If you had a Super Power, what would it be?If I had a superpower, it would be to control water. Cuz, if you think about, water is in every living thing and covers over 70% of the earth, so I would have nearly unlimited power. I could swim like Aquaman, bend water like an Avatar Korra (or a Blood Bender...), or control it like Magneto.
If they made a movie about your life, who would play you? Donald Glover would absolutely play me in a movie. And, he would play me just like Troy from Community.
What's your sign?
Elon's Picks by Category: Graphic Novels Fiction Non-fiction Kids & YA Cookbooks
Reading this book is like standing on the edge of a high ledge, looking down and feeling your chest tighten. You will fear Ayale, AND you will cling to his every word, just as the narrator does.
This series really surprised me with its over-the-top humor and quirky, lovable characters. Whether you are student or not, you will find a laugh, a favorite character, and something to cheer about in this series.
Saga is in a league of its own. It's smart, it's sexy, it's hilarious, it's bloody, it's delightful, all with its own unique twists and turns.
I promise you, the Binti series is like nothing else you've read before. Okorafor's imagination is so inventive and original. This story is about SO MUCH MORE than a girl going to college. Binti will win you over again & again. And these little novellas pack a surprising punch (straight to the heart).
Coldrick's illustrations gave me the creeps, and he sent chills down my spine with 1 short sentence. His unique style of horror makes me rethink what horror really is. And what I'm really afraid of...
Wow! This book pulses with electricity as you read it. Alderman creates a world, full of badass women as warriors & leaders, and throws you into it headfirst. We are all aware of the faults of our society (sexism and violence against women), and Alderman wastes no time "teaching" us this. She skips straight to the point, the shock, and the hellfire.
Great for beginner & intermediate readers. This book dispels many myths about Socialism while presenting inventive & hopeful visions for the future. Even better: It has links to further reading in each essay!
Did you know that applying heat to garlic cloves within 10 minutes of cutting or mincing destroys all of its many beneficial properties?
This book offers readers a little bit of history, a little bit of chemistry, and a lot of surprising nutrition facts. Robinson spares us the science jargon and speaks plainly about what to look for in the grocery store and how to get the most out of what you eat.
A dark, mysterious, erotic, feverish collection of short stories. From werewolves, Hansel + Gretel, and many other myths and folktales, Pereira takes readers on a dreamlike journey that lingers long after it's over.
This book is... a wild ride.
Filled with laughs, film history tidbits, and, surprisingly, romance and action. Seriously, just flip to the front page and tell me you're not curious where this goes.
Janet’s autobiography is down-to-earth in its tenderness & brave in its vulnerability. She opens her heart to her readers, and this book will cling to yours long after you put it down.
For readers of any culture, this a tenderly written & beautifully illustrated story of a boy & his South Asian heritage.
There is not a dull story in this book. Brosh had me cackling & ugly laughing in public with this one. She tackles everything from childhood antics to crippling depression. She addresses these with great humor & transparency.
This book is a classic for a reason. I've read it 3 times. You will find love, heartbreak, and sass 3x over in this book. Unpopular Opinion: Molly Bolt could kick Katniss Everdeen's ass.
This story will reach into your chest and wring out your heart like a rag. The illustration is dazzling, and the story is heart-melting & heart-wrenching in turns. It contains all the magic and romance of "San Junipero" (Black Mirror) with its own unique style and wit. Can't rave enough about it!
This comic had me blushing & giddy right alongside Hazel. A charming & sexy story with lovely illustration. Newlevant's realistic portrayal of queer & poly dating, with all its cuteness, awkardness, & charms, is refreshing. My only complaint is that I want more!
For music lovers, for fans of Brownstein or Portlandia, or for anyone who loves a great memoir. Brownstein dives into childhood, rebellion, dating, touring, and much more. She has a way of getting to the raw, hidden truth of each of these, exposing her heart to the reader in a way that will expose some of your own hidden truths.
A universal dilemma: Who gets to cuddle with Mommy at night? This precocious kid has a reasonable, and well-researched solution to present to Daddy. Just hear her out.
An Elven Mage, a Hipster Dwarf, a Human Cleric, and a Hippy Smidgen Thief walk into a bar... Rat Queens is a fun, bloody adventure shared between 4 sarcastic, badass friends who happen to work as mercenaries for beer money.
This story will make your heart melt & the illustrations are dazzling.
Jurek takes us along on his personal journey with food, running, & life. It starts with helping his mother in the kitchen & takes us through the mountains & deserts of the West. He pushing the limits of his body & explores diet & training practices that are extreme even for the elite. It's a wild ride.
A masterpiece! Not the typical portrayal of 1920s New York, in all the best ways. There are no smooth-talking jazz kings, just a raw, intimate portrayal of Black life in Harlem. Morrison's magical realism is on full display, taking new forms on every page.
A masterful & original piece of SF, weaving science, social commentary & brilliantly conceived alien culture & ecology.
Raine creatively and skillfully portrays how communication can break down, even in a family that never shuts up. The characters are challenging and flawed, but compelling. Raine's uses of english, ASL, written, and spoken language is really intriguing and it drives the plot well.
Dating is hard. It's harder when you're gay. It's REALLY hard when you're a Reaper and attending Uni. But who says getting a demon punched out of you on a haunted ship is a meet-cute?
Transtromer writes like no one else I've read. He has a masterful ability to take his poems from minute & the mundane details to expansive & otherworldly places. His words undulate like waves and crescendo like an orchestra.
So much info in this tiny volume! These short pieces cover everything from recreation on mars, the future of national parks in the wake of climate change, tech & surveillance at the border, corporate real estate in hell (China Mieville at his finest), and so much more. Each piece has its own style & wow factor.
Benjamin Lorr goes to the extreme of mind & body, searching for health, community, and transcendence. He also tears the "it should never hurt", lululemon yoga culture to shreds, drawing back on Bikram's youth as a yogi in India. I found this book fascinating and insightful.