Archive for February 2018

Reading Recs Outside Your Comfort Zone

Have you ever felt like you’ve read the same story in a different book? Maybe it’s time to switch up your go-to reading genre. The Wall Street Journal ran an interesting article on reading ruts today — with suggestions on how to spice up your reading routine. I found this particular line intriguing: Recommendations shouldn’t... Read more »

Crimes of the Family: The Best Kind of People

Crimes of the Family: The Best Kind of People
  Author Zoe Whithall’s exploration of individuality inside the confines of a family in crisis with “The Best Kind of People” is another read that’s certain to generate all kinds of great book club conversation, if only for the many different lenses through which one can relate to or try to understand the characters that... Read more »

Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying: The Immortalists

Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying: The Immortalists
What would you do if you knew when you were going to die? Author Chloe Benjamin explores the possibilities that come when one possesses just that kind of information in her recent bestseller, “The Immortalists.” The Gold siblings — Varya, Daniel, Klara and Simon — learn their fate dates one sultry summer afternoon in 1969... Read more »
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So You Want to Talk About Race: When a book calls you out

So You Want to Talk About Race: When a book calls you out
I’m not sure how Ijeoma Oluo’s book, “So you want to talk about race” ended up on my TBR list. It was probably on an end-of-the-year “Best Of” list, and in my quest to add more books that matter to my queue, I tacked it on. And as much as it fascinated me, it also... Read more »

What's Lost is Found: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

What's Lost is Found: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Even in the lowest of moments, it’s possible to find joy. It is one of my favorite things about reading — when messages most profound are so cleverly crafted across the span of an entire novel. Such is the case with Amor Towles’ “A Gentleman in Moscow.” Having read Towles’ first novel, “Rules of Civility,”... Read more »