The Dumbledore Effect in ‘A Promised Land’ by Barack Obama
Reading ‘A Promised Land’, and especially if you get the audio version, is a little like having Dumbledore explain to you how and why everything happened during his tenure the way it did.
The Ghost Story Without a Ghost…Maybe: ‘Rebecca’ by Daphne du Maurier
It’s got a creepy house. It’s got a shifty businessman. It’s got mean girls. It’s got a ghost without the usual paranormal trappings.
The Book That Embodies the ‘Blue Dress/Gold Dress’ Debate: ‘The Midnight Library’ by Matt Haig
This book is less about what mood it will put you in and more about the story transmuting to fit the mood you’re already in.
Deceptively Simple: A Book About Eating and a Book About Running
Sometimes we need to read short books that appear overly simplistic in order to understand that which is overwhelmingly complex.
The Book That Would Be a Casserole: ‘Greenlights’ By Matthew McConaughey
Because of the outbursts, the slightly unbelievable anecdotes, the compelling dialogue, the uneven life advice, and the vulnerability that borders on TMI, ‘Greenlights’ is a casserole.
The Book For Wordsmiths: ‘Dreyer’s English’ by Benjamin Dreyer
Benjamin Dreyer is making grammar cool.
Finding a long-lost love of country: ‘What Unites Us’ by Dan Rather
This book feels like sipping a cold one with an old reporter friend in a slightly seedy downtown bar, the kind frequented by journalists working for near minimum wage, and sharing stories about the US of A.
If Pinterest Were a Book: ‘Domino: Your Guide to a Stylish Home’ by Jessica Romm Perez and Shani Silver
This book is a bit like sitting on a porch on a summer evening with a light breeze, chatting with friends casually, sharing ideas while sipping Rose.
Delightfully Uncomfortable and Perfectly Tender: ‘The House in the Cerulean Sea’ by TJ Klune
‘The House in the Cerulean Sea’ by TJ Kline will bring tears to your eyes for all the right reasons.
The Book That Feels Like an Imaginary Friend: ‘The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue’ by V.E. Schwab
In case you haven’t stumbled across this novel, know this: you’ll want to savor every word to make it last.
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