Maya's Picks


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The Overstory: A Novel By Richard Powers Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393356687
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 2nd, 2019

This sprawling and interconnected novel is a love letter to the natural world and humanity. Reading it was an absolute joy. It encompasses human nature and emotion beautifully.

Piranesi By Susanna Clarke Cover Image
ISBN: 9781635577808
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 28th, 2021

This book is beautiful and unique in both its writing style and its story. Piranesi offers a gorgeous view of life from a joyful and loving perspective. An absolutely enchanting and beautiful book about human nature. 

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

This book connects different people, times, places, and stories in a beautiful and tender overarching narrative. E;ements of science fiction and fantasy pave the way to telling a story that, at its core, is about being human.

The Secret History (Vintage Contemporaries) By Donna Tartt Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400031702
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Published: Vintage - April 13th, 2004

This book is dark, beautiful, and psychologically intriguing. A deep dive into a prestigious and academic world. This book slowly and subtly guides the reader into dark and murderous plots in such an incredible way.

Upstream: Selected Essays By Mary Oliver Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143130086
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Published: Penguin Books - October 29th, 2019

This collection of essays is a loving and tender pledge to the natural world. Reading this made me appreciate the beauty of nature in a profound way. I highly recommend this to anyone who feels disenchanted with the world.

How High We Go in the Dark: A Novel By Sequoia Nagamatsu Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063072657
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 10th, 2023

This is one of the most beautiful books I have ever read. Multiple stories, connected by themes of death and humanity all poignant and unique in their own right. Definitely worth the read.