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

Contemporary, Fiction, Thriller

Ghosts of Harvard by Francesca Serritella

Originally I had planned to post my review of Elizabeth Wein's latest book, Enigma Game, but I found out on Wednesday that instead of being published on Tuesday as planned, it's now been pushed back until November. So after wandering around my library (well, really spinning in circles looking at the shelves while standing in… Continue reading Ghosts of Harvard by Francesca Serritella

Comic Monday, Contemporary, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Giant Days by John Allison

Back in 2015 I was going through a reading slump. Nothing was really holding my attention and I was having difficulty reading without falling asleep (I'm borderline narcoleptic anyway), and a friend suggested I give manga or graphic novels a try. I'd already been recommending them to my students, so I figured, why not give… Continue reading Giant Days by John Allison

Comic Monday, Contemporary, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Check Please 1: #Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu

What feels like eons ago, my coworker and friend, told me about an adorable web comic that I just had to read called Check Please!. What she didn't tell me was that it was a super cute LGBTQ+ story with a pie-baking hockey player as it's protagonist! How could I have put off reading this… Continue reading Check Please 1: #Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu

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

Book Journal, Bookish Tuesday, Contemporary, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Science Fiction

Favorite Graphic Novels

In Sunday's review of Mythos, I mentioned I was struggling with writing reviews lately. I don't know what's been going on with me - maybe it's the fact that I've been reading parts of so many books and haven't finished as many as I'd like, or that the independent bookstore I work at has been… Continue reading Favorite Graphic Novels

Essays, Memoir/Autobiography, Nonfiction

Paddle Your Own Canoe by Nick Offerman

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 inherently bias self to pick one… Continue reading Paddle Your Own Canoe by Nick Offerman

Fiction, Historical

Dear Mrs. Bird by A. J. Pearce

Working six days a week at the bookstore for the holidays is crazy and I'm way off of my normal posting schedule. But it's probably one of my favorite times in the store - I get to tell people about my  favorite books all day and they're most inclined to buy them as gifts! Each… Continue reading Dear Mrs. Bird by A. J. Pearce

Memoir/Autobiography, Nonfiction

From the Corner of the Oval by Beck Dorey-Stein

I've slowly but surely been making my way through the four major Obama White House Staffer memoirs - first was Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?, followed by this one, next will be Thanks, Obama (my coworker Su's favorite), and last The World as It Is.  Synopsis In 2012, Beck Dorey-Stein is working five part-time jobs and… Continue reading From the Corner of the Oval by Beck Dorey-Stein

Biography, Book Club, Memoir/Autobiography, Nonfiction

Jell-O Girls by Allie Rowbottom

I've been half-heartedly participating in a book club that used to be mine and has now migrated into someone else's, but I've still had a foot in the door. When a fellow member picked Jell-O Girls for today's discussion, I was thrilled to finally read nonfiction AND get to talk about it. Downside, my opinion and personal experiences seemed… Continue reading Jell-O Girls by Allie Rowbottom