What book are you currently reading? While our heads and hands are busy with bookstore work, of course, the resident bookworms of Fully Booked wouldn't live without devouring a book or two.
If you are looking for fresh (and even old) books to include in your own reading lists, you might get some ideas from the Fully Booked team. Check out this month's Staff Picks: Books We're Currently Reading.
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Currently reading: Killers of A Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn
Being a romantic-comedy enthusiast, I didn’t expect this book to capture my attention as much as it did. If you are hesitant to jump to a new genre, I highly recommend this one for it’s an easy read as it’s incredibly well-written. Killers of A Certain Age is a fun action-packed story of retired assassins, well, supposed-to-be retired, until a threat to their lives had them reawaken their deadly (and charming) skills. The thrilling action, sprinkled with wit and humor every now and then, will have you immersed in this world (honestly, I hope the author makes this a series because all the ladies DESERVE their own spotlight).
I guess the best way to summarize the vibe of this book: it’s Kingsman starring the ladies of Mamma Mia—yes, the film with Meryl Streep, Julie Walters, and Christine Baranski, then probably add Dame Helen Mirren, to complete the four protagonists (and just because I love her).
Currently reading: Spy x Husband by Tatsuya Endo
A Spy Husband, An Assassin as a Wife/Mother, and a daughter who can read minds… Put them all under one roof and see what happens! Spy x Family sure lives up to the hype it was given. At first, I expected this story to be just about action and adventure. So I was both surprised and entertained that there are comical elements present in the series. This manga is guaranteed to put a smile on your face as you read it.
Currently reading: The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
A lot of people gasp actually whenever I say, "I haven't read this book, and watched the film," but now reading it I understand why they said that. I am also a fan of the epistolary form of writing so I'm totally digging this book. But woah! It starts off with a heavy one."
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Currently reading: Diary of A Void by Emi Yagi
Emi Yagi takes ~girl bossing~ in the workplace on a whole new, bizarre level in the Diary of A Void. And well, it’s everything you’d expect (and want) in a contemporary Japanese fiction read. Woman lead. Deception. Loneliness. Dark, funny, and snarky. Reading it felt like listening to a slow and reverb version of Beyoncé’s ‘Break My Soul’. Someone, please convince me to stop reading this thing.
Currently reading: The Impossible City by Karen Cheung
In The Impossible City, Karen Cheung shares the stories of her life in Hong Kong, amidst the shifts and upheavals the city goes through since the handover to China. She tells of vanishing streets, and changing landscapes--until her home is all but unrecognizable. I picked up The Impossible City because I needed a narrative that mirrored my own feelings about our country's turbulences and transitions. Through Karen's words, I still feel sad and sometimes scared, but no longer so alone.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a deeply affecting coming-of-age story that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up. Now a major motion picture starring Emma Watson and Logan Lerman. Stephen Chbosky's new film Wonder, starring Owen Wilson and Julia Roberts is out now.
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An action-packed comedy about a fake family that includes a spy, an assassin and a telepath!
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When thirty-four-year-old Ms. Shibata gets a new job to escape sexual harassment at her old one, she finds that as the only woman at her new workplace—a company that manufactures cardboard tubes for paper towel and toilet paper rolls—she is expected to do all the menial tasks. One day she announces that she can’t clear away her coworkers’ dirty cups—because she’s pregnant and the smell nauseates her. The only thing is . . . Ms. Shibata is not pregnant.
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Billie, Mary Alice, Helen, and Natalie have worked for the Museum, an elite network of assassins, for forty years. Now their talents are considered old-school and no one appreciates what they have to offer in an age that relies more on technology than people skills.
When the foursome is sent on an all-expenses paid vacation to mark their retirement, they are targeted by one of their own. Only the Board, the top-level members of the Museum, can order the termination of field agents, and the women realize they’ve been marked for death.
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