Category Archives: Adult

Night Theatre, by Vikram Paralkar

A surgeon is about to close up his dilapidated clinic in an Indian village when three dead strangers appear. They beg to have their wounds healed up before dawn, at which point, they’ll have a new chance at life if … Continue reading

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The Haunting of Alma Fielding, by Kate Summerscale (audio)

Subtitled: A True Ghost Story This is the tale of Nandor Fodor, a paranormal investigator in 1930s Britain, and Alma Fielding, a housewife under poltergeist attack. As tensions mount throughout Europe on the cusp of WWII, ghosts and paranormal occurrences … Continue reading

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Wild, by Cheryl Strayed

Subtitled: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail Four years after Strayed’s mother dies and her life falls into chaos, addiction, and loneliness, she sets off – without any true preparation – to hike a big chunk of … Continue reading

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In Search of Elsewhere, by Steve McCurry

Subtitled: Unseen Images The cover of this photography book is so striking that I had to check it out from my library on the very first day I was let back inside to browse. The book is mostly made up … Continue reading

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My Sister, the Serial Killer, by Oyinkan Braithwaite

“Korede, I killed him.” Words that Korede never wanted to experience again, words she has experienced too many times now. Her younger sister, Ayoola, has an inconvenient habit of murdering her boyfriends, and it’s Korede’s job to clean up after … Continue reading

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Leave Only Footprints, by Conor Knighton (audio)

Subtitled: My Acadia-to-Zion Journey Through Every National Park After Knighton and his fiancé broke up not long before their wedding, he was searching for a project that would help take him out of his head while still allowing him to … Continue reading

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What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat, by Aubrey Gordon

This is a book about anti-fat bias and the pervasiveness of fat-shaming, diet culture, and discrimination in our society. Let me start by saying something very, very honest: Reading books like this one make me want to claw my skin … Continue reading

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Becoming Odyssa, by Jennifer Pharr Davis

Subtitled: Epic Adventures on the Appalachian Trail. In 2005, Pharr Davis was just out of college and not sure what to do with her life. All she knew was that she wanted to hike the entire Appalachian Trail, solo, and … Continue reading

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The Lost Apothecary, by Sarah Penner

In the past: an apothecary named Nella dispenses poisons to select customers, helping women to rid themselves of men who have betrayed them. In the present: Caroline is alone in London on what was supposed to be her tenth wedding … Continue reading

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Off Menu, by Nell McShane Wulhart (audio)

Subtitled: The Secret Science of Food & Dining From GoodReads: “Off Menu is a charming, fun-fact-filled deep dive into the little-known science of food and dining: why we eat what we eat, the nuances of our experience of taste and … Continue reading

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