Alissa's Staff Picks

By Auburn Oil Co. Booksellers

By Auburn Oil Co. Booksellers

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.)


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

$10.99 $10.11

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

$16.99 $15.63

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

$16.00 $14.72

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.


Jennifer Mathieu

$10.99 $10.11

Moxie is a book that every young person should read. its all about finding your voice and speaking out and being heard. This book has a lot of empowering moments and is especially important for young girls to read to feel that they matter.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Benjamin Alire SΓ‘enz

$14.99 $13.79

This book has won so many awards and they are all so well deserved. This book is beautiful. This book will give you all the feelings and leave you with a new favorite book

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Stephen Chbosky

$15.99 $14.71

This book is perfect for anyone who feels like an outsider. written in letters to a person the main character once knew. this story is one that stuck with me. I read it when i was younger and still think about it to this day and still love it.

Yes No Maybe So

Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed

$19.99 $18.39

A realistic, relevant, and engaging story filled with a diverse cast of characters. The political aspects of the novel were well done as the main characters canvas for a local state senator. The friendship formed was heartwarming and fun to read.

We Are the Ants

Shaun David Hutchinson

$12.99 $11.95

A strange beautiful story about a boy who is abducted by aliens and must decide the fate of the world. a novel that explores heavy topics that you'll won't want to put down

Clap When You Land

Elizabeth Acevedo

$18.99 $17.47

When Acevedo writes in verse, she really packs a punch, and that is exactly how i would describe this book. The exploration of family, grief, and cultural differences were so well done. Her two narrators have such distinct voices, you'll fall into their stories seamlessly.

Again, But Better

Christine Riccio

$18.99 $17.47

Shane wants a second chance at college and decides to go on a study abroad trip to London to make friends, pursue boys, and find adventure. this book is the perfect blend of cheesy and sweet that reads like your next favorite Rom-Com.


Courtney Summers

$17.99 $16.55

Sadie wants answers to what happened to her sister. West wants answers to what happened to Sadie. If you love to listen to podcasts like "Serial" then you're gonna love this book. You'll wont want to put this book down as west tries to put the pieces of the puzzle together.