What We’re Reading

Another week, another Wednesday! Our booksellers have been gearing up for summer, and they can’t wait to share their summer TBR lists with you. Check out the page below to see what they’ve been reading this week!


Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead

Like so many big, statement-making novels, Maggie Shipstead’s Great Circle is an inviting, ambitious, and commodious work. But unlike so many of them, Great Circle makes the statement without dragging across its page count. It gallops, in fact, in its telling of Marian Graves’s triumphant and ill-fated trek across the globe and of the Hollywood starlet, decades later, charged with playing her on screen. And it does so with verve and an infectious volley of voice that I couldn’t get out of my head. It’s the kind of story you wish would never end. Great Circle is as heart-aching as it is profound in what it says about life’s great journeys, our shared histories, and freedom!

— Uriel



Starfish by Lisa Fipps

A longtime adherent of her own “Fat Girl Rules,” which largely exist to avoid calling attention to her body, Ellie slowly begins to love herself and stand up for who she is over the course of this affecting novel-in-verse. A triumphant journey of self-acceptance that will appeal to any kid struggling to feel comfortable in their skin and know their own power!

— Meghan




Out of the Shadows by Emily Midorikawa

Out of the Shadows is an insightful journey through the lives of six women, on both sides of the Atlantic, who found singular ways to be heard and seen in the hyper-masculine Victorian era. Regardless of whether you believe these women could actually contact spirits, Emily Midorikawa’s book is a fascinating and candid read about women who vastly influenced Western culture, then and now.

— Christine


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