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  • Book cover for Sounds Like Me

    Sounds Like Me

    By Sara Bareilles
    208 pages / 3 hours 52 minutes
    10/10 | 🇬🇧 | 🇺🇸
    The audiobook lets you hear Sara narrate her life in the sound of her fantastic voice. Each chapter is named after a song and starts with an a cappella rendition for about 30 seconds.
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  • Book cover for Anything You Want

    Anything You Want

    By Derek Sivers
    96 pages
    10/10 | 🇬🇧 | 🇺🇸
    This book is full of models, tips, advice and novel approaches for creative work. It's incredible. An absolute 10/10 that comes highly recommended. I will be gifting it.
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  • Book cover for Lying

    Lying

    By Sam Harris
    108 pages
    9.5/10 | 🇬🇧 | 🇺🇸
    This book is about not lying and living a more honest life. It is full of advice and real-world examples on how to do that.
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  • Book cover for Marvels

    Marvels

    By Kurt Busiek & Alex Ross
    193 pages
    9.5/10 | 🇬🇧 | 🇺🇸
    This book features superheroes but it's not about them. It's an original, one-of-a-kind that I can recommend if you've even mildly enjoyed a Marvel movie.
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  • Book cover for The Ocean at the End of the Lane

    The Ocean at the End of the Lane

    By Neil Gaiman
    255 pages / 5 hours 48 minutes
    9.5/10 | 🇬🇧 | 🇺🇸
    I've always wanted to read The Sandman, but never connected with the art. This semi-autobiographical novel is Neil Gaiman's attempt to "dial-down" on the fantasy part of his writing.
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  • Book cover for Palookaville #23

    Palookaville #23

    By Seth
    144 pages
    9.5/10 | 🇬🇧 | 🇺🇸
    One of the perks of living in Montreal is that I got to delve into comics by local publisher Drawn and Quarterly.
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  • Book cover for They called us enemy

    They called us enemy

    By George Takei, Justin Eisinger, et al.
    208 pages
    9.5/10 | 🇬🇧 | 🇺🇸
    After the Pearl Harbor attack, many Japanese-Americans in the US were forced out of their homes by the government and put in military camps.
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  • Book cover for Outliers

    Outliers

    By Malcolm Gladwell
    320 pages / 7 hours
    9/10 | 🇬🇧 | 🇺🇸
    My first Malcom Gladwell book, comes heavily recommended. In the age of Instagram, it's easy to feel that our lives aren't as great as others. This book examines many societal phenomena associated with "success."
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  • Book cover for The Devil Inside and Out

    The Devil Inside and Out

    By Ed Brubaker, Michael Lark, et al.
    304 pages
    9/10 | 🇬🇧 | 🇺🇸
    Matt Murdoch ends up in prison. This fact alone is as enjoyable you might think, but that's not all. He has to grapple with a lot of issues of moral and faith which makes this comic as thoughtful as it is enjoyable.
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  • Book cover for Saga

    Saga

    By Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
    176 pages
    9/10 | 🇬🇧 | 🇺🇸
    I had heard of Saga and Brian K. Vaughan before, and was intrigued by the hype. I had put it off after because all the reviews were about parenting and the similarities with Romeo & Juliet.
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  • Book cover for Superman: Red Son

    Superman: Red Son

    By Mark Millar, Dave Johnson, et al.
    168 pages
    9/10 | 🇬🇧 | 🇺🇸
    DC's universe, flipped. What if Superman were raised in Ukraine and Batman an enemy of the soviet state? This mini-series deals with themes of personality, tolerance, and nature against nurture. The art is beautiful and clean, the splashes memorable.
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  • Book cover for Monstress

    Monstress

    By Marjorie M. Liu & Sana Takeda
    202 pages
    8/10 | 🇬🇧 | 🇺🇸
    5 Eisner awards for 2018, two years after the first publication. That must say something, right? It's a dark, bloody story of a quest happening in a realm of demons, dark magic and war. The universe is of the huge, epic-fantasy kind.
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  • Book cover for Thoreau at Walden

    Thoreau at Walden

    By John Porcellino
    112 pages
    8/10 | 🇬🇧 | 🇺🇸
    A representation of Henri David Thoreau writing Walden in a graphic novel.
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  • Book cover for So Good They Can’t Ignore You

    So Good They Can’t Ignore You

    By Cal Newport
    304 pages
    7/10 | 🇬🇧 | 🇺🇸
    Provides a great framework to think about your career. The premise is that blindly following your passion without acquiring "career capital" first is a bad idea.
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