Biography, Nonfiction

The Six by Laura Thompson

The Lives of the Mitford Sisters Laura and I have recounted this story a few times, but we both were/are a bit obsessed with the original Kathleen Kennedy, younger sister of JFK. We first learned about her through fiction, The Montmaray Chronicles, and then followed her through biographies and fiction. One name kept coming up… Continue reading The Six by Laura Thompson

Contemporary, Fiction, Young Adult

House of Yesterday by Deeba Zargarpur

Back in December, my boss asked me if I'd be interested in running an event with Deeba. When he first handed me the book, I was a bit skeptical, mostly because I still struggle to read book about grandmothers. But ultimately I said yes, and I'm so glad I did. Synopsis From the publisher marketing:Taking… Continue reading House of Yesterday by Deeba Zargarpur

Contemporary, Fiction, New Adult, Romance

Secret Society Girl/Ivy League series by Diana Peterfreund

Secret Society Girl, Under the Rose, Rites of Spring (Break), Tap & Gown For years I had thought this series had gone out of print until I finally just asked our Random House rep and he confirmed that, 15 years later, this series is, in fact, still in print. It can be tricky to find,… Continue reading Secret Society Girl/Ivy League series by Diana Peterfreund

Bookish Tuesday

Backlist TBR for 2023

Also known as books I want to read this year that have already been published! Backlist is, essentially, anything that is already out. It's technically something more than 1 season old. Everything published from September to December is still technically frontlist (if I'm remembering correctly), but for these purposes, I'm treating it as anything pre-2023!… Continue reading Backlist TBR for 2023

Business, Nonfiction

Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You) by the McElroy Brothers

A How-To Guide from the First Family of Podcasting At the old bookstore, there had been talk of launching a podcast. And after all, everyone has a podcast at this point, right? Well, that never happened, though some employees did launch their own and I wish them all the luck! Always wanting to be prepared,… Continue reading Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You) by the McElroy Brothers