Recommended by Chloe N: As usual, Hanif Abdurraqib’s writing is rich and intoxicating in a way where you don’t even have to be familiar with A Tribe Called Quest to enjoy reading about them. The mix of history, reflection, and personal anecdotes are deeply moving and authentic; it makes me nostalgic for the 1990s in a way I hadn’t experienced before.
Recommended by Libby V: The writing and plot development in this book was so good. But even better was the character development. It’s so hard to find a writer who can stay consistent in their characters’ personalities and yet develop and change them so much. I also related to the way Professor Chandra’s family is so disparate, yet so loving.
Recommended by Dan B: This debut short story collection, by local author Michael Croley. is filled with emotion about the ties we have to places. We often have such complicated relationships to our hometowns and places our family is, and stories focusing on those relationships are sure to resonate with many of us. Most of the stories are set in Kentucky or Ohio…
Recommended by Chloe N: 10/10 book that will fulfill your sexy dreams of an immortal Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It’s fiercely feminist, yet still light-hearted, and the little vignette structure makes for an easy, brisk read. Reading is like a lovely vacation from the real world—something we don’t get enough of these days.