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

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

Comic Monday, Graphic Novel, Memoir/Autobiography, Nonfiction

Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh

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 from Allie Brosh’s childhood; the adventures of… Continue reading Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh

Book Club, History, Memoir/Autobiography, Nonfiction

A Bookshop in Berlin by Francoise Frenkel

The Rediscovered Memoir of One Woman's Harrowing Escape from the NazisPublished originally as No Place to Lay One's Head This is another Nonfiction Book Club selection! As a club that reads exclusively nonfiction, eventually we were going to make our way to WWII, either by reading a memoir or history book. We decided to go… Continue reading A Bookshop in Berlin by Francoise Frenkel

Comic Monday, Nonfiction

Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen

Sarah's Scribbles #1 I will always read anything I find even mildly interesting if the author, or main character, is named Sarah, with an H. When I went to my first Winter Institute, the annual American Booksellers Association conference back in 2016, I found Sarah sitting at a table without any line and struck up… Continue reading Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen

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

Contemporary, Fiction

500 Miles From You by Jenny Colgan

A Scottish Bookshop Novel Ever since reading The Bookshop On the Corner, I've been meaning to read more of Jenny Colgan's books. When I finally started to get back into reading fiction during self-isolation this year, I grabbed my advance copy for her latest book, 500 Miles From You, and was even more excited to… Continue reading 500 Miles From You by Jenny Colgan

Memoir/Autobiography, Nonfiction

How to Be a Good Creature by Sy Montgomery

A Memoir in Thirteen Animals I've been waiting to write this review until I found the copy of the book that we're supposed to have on hand at the store. And when I finally gave up, I ordered another copy from the publisher. Right before we had to close our doors at the bookstore because… Continue reading How to Be a Good Creature by Sy Montgomery

Memoir/Autobiography, Nonfiction, STEM

Every Tool’s a Hammer by Adam Savage

As a long time Mythbusters fan and maker, I've always enjoyed watching Adam on television. When I found out he was writing his memoir/maker manifesto, I couldn't read it fast enough. Unfortunately I didn't get an advance copy, so I had to wait along with everyone else. Thankfully, it was worth the wait to get… Continue reading Every Tool’s a Hammer by Adam Savage

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