Read Furiously has the pleasure of publishing some of the most talented up and coming writers out there. Below are a few backlist titles we know you'll enjoy!
Cars, Castles, Cows, and Chaos
by Melanie Bell
A refreshing YA debut from Canadian author Melanie Bell, perfect for fans of Rainbow Rowell, Becky Albertalli, and Nina LaCour.
Piano prodigy Anna Stern is used to having all eyes on her. As she becomes a teenager, Anna struggles to find her identity without the soundtrack of sonatas and concertos. There’s also the worry that comes with the crushing expectations of her musical gift and her parents’ imploding marriage.
Anna finds refuge in her best friend, Liss, who is full of magic and escape plans. However, now their relationship is changing and Anna is starting to fall for her. Adding to the complicated status is new kid Darien, who is always vying for Anna's attention.
Working Through This
by Matt Lydon
Another Day, Another Dollar. Another Job, Another Story.
Ditch the fruitless job search and find a new career with Working Through This, the book for anyone who's been stuck in a rut for too long.
Pursuit: A Collection of Art
2020 International Book Awards Finalist for Art
It is said you need 10,000 hours to master a skill…
For an artist, that can mean countless sketches, drawings, scribbles on the sides of restaurant napkins as you fine tune your style and discover your creative voice.
In Pursuit, animator Lianne Cruz (V1 Interactive, Sucker Punch Productions, Bethesda Game Studios) pulls back the curtain on the hours and the inspirations that have helped shape her into the artist she is today. Celebrate the pursuit of art within these pages.
Family traditions, creative rituals, travelogue, and (many) dinosaurs all make an appearance in this gorgeously illustrated collection.
Brian & Bobbi
A superhero story. An unlikely duo. And a story very much not about superheroes.
Perfect for YA readers, Brian & Bobbi takes all of the best components of a superhero story and connects them to an unlikely duo. Both want recognition from their families and working together is the best way to get what they want. The real fun is watching Brian and Bobbi discover that what they want isn’t exactly what they need.
Brian & Bobbi is a story for those who feel ignored on a daily basis. Brian has gone completely unnoticed all his life, despite being born with amazing superpowers. Bobbi is the illegitimate daughter of a superhero who can't seem to convince anyone she's just a regular kid.
By chance, the two meet and what results is a coming-of-age tale set upon a larger than life superhero backdrop. It's a graphic novel where the super villains, the powers, and the incredible fight scenes are really just the catalyst to tell the much deeper story of two people who couldn't be any more different -- or any more alike.
Northwood Meadows: Lifestyle
by Andy Chang
Join our favorite citizens as they navigate society, politics, and the ongoing pandemic with refreshing humor. Take a moment to detach from stress as this collection fills you with warmth, inspiration and hope.
In Northwood Meadows, common sense and humor are all part of the lifestyle
All These Little Stars
by Nicole Zamlout
What you hold in your hands is a celebration of celestial activity.
“Writers can be cruel
gods some days”
– from “Shower Thoughts”
The stars hang in solitude amidst the black of the night sky. For centuries we’ve mapped and charted their patterns, using this array of heavenly bodies as a way to connect with each other.
All These Little Stars explores a dynamic narrative of genres longing to answer the questions of the universe. From the longer pieces of literary realism to the free verse, constellation poetry of fantastical proportions, this is a story of finding one’s place against the backdrop of the swirling universe. The unconventionality of each tale asks us to take another look at the mysteries surrounding us.
Join us as we journey into Nicole Zamlout’s dreamlike and introspective world. This is the work of a storyteller who seeks to understand the truly infinite possibilities of the night sky.