Alissa's Staff Picks

By Auburn Oil Co. Booksellers

By Auburn Oil Co. Booksellers

The Extraordinaries

Tj Klune

$10.99 $10.11

Legendborn

Tracy Deonn

$19.99 $18.39

Like a Love Story

Abdi Nazemian

$10.99 $10.11

Starfish

Lisa Fipps

$17.99 $16.55

Ellie is bullied and fat-shamed at school and home and wants to do something about it. This small book written in verse packs one heck of an emotional punch that moved me to tears. This should by read by everyone no matter your age.

The Invisible Life of Addie Larue

V. E. Schwab

$26.99 $24.83

City of Bones, 1 (Reissue)

Cassandra Clare

$14.99 $13.79

A staple in the YA genre filled with magic, demon slaying, and the best gang of characters that feel like family. This is personally one of my favorite book worlds to come back to time and time again.

The House in the Cerulean Sea

Tj Klune

$18.99 $17.47

Linus, a social worker for magical children, is sent to observe the orphanage for "dangerous" children. As he gets to know the wonderfully odd children who live there, a story of self discovery, and unconditional love is woven. Heart-warming, charming, and adorable.

Six of Crows

Leigh Bardugo

$11.99 $11.03

A dark, gritty fantasy heist, following 6 morally grey characters. They have their own agendas, but can they all work together to get the job done? filled with wonderful world building, witty banter, and some romance sprinkled in... you'll feel like

They Both Die at the End

Adam Silvera

$12.99 $11.95

If you got a call telling you that today was your last day, how would you spend it? Follow Mateo and Rufus as they spend their last day together. this book is not about death, but instead about life. I couldn't put it down and it's stuck with me ever since then.

One to Watch

Kate Stayman-London

$17.00 $15.64

Follow Bea as she becomes the first plus size star of "Main Squeeze" (basically a fictional version of The Bachelorette.) It has all the twists and turns as reality TV while also looking at the way media views women's bodies. (I promise you'll wont want to put it down!)

Red, White & Royal Blue

Casey McQuiston

$16.99 $15.63

What happens when the President son and the Prince of England are forced to play nice? A cute romantic love story of course! But can they stay away from a scandal? This is a book guaranteed to make your heart smile! <3

A List of Cages

Robin Roe

$9.99 $9.19

A beautiful story about friendship between between two boys that will break your heart then build it back up with hope and kindness. A great reminder that sometimes just being kind is the most meaningful thing you can do. (PS this book will make you cry.)

Fangirl

Rainbow Rowell

$10.99 $10.11

Cath is starting college, and instead of having the experiences that goes along with that, she is content writing her popular fan-fiction. This is the perfect coming-of-age story that everyone should read. It is a joy to watch this awkward and relatable girl come out of her shell. (And if you love her fan-fiction sprinkled throughout the book you can read Carry On when you're done.)

Daisy Jones & the Six

Taylor Jenkins Reid

$27.00 $24.84

Written as an oral history about a fictional band from the late 60's- 70's that gives you Fleetwood Mac vibes. By the end you'll wish you could listen to this bands records.(It's such a good book! For Real! Read it now!!)

Turtles All the Way Down

John Green

$14.99 $13.79

Follow Aza as she looks for a fugitive but instead goes through an emotional journey. The OCD and anxiety representation is done so well and makes you feel every emotion. (John Green's best book yet.) (Looking for Alaska is a close second.)

What If It's Us

Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

$18.99 $17.47

An adorable story about to boys spending an unforgettable summer together brought together by the universe. the kind of love story that makes your heart happy. (Also look forward to Dear Evan Hansen references.)

The Sun Is Also a Star

Nicola Yoon

$12.99 $11.95

A beautiful story of fate and destiny told through the course of one day. This book is Impossible to put down once you start it. It plays with the idea that everyone is connected and it's done so beautifully.

The Upside of Unrequited

Becky Albertalli

$10.99 $10.11

Molly Finds herself falling for a guy she never thought was her type, all while her sister is starting a new relationship and leaving Molly feeling alone. A sweet relatable story about a plus size girl who knows a lot about unrequited love. (This book also has great diverse representation!)

Carry on

Rainbow Rowell

$11.99 $11.03

A fun magic filled adventure that feels like you're reading a Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy fan-fiction. Enough Said.

The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas

$18.99 $17.47

An incredibly moving and important story that has a lot to say. it is powerful and relevant in today's society. a book that should be on everyone's TBR list.

A Darker Shade of Magic

V. E. Schwab

$17.99 $16.55

If you want a well written, intricate fantasy novel with amazing characters look no further! Parallel Londons! Magic! What more could you ask for really? And the series just gets better with every book.

The Night Circus

Erin Morgenstern

$17.00 $15.64

A magical competition that is so atmospheric you'll feel like you're really there. Set at a magical moving circus that is clouded in mystery, and a love that could complicate the competition all together.

Ninth House

Leigh Bardugo

$17.99 $16.55

If you are a fan of dark fantasy/horror and stories involving occult magic than this is the book for you. A great slow burn novel set at Yale with a main character who is thrown into the dark side of secret societies on campus. Highly recommend if you are looking for that dark academia aesthetic.