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Welcome to our big, overstuffed list of our favorite books of 2017…so far. Once again, this list exemplifies the diverse tastes of our staff — there is something for everyone here. Enjoy! Erika Chemistry, by Welke Wang — The … Continue reading
A Separation, a new novel by Katie Kitamura out this week, is an incredibly well-written, “introspective thriller” about a failed marriage. Erika and I both loved it! Erika made it her pick of the week this week. She says: With … Continue reading
One modest sliver of silver lining to the divisive state of our current politics is that many great backlist novels are getting second looks. Sure, that’s true for dystopian tomes like 1984 and Brave New World. But it’s also true … Continue reading
What a year in books! Perhaps most notably, J.K. Rowling delivered a new (well, sort of) Harry Potter story. Veterans like Jonathan Safran Foer and Zadie Smith published again for the first time in a more than a decade. And … Continue reading
Wow. The Nix, by Nathan Hill, is really spectacular — about as engaging, spell-bindingly readable, smart, and funny as fiction gets. This is the Franzen novel to read if you don’t like Franzen the man — expansive, modern, political, and … Continue reading
Have a craving for more Potter after reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child? Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like we will get more about Harry Potter himself, BUT your local booksellers have put together a list of titles we like … Continue reading