Tag: life’s library book club
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1) by Becky Chambers
Synopsis Follow a motley crew on an exciting journey through space-and one adventurous young explorer who discovers the meaning of family in the far reaches of the universe-in this light-hearted debut space opera from a rising sci-fi star. Rosemary Harper doesn’t expect much when she joins the crew of the aging Wayfarer. While the patched-up…
Rosewater (The Wormwood Trilogy #1) by Tade Thompson
Tade Thompson’s Rosewater is the start of an award-winning, cutting edge trilogy set in Nigeria, by one of science fiction’s most engaging new voices.
Why Fish Don’t Exist by Lulu Miller
Synopsis A wondrous debut from an extraordinary new voice in nonfiction, Why Fish Don’t Exist is a dark and astonishing tale of love, chaos, scientific obsession, and—possibly—even murder. David Starr Jordan was a taxonomist, a man possessed with bringing order to the natural world. In time, he would be credited with discovering nearly a fifth of the fish known…
Birds Art Life: A Year of Observation by Kyo Maclear
Synopsis A writer’s search for inspiration, beauty, and solace leads her to birds in this meditation on creativity and life – a field guide to things small and significant. In 2012, Kyo Maclear met a musician with a passion for birds. Curious about what had prompted a young urban artist to suddenly embrace nature she…
Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea’s Elite by Suki Kim
Synopsis A haunting memoir of teaching English to the sons of North Korea’s ruling class during the last six months of Kim Jong-il’s reign. Every day, three times a day, the students march in two straight lines, singing praises to Kim Jong-il and North Korea: Without you, there is no motherland. Without you, there is…
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid
A striking slice of contemporary life at a time of crushing upheaval, two unforgettable characters who find moments of transcendent intimacy in the midst of shattering change.
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
A luminous and haunting novel.
Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters by Annie Dillard
Here, in this compelling assembly of writings, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard explores the world of natural facts and human meanings.
Space Struck by Paige Lewis
Space Struck explores the wonders and cruelties occurring within the realms of nature, science, and religion, with the acuity of a sage, the deftness of a hunter, and a hilarious sensibility for the absurd.
Books I’m Reading: Summer 2020 Readathons & Challenges
Here is the list of books I’m looking forward to this summer!
Blonde Roots by Bernardine Evaristo
What if the history of the transatlantic slave trade had been reversed and Africans had enslaved Europeans?