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

What We’re Reading This Week

The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy: Earlier this week, I started Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things, a lusciously written family drama that received the Man Booker Prize back in 1997. I know, I’m now more than twenty years late for the party, but I’ve finally arrived and I can join the ranks … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week

What We’re Reading This Week

Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk: On the heels of her Newbery Honor, Wolf Hollow, Wolk has created a richly atmospheric world in a cozy homemade beach shack along the northern Atlantic sea. Crow's origins have always been mysterious, but now that she's turned twelve, her mild curiosity about her past has swelled into … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week

What We’re Reading This Week

The Art of Living by Epictetus: I've been describing this, in conversation, as "the world's oldest self-help book." That's almost certainly not accurate, but it sets the right mood. Born in 55 ce, Epictetus was enslaved for much of his life. Perhaps because of this, he was really into the idea that happiness comes from … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week