milk and honey

"Few books capture the internal struggles of women as purely and as intimately as milk and honey by rupi kaur. milk and honey is a collection of poetry about the sweetness of survival. Broken into four chapters, we follow our nameless speaker through different stages of survival and pain: the hurting, the loving, the breaking, and the healing." - by Rose Booker

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Dr. Stone

"The story starts off with the entire human race being surrounded by a mysterious light and turned to stone. Thousands of years pass with no trace of human activity or civilization. Taiju and his friend Senku wake up from their stony slumber and they start to rebuild society." - by Ryu Amafuji
 

 

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Your Name

"More than just your average teenage love story, Your Name also mixes science fiction themes with influences of poetry from the Heian period. I believe everyone can enjoy the story but I recommend this novel especially to teenagers and people in their early twenties. And don’t forget, the DVD/Blue-Ray will be released in the beginning of November 2017!"-Yusuke Nomura

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Kojiki

Fiction books do not often catch my eye, but this one has giant dragons and a portal to another dimension. Eighteen-year- old Keiko is determined to fulfil her father’s dying wish and travels to Tokyo to search for “the Gate.” Very quickly she finds spirits and other mysterious creatures. The author uses great imagery in this fast-paced fantasy, making it a great getaway read or a great beach book. Nancy Pennington

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コンビニ人間

"Reading this book made me question a number of things: what it means to contribute to society or to have my own ‘place’ where I feel comfortable. It also made me re-think presumptions that society holds about 'right,' 'wrong,' or 'normal' behaviors." -Tomomi Tsukioka

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F in Exams: The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers

"Many of us went through vigorous studying in school. With each page in this book, you can image the students scratching their heads trying to get the right answer. But when faced with a question they have no hope of getting it right, it's best to have a little fun instead. You will laugh so hard at some of the answers, and also make you wonder what the real answer is." - Chikako Fredericks

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Sam, the Cat with Eyebrows

"I recommend Sam, the Cat with Eyebrows. This photo book follows Sam the cat and his unique markings that give him a forever 'worried' look. I love cats and I myself have a cat named Eddy. If my cat had such worried look like Sam, I think I will never get bored staring at him. Unique markings of dogs, cats and other animals can give so much joy and entertainment...at least to us humans." - Satoshi Ida

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Pokémon Origami: Fold Your Own Pokémon

"The popularity of Pokémon has drastically increased due to the addicting mobile game, Pokémon GO. If you like Pokémon, origami, and a challenge, this is the book for you! My recommendation is the Pokémon Origami: Fold Your Own Pokémon. There are 10 Pokémon that you can make. If you happen to be in the Chicagoland area, we have an origami workshop held every fourth Sunday. Please join us!" - Christine Joy

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