What We’re Reading 8/26

Picture this: evening has fallen, and you are sitting, contentedly, on some variety of living room furniture, enjoying the ending to a great book, a hot or cold beverage within reach. You go to turn the page, but–gasp–you have finished the book, no more pages to be turned! You startle, hot beverage growing colder or cold beverage growing warmer in your absence. What to do in such a situation?? But then… could it be? It is! New recommendations from our booksellers!!


 

9781250294500Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann

It’s so rare to read about asexuality that I found myself really defensive when I started reading this. I was so worried it wouldn’t feel right or there would be too much focus on people saying the wrong thing to Alice, but about 100 pages in I found myself totally relaxed and relating to so much. There’s a quiet comfort to this story. It’s not fast paced, but it doesn’t need to be. It takes you on this journey with Alice as she slowly learns about herself and what she wants, while trying to figure out why Takumi is important to her and if this is more than friendship or not (if he’s capable of understanding her and if this relationship is worthy of more than friendship or not). All while dealing with choosing her major, a fight with her friend, and talking to her therapist, you know, things all people worry about. Even ace people. It’s always healing to see representation of people just existing and that’s what this book does. It’s a warm blanket (or scarf!) on a cold night.

–Gina

 

 

9780525560210

The Golden Gates by Conor Dougherty

Although this book focuses on San Francisco and California, this is a tale that’s currently happening all over the country. The Housing crisis is not the sexiest of topics, but author Conor Dougherty does a great job in exploring such an urgent, complicated and important issue through 10 easy to digest yet very nutritious chapters. Who knows? Maybe picking up this book will motivate you to learn more about your city and take action.

–Marco

 

 

 

9780735224155

How To Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan

What’s the deal with psychedelics? Just ask Michael Pollan, whose research is recounted here without strident messaging or gushing approbation but a well-measured, clear and concise account of the history of psychedelics research, popularity, and infamy. Pollan has a great voice and a credible tone!

–Griffin

 

 

 


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