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"Always be yourself. Unless you can be a pirate, then be a pirate."

McKenna spent her childhood being frisked before family events and dances just to make sure she wasn't smuggling a book on her person. Her favorite literary genres include science-fiction, mystery, YA, fantasy, and modern retellings of fairy tales.

Favorite Genres: 
Science Fiction
Young Adult
Book Recommendations: 
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Hollow Kingdom Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538745823
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - August 6th, 2019

S.T. is a domesticated crow who enjoys hanging out with his owner Big Jim and munching on Cheetos, among other simple pleasures. When Big Jim's eyeball falls out of his head, S.T. starts to feel like something isn't quite right. Hopeful and hilarious, this book is not your usual apocalypse. --McKenna

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Melmoth: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062856401
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Published: Custom House - October 1st, 2019

The perfect book for a chilly night and the turning of seasons, this Gothic tale follows Melmoth, who is cursed to wander the world alone as humanity's eternal witness. --McKenna


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A Tale for the Time Being: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143124870
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Published: Penguin Books - December 31st, 2013

Both humorous and heart-breaking, this book explores the intimate relationship between writer and reader, past and present, fact and fiction. --McKenna

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The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780756405892
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Published: DAW - April 7th, 2009

In the first book of the Kingkiller Chronicles, Rothfuss expertly weaves a complex, epic fantasy story that evokes the feeling of hearing ancient stories in front of a fire. This book is poetic and adventurous, magical and mysterious. --McKenna

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Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544484078
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Published: Eamon Dolan/Mariner Books - May 5th, 2015

A road trip...but with flippers, and to the bottom of the ocean. A perfect blend of pop science, personal narrative, and compelling reporting. --McKenna

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Skyward Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399555800
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Published: Ember - October 8th, 2019

Described as How to Train Your Dragon meets Top Gun and Enders Game, this book is an action-packed ride! --McKenna

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Golden State Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316505413
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Published: Mulholland Books - January 22nd, 2019

A thrilling dystopian novel and a murder mystery in one, this book is a 21st century version of Orwell's 1984 that doesn't disappoint! --McKenna

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ISBN: 9781555977351
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Published: Graywolf Press - January 26th, 2016

A sharp, lovely synthesis of emotional memoir and critical theory, this book will crack you open like a walnut and leave you out to dry. Truly incredible. --McKenna