Here are some books we thought you might be interested in reading.
Jarad handles the apocalyptic reading this week. We seem to have the apocalypse on our minds. I wonder why?
Julie chooses hers based on character development and a well developed world.
Morty, as usual, wants you to think a little harder.
Just click on the image of the book to if you want to buy and you're off to the apocalypse, to hang out with a grumpy math teacher, or to consider the psychology of fairy tales. Have fun! Stay safe!
Jarad has shockingly run into people who have not read The Stand by Stephen King. He thinks this is a travesty. He loves it for the complexity and world building. Also...Apocalypse people! Wouldn't hurt to start thinking about that.
Julie picks a book about a cranky older lady. Hmmmm...
This book of thirteen short stories takes the reader into the world of Olive Kitteridge, a retired school teacher, the sort of grumpy older woman most of us might ignore if we could. The careful delineation of Olive's story and the world around her is a tour de force in understanding and compassion. Check this out and fall in love with a character you didn't even know you would like.
Is this book old? Yes. Uncle Morty has been dead for a while. He keeps up the best he can. Still, dig this oldie out of the cemetery and read it. Darnton reviews incidents from The Age of Enlightenment that will leave modern readers scratching their heads and puts them in historical context, a lesson applicable in almost any situation. Maybe this book is more timely than you think.