Nicole's Favorites of the Year

Whether it's a heartfelt children's book, some strange sci-fi graphic novel, or an epic manga, you can probably tell I'm a sucker for illustrations by this list. I feel like when you get fantastic illustrations next to an awesome story it's like you win twice!

Nicole, Jersey City


 

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What Feelings Do When No One’s Looking By Tina Oziewicz, Aleksandra Zajac (Illustrator), Jennifer Croft (Translated by) Cover Image
By Tina Oziewicz, Aleksandra Zajac (Illustrator), Jennifer Croft (Translated by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781953861283
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Published: Elsewhere Editions - July 5th, 2022

An unruly cast of emotions come alive in this romping dreamworld, a place Maurice Sendak’s Wild Things could call home


Klara and the Sun: A novel (Vintage International) By Kazuo Ishiguro Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780593311295
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Published: Vintage - March 1st, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Once in a great while, a book comes along that changes our view of the world. This magnificent novel from the Nobel laureate and author of Never Let Me Go is “an intriguing take on how artificial intelligence might play a role in our futures ... a poignant meditation on love and loneliness” (The Associated Press).


Tokyo Revengers (Omnibus) Vol. 1-2 By Ken Wakui Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781638585718
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Published: Seven Seas - July 26th, 2022

The critically acclaimed manga series about a man time-traveling back to his youth to save his girlfriend from a street gang–which inspired the wildly popular anime and live-action film!


The Sandman Book One By Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth (Illustrator)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781779515179
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Published: DC Comics - April 12th, 2022

A New York Times bestseller!

From the award-winning writer of American Gods and Coraline, The Sandman is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed graphic novels of all time. Neil Gaiman's award-winning masterpiece set the standard for mature, lyrical fantasy in the modern comics era.


Shuna's Journey By Hayao Miyazaki, Alex Dudok de Wit (Translated by) Cover Image
By Hayao Miyazaki, Alex Dudok de Wit (Translated by)
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250846525
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Published: First Second - November 1st, 2022

From legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki comes Shuna's Journey, a new manga classic about a prince on a quest for a golden grain that would save his land, never before published in English!


The Ghost in the Shell 1 Deluxe Edition By Shirow Masamune Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781632364210
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Published: Kodansha Comics - February 21st, 2017

NEW HARDCOVER DELUXE EDITION! Now a major motion picture!

   • Definitive new edition supervised by creator Shirow Masamune
   • In the original, right-to-left format with Japanese sound effects for the first time!


No Longer Human (Junji Ito) By Junji Ito Cover Image
$34.99
ISBN: 9781974707096
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Published: VIZ Media LLC - December 17th, 2019

Nothing can surpass the terror of the human psyche.

Mine has been a life of much shame.

I can’t even guess myself what it must be to live the life of a human being.

Plagued by a maddening anxiety, the terrible disconnect between his own concept of happiness and the joy of the rest of the world, Yozo Oba plays the clown in his dissolute life, holdin


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Dark Matter: A Novel By Blake Crouch Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101904244
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 2nd, 2017

A mindbending, relentlessly surprising thriller from the author of the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy.

“Are you happy with your life?”

 
Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious.
 
Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits.


The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse By Charlie Mackesy Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780062976581
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Published: HarperOne - October 22nd, 2019

Charlie Mackesy’s beloved The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse has been adapted into an animated short film, now available to stream on Apple TV+


A Court of Thorns and Roses By Sarah J. Maas Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781635575569
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - June 2nd, 2020

The sexy, action-packed first book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Court of Thorns and Roses series from Sarah J. Maas.


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Sylvie By Jean Reidy, Lucy Ruth Cummins (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jean Reidy, Lucy Ruth Cummins (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534463486
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 10th, 2022

One small spider takes a big risk to bring together the people she watches over in her apartment building in this charming picture book from the celebrated author and illustrator of Truman.

Sylvie hangs on a silvery thread, safely hidden under her damp, dark fire escape.


Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones By James Clear Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735211292
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Published: Avery - October 16th, 2018

The #1 New York Times bestseller. Over 4 million copies sold!

Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results


Convenience Store Woman By Sayaka Murata, Ginny Tapley Takemori (Translator) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802129628
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Published: Grove Press - September 17th, 2019

Shortlisted for the Best Translated Book Award
Longlisted for the Believer Book Award

Longlisted for the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation

A Los Angeles Times Bestseller


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The Postmortal: A Novel By Drew Magary Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143119821
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Published: Penguin Books - August 30th, 2011

Finalist for the Philip K. Dick and Arthur C. Clarke Awards
 
The gripping first novel by Drew Magary, author of The Hike and The Night the Lights Went Out


Parasyte Full Color Collection 1 By Hitoshi Iwaaki Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781646516391
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Published: Kodansha Comics - November 29th, 2022

The sci-fi horror manga classic returns, in a fully-colorized, premium-quality hardcover for the first time! If you've never read the story of Shinichi and the polite and murderous alien infesting his right arm--or even if you already own the series--there's never been a better way to collect it.
 
Presented in eight volumes containing about 300 pages of manga each.


All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten: Uncommon Thoughts on Common Things By Robert Fulghum Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780345466396
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 4th, 2004

Essays on life that will resonate deeply as readers discover how universal insights can be found in ordinary events.


The English Patient (Vintage International) By Michael Ondaatje Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780679745204
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Published: Vintage - November 30th, 1993

With unsettling beauty and intelligence, this Golden Man Booker Prize–winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an abandoned Italian villa at the end of World War II.


Watership Down: A Novel By Richard Adams Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780743277709
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Published: Scribner - November 1st, 2005

A worldwide bestseller for more than forty years, Watership Down is the compelling tale of a band of wild rabbits struggling to hold onto their place in the world—“a classic yarn of discovery and struggle” (The New York Times).

Richard Adams’s Watership Down is a timeless classic and one of the most beloved novels of all time.


Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries By Neil deGrasse Tyson Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393350388
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 2nd, 2014

"[Tyson] tackles a great range of subjects…with great humor, humility, and—most important—humanity." —Entertainment Weekly