Staff Picks - Joseline

  • Born and raised in the Bay Area.

  • Drinks way too much coffee.

  • A proud Ravenclaw.

  • Reads mostly YA literature, Graphic Novels, a lot of picture books, and will occasionally pick up a “grown-up” novel.

  • Other interests include: Hockey (go Sharks!), knitting/crochet, boxing, writing, and pizza.


“I was looking for a miracle, but I got a story instead, and sometimes those are the same thing.”

― All The Crooked Saints, Maggie Steifvater


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The City of Brass: A Novel (The Daevabad Trilogy) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062678102
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Published: Harper Voyager - November 14th, 2017

A magical world set in 18th century Cairo full of djinns, princes, and thieves. This is an amazingly crafted world with unforgettable characters. I did not want to put this book down and neither will you! --Joseline

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I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524700485
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 17th, 2017

Being Mexican-American, this book is very special to me. I finally felt seen and heard through Sanchez’s voice. It is a book about finding your identity when you come from two different worlds and you feel like you don’t belong in either. --Joseline

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Homesick for Another World: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399562907
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Published: Penguin Books - December 5th, 2017

Moshfegh writes honest, yet disturbing depictions of people at their worst. These stories get uncomfortable, the characters are unlikable and delusional, but each story is utterly fascinating and relatable. --Joseline

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Eliza and Her Monsters Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062290137
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 30th, 2017

If you’ve ever been part of a fandom then this book is for you! This book has beautiful illustrations (created by the author), an adorable romance, and an honest depiction of anxiety. This is a book that will stay with you long after you have read it! --Joseline

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The Disappearances Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544879362
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - July 4th, 2017

What if ordinary things in life suddenly disappeared? Your sense of smell? Your reflection? Or the ability to dream? This is a beautifully crafted historical fiction full of mystery, and fantastical elements. It's a unique story and unlike anything I’ve ever read.--Joseline