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

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

Biography, History, Nonfiction

A Team of Their Own by Seth Berkman

How an International Sisterhood Made Olympic History I begged and begged our sales rep for an advance copy of this book, and it kept getting postponed again. And again. And again. Which meant by the time it found it's way into my hands, I just wasn't really in the mood for it, with the Winter… Continue reading A Team of Their Own by Seth Berkman

Memoir/Autobiography, Nonfiction, Travel

Second Wind by Nathaniel Philbrick

A Sunfish Sailor, an Island, and the Voyage That Brought a Family Together This weekend my father came out to visit and stay with my husband and I in our new house to help us do some outdoor work. He was the first overnight visitor to the new abode, and he slipped and fell, injuring… Continue reading Second Wind by Nathaniel Philbrick

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

Essays, Memoir/Autobiography, Nonfiction

Paddle Your Own Canoe by Nick Offerman

One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living After watching Making It and meeting Nick in June at Book Expo, I figured it about time I read one of his books. When I realized that I read so many books by famous women that are thinly veiled self-help memoir-y type books, I realized I owed to my… Continue reading Paddle Your Own Canoe by Nick Offerman

Biography, History, Nonfiction

The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone

A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America's Enemies Bestsellers intrigue me. I don't read many, which seems to confuse bookstore patrons until I tell them that I read other books so that when they have finished a bestseller and want something similar, I have a recommendation for them. But… Continue reading The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone

Biography, History, Nonfiction

In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson

Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin Looking for an interesting historical book about Nazi Germany, and knowing that my book club was going to read Dead Wake, I decided to read In the Garden of Beasts. Downside, it is a difficult book to get into, upside, the audiobook is well done and enjoyable.   Synopsis The… Continue reading In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson

Book Club, Contemporary, Fiction, New Adult

The Royal We by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan

Royal We #1 Yesterday a book came into the bookstore that I could not believe my coworkers did not show me immediately - a new biography of Prince Harry! I freaked out so much my boss just gave it to me... I should probably tone down my royalist tendencies. But it reminded me of another… Continue reading The Royal We by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan

Book Club, Fiction, Science Fiction

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

I had wanted to read Station Eleven for quite a while, since I first saw it sitting on a table in a bookstore. I picked it up regularly in stores and contemplated purchasing it before finally doing so two years ago. And then it sat in my to-be-read pile for far too long. So when I decided… Continue reading Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel