What We’re Reading 11/20

This week our booksellers have their sights set on fantastical happenings and...murder? See what your favorite bookfriends have to say about their current reads.The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern I had my nose buried so deeply in Erin Morgenstern's sophomore novel, The Starless Sea, that I missed several overhead pages at BookPeople and a storewide … Continue reading What We’re Reading 11/20

What We’re Reading 11/13

The Lost Coast by Amy Rose CapettaThis book blew me away. The deftness of Capetta's writing pulls off what in another author's hands would come off as cheap or silly. I was particularly drawn to the representation of the landscapes' flora and fauna as characters just as important as the humans. This transhumanism invokes such … Continue reading What We’re Reading 11/13

What We’re Reading 11/6

  How We Fight For Our Lives by Saeed JonesSaeed Jones brings forth a daunting recollection of his journey towards individuality and self-acceptance. These, at times poignant, vignettes had me wanting to reach through the pages and give Saeed the embrace that I knew we both needed.I will admit I was not aware of his existence … Continue reading What We’re Reading 11/6

What We’re Reading 10/30 ~Spooky Edition~

Happy Halloween, y'all! Here are some of our favorite spooky reads to get into the spirit:  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis StevensonWith Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to give this unsettling classic another read. The upright, respectable Dr. Jekyll finds himself helpless in the face of temptation of a baser, … Continue reading What We’re Reading 10/30 ~Spooky Edition~

What We’re Reading 10/23

  Beasts of Burden by Evan Dorkin and Jill ThompsonImagine the animal troupe from Disney's Homeward Bound solving supernatural mysteries in the dark and edgy world of Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. Enter Beasts of Burden: Animal Rites. With interspecies friendships, calls to adventure, and unflagging optimism, Beasts of Burden illustrates in bewitching watercolor and prose how … Continue reading What We’re Reading 10/23

What We’re Reading 10/16

Sky Without Stars by Jessica BrodyThis is the first of a sci-fi retelling of Victor Hugo's classic Les Miserables. It jumps between the stories of Chatine, a scavenger and a thief in the squalid slums of the 3rd Estate; Marcellus, heir to the general in the opulent 2nd Estate who struggles to fill the role … Continue reading What We’re Reading 10/16

What We’re Reading 9/18

The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire LombardoYou know whose praise for The Most Fun We Ever Had comes even higher than that of bestselling author Madeline Miller (Song of Achilles, Circe)? My grandmother's. Our family book club Pick of the Year, The Most Fun was a gentle introduction to family-focused realistic fiction for … Continue reading What We’re Reading 9/18

What We’re Reading 9/11

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of Their Lost World by Stephen BrusatteFrom tail draggin’ idiots to chickens, dinosaurs have come a long way! In The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs, Stephen Brusatte lines it all up and walks through both the history of fossil-hunting and the life and times … Continue reading What We’re Reading 9/11