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The Agents’ #FridayReads, January edition…
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You, Caroline Kepnes (Agent 3rdrail)
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Binary Star, Sarah Gerard (Agent Agent Agent Agent)
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How To Be Both, Ali Smith (Agent Ampersand)
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No Name, Wilkie Collins (Agent Austen)
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Shady Characters, Keith Houston (Agent Bridge)
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The Empathy Exams, Leslie Jamison (Agent Brooklina)
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The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (Agent Bumblebee)
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Yes Please, Amy Poehler (Agent Daily Double)
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The Year of Reading Dangerously, Andy Miller (Agent Dreamer)
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All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr (Agent Eyre)
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Delta of Venus, Anaïs Nin (Agent Figtree)
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The Secret Lives of Codebreakers, Sinclair McKay (Agent Laundry)
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Freedom, Jonathan Franzen (Agent Llama)
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The True Story of the Monster Billy Dean, David Almond (Agent Neon Sloth)
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If on a winter’s night a traveler, Italo Calvino (Agent Pineapple)
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An Unnecessary Woman, Rabih Alameddine (Agent Polar Sphinx)
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Inherent Vice, Thomas Pynchon (Agent Prefect)
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Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of the Buddha, Tara Brach (Agent Provocateur)
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Yes Please, Amy Poehler (Agent Saurus)
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The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood (Agent Silvertongue) 
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Shadow of Night, Deborah Harkness (Agent Southpaw)
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Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy (Agent Sunshine)
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Spinster, Kate Bolick (Agent Touchdown)
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Mr. Kiss and Tell (Veronica Mars #2), Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham (Agent Velocipede)
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Wolf in White Van, John Darnielle (Agent Woollysocks)
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Are you a single gentleman? 

A book-lover?

Lookin’ for a literary lady?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, boy do we have an event for you! Gentlemen, sign yourselves up for Literary Speed Dating at housingworksbookstore on October 16th at 7pm. Your ticket will get you ten 6 minute dates, a drink, 10% off of books all night, some great book recommendations, and lively conversation. Buy your tickets here, gents. (Ladies, if you’re interested, sign up for the waitlist, we’re currently sold out at this time.) 

"YA definitely doesn’t mean a solely young adult readership, unless we elide (or are charitable about) the "young". At YALC Meg Rosoff revealed that 55% of YA titles are bought by adults. Presumably, some of these are gifts for teenagers, but casting an eye down the average Tube carriage reveals YA titles aplenty, read with absorption by those who won’t see 15 again. The "crossover" phenomenon incenses clickbaiters with nothing better to worry about, and induces much taking up the cudgels on YA’s behalf in return."

Our pals at the Guardian get it, they know that YA isn’t just for “the kids.” And we know that you get it too!

That’s why YOU, you YA lover you, are invited to come to wordbookstores in Jersey City at 7:30 pm for YA Show and Tell on Aug 13. Bring your favorite YA book to share with the group, and make a shelf talker, Coverspy style. 

Please RSVP to the event so that we know what book you’re bringing so we’ll have some on hand! We can’t wait to spy you there!