Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

Crescent City #1 This book took me over two years to read - I received an ARC in December 2019 and it was partly intentional that I took so long, and partly the fault of the book. Synopsis From the publisher marketing:Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life--working hard all day and partying all night--until a… Continue reading House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

Biography, Nonfiction, True Crime

Catch the Sparrow by Rachel Rear

A Search for a Sister and the Truth of Her Murder Another manuscript read, I finished Catch the Sparrow in May of 2021. I'm still not a big true crime reader, but reading this book, followed by the disappearance of Gabby Petito, I've been thinking more and more about our culture's fascination with missing young… Continue reading Catch the Sparrow by Rachel Rear

Book Club, History, Nonfiction, Political Science, True Crime

Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe

A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland It's another Nonfiction Book Club selection! This one was put forth for voting by Mary Anne and we were all pretty excited to read it. We tend not to stray towards current or former bestsellers, but this was a topic everyone wanted to know more… Continue reading Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe

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, 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

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

Comic Monday, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novel

The Adventure Zone 1: Here There Be Gerblins by The McElroys

Many of my Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) playing friends have told me how much they love The Adventure Zone. I'm not a big podcast person, but I do love a good fantasy graphic novel! So when the first volume was released, I decided to pick it up and give it a shot! If you want… Continue reading The Adventure Zone 1: Here There Be Gerblins by The McElroys

Biography, Bookish Tuesday, Memoir/Autobiography, Nonfiction

Real Life Female Superheroes

I've come to discover a favorite sub-genre emerging: women going out into the world and being real life badasses. What follows are a few of my favorites! Current Favorites Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA by Amaryllis FoxAmaryllis Fox's memoir is a chronicle of her time in the CIA in the middle east… Continue reading Real Life Female Superheroes