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

What We’re Reading This Week

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson: “No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality.” So begins one of literature’s most celebrated and terrifying reads – Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House. I’m wrapping this one up in celebration of the recent holiday and because re-visiting the … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week

What We’re Reading This Week

SARA Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo Stay With Me is the heartbreaking debut novel by Nigerian author, Ayobami Adebayo. Stay With Me tells the story of married couple Yejide and Akin who both take drastic measures to have a child. A bite-sized novel that packs a punch, I have a feeling Stay With Me will … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week

What We’re Reading This Week

DANITHAN Men and Style: Essays, Interviews and Considerations by David Coggins “'How do you begin to write about the way we dress?,' asks David Coggins in the opening chapter of Men and Style, his new book celebrating men's sartorial decisions and the reasons behind them. He then proceeds to answer this very question in the following … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week

What We’re Reading This Week

  AMY S The Gentleman by Forrest Leo "I'm not very far in, but I already love this book. I’m at the dinner party where the main character meets the devil. It’s hilarious, it’s quick-witted, sharp and snappy. I like the way it's set up. It’s told in first person from the perspective of the main … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week

What We’re Reading This Week

BETHANY Frantumaglia: A Writer's Journey by Elena Ferrante "The perfect prescription for your sense of loss upon finishing the fourth and final installment of the Neapolitan novels, The Story of the Lost Child. While it's still true, you have been forcibly ejected from this breathless, absorbing fictional world that feels more real and urgent than your … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week