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What if there were an army of indie booksellers enthusiastically reading and reviewing practically every new book coming out in the next year, and what if the books they were the most excited about, the books they couldn't wait to push into their customers' hands with a breathless "You've GOT to read this!" (virtually or otherwise), the ones with all the nine- and ten-star ratings were carefully curated and collected in a handy list? Well, all we can say is...KEEP READING!

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Wrecked by Joe IdeJoe Ide is back with the third installment of the IQ series, and this may be Isaiah's diciest situation yet! Isaiah has a crush on Grace, and when she asks him to help her find her mom, who's been missing for ten years, he sees it as a way to her heart. But he finds himself getting crossed up with members of a security firm who are all ex-military and spent time at Abu Ghraib, and they have something to hide. All our favorite characters are back, and Ide's combination of comedy and action packed, Hood detective vibes make for a great time (well, for us, maybe not for him)!

Wrecked by Joe Ide ($27.00*, Mulholland Books), recommended by Fountain Books, Richmond, VA.