Book List, Staff Picks

Self Isolation Reading List #5

It’s the end of week five of self-isolation and our booksellers are doing lots of reading! Check out what we’ve been enjoying this week!

This week Mary is reading her next TBC Book Club book, The Last Painting of Sara de Vos, as well as diving into Francesca Serritella’s fiction debut, Ghosts of Harvard! Ghosts of Harvard will be released on May 5, 2020 and is available for preorder today!

Hadley is reading middle grade graphic novel Hey, Kiddo, one of Sarah’s favorite books, Girl Logic by quintessential elder millennial Iliza Shlesinger, and Ben Fold’s autobiography, A Dream About Lightning Bugs.

This week I’m finishing up Sigh, Gone, just in time for it’s release date on Tuesday! Tomorrow I’ll be doing an in-depth review so stay tuned! I’m also reading the first in Sarah Kozloff’s fantasy quartet, A Queen in Hiding, and all four books are in paperback with the fourth being released on Tuesday as well! Emma Congdon’s Cross Stitch for the Soul is another upcoming release (April 28th) and I received an early copy from the publisher – it is by far my favorite cross stitch books – the patterns are large enough to feel like you’re making something substantial, but the patterns are perfect for beginners!

Marielle is reading a light-hearted contemporary fiction book, The Bookish Life of Nina Hill, a fun middle grade series starter (the second one is out soon!) with The Bookwanderers, and an upcoming YA for All Book Club book, Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake!

Christopher is making his way through guided journals to help add some structure to his self-isolation days and has found The Power of Quiet and Find Your Voice to be most helpful.

Charlie recommends a store favorite, Hollow Kingdom, which is a timely book about a pandemic – a virus turns the humans into zombies and one foul-mouthed pet crow must figure out how to get more snacks while the humans are all unavailable to feed him.

Pam is reading The Imperfects by Amy Meyerson, due out in early May, and is making her way through a local puzzle book, USA Today’s Jumbo Puzzle Book!

Thanks for following along with our reading – we’ve got an in depth review of Sigh, Gone for you tomorrow from Sarah and Christopher’s weekly Poetry Month feature on Monday!

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