Tag: Book Lists

The Readerly Report – Episode 9 – The Hot Summer Books Are Starting To Roll In

The Readerly Report – Episode 9 – The Hot Summer Books Are Starting To Roll In

Gayle and Nicole discuss their conception and notion of summer books and what constitutes summer reading. They also discuss some upcoming books that they are looking forward to reading in May. Some books discussed in this podcast. Saints for Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan Into the Water […]

The Readerly Report – Episode 8 – The Most Disturbing Books We’ve Ever Read

The Readerly Report – Episode 8 – The Most Disturbing Books We’ve Ever Read

After debating the types of books that get under their skin, Gayle and Nicole discuss the most disturbing books they have ever read. But before they delve into the topic at hand, Gayle relates her Andrew McCarthy sighting. Afterward, they discuss a few upcoming books […]

<b><i>The Readerly Report</b></i> – Episode 5 – Reading Vows & Resolutions

The Readerly Report – Episode 5 – Reading Vows & Resolutions

Gayle and Nicole discuss their reading resolutions, psychological thrillers as the equivalents of one night stands, and the books they are most looking forward to reading in the first few months of 2017. Books mentioned and discussed include: A Simple Favor by Darcy Bell The […]

The Readerly Report – Episode 3 – Finishing Up With Fall & A Few Fall Reads You’re Going to Love

The Readerly Report – Episode 3 – Finishing Up With Fall & A Few Fall Reads You’re Going to Love

Today, we’re diving into the books Gayle took on vacation, and finding out which ones are worthy reads. We also discuss what’s next on our lists and share three fall books we hope you’re considering. Thanks for tuning in. Books mentioned and/or discussed in this […]

5 New Paperbacks to Start the Summer off Right

5 New Paperbacks to Start the Summer off Right

Many of wonderful titles we’ve loved and recommended are now out in paperback. Enjoy! A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay (William Morrow) When fifteen-year-old Marjorie begins to act strangely, blaming voices to explain her erratic behavior, her family abandons the ever-growing therapy bills and instead […]

Readerly Top Picks Paperbacks – May 2016

Readerly Top Picks Paperbacks – May 2016

Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Stewart’s novel tells the story of the Kopp Sisters and the one moment that changes the course of their lives. A collision between the sister’s wagon and a dangerous silk factory owner’s automobile sets in motion […]

Readerly Top Picks Paperbacks – April 2016

Readerly Top Picks Paperbacks – April 2016

French Coast by Anita Hughes (St. Martin’s Griffin) French Coast is yet another charming romance from Anita Hughes. It features the Cannes Film Festival, Vogue, fabulous designer clothes and, of course, love. Hughes, as always, does a masterful job of weaving a story that grabs […]

Books in The Wild – March 16, 2016

Books in The Wild – March 16, 2016

If you’re anything like us, you perk up a little when you see someone reading in public. We do a double take, and sometimes we even backtrack to see what book has caught someone else’s attention. There’s nothing like the  satisfaction of seeing  another reader’s […]

Books in the Wild—March 9, 2016

Books in the Wild—March 9, 2016

If you’re anything like us, you perk up a little when you see someone reading in public. We do a double take, and sometimes we even backtrack to see what book has caught someone else’s attention. There’s nothing like the  satisfaction of seeing  another reader’s […]

6 Great Books You Should Start Reading Now

6 Great Books You Should Start Reading Now

Green Island by Shawna Yang Ryan (Knopf) Green Island is a moving, multi-generational novel encompassing several deeply absorbing narratives. Whether illumining the little-known history of the 2/28 massacre, or Taiwan’s fight for independence and autonomy from Japan and China, Ryan deftly reveals the devastation and paranoia that ran […]

Readerly Top Picks In Paperback – March 2016

Readerly Top Picks In Paperback – March 2016

The Lost Boys Symphony by Mark Andrew Ferguson (Little, Brown & Company) The nature of friendship and love is often complicated but Ferguson ups the ante of close friends, Henry, Val and Gabe’s sorrow filled love triangle with the appearance of two of Henry’s future incarnations. By […]

#FridayReads: Nonfiction Books To Start This Weekend

#FridayReads: Nonfiction Books To Start This Weekend

The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family by Annette Gordon-Reed (W.W. Norton and Company) The relationship between Thomas Jefferson and his slave Sally Hemings is perhaps the single most scandalous relationship in American history. For an imbalance of power, it beats even Clinton/Lewinsky by a […]

Readerly Top Picks In Paperbacks – February 2016

Readerly Top Picks In Paperbacks – February 2016

Many of wonderful titles we’ve loved and recommended are now out in paperback. Enjoy! Frog Music by Emma Donoghue (Back Bay Books) Set in 1870s San Francisco, a French burlesque dancer and courtesan struggles to stay alive after the murder of her unorthodox friend.  The dark world […]

Books In The Wild—January 27, 2016

Books In The Wild—January 27, 2016

If you’re anything like us, you perk up a little when you see someone reading in public. We give a little gasp, do a double take, and sometimes we even backtrack to see what book has caught someone’s attention. There’s nothing like the  satisfaction of […]

6 Must Read Middle Grade Books For Adults

6 Must Read Middle Grade Books For Adults

Books geared towards middle-grade readers span the genres—literary fiction, mysteries, biography, and fantasy. The quality of the books in this age class can be outstanding, and adults shouldn’t dismiss them out of hand. The six novels we recommend here explore contemporary life and cover the […]

Public Shelves—January 13, 2016

Public Shelves—January 13, 2016

 If you’re anything like us, you perk up a little when you see someone reading in public. We give a little gasp, do a double take, and sometimes we even backtrack to see what book has caught someone’s attention. There’s nothing like the  satisfaction of […]

4 Must-Read Books For January

4 Must-Read Books For January

A Taste For Nightshade by Martine Bailey (Thomas Dunne Books) Bailey’s strong heroines, Grace and Mary, may not be equally appealing but both find themselves at the mercy of Michael Croxton, the calculating and privileged heir of a wealthy businessman. Croxton’s heartless dealings with Mary […]

Readerly Top Picks In Paperbacks – January 2016

Readerly Top Picks In Paperbacks – January 2016

Many of wonderful titles we’ve loved and recommended are now out in paperback. Enjoy! The Jaguar’s Children by John Vaillant (Mariner Books) Award­winning non­fiction author John Vaillant makes his searing fiction debut with a timely story of a tragic border crossing. Trapped and dying inside a broken­down and sealed transport, Hector […]

6 New Books Based on Classic Works of Literature

6 New Books Based on Classic Works of Literature

Books based on classical works or their authors continue to be of huge interest to writers and readers alike. It’s fascinating to investigate beloved treasures from a fresh perspective, examining the lives of their authors, and seeing how they hold up if modernized and placed […]

Readerly Top Picks in Paperback – November and December 2015

Readerly Top Picks in Paperback – November and December 2015

Many of wonderful titles we’ve loved and recommended are now out in paperback. Enjoy! Isabella: The Warrior Queen by Kirstin Downey (Anchor) Queen Isabella of Castille’s life is revealed in all its flawed glory in Downey’s stunning biography. Often reduced to a footnote as the financier of Columbus’s fateful exploration, Downey’s portrayal […]