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Dynasties: The 10 G.O.A.T. Teams That Changed the NBA Forever by Marcus Thompson II

How do the 2015 Warriors stack up against the Magic Johnson Lakers? Sports journalist and biographer Marcus Thompson II showcases the best teams in NBA history and explores how these dynasties changed the game by adopting revolutionary strategies and skills. Dynasties shows us how superstars, villains, and players of character emerge on the teams. Reading Dynasties is a perfect way to ramp up for the next NBA season. 

—Casey

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Dynasties: The 10 G.O.A.T. Teams That Changed the NBA Forever By Marcus Thompson, II, Yu-Ming Huang (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780762496297
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - October 5th, 2021

Walking in the Paths of Trailblazing Women by Annabel Abbs

How many of us have walked to gain clarity or intention or to break through the boundaries of our space? In Windswept: Walking the Paths of Trailblazing Women, Annabel Abbs follows the footsteps of extraordinary women, such as Georgia O’Keeffe and Simone de Beauvoir, who saw walking as a path to freedom. Through this book, walk a mile in their shoes and then grab your own pair and head outside.

—Casey

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ISBN: 9781951142704
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Published: Tin House Books - September 7th, 2021

The Museum of Whales You'll Never See by A. Kendra Greene

If I had a passing interest in Iceland before, after this book, I'm ready to book the plane. What a delightful mix of natural history, sociology, and myth of a unique and special island. The musings on the nature of museums and collections is clever and broadens the scope of the piece. The museums all have some sort of fantastic origin story and capture the essence of something purely Icelandic. - Celeste

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The Museum of Whales You Will Never See: And Other Excursions to Iceland's Most Unusual Museums By A. Kendra Greene Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143135463
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Published: Penguin Books - May 12th, 2020

Rockaway by Diane Cardwell

Diane Cardwell was a recently divorced, career New Yorker in her late 40s when she caught the surfing bug and began spending her weekends in Rockaway, just outside the city. Soon, she committed for good, bought a bungalow, and had just finished renovations when Hurricane Sandy hit. Her journey to happiness and her newfound community’s character and spunk through disaster is a joy to read. Perfect for those who are surf-curious, at the start of their own obsession, or invigorated by secondhand inspiration—this book is life-affirming.

—Melinda

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ISBN: 9780358561965
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Published: Mariner Books - May 25th, 2021

World Travel: An Irreverent Guide by Anthony Bourdain & Laurie Woolever

Few people saw more of the world than Anthony Bourdain, and because he shared his curious and adventurous spirit with us on television shows and in books, we are all the richer for it. World Travel includes Bourdain’s writing on some of his favorite places, as well as practical advice about traveling—including where to stay, and, of course, where to eat. “[R]ead cover to cover, country by country, it is an enduring embodiment of Bourdain’s love for the whole world and a reminder of how to stack our priorities the next time we’re able to follow in his footsteps.” —The New York Times. — S.B.

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ISBN: 9780062802798
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Published: Ecco - April 20th, 2021

Ms. Adventure: My Wild Explorations in Science, Lava, and Life by Jess Phoenix

Jess Phoenix’s passion is undeniable. “Geologist” seems a tame word for someone who regularly—and eagerly—confronts volcanoes, but it is Phoenix’s love of science, as much as her global tales of derring-do, that complete this ride. She shares the compelling tales of her formative experiences with these amazing engines of Earth’s creation, and of her journey to become the scientist she is today, one who hopes to bring science and adventure to all. — Jocelyn

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ISBN: 9781643260037
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Published: Timber Press - March 2nd, 2021

An Indian Among Los Indígenas: A Native Travel Memoir by Ursula Pike

This memoir chronicles Pike’s experience working with the Peace Corps in Brazil. Being indigenous herself (a member of the Karuk tribe), she arrived with the confidence that she would immediately find kinship among the indigenous people around her, but found instead that with colonial organizations there is always extra baggage. This book is honest, poignant, and important. — MJ

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ISBN: 9781597145275
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Published: Heyday Books - April 6th, 2021

Sidelined by Julie DiCaro

Julie DiCaro’s frank indictment of sports broadcasting and its history of sexism is both unsurprising and eye opening. From hosting her own sports talk radio show, working as a sports journalist, and practicing law, she has plenty of tools to lay it all out: discrimination, toxicity, and harassment in the workplace, the protection of problematic athletes and its complexity, and pay disparity among athletes. This book is not an easy read, but it is important to understanding this part (and all) of American culture and how it must change.

—Melinda

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ISBN: 9781524746124
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Published: Dutton - March 15th, 2022

Magdalena: River of Dreams by Wade Davis

Magdalena: River of Dreams is the story of the Rio Magdalena, the great river at the center of Colombia’s history. Davis uses the river path as the basis for his narrative arc, exploring the natural, cultural, and political history of a complicated country. Amplifying the voices of the people he meets, and with great respect for Colombia and Colombians, Davis is fierce in his desire to tell the full spectrum of the country’s history, far beyond the violence that has beset it.  — Tori

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ISBN: 9780375410994
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Published: Knopf - September 15th, 2020

Two Trees Make a Forest: In Search of My Family’s Past Among Taiwan’s Mountains and Coasts by Jessica Lee

As Jessica Lee seeks her own identity through looking at the past, she reflects on the distance created by language barriers, on Taiwan’s precarious history, and on her grandfather’s struggle with immigration and sense of place. She wanders the evocative landscape of Taiwan’s mountains and coast in a quest to forge an intimate connection with her family’s mysterious history, and constructs an alluring portrait of the island’s unique and enchanting existence along the way. — Tori

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ISBN: 9781646220007
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Published: Catapult - August 4th, 2020

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