Summer’s End Means The Year’s Hottest Books Are Here!

September means two things: The summer's coming to a close (sad), but the book releases keep getting hotter (yay!). This week's fare brings us second books from a few of our favorites, thought-provoking non-fiction, and reads with virtual events for 'em! Read on for more! Loving Sports When They Don't Love You Back: Dilemmas of … Continue reading Summer’s End Means The Year’s Hottest Books Are Here!

Wicked Wit: The New & Noteworthy Book Club Discusses Margaret Atwood’s The Stone Mattress

Margaret Atwood writes, “Calling a piece of short fiction a ‘tale’ removes it at least slightly from the realm of mundane works and days, as it evokes the world of the folk tale, the wonder tale, and the long-ago teller of tales.” Tales, as we are familiar with them, also evoke the idea of youth, … Continue reading Wicked Wit: The New & Noteworthy Book Club Discusses Margaret Atwood’s The Stone Mattress

New Books! 9/29/15

New in Hardcover Gold Fame Citrus: A Novel by Claire Vaye Watkins We’ve been eagerly anticipating this novel since we first sped through Watkins’s multi-award winning, highly acclaimed first collection of stories, Battleborn. In a surreal, phantasmagoric version of southern California – ravaged by drought, its aquifers drained, facing the spread of an unrelenting desert … Continue reading New Books! 9/29/15

What We’re Reading This Week

MOLLY The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud "The concept of this book hooked me right from the start - Kamel Daoud has rewritten The Stranger, Camus' classic existentialist novel set in Algeria, from the perspective of the Arab victims. I'm just a few pages in, and already, Daoud lyrically delivers the critiques of colonialist literature … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week

Required Reading Revisited Book Club Discussing THE HANDMAID’S TALE

Despite the over saturation of dystopian fiction in the past few years, it’s impossible to overlook Margaret Atwood’s unforgettable 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale. It’s one that I’ve meant to read for so long, and was very excited that we set ourselves the task to read it for the Required Reading Revisited Book Club. My … Continue reading Required Reading Revisited Book Club Discussing THE HANDMAID’S TALE