What We’re Reading This Week

The Complete Patrick Melrose Novels by Edward St. Aubyn Pure black comedy and social satire. St. Aubyn uses a classic British understated and absurdist wit to skewer the pomposity of wealth and its side effects. These books are deeply troubling, sadistic, depraved and howlingly funny. Also, soon to be a Showtime miniseries with the likes … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week

What We’re Reading This Week

Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates by Tom Robbins A CIA-pacifist-anarchist is blackmailed by his own grandmother into freeing her blue parrot in the Amazon, where, of course, he slurps some Ayahuasca and falls victim to a shamanic curse. Need I say more? Toy boat racing with art school girls? 10 million Joyce and Rimbaud jokes?? … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week

What We’re Reading This Week

The Annotated Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite books of all time. I have seen every movie or mini-series, read the modern-day adaptations, and I own eight copies of the book. So, whenever I need a pick-me-up, Jane Austen has my back. This time around, I'm reading the annotated … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week

What We’re Reading This Week: Ottessa Moshfegh Edition

We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Ottessa Moshfegh's novel, My Year of Rest and Relaxation, coming out July 10. To help pass the time, our booksellers are reading through her previous publications. Enjoy this special Ottessa Moshfegh edition of What We're Reading This Week!  Homesick for Another World  I usually struggle reading short story collections from … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week: Ottessa Moshfegh Edition

What We’re Reading This Week

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin: The Fifth Season has been out a while (the sequels are out too!), but I just read it for book club -- it's really top notch science fantasy. Built on the premise that some humans have the biological means to manipulate the earth (called orogenes/rogga derogatorily) -- The Fifth Season is a well-built … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week