Nonfiction, Psychology, STEM

The Body by Bill Bryson

A Guide for Occupants After I didn't love The Road to Little Dribbling, I wanted to give Bill Bryson another shot. My mom had enjoyed A Short History of Nearly Everything, so I thought I might try one of his more science minded books instead of another travel one. Synopsis From the publisher marketing:Bill Bryson… Continue reading The Body by Bill Bryson

Biography, Essays, Nonfiction, Travel

World Travel by Anthony Bourdain

I'd been looking forward to an Anthony Bourdain travel guide for years, hoping that eventually he would sit still long enough to write it. When he died, I thought we'd never get one and I was quite excited when it was announced that Laurie, his longtime assistant, would edit and assemble one instead. Synopsis From… Continue reading World Travel by Anthony Bourdain

Fiction, Historical, Social Themes

Yours Cheerfully by AJ Pearce

The Emmy Lake Chronicles #2, sequel to Dear Mrs. Bird This summer, when I was desperately struggling to find a book to lose myself in, I turned to sequels of my favorites because I knew they wouldn't disappointment. Yours Cheerfully is a very fitting and enjoyable follow up to Dear Mrs. Bird. Synopsis From the… Continue reading Yours Cheerfully by AJ Pearce

Comic Monday, Contemporary, Fiction, Romance

Let’s Play by Leeanne M. Krecic

Let's Play #1 Hi, my name is Sarah and I am completely and 100% obsessed with Let's Play. Synopsis From the publisher marketing:She’s young, single and about to achieve her dream of creating incredible video games. But then life throws her a one-two punch: a popular streamer gives her first game a scathing review. Even worse,… Continue reading Let’s Play by Leeanne M. Krecic

History, Nonfiction

Nonfiction November Week 3: Expert Opinion

This one is always a tough one - I have so many interests and tend to read pretty widely across them. When I taught social studies we frequently had to create "text sets," a collection of fiction and nonfiction across multiple reading levels that pertained to whatever topic we were covering. So this year, I've… Continue reading Nonfiction November Week 3: Expert Opinion

Comic Monday, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Mythology, Romance

Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe

Lore Olympus #1 Admittedly, I had no idea what Lore Olympus was when our sales rep for the publisher sold it to me back in the spring. When he told me that the print run kept increasing and he suggested more copies, I said sure. Then we sold those 12 copies in one day when… Continue reading Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe

Biography, Book Club, History, Nonfiction, Sociology, True Crime

The Five by Hallie Rubenhold

The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper Another Nonfiction Book Club selection! This one was a highly anticipated read for many of our members. Synopsis From the publisher marketing:Five devastating human stories and a dark and moving portrait of Victorian London—the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper.… Continue reading The Five by Hallie Rubenhold

Nonfiction

Nonfiction November Week 2: Nonfiction, Meet Fiction

I absolutely love doing "If You Like This, Try This" pairings and regularly do about 18 of them every couple months for the bookstore I work at. I, however, tend to read things based on what I've watched as well, so this year I'm going with a nonfiction book / movie or tv series pairing… Continue reading Nonfiction November Week 2: Nonfiction, Meet Fiction

Contemporary, Fiction, Romance

Battle Royal by Lucy Parker

Palace Insiders #1 Bake Off + Royals + Romance? Yes please! Synopsis From the publisher marketing:Ready... Four years ago, Sylvie Fairchild charmed the world as a contestant on the hit baking show, Operation Cake. Her ingenious, creations captivated viewers and intrigued all but one of the judges, Dominic De Vere. When Sylvie's unicorn cake went spectacularly… Continue reading Battle Royal by Lucy Parker