*African-American category 2021 Bookish Reading Challenge Oh my. I just. I can’t even. First: You need to read Such a Fun Age ASAP. Second: This book launched me into some sort of existential crisis. As a white woman, I just kept thinking: Oh my God. NO. Do I do that?… Read More »The Nitty Gritty: Such a Fun Age
*African Category 2021 Bookish Reading Challenge This one was a National Book Award Finalist. And I get that. It’s an important book about immigration, home, and othering. And the writing is spot on. Literally, only one sentence was written in such a way as to pull me out of the… Read More »The Nitty Gritty: The Other Americans
Look, I know I’m late to the party on this one. Honestly, I was reluctant to read it. But probably not for the reason you think… I’ve loved Glennon for a really long time. Like even before she published her first book in 2013. I’ve heard her speak twice. I.… Read More »The Nitty Gritty: Untamed
A while back, I asked one of my customers (who I know knows things), if I was going to read only one witchy book which one should it be? She was certain: Lisa Lister’s Witch. She was not wrong. Witch all about coming into your power as a woman. About… Read More »The Nitty Gritty: Witch: Unleashed. Untamed. Unapologetic.
In the name of complete transparency, I’ll tell y’all that I struggled with this one at first. Not because it’s not well-written. It is. But because, as a bookseller, it’s important to me that marginalized populations not only get their stories told, but that the telling is authentic (and in… Read More »The Nitty Gritty: Rosie Loves Jack
*To Start category 2021 Bookish Reading Challenge This novel consumed me. Walking to work, I was thinking about the novel. Walking home… still thinking about the novel. The examination of what it means to love, exist, to make peace, to suffer… It’s exquisite. And challenging. And immersive. This isn’t a… Read More »The Nitty Gritty: What Are You Going Through?
As feminists, we’re all about normalizing periods over here at Bookish. And we’ve found the perfect graphic novel to introduce to your tween to activism, self-advocating, feminism, and the normalization of menstruation. Go With the Flow is a quirky little graphic novel (all in shades of red, white, and black)… Read More »The Nitty Gritty: Go With The Flow
As a bookseller, Infinite Country marked a milestone for me: the very first Advance Reader Copy (ARC) I managed to read before the book actually came out. Which is stellar–because now I know we’ll definitely stock Infinite Country by Patricia Engel at Bookish when it comes out in late February… Read More »The Nitty Gritty: Infinite Country
I didn’t set out to have my heart stolen by this little book by Kate DiCamillo. In fact, all I was trying to do was read a book with my (almost) 10 year old to get her prepped for the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl. It’s a trivia game for book… Read More »The Nitty Gritty: Louisiana’s Way Home