Biography, Nonfiction

Bourdain edited by Laurie Woolever

The Definitive Oral Biography If you've followed this blog for even a short amount of time, you know what huge fans Laura and I are of Tony. Naturally, when this was announced, I knew I was going to read it as soon as I could. Synopsis From the publisher marketing:An unprecedented behind-the-scenes view into the… Continue reading Bourdain edited by Laurie Woolever

Contemporary, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult

Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean

It's hard to believe it was twenty years ago that I first read The Princess Diaries and my love of royalist fiction was born. I first read it after the movie came out and my friends and I became obsessed with the movie. And then I was a bit disappointed that both of my parents… Continue reading Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean

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

Essays, Memoir/Autobiography, Nonfiction, Poetry

Dandelion by Gabbie Hanna

Follow up to Adultolescence I'm not a bit poetry person, and I didn't entirely love Gabbie's style in Adultolescence, I did relate to the content. When I saw the digital advance copy come through, and then saw how many people were hate-rating Dandelion on Goodreads before having access to it, I realized that it was… Continue reading Dandelion by Gabbie Hanna

Comic Monday, Graphic Novel, Memoir/Autobiography, Nonfiction, Travel

Displacement by Lucy Knisley

A Travelogue I don't entirely remember what led me to pick up Displacement, but it came out around the same time my grandfather was moved to a nursing home and was suffering severe memory loss. But however this book came to be in my possession, it started a years long love of Lucy's books which… Continue reading Displacement by Lucy Knisley

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

History, Memoir/Autobiography, Nonfiction

The Nine of Us by Jean Kennedy Smith

Growing Up Kennedy This summer, the last of the nine Kennedy siblings, Jean, passed away at the age of 92. I'd had a copy of The Nine of Us sitting on my shelf as an ARC and as I've been working my way threw all my old ARCs, I figured it time to read The… Continue reading The Nine of Us by Jean Kennedy Smith

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