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A book should have an intellectual shape and a heft that comes with dealing with a primary subject.
Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
I don't even know what to say about this book, except, READ IT. It's really fun! Basically, it's about a guy who gets a job as a clerk at a weird bookstore that is literally open 24 hours a day. He discovers some eerie secrets and gets all wrapped up in them and if I say more it might give something away!
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
Apparently JK Rowling wanted to debut a new series under a pseudonym so people wouldn't expect the next Harry Potter, and the word got out sooner than she anticipated. But anyway, I don't think I would've ever guessed this was written by her if I'd read it without knowing ahead of time. It's a great story, and I hope "he" continues the series!
Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
I couldn't NOT read this one, what with everyone and their mother raving about it. And there's a reason for all the hype: it's hilarious, heart-warming, ridiculous and relatable all at once.
Burned (#12 in the Pretty Little Liars series) by Sara Shepard
Keepin' it real. I read some pretty stupid stuff sometimes, but I got totally sucked into this series (both the books and the even more ridiculous TV show), and I can't resist seeing it through to the end. (Dear Sara Shepard: IT BETTER END.)