Genres: Historical Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Memoir, Literary Fiction, Fantasy, Psychology
Favorite Books: The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss, Quiet - Susan Cain, The Sparrow - Mary Doria Russell, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay - Michael Chabon, The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger, The Screwtape Letters - CS Lewis, Fun Home - Alison Bechdel, Devil in the White City - Erik Larson
Favorite Authors: Patrick Rothfuss, Michael Chabon, CS Lewis
I'll be honest, this book took me a minute to get into. I couldn't tell who it was written for. As a recently married twenty-something, I knew the characters would likely be relatable and I'd be able to empathize with the main issue. Fromm used acronyms like OMG and WTF unironically. At the same time I felt there was an "oh, remember when..." tone going on that I couldn't relate to and I thought would be better suited for my grandmother.
All that being said, I probably spent a only 6 hours completing this book, 5 of which were in a single sitting. I could place myself, my sister, my friend into the shoes of Taz or Elmo, and it seemed way too real. The two-year span of the book at first seemed daunting, but as I read, each new day for Taz and Midge was something I wanted to explore - I was looking forward to their future far more than Taz. The story flows so seamlessly, never missing a beat, and I just could not put it down.
"Exhilarating...A wildly imagined, head-spinning, deeply intelligent novel." - The New York Times Book Review
A Recommended Book of 2019 from
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Named one of the best cookbooks of the year by The Washington Post, The New Yorker, Rachel Ray Every Day, NPR and The Boston Globe.
When Diana Henry was sixteen she started a menu notebook (an exercise book carefully covered in wrapping paper). Planning a menu is still her favorite part of cooking.
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER
"Nothing Good Can Come from This is a book about generative discomfort, surprising sources of beauty, and the odd, often hilarious, business of being human." —Leslie Jamison, author of The Empathy Exams and The Recovering
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEREvicted meets Nickel and Dimed in Stephanie Land's memoir about working as a maid, a beautiful and gritty exploration of poverty in America. Includes a foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich.$25.95ISBN: 9781101947883Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order NowPublished: Knopf - May 7th, 2019
“The universe began as an enormous breath being held.”$26.00ISBN: 9781571313799Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Milkweed Editions - October 9th, 2018
A multicultural anthology, edited by Susan O'Connor and Annick Smith, about the enduring importance and shifting associations of the hearth in our world.$22.95ISBN: 9780385544238Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Doubleday - November 20th, 2018
"Pulpy, peppery and sinister, served up in a comic deadpan...This scorpion-tailed little thriller leaves a response, and a sting, you will remember."--NEW YORK TIMES
"The wittiest and most fun murder party you've ever been invited to."--MARIE CLAIRE
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2019 WOMEN'S PRIZE$27.00ISBN: 9780735214200Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Riverhead Books - October 2nd, 2018
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2018 BY NPR AND THE NEW YORK TIMES
A PBS NEWSHOUR-NEW YORK TIMES BOOK CLUB PICK$26.00ISBN: 9781984830159Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 9th, 2018
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY • THE WALL STREET JOURNAL$16.95ISBN: 9780307476074Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Vintage - March 26th, 2013
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • What if you lived out the drama of your twenties on Air Force One?
“[This] breezy page turner is essentially Bridget Jones goes to the White House.”—The New York Times
$26.00ISBN: 9781524742294Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Dutton - September 18th, 2018
"Dessa writes beautifully about a wide range of topics, including science, music, and the pain that comes with being in love; it's a surprising and generous memoir by a singular voice."--NPR, Best Books of 2018