Jasper's Best of the Year

This year's reading list was rather indulgent and honestly, why not? A hearty helping of Graphic Novels and Speculative Fiction, a side of Social Studies, and a sprinkling of Science -- a delectable backlist of titles this bookseller can be thankful for.

  –Jasper, Jersey City


 

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Solo Leveling, Vol. 1 (comic) (Solo Leveling (manga) #1) By DUBU(REDICE STUDIO) (By (artist)), Chugong (Original author) Cover Image
By DUBU(REDICE STUDIO) (By (artist)), Chugong (Original author)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781975319434
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Published: Yen Press - March 2nd, 2021

BASED ON THE HIT FANTASY NOVEL, EXPERIENCE THE WEBCOMIC THAT’S CAPTURED THE ATTENTION OF MILLIONS IN ALL OF ITS FULL-COLOR GLORY!
 
Known as the the Weakest Hunter of All Mankind, E-rank hunter Jinwoo Sung’s contribution to raids amounts to trying not to get killed.


The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History By Elizabeth Kolbert Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250062185
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Published: Picador - January 6th, 2015

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST


A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes


Project Hail Mary: A Novel By Andy Weir Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780593135204
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 4th, 2021

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The Martian, a lone astronaut must save the earth from disaster in this “propulsive” (Entertainment Weekly), cinematic thriller full of suspense, humor, and fascinating science—in development as a major motion picture starring Ryan Gosling.


Guards! Guards!: A Novel of Discworld By Terry Pratchett Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062225757
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Published: Harper - April 30th, 2013

Welcome to Guards! Guards!, the eighth book in Terry Pratchett’s legendary Discworld series.


City of Secrets By Victoria Ying Cover Image
$14.99
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ISBN: 9780593114490
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - July 28th, 2020

Read the graphic novel that Caldecott medal-winning illustrator, Dan Santat, calls, "An edge-of-your-seat thriller!"

Ever Barnes is a shy orphan guarding a secret in an amazing puzzle box of a building.


Side Jobs (Dresden Files) By Jim Butcher Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780451463845
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Published: Roc - December 6th, 2011

With tales ranging from the deadly serious to the absurdly hilarious—including an original story for this volume—Side Jobs is a must-have collection for every devoted Harry Dresden fan.


Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins Library Edition: Series I & II Collection By Critical Role, Matthew Colville, Jody Houser, Olivia Samson (Illustrator), Chris Northrop (Illustrator) Cover Image
$39.99
ISBN: 9781506721736
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Published: Dark Horse Books - November 24th, 2020

The celebrated series Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins returns in this stunning hardcover edition! Fans of the series won't want to miss this beautiful collection.


A Bond Undone: The Definitive Edition (Legends of the Condor Heroes #2) By Jin Yong, Gigi Chang (Translated by) Cover Image
By Jin Yong, Gigi Chang (Translated by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250250117
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - March 24th, 2020

A Bond Undone is the second book in Jin Yong's epic Chinese classic and phenomenon Legends of Condor Heroes, published in the US for the first time!

In the Jin capital of Zhongdu, Guo Jing learns the truth of his father’s death and finds he is now betrothed, against his will, to two women. Neither of them is his sweetheart Lotus Huang.


The Fire Next Time (Vintage International) By James Baldwin Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780679744726
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Published: Vintage - December 1st, 1992

A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation, gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement—and still lights the way to understanding race in America today. 


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Freedom By Sebastian Junger Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781982153410
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 18th, 2021

A profound rumination on the concept of freedom from the New York Times bestselling author of Tribe.

Throughout history, humans have been driven by the quest for two cherished ideals: community and freedom. The two don’t coexist easily. We value individuality and self-reliance, yet are utterly dependent on community for our most basic needs.


Harleen By Stjepan Sejic, Stjepan Sejic (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Stjepan Sejic, Stjepan Sejic (Illustrator)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781779501110
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Published: DC Comics - February 11th, 2020

New York Times Bestseller!


A Choir of Lies By Alexandra Rowland Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781534412842
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - June 2nd, 2020

The follow-up to the fan-favorite A Conspiracy of Truths “reveals the author’s stunning prose, beautiful worldbuilding, and emotional detail,” (Library Journal, starred review) and serves as a timely reminder that the words we wield can bring destruction—or salvation.