Sequoia Nagamatsu is at his best when he paints the quiet devastation of everyday moments, particularly when he zooms in on how family members deal with grief in their own ways—one might isolate himself in shame, while another lashes out in anger. Read Jean's review on the blog.
Shit Cassandra Saw is bursting with ideas and commentary about the female condition. As a collection of ideas and emotions and concepts, it’s an excellent book. Read Jed's review on the blog.
For those interested in training montages, the classic friends-to-lovers trope, and a story packed with drama, tea, and dragons, you might want to give this book a shot. Read Jody's review on the blog.
The idea of To Paradise started after the publication of A Little Life, which makes her stories prescient—it is a massive undertaking and a brilliant demonstration of her skill, talent, and ambition. Read Jowana's review on the blog.
There are a lot of insights here that may just work for you. Instead of having a rigid daily schedule, this book says, learn to wobble through our days. Swap the hard rules for elastic possibilities. Read Dan's review on the blog.
A Deadly Affair is a collection of previously-published short stories written by Agatha Christie, but with a twist: they’re love stories. Or stories that involve romance, at least: more Harley Quin, less Harlequin. Read Clifford's review on the blog.
We've seen a lot of interesting reads published this year. What's the best one you've read so far? Find out what the Best Books of 2021 are, according to our resident bookworms, the First Look Club, and members of the Bookworm Corner community.
Spanning just ten days and told from multiple points of view, Amor Towles’ third novel will satisfy fans of his multi-layered literary styling while providing them an array of new and richly imagined settings, characters, and themes.
Calling all heroes, adventurers, and intrepid travelers! Ready to embark on an epic coast-to-coast road trip across America? Your conductor for this trip will be none other than Amor Towles, so buckle up for one exhilarating ride. Read Jean's review on the blog.
The Lincoln Highway is a six-hundred-page novel written by A Gentleman In Moscow author Amor Towles: it’s heartwarming, it’s nostalgic, and it’s full of detours. Read Clifford's review on the blog.