What We’re Reading

As booksellers, we’re always reading. And one of our favorite things to do is talk about what we’re reading! So check out a few of the titles we’re loving right now.

Melanie is reading…

The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama XIV, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Abrams

book of joy

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Any book with the happy faces of Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu gracing the cover is sure to be inspirational. That’s what I figured when I snagged a copy off the shelf. At about seventy-five pages in, I’m considering the wise words of Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu in my everyday life. Their conversation, documented by Douglas Abrams and a group of film-makers, centers on joy. The book follows their conversation, includes current research on the topic of joy, and anecdotes from the two spiritual leaders. Truly a phenomenal read that will encourage readers to consider and find more joy in their own lives.

Tara is reading…

The Fox Wish by Kimiko Aman

fox wish

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The illustrations really spoke to me and the story was also super cute. It reminded me of a blend between a Japanese fairy tale and an Appalachian folk tale. Really, it’s hard to go wrong with adorable foxes jumping rope.

Renee is reading…

Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera

whale rider

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In honor of the first anniversary of my return from Aotearoa (New Zealand) I finally picked up Whale Rider. I’m only a few pages in, but already it is making me long to be back in the Land of the Long White Cloud. Whale Rider tells the story of a young girl, Kahu, who wants nothing but the love and attention of her great-grandfather. But he wants nothing to do with her, since it was she who broke the male lineage of the tribe. None-the-less, she strives to earn the title Whale Rider, a name taken from the legendary figure the tribe claims to be descended from.

Teresa is reading…

Warcross by Marie Lu


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By far Lu’s best book to date, in my opinion. A thrilling ride that alternates seamlessly from the real world and a virtual world that holds the human population captive with the game played in it. Emika is a street smart, tough girl that moonlights as a bounty hunter. Enter Hideo Tanaka, a billionaire who needs Emika’s help with his virtual game, Warcross, and plenty of secrets.


Happy Reading!

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