What We’re Reading 7/22

It’s that time of the week again, and our booksellers are back with recommendations to keep those pages turning! Scroll on to read out about the titles they’ve been enjoying this week in between curbside orders.


 

9780374158606Fraternity by Benjamin Nugent

I don’t think I can objectively review this book because there is a highly satisfying moment in which Nugent describes in lush and loving detail the Wet Nurse boss battle from Bloodborne and as a From Soft fangirl I feel deeply targeted. No but in all seriousness, “God” has long been and continues to be one of my favorite short stories of all time. And it’s incredibly fulfilling to read a collection that centers around one shared world, in which the characters of all the different stories intersect and affect each other many pages apart. Nostalgic for those who remember college frats and campus drama and disturbingly moving for anyone who remembers being young and struggling to find yourself. Especially that last part. Who doesn’t remember that? And even if you don’t, may be time to revisit.

–Lindsey

 

 

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Snapdragon by Kat Leyh

Snapdragon and Good Boy have a witch in their town, or do they? Well they have the kind of magic that welcomes and creates diversity of thought, lifestyle, identity, and community. Kat Leyh’s brilliant panel work, choice of detail, and character creation drive this cross between a problem novel and a fantasy and comfortably expresses both. Left me with a belly full of big fat satisfaction dumplings. Spicy and delish!

–Griffin

 

 

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The Genius of Women by Janice Kaplan

My curiosity about women geniuses started as a child when I learned about Marie Curie. I have been since building a repertoire of knowledge about female geniuses in STEM and was stunned to learn from this book that few people were able to list more than one woman (Marie Curie) as a genius. The majority of people also believe that most geniuses are men! Excuse me, what!?! Janice Kaplan is here to remind us that men are NOT more capable of becoming geniuses than women and to educate us on why we need to provide better opportunities for women to display their inner genius.

–Allie

 


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