What We’re Reading

Hello readers!

Happy March! We’re springing into…spring (maybe. Perhaps not, looking at the weather forecast) with our usual wide range of reading material. Here’s what we’re reading today!

Jerusalemby Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi


If you’ve ever perused the cookbook section, you have probably noticed one of Yotam Ottolenghi’s books.  They are always mouthwatering, beautiful and this cookbook follows the tasty trend.  Ottolenghi again reminds us how varied, delicious and simple Jerusalem food can be.  If you want something yummy that looks impressive (but is actually easy), try the Red Pepper and Baked Egg Galette!



The Raven Tower, by Ann Leckie


Leckie’s first foray into fantasy has everything I love–interesting and unique narrative structure, deals with gods, queer representation, gods interacting with their humans and humans dealing with the aftermath of their gods’ powers. The fact that it’s written in a combination of first- and second-person (“you”) makes it absolutely fascinating from an English-major perspective (never let anyone tell you that genre fiction can’t be literary!), and I’m obsessed with figuring out what exactly is going in in both time periods. It’s really good.



Red, White, and Royal Blue, by Casey McQuiston


Every once in a while my coworkers get so excited by a book they convince me to read it, even if it’s outside my usual wheelhouse. This was one of those occasions. Unapologetically sweet, steamy, and queer, this romance pulled all my heartstrings. McQuiston is excellent at character development and I’ve grown to love these complex, imaginary people. I’m looking forward to meeting McQuiston here in May at the store!



Whiskey When We’re Dry by John Larison 


Whiskey When We’re Dry is the modern Western I’ve been waiting for. Queer, epic, and literary all rolled into one. It embodies the arid landscape while showing the great potential that the genre still holds for social commentary. Jessilyn is an unforgettable narrator, and I’m looking forward to the inevitable film adaption.



You can get any or all of these fantastic reads online by clicking the titles above!

Happy reading!


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