1. In the Woods by Tana French
I'm normally not drawn to the mystery section, but luckily for me, I am partial to creepy tree drawings, which adorn the cover of this little treasure. Once I got past the packaging, I fell in love with the writing, too — the sullen Irish landscape and the severely flawed characters — and appreciated that I didn't see the ending coming from 200 pages away. I was left wanting more answers at the end, but I aggressively campaigned for the book nonetheless — a true testament of its merit.
2. Bigfoot: I Not Dead by Graham Roumieu
3. Man in the Dark by Paul Auster
4. The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff
5. Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name by Vendela Vida
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Megan Zabel works in marketing for Powell's. She can switch out a bike tube in six minutes, but unfortunately can't whistle or perform a legitimate cartwheel.
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