If you're looking for a book to lose yourself in, this is the one. I was hooked from the first page and read this in a weekend. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is a sprawling magical epic that traverses time and place. Promised to a man in an arranged marriage in 1700s France, Addie craves her freedom. She prays to the gods for an escape and ends up making a deal with one who answers. The devil’s in the details though: She gets out of the marriage, but her freedom and her life ends up looking very different from what she imagined.
J. Courtney Sullivan has crafted another story about femal friendships but this time between a mother and her college-aged babysitter. Elisabeth is struggling to adapt to her new life in a small town while Sam is a fish out of water at the expensive private women's college she attends. An unlikely bond forms between them as Sam cares for Elisabeth's young son. Deftly weaving in societal issues like privelege and the gig economy as well as familial drama, Sullvan has created a novel that is hard to put down and that will provide plenty of book club discussion ammunition.
Fantasy as only Ashley Poston can write it, whimsical and charming.
A fascinating look at the rare book world and the theft of rare books. If you're looking for a real life mystery that lets you get into the head of a thief, this is for you.
My spirit animal may well be an evil alien warlord cat. If you love cats, this series is laugh out loud funny. If you think cats are evil, this may well confirm your suspicions...
I'm a sucker for bookish books! Give me a book about a bookshop or library and I'm in! This reminded me of a middle grade version of The Eyre Affair and any comparison to Jasper Fforde is one of the highest compliments I can give.
A gorgeously written fantasy set during the Spanish Inquisition in the last Muslim stronghold in Granada. The prose is beautiful and visceral and its easy to draw connections from the fall of this great civilization to what's happening in the world today.
If Charlie and the Chocolate Factory happened on the Polar Express, you'd get The Silver Arrow. There's a magical train, a kid who needs to learn a lesson, and some environmentalism to boot.
I laughed until I cried and then laughed until my sides hurt. There is not a subject that Samanta Irby shies away from. If you're easily offended by talk of bodily functions or squeamish about other people's sex lives, this may not be the book for you.
This is as close to a perfect book as you can get. A fantastical mystery that I read in one sitting. I can't tell you anymore or I'll ruin it!
Such a weird and wonderful book that centers around a mystical sourdough starter. Perfect for foodies or anyone who likes a touch of magical realism.