Biography, History, Nonfiction

Pirate Women by Laura Sook Duncombe

The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas I love all things pertaining to pirates, particularly women pirates. It's long been a fascination for me, piracy seemingly the only women many women could truly be "free" throughout history. I've had this book since it first came out in 2016 and tried time and… Continue reading Pirate Women by Laura Sook Duncombe

History, Nonfiction, True Crime

We Keep the Dead Close by Becky Cooper

A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence In my continuing efforts to read a book in every section of the store, I realized that the book I called true crime had a week argument at best. When I came across We Keep the Dead Close as an advance copy, I figured it… Continue reading We Keep the Dead Close by Becky Cooper

Biography, Book Club, History, Nonfiction

The Last Pirate of New York by Rich Cohen

A Ghost Ship, a Killer, and the Birth of a Gangster Nation It's another Nonfiction Book Club selection! This was one that I put forth to the group for voting and it was definitely a compelling read. Synopsis From the publisher marketing:Handsome and charismatic, Albert Hicks had long been known in the dive bars and… Continue reading The Last Pirate of New York by Rich Cohen

Fiction, Historical, Young Adult

The Enigma Game by Elizabeth Wein

Fourth Book Published in the Verity series Code Name Verity will forever and always be one of my all time favorite books. Whenever Elizabeth Wein has released a new book in the series (none of which follows the other directly but all are related) I immediately want to read it. And while none has thus… Continue reading The Enigma Game by Elizabeth Wein

Comic Monday, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Historical

Sara by Garth Ennis & Steve Epting

Recently I went to my local comic shop (New Wave Comics in Skippack, PA) to pick up an absurd number of comics they'd been holding for me. Of course, as usual, I had a poke around the trade paperbacks that they have in as they often differ from the ones we carry at the store,… Continue reading Sara by Garth Ennis & Steve Epting

Comic Monday, Graphic Novel, Memoir/Autobiography, Nonfiction

Belonging by Nora Krug

A German Reckons with History and HomeFirst published in German as Heimat: Ein Deutsches Familienalbum I've had the advance reader copy of this book for longer than I'd like to admit, and just recently got around to reading it. As a second generation German-American whose grandmother lived in Germany during WWII, I related to the… Continue reading Belonging by Nora Krug

Fiction, Mythology

Heroes by Stephen Fry

The Greek Myths Reimagined - Follow up to Mythos I hadn't realized it was almost exactly a year ago I reviewed Mythos, as I had also listened to it as an advanced listening copy on Libro.fm! It's a great follow-up, this time following the Greek human and demi-god heroes versus the gods themselves. Synopsis From… Continue reading Heroes by Stephen Fry

Comic Monday, Graphic Novel, Memoir/Autobiography, Nonfiction

Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh

Follow Up to Hyperbole and a Half While comparatively a late comer to Allie's work, I absolutely loved Hyperbole and a Half and anxiously awaited word on her highly anticipated follow up, Solutions and Other Problems. I am happy to report, this does not disappoint. Synopsis From the publisher marketing:Solutions and Other Problems includes humorous stories… Continue reading Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh

Contemporary, Fantasy, Fiction

Ink & Sigil by Kevin Hearne

First in a Spinoff Series of the Iron Druid Chronicles I love fantasy, but I discovered I don't read a lot of fantasy by cis white dudes. Because most of fantasy is written by them, I often go looking for stories by women, POC, or LGBTQIA+ authors. But occasionally, a description will nab me, or… Continue reading Ink & Sigil by Kevin Hearne

Biography, Book Club, History, Nonfiction, STEM

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

The Dark Story of America's Shining Women I'm continuing to play catch up - The Radium Girls was the Nonfiction Book Club selection for July and while I say I'm going to be better about posting in a timely manner, daily posts for the bookstore blog eat up a LOT of time. But if it's… Continue reading The Radium Girls by Kate Moore