Book Club, Contemporary, Fiction

The Sentence by Louise Erdrich

Another old book club selection from December, not my pick, but one I think I'm glad I'm read. I don't know. Two months later and I still can't decide how I feel about it. Synopsis From the publisher marketing:Louise Erdrich's latest novel, The Sentence, asks what we owe to the living, the dead, to the reader… Continue reading The Sentence by Louise Erdrich

Book Club, Nonfiction, STEM

Fuzz by Mary Roach

When Nature Breaks the Law It's another Mary Roach book! I do love her insatiable curiosity and I was delighted when another book club member recommended this book for book club. Synopsis From the publisher marketing:What's to be done about a jaywalking moose? A bear caught breaking and entering? A murderous tree? Three hundred years… Continue reading Fuzz by Mary Roach

Book Club, Fiction, Historical

Circe by Madeline Miller

I am, admittedly, very late to the Madeline Miller party. Which is incredibly embarrassing, given the chance that I had to be early. As part of the latest round of book club selections, this is one that has been sitting on my shelf as an ARC from late 2017, a signed ARC no less, that… Continue reading Circe by Madeline Miller

Fiction, Novella, Science Fiction

A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers

Monk & Robot #1 Normally I am adverse to books that are overly hyped, but I realized that this was the first book that was not overly hyped, but overly recommended, and by people I trust, so I figured it was time to read it. Synopsis From the publisher marketing:It's been centuries since the robots… Continue reading A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers

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