Category Archives: Format

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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As the Shadow Rises, by Katy Rose Pool

This is the second volume of a series – first book: There Will Come a Darkness – so I’m not going to give a description. It would just spoil the various plotlines that come together at the end of the … Continue reading

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The Dating Plan, by Sara Desai

Daisy is a somewhat awkward software developer with no plans to get married despite her aunts’ interference. Liam is a bad-boy trying to prove himself to a long-dead father. When Liam’s grandfather dies and leaves him the family business on … Continue reading

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Two Last-Minute Mini-Reviews

So the year is almost over, and I’m pretty much done with anything I might read in 2020. Tomorrow, my end-of-year book post will go up, and I wanted to have everything reviewed beforehand. Thankfully, the last two books I … Continue reading

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