Top Shelf November: Friday Black

Friday Black, by debut author Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, creates a universe that mirrors humanity’s darkest sins and despairing hopes. Adjei-Brenyah creates relatable and ordinary characters that are thrust into a hyperbolized structure of the world and his superlative writing easily breeds dark wonders that invoke raw reactions. I opened this book with no specific expectations … Continue reading Top Shelf November: Friday Black

October Topshelf: Killing Commendatore

Few writers captivate readers quite like Haruki Murakami. The international superstar and perennial Nobel Prize favorite is in a class of his own, having amassed an insatiable readership the whole world ‘round. When his latest novel was first released in his native Japan, an initial run of 1.3 million first edition copies flew off the … Continue reading October Topshelf: Killing Commendatore

Top Shelf: ‘The Immortalists’ by Chloe Benjamin

Every month, we choose a new book to really get behind and display on our metaphorical Top Shelf. Our hope is that you’ll read this title and encourage others to do the same, creating a sort of ripple effect. Join us on our mission to build a community bound by books! Simon. Klara. Daniel. Varya. … Continue reading Top Shelf: ‘The Immortalists’ by Chloe Benjamin