow; make yourself good while life and power are still yours.

Soft Science By Franny Choi Cover Image
ISBN: 9781938584992
Availability: Backordered
Published: Alice James Books - April 2nd, 2019

Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche By Ethan Watters Cover Image
ISBN: 9781416587095
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Published: Free Press - March 22nd, 2011

A must-read in the field of critical psychology. Are the DSM-defined symptoms for illnesses truly universal? It turns out that the way mental illnesses manifest depends upon your culture and the symptoms you expect to have. This is a book you'll be thinking about long after reading it.

Untamed By Glennon Doyle Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984801258
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Published: The Dial Press - March 10th, 2020

A soulful memoir about accepting yourself as you are. Glennon has the ability to precisely translate feelings into words. She addresses love, grief, addiction, being LGBTQ+, and many more topics.

Writing is clawing the ground when I’m sinking too low, and obsessing is clawing the ground when I’m hovering too high.

How to Take Over the World: Practical Schemes and Scientific Solutions for the Aspiring Supervillain By Ryan North Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593192016
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 15th, 2022

For future benevolent world rulers. Immortality, weather control, home forts. 

(If you buy this, you might be put on a list. Idk. Use cash...) 

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships (Nonviolent Communication Guides) By Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD, Deepak Chopra (Foreword by) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781892005281
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Published: PuddleDancer Press - September 1st, 2015

A classic tome that will fundamentally change the way you interact with others for a more peaceful personal existence.

Rather than put your "but" in the face of an angry person, empathize.

Tempests and Slaughter (The Numair Chronicles, Book One) By Tamora Pierce Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375847127
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Published: Ember - May 7th, 2019

Tamora Pierce's work continues to age up with her primary reader demographic. Tempests & Slaughter is an exploration of Numair's life before her previous series, Wild Magic. A gripping, sometimes dark coming-of-age story set in a fantasy land never explored before in her works.

Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome By Rudy Simone Cover Image
ISBN: 9781849058261
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Published: Jessica Kingsley Publishers - June 15th, 2010

Women on the autism spectrum are chronically under-diagnosed because our symptoms often manifest differently than men's which are the DSM standard.

If you've ever suspected you might be on the spectrum, I cannot recommend Aspergirls highly enough. It has inspired many a cathartic realization that it's not just me - that you are in fact a perfectly well-functioning person. And that you're not alone.

Before: Children's Memories of Previous Lives By Jim B. Tucker, M.D. Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250781772
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Published: St. Martin's Essentials - April 13th, 2021

Can claims of the of the non-material be studied scientifically? The University of Virginia has been edeavoring to answer this question since 1967. This book is a summary of the research undertaken and is an excellent read for skeptics of past-life experiences, as it doesn't assume the cause of these experiences, it only analyzes the information and presents it in a narrative format.

Sabriel 25th Anniversary Classic Edition By Garth Nix Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063040496
Availability: Available from our Warehouse (Not in store currently)
Published: HarperCollins - August 3rd, 2021

Oryx and Crake (The MaddAddam Trilogy #1) By Margaret Atwood Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385721677
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Published: Anchor - March 30th, 2004

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