What We’re Reading

Hello, readers!
In the spirit of spring and all the new beginnings that come with it, this week’s What We’re Reading is books your favorite booksellers have just begun! Even though we’re not very far in, we’ve got good vibes about these titles.
I am currently reading Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover by Sarah MacLean. I’m only 50 pages into the book but already I think it may be my favorite of the series. I won’t spoil it, but something HUGE was revealed at the end of book three. Already the book has everything I’ve come to love about Sarah MacLean’s books: flirting, intrigue, clever humor, and of course, sexytimes. Add this one to the growing list of romance books I will try and force on people.
Grab a copy here!
My challenge to myself this year was to read one non-fiction book a month, and in the spirit of Women’s History Month, I chose a history book about women! I’m only on chapter six, but this book is a fascinating glimpse into the roles women carved for themselves out of a time period that wanted to keep them locked up in hoop skirts. The four ladies–two Union, two Confederate–have an interesting interweaving narrative, and the fact that it’s the Civil War from ladies’ points of view instead of men’s is a breath of fresh air on a stale subject.
Grab a copy here!
March might come in like a lion and go out like a lamb, but I’m ending March with a truly wild storm. I’m on chapter three–THREE!!–and I already know I’m going to love this Norse-inspired story about five daughters of a king using their different skills and magics to save him before their stepmother can install her son on the throne instead of one of them. The girls are strong as a hurricane, and I can’t wait to find out how their magic comes into play in this not-really-a-fairy-tale not-quite-a-myth fantasy world.
Grab a copy here!
I can’t stop thinking about this book. A sprawling literary eco-epic, The Overstory is the kind of novel that changes people. It’s a riveting call to arms and a bitter indictment of our wasteful culture. More than this, it’s an incredibly human story with a huge cast of rich characters that you’ll never forget. Dense but accessible, Powers is a master of intersecting science, art, and spirituality without sacrificing plot. I pity the next customer who comes in looking for “a book about trees”. Powers has given me a lot to say.
It’s not out until April 3rd, but you can pre-order a copy here!
From time to time, I still pick up Nora Roberts. I know I will be entertained by a master, but also not get any surprises, good or bad. Shelter in Place did surprise me, with a really good read. The characters are survivors of a mall shooting, a subject we all know too much about. Somehow these characters seem more real, more worth investing time and energy in. This book will really deserve to be a bestseller.
It’s not out until May 29th, but you can pre-order a copy here!
Happy reading!

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