Gentle Start January Book Recs

To follow along with the 2023 Left Bank Books Reading Challenge, participate in Gentle Start January! We're encouraging you to read books you meant to get to in 2022 or earlier. This is a gentle way to get started on your 2023 Reading Goals without having to add more books to your TBR. Remember to tag us when sharing what you're reading and use our #LBBReads2023 hashtag! Here are the books that our staff meant to read in 2022.

Darryl By Jackie Ess Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781944866846
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Clash Books - May 18th, 2021

The Stationery Shop By Marjan Kamali Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982107499
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Gallery Books - February 11th, 2020

Heart of the Sun Warrior: A Novel (Celestial Kingdom #2) By Sue Lynn Tan Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063031364
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Harper Voyager - November 15th, 2022

A Wild Sheep Chase: A Novel (Vintage International) By Haruki Murakami Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780375718946
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Vintage - April 9th, 2002

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On a Sunbeam By Tillie Walden Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781250178138
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: First Second - October 2nd, 2018

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You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty: A Novel By Akwaeke Emezi Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982188702
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Atria Books - May 24th, 2022

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The Phantom Tollbooth By Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780394820378
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Yearling - October 12th, 1988

Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals By Oliver Burkeman Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374159122
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 10th, 2021

Easy to Learn, Difficult to Master: Pong, Atari, and the Dawn of the Video Game By David Kushner, Koren Shadmi (By (artist)) Cover Image
By David Kushner, Koren Shadmi (By (artist))
$16.99
ISBN: 9781568588766
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Bold Type Books - September 13th, 2022

Hell Followed with Us By Andrew Joseph White Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781682633243
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Peachtree Teen - June 7th, 2022

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Lavender House: A Novel By Lev AC Rosen Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250834225
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Forge Books - October 18th, 2022

Gunk Baby: A Novel By Jamie Marina Lau Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781662601453
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Astra House - December 13th, 2022

Children of Time By Adrian Tchaikovsky Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316452502
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Orbit - December 11th, 2018