Fiction, Historical, Young Adult

The Enigma Game by Elizabeth Wein

Verity #4 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 far captured the unique magic… Continue reading The Enigma Game by Elizabeth Wein

Contemporary, Fiction

The Bookshop on the Shore by Jenny Colgan

A Scottish Bookshop Novel After reading the third in the bookshop loosely related series this summer, 500 Miles From You, I decided I'd just fill my summer with lots of Jenny Colgan and go for three with the series! Synopsis From the publisher marketing:Desperate to escape from London, single mother Zoe wants to build a… Continue reading The Bookshop on the Shore by Jenny Colgan

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

Biography, Book Club, History, Memoir/Autobiography, Nonfiction, Photography/Art

The Lady from the Black Lagoon by Mallory O’Meara

Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick I promise I was trying to be better about posting regularly this month, but the time, where does it go? The Lady from the Black Lagoon was the Nonfiction Book Club selection for June, so I really am behind with this one! Synopsis From the publisher… Continue reading The Lady from the Black Lagoon by Mallory O’Meara

Contemporary, Fiction

The Heir Affair by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan

Sequel to The Royal We (spoilers ahead) I've found myself reading quite a bit of fiction this summer which is rare for me! Nonfiction readers don't fear, running the Nonfiction Book Club means that there will always be lots of nonfiction on my reading list! But I loved The Royal We so when I first… Continue reading The Heir Affair by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan

Book Club, History, Nonfiction, STEM

The Poison Squad by Deborah Blum

One Chemist's Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century ‘Tis the last Nonfiction Book Club book of the year, as recommended by a former coworker to the group. Next year, 2020, all book club selections will have been voted on by the group as a whole. Synopsis From the Back… Continue reading The Poison Squad by Deborah Blum

Book Club, Memoir/Autobiography, Nonfiction, STEM

The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery

A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness It's another nonfiction book club book! And we had a record 9 people at book club last night which was the most we've had all year and it was so exciting. Especially since we voted on the next couple books, it was lovely to have more than… Continue reading The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery

Essays, History, Nonfiction, Sociology

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs by Caitlin Doughty

Big Questions from Tiny Mortals about Death After reading From Here to Eternity for my nonfiction book club, I was really excited to discover that Caitlin had a new book coming in the fall and our W. W. Norton sales rep very kindly sent me an advance reader copy. Oddly enough, my coworkers have now… Continue reading Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs by Caitlin Doughty

Biography, Book Club, History, Nonfiction, True Crime

Death in the Air by Kate Winkler Dawson

The True Story of a Serial Killer, the Great London Smog, and the Strangling of a City Picking out books with my nonfiction book club is such fun. Death in the Air is very similar to Devil in the White City, or so I'm told, and it was a good fit for the nonfiction book… Continue reading Death in the Air by Kate Winkler Dawson

Comic Monday, Graphic Novel, Memoir/Autobiography, Nonfiction

Kid Gloves by Lucy Knisley

Nine Months of Careful Chaos I don't know if I want kids. Thankfully, my husband also isn't sure, so we are unsure together. And when Lucy announced her own pregnancy at the beginning of 2016, I was so excited because I knew, eventually, she'd write about it has she has done with countless other events… Continue reading Kid Gloves by Lucy Knisley