Pages for Pandemic Times

334b016565aeccd7551b1c497e309f8b“Authors are just like the rest of us – they like to soothe their anxiety by losing themselves in the pages of a beloved book.”  That’s the opening line to an article that ran on March 23 in The New York Times.  It followed with a selection of modern day authors and what their ‘go to’ book is right now … interesting to see their choices. Here are a few of those authors and their picks:

Erik Larson – ‘News of the World’ by Paulette Jiles; Ann Patchett – ‘Writers & Lovers’ by Lily King; Amy Bloom – ‘Ledger’ by Jane Hirshfield; Bryan Stevenson – ‘The Warmth of Other Suns’ by Isabel Wilkerson; Elizabeth Gilbert – ‘The Summer Book’ by Tove Jansson.

Read more from the NYT. NOTE: We are happy to order any of these books for you. Shipping by mail is FREE. Call or email us anytime. Stay safe and stay reading!

Eight That Are Great

imagesAs the experts assemble their lists of the best in literature from 2019, we prepared our own little list of favorites. Here are our top eight title picks for 2019:

Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth, Rachel Maddow, non-fiction

Testaments, (sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale), Margaret Atwood, fiction

Deep River, Karl Marlantes, local historical fiction

Daisy Jones and the Six, Taylor Jenkins Reid, historical fiction

Me: Elton John, autobiography

The Tortoise from Anacortes, Claudia and Bob Hogan, children’s books

Sins of the Fathers, J. A. Jance, local fiction

A Pilgrimage to Eternity, Timothy Egan, history/memoir

Agree? Any misses? We always love hearing from our customers so let us know what you would or wouldn’t include. Call our store or send us a note. Here’s to great new titles to share and explore!