Hanz's Favorites of the Year

My reading can be described as the middle of the Venn diagram between Hip Hop Gospel + Female Led alt/Punk + Lofi to Dance to. I ran after joy while kicking our inequitable world in the throat to better understand myself. Have fun & read what you want, Amen  
P.S more specifically Tobe Nwigwe + Mel Bryant and the Merry Makers + Shawn Wasabi Hanz, Jersey City


 

Spoiler Alert: A Novel By Olivia Dade Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063005549
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Published: Avon - October 6th, 2020

National Bestseller

Olivia Dade bursts onto the scene in this delightfully fun romantic comedy set in the world of fanfiction, in which a devoted fan goes on an unexpected date with her celebrity crush, who’s secretly posting fanfiction of his own. 


Saving Agnes: A Novel By Rachel Cusk Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250828200
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Published: Picador - February 1st, 2022

A new paperback edition of Rachel Cusk’s debut novel, winner of the Whitbread First Novel Award.


Vinland Saga 5 By Makoto Yukimura Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781612624242
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Published: Kodansha Comics - October 7th, 2014

A Life Without Purpose


Alone in Space: A Collection By Tillie Walden Cover Image
$32.95
ISBN: 9781910395585
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Published: Avery Hill Publishing - July 6th, 2021

"A seamless integration of art and feeling." -- Kirkus Reviews

" An] intimate peek into the creative trajectory of a brilliant author and illustrator." -- School Library Journal


Night Sky with Exit Wounds By Ocean Vuong Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781556594953
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 5th, 2016

One of the most celebrated poetry books of the year:


Light Years from Home By Mike Chen Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780778311737
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Published: Mira Books - January 25th, 2022

From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Brotherhood

A Best Of pick and Most Anticipated Sci Fi and Fantasy novel, as selected by Goodreads - Buzzfeed - BookRiot - The Portalist - IO9 - BookBub - SheReads - BiblioLifestyle - Den of Geek - GeekDad


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Static: Season One By Vita Ayala, Nikolas Draper-Ivey (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Vita Ayala, Nikolas Draper-Ivey (Illustrator)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781779514219
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Published: DC Comics - June 7th, 2022

At long last, the most famous face of the Milestone Universe makes his shocking return!
 


Rock My Soul: Black People and Self-Esteem By bell hooks Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780743456067
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Published: Washington Square Press - January 6th, 2004

World-renowned scholar and visionary bell hooks takes an in-depth look at one of the most critical issues facing African Americans: a collective wounded self-esteem that has prevailed from slavery to the present day.

Why do so many African-Americans—whether privileged or poor, urban or suburban, young or old—live in a state of chronic anxiety, fear, and shame?


The Study of Human Life (Penguin Poets) By Joshua Bennett Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780143136828
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Published: Penguin Books - September 20th, 2022

An acclaimed poet further extends his range into the realm of speculative fiction, while addressing issues as varied as abolition, Black ecological consciousness, and the boundless promise of parenthood

Featuring the novella “The Book of Mycah,” soon to be adapted by Lena Waithe’s Hillman Grad Productions & Warner Bros. TV


Seven Days in June By Tia Williams Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538719091
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 7th, 2022

The instant New York Times bestseller and Reese Witherspoon book club pick is "a heady combination of book love and between-the-sheets love.” (Ruth Ware)

“Tia Williams’s book is a smart, sexy testament to Black joy, to the well of strength from which women draw, and to tragic romances that mature into second chances. I absolutely love


Monkey King: Journey to the West (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) By Wu Cheng'en, Julia Lovell (Editor), Julia Lovell (Translated by), Julia Lovell (Introduction by), Julia Lovell (Notes by), Gene Luen Yang (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Wu Cheng'en, Julia Lovell (Editor), Julia Lovell (Translated by), Julia Lovell (Introduction by), Julia Lovell (Notes by), Gene Luen Yang (Foreword by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143136309
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Published: Penguin Classics - May 10th, 2022

Before there was The Lord of the Rings, there was China's Monkey King, one of the all-time great fantasy novels--which Neil Gaiman has said "is in the DNA of 1.5 billion people"--now published in a thrilling new one-volume translation with an illustrated foreword by Gene Luen Yang

A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition, with flaps and deckle-edged paper


Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm's Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land By Leah Penniman, Karen Washington (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Leah Penniman, Karen Washington (Foreword by)
$34.95
ISBN: 9781603587617
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Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - October 30th, 2018

James Beard Foundation Leadership Award 2019: Leah Penniman

Choice Reviews, Outstanding Academic Title

"An extraordinary book...part agricultural guide, part revolutionary manifesto."--VOGUE

Named a "Best Book on Sustainable Living and Sustainability" by Book Riot