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Ask Again, Yes

Ask Again, Yes

What: Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane is the story of two families whose lives are intermingled: the fathers are both police officers, they live next door to each other and the kids play together. Tragedy strikes and their lives are changed. Dramatically. The Read more

Recursion by Blake Crouch

Recursion by Blake Crouch

What: This book is about something that rules everyone’s life: memory. What if it was possible to map memories so that you could replant them and live them over again? What if something went wrong and false memories appeared, causing you to doubt your existence Read more

My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh

My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh

What: I’ve wanted to say FUCK IT. Throw myself down in bed and lay there for, I don’t know. A YEAR? You? This is the story of an unnamed woman who believes she is “the shit.” She went to Columbia and quit her job working Read more

An Unexplained Death: The True Story of a Body at the Belvedere

An Unexplained Death: The True Story of a Body at the Belvedere

What: This is the true story of Rey Rivera, a man who suddenly goes missing. He’s found after a week when a hole is discovered in the roof of the Belvedere hotel in Baltimore. Was it suicide? Murder? Some crazy conspiracy? Why does everyone tell Read more

A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy by Sue Klebold

A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy by Sue Klebold

What: I’m sure you recognize the author’s name: Klebold. And I’m sure that you remember that on April 20, 1999, the author’s son, Dylan, and his friend, Eric Harris, opened fire on students at Columbine High School, killing15 people. This is the story told by Read more

The Outsider by Stephen King

The Outsider by Stephen King

What: It’s Stephen King. Isn’t that pretty self-explanatory at this point? A kid is found murdered and a beloved Little League coach is accused of the killing. Did he do it? Was he there? Who was there? What? Who is this creep that keeps showing Read more

From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death

From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death

What: How would you feel about your dead Aunt Julie taking up space in your dining room for, oh, 3 weeks? How about 7 years? Let me guess, you wouldn’t. Well, me either. But that is all irrelevant because that’s what they do in Indonesia, Read more

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

What: A riveting, informative, anger-inducing look at the racial caste system that continues in America. Jim Crow never ended, it continues to morph and grow, locking a HUGE percentage of African-Americans in a system from which there is no escaping. And we’re not just talking Read more

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

What: A “refreshingly entertaining” self-help book written for the masses. It’s a guide designed to help you become the BADASS you’re meant to be. And to make all the money. And to learn to love yourself. Supposedly.   Love: I don’t know. I guess it Read more

Dying: A Memoir by Cory Taylor

Dying: A Memoir by Cory Taylor

What: If you like contemplating what it is you’re even DOING HERE, you’ll like this book. I’m notoriously afraid of death and like the good Buddhist that I’m not, I try to immerse myself in all things death in order to prepare myself for the Read more