I am personally looking forward to delving into The Last Policeman Series by Ben H. Winters, mysteries set in pre-apocalyptic United States.
Liz is reading Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter, the first book in Simone de Beauvoir’s autobiographical series
Tamar is reading Mary E. Pearson’s new Kiss of Deception this weekend.
Looking forward to some sweet YA reading time
John T is reading Abdellah Taïa’s An Arab Melancholia, the autobiographical novel of an openly gay Arab man that explores his writing life and search for love
Tyler has picked up one of this years staff picks and is reading Postmortal by Drew Magary
It’s… disturbing. Great book, but it makes me feel claustrophobic and fear the future. So. Many. People
Lindsay is in a fairy tale type mood and is reading The Very Best of Charles de Lint followed up with Muse and Reverie also by Charles de Lint
Ryan is reading Cujo by Stephen King
Karen is reading The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley, recommended by Nikki
So far it is quite delightful and is quite amazing how many of the references to working in a bookshop in 1919 still rings so true today for us more modern bookshop employees. The joy that a good book brings is just a priceless today as it has always been
Megan has picked up Parenting Without borders by Christine Gross-Loh
It’s really interesting to learn that all we take for granted in parenting is inherently cultural…
I’m also reading Four, which is pretty good, but pshhhh
John T. is reading Rivka Galchen’s new short story collection American Innovations
Liz picked up Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Dante just started Julia Serano’s Whipping Girl
which is an insightful look into her own life, and the culture surrounding transgender issues
Tyler is reading Homer’s Iliad
It’s, um, challenging
Ashley is planning on reading The Secret Diary of Lizzie BennetThe novel companion to The Lizzie Bennet Diaries YouTube series.
I loved the videos, so I’m sure I will adore the book!
Ryan is catching up on the classics by reading Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.
I’m about halfway through, and it has been excellent so far. I’m in love with, and am slightly creeped out by the trippy dystopian future that has been created. I’m crossing my fingers in hope that Mr. Huxley is not a prophet.
Dustin is reading This One Summer by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki
Angela is reading reading Night Film by Marisha Pessl
A dark mystery with an interactive element that make it all the more terrifying.
Dane is reading The Country of Ice Cream Star by Sandra Newman
What are you reading this Friday?
Walter Dean Myers passed away earlier this week at the age of 76 after a brief illness.
The New York Times, to which he contributed often, has posted an article on his life and contributions to the world of Children’s literature.
Mr. Myers has two new books coming out in the next year as well as a graphic novel adaptation of his book “Monster”.
Although the sun is meant to shine, us booksellers will surely spend the weekend with a book.
Here is what McNally Robinson staff will be reading this weekend:
Joel will be reading “The Son" by Philipp Meyer
John is reading ”Nine Rabbits" by Virginia Zaharieva from Black Balloon Publishing
Tyler is reading “Robot Uprisings”, anthology edited by Daniel H. Wilson.
Must-read for robot nerds such as myself - He says
Helen is finishing off “Poisonwood Bible" by Barbara Kingsolver
Not new but a great read
Ashley is reading “Noah Barleywater Runs Away" by John Boyne
It’s a very unusual read so far but entertaining none the less
Miranda is currently reading “Eleanor Rigby" by Douglas Coupland
I previously read Hey Nostradamus! and thought it was great, so I thought I’d try something else of his
John C is continuing to read ”Salinger" by David Shields.
I’m almost half-way through it, thoroughly enjoying it. If you’re a fan of Salinger, this is a must read.
Matthew is reading Louis Crompton’s “Homosexuality and Civilization”
A long reaching history of queer folks in the West, going back as far as the ancient Greeks. Crompton was one of the world’s first “queer theorists” and his magisterial history is lively, accessible, and utterly captivating. It’s a great and necessary read
Devon has a hold of the New Directions Poetry Pamphlet “Poems of Osip Mandelstam”
Cam recommends “Testo Junkie" by Beatriz Preciado. He describes it as
Bracingly personal new narrative-style vignettes that alternate seamlessly with a bold Foucaldian account of the laboratory called a person.
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