Mikayla Recommends

a young woman in a graduation gown. she has her fist pointed towards the sky and shes smilingMikayla is a graduate from Kent State University, where she studied for a major in French translation and a minor in English.  In her free time, she likes reading, drawing, learning languages, and playing video games. She also loves walking her two labradors, Jackson and Abby. She likes reading most types of books, but especially loves classic literature. At The Learned Owl, she is a bookseller, handles the receiving and returning of books, and manages the website and newsletter.

 

 

Books: 
The Secret History (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781400031702
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Published: Vintage - April 13th, 2004

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • A contemporary literary classic and "an accomplished psychological thriller ... absolutely chilling" (Village Voice), from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Goldfinch.


The Way She Feels: My Life on the Borderline in Pictures and Pieces Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781951142599
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Published: Tin House Books - June 29th, 2021

Named a Debut Book to Look Forward to This Summer by Bustle

“Audaciously human and raw. The Way She Feels is a rainbow during the rain.” —Mara Altman


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (Penguin Clothbound Classics) Cover Image
By Lewis Carroll, Hugh Haughton (Introduction by), Hugh Haughton (Notes by), John Tenniel (Illustrator), Coralie Bickford-Smith (Illustrator)
$24.00
ISBN: 9780141192468
Availability: Backordered
Published: Penguin Classics - March 10th, 2010

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


The Phantom Tollbooth Cover Image
By Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780394815008
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers -

“Comes up bright and new every time I read it . . . it will continue to charm and delight for a very long time yet.” --Phillip Pullman, New York Times bestselling author of His Dark Materials 

With almost 5 million copies sold in the 60 years since it was published, generations of readers have journeyed with Milo to the Lands Beyond in this beloved classic.


A Clockwork Orange Cover Image
$15.95
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ISBN: 9780393312836
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 17th, 1995

Great Music, it said, and Great Poetry would like quieten Modern Youth down and make Modern Youth more Civilized. Civilized my syphilised yarbles.


Haunted: A Novel Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781400032822
Availability: Backordered
Published: Anchor - April 11th, 2006

Haunted is a novel made up of twenty-three horrifying, hilarious, and stomach-churning stories. They’re told by people who have answered an ad for a writer’s retreat and unwittingly joined a “Survivor”-like scenario where the host withholds heat, power, and food.


Valley of the Dolls Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802125347
Availability: Backordered
Published: Grove Press - July 4th, 2016

The 50th Anniversary Edition of Jacqueline Susann's All-Time Pop-Culture Classic

The perfect gift for any Valley fan or your favorite Doll, featuring a new cover design - introduction by Simon Doonan - never-before-seen archival material - an essay from Jackie, "My Book Is Not Dirty "


The Edible Woman Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780385491068
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Published: Anchor - March 16th, 1998

The novel that put the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale on the literary map

Margaret Atwood’s first novel is both a scathingly funny satire of consumerism and a heady exploration of emotional cannibalism.


The Bell Jar Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780060837020
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - August 2nd, 2005

A realistic and emotional novel about a woman battling mental illness and societal pressures written by the iconic American writer Sylvia Plath.

“It is this perfectly wrought prose and the freshness of Plath’s voice in The Bell Jar that make this book enduring in its appeal.” — USA Today


Memoirs of a Geisha: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780679781585
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Published: Vintage - January 10th, 1999

A literary sensation and runaway bestseller, this brilliant debut novel tells with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism the true confessions of one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


Veronika Decides to Die: A Novel of Redemption Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780061124266
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Published: HarperOne - August 3rd, 2021

“A highly original, moving, and ultimately life-affirming book.” – Sunday Mirror (London)


Lolita (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780679723165
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Published: Vintage - March 13th, 1989

Awe and exhiliration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in Lolita, Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is also the story of a hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postwar America.


Bridget Jones's Diary: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780140280098
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Published: Penguin Books - June 1st, 1999

USA Today's top 100 books to read while stuck at home social distancing 

The iconic #1 bestseller by Helen Fielding; Bridget Jones is now the inspiration for the September 2016 Working Title film release of Bridget Jones's Baby, starring Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey and Emma Thompson.  


The Joy Luck Club: A Novel Cover Image
By Amy Tan
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143038092
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Published: Penguin Books - September 21st, 2006

The Joy Luck Club is one of my favorite books. From the moment I first started reading it, I knew it was going to be incredible. For me, it was one of those once-in-a-lifetime reading experiences that you cherish forever. It inspired me as a writer and still remains hugely inspirational.” —Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians


The Good Earth Cover Image
$17.00
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ISBN: 9780743272933
Published: Washington Square Press - September 15th, 2004

Nobel Laureate Pearl S. Buck’s epic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and Oprah Book Club selection about a vanished China and one family’s shifting fortunes.

Though more than seventy years have passed since this remarkable novel won the Pulitzer Prize, it has retained its popularity and become one of the great modern classics. In The Good Earth Pearl S.


The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250153708
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Published: First Second - July 17th, 2018

Welcome to the Adventure Zone!

SEE! The illustrated exploits of three lovable dummies set loose in a classic fantasy adventure!

READ! Their journey from small-time bodyguards to world-class artifact hunters!


Howl's Moving Castle (World of Howl #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780061478789
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Published: Greenwillow Books - April 22nd, 2008

This entrancing classic fantasy novel is filled with surprises at every turn. An international bestseller, this much-loved book is the source for the Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature.


Kiki's Delivery Service Cover Image
By Eiko Kadono, Emily Balistrieri (Translated by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984896667
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Published: Delacorte Press - July 7th, 2020

Nostalgic fans of the Hiyao Miyazaki film and newcomers alike--soar into the modern classic about a young witch and her clever cat that started it all!

Half-witch Kiki never runs from a challenge. So when her thirteenth birthday arrives, she's eager to follow a witch's tradition: choose a new town to call home for one year.


The Future of Humanity: Our Destiny in the Universe Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525434542
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Published: Anchor - April 2nd, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The #1 bestselling author of The Future of the Mind traverses the frontiers of astrophysics, artificial intelligence, and technology to offer a stunning vision of man's future in space, from settling Mars to traveling to distant galaxies.


Perfect Blue: Complete Metamorphosis (Perfect Blue (Light Novel)) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781626926455
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Published: Seven Seas - February 6th, 2018

THE ORIGINAL NOVEL THAT INSPIRED THE CULT CLASSIC FILM BY SATOSHI KON Kirigoe Mima is in the third year of her career as a pure and innocent pop idol. Feeling like something big needs to change, she plans to give her image a major update.