Book of the Month: Big Magic

Elizabeth Gilbert is one of my idols. I first read Eat Pray Love about six years ago and I remember thinking, Ugh, why do some many people like this book? It is so self-indulgent and overdone and who does this woman think she is? I tossed it aside, thought and talked about it with derision for years. Something about […]

Book of the Month: Big Magic

Book of the Month: If You Find This Letter

Wow, how is it already the middle of September? Time is sure flying. Anyway, here is my book of the month for August, just a few days late (ha). I stumbled upon If You Find This Letter by Hannah Brencher mostly by accident. I had heard her mentioned peripherally a few times, and I had […]

Book of the Month: If You Find This Letter

Book of the Month: How to Grow Up

Michelle Tea is like the no-bullshit older sister I never had, telling me the straight facts about life, pulling no punches, but with a soft hopefulness that makes it all easier to bear. This is why I love her. I came across Michelle the first time almost two years ago on xojane.com, where she was […]

Book of the Month: How to Grow Up

Book of the Month: A Book of Migrations

June’s book of the month selection is something a little bit different. It is non-fiction. It is travel. But it is a meandering, in-depth sort of travelogue, a scouring of the history, culture, and collective consciousness of a country that managed to capture my own soul: Ireland. Rebecca Solnit traveled around the country on foot […]

Book of the Month: A Book of Migrations

Book of the Month – Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets

Last year, I read a book called Difficult Men, which was all about the men (sigh, because it’s always men) behind some of the best TV shows, the ones that brought on a new wave of television (ex. The Sopranos, The Wire, and Mad Men). This book talked about The Wire and its creator, David […]

Book of the Month – Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets

Book of the Month: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

I chose this book entirely by accident: I needed something to read on the plane home from Vegas, and this was the first e-book available from my library that I vaguely recognized. Boom, done. And then I read it, and it decimated my world, guys. (In the best way possible.) Before I Fall is great […]

Book of the Month: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Book of the Month: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty is a mystery. Not only is it a whodunnit, but it’s a whodunnit to who? What we know: At a school trivia night, someone is killed. Who and why are slowly revealed to us throughout the course of the book. Big Little Lies is a pretty simple book on […]

Book of the Month: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Book of the Month – The Raven Cycle Series

Surprise, surprise, more young adult fare! I picked up the first book in this series, The Raven Boys, on a whim. It was on the Staff Recommended shelf at the library, and I had a vague memory of reading somewhere that Maggie Stiefvater was a highly accomplished writer. So I thought, What the hell, and gave it […]

Book of the Month – The Raven Cycle Series

Book of the Month – Locke & Key

Locke & Key is another incredible graphic novel series that is rivalling my deep, passionate love for the Saga series. Locke & Key is dark with a capital D. The whole inciting incident for the story is the brutal murder of Rendell Locke, and the lucky, determined survival of his three children, Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode, and […]

Book of the Month – Locke & Key

Book of the Month – Double Header

I have always been a big fan of young adult novels. I don’t believe that the genre gets enough credit for how many genuine, heartfelt, incredibly original stories it produces. In December, I read two of the best young adult novels I have ever read. Which is saying a lot. Even if young adult books […]

Book of the Month – Double Header