Christy is Avid's events assistant and a full time bookseller. She started in September 2018 and reads almost every genre.
Convenience Store Woman is a treat of a novel. Keiko Furukura is a character more genuine than anyone you have met in real life, yet everyone around her is trying to cure her for being different. In the end, you'll root for Keiko as she realizes the only thing missing from her life is not a husband or a "real job", it's the freedom to shed expectations and declare herself a Convenience Store Worker.
This is not your usual mystery - it's a piecing together not of facts but of the soul. How did Vivek Oji die? The answer is complex, told in layered stories from Vivek's life from the ones who loved him the most. This book is about the parts of ourselves we hold secret, and the ones that make us feel the most free. It's honest, compelling, heartbreaking, and hopeful; it's a story you will never forget.
I somehow think Curtis Sittenfeld has taken a magnifying glass on my life and picked apart all of my features - good and bad. Some sentences blew me away. How did Sittenfeld know exactly how I felt at that age, and sometimes even now? How could I have thought I was alone in this world when Lee Fiora existed this whole time, experiencing heartache right along with me? Prep will stay with me forever and I can't wait to read it over and over.
James Ponti has done it again! City Spies will keep you at the edge of your seat, rooting for this once-neglected group of kids-turned-spies louder than you cheer for your favorite sports team. Because it's not just skills that make you a great spy - it's heart. (But it certainly doesn't hurt that these kids have mad skills!)
This book is incredible and I want everyone to read it
Really makes you want to quit your day job and start drinking wine on the streets of the French Riviera. Luckily, Bosker takes that risk for us! Cork Dorkis approachable and honest, stripping away the intimidation that often guards entry to the world of wine and leaving a book with a bright, full-bodied finish.
Oh, break my heart Tayari Jones! This book perfectly illustrates the complex relationships between daughters and mothers and how they ebb and flow through the years. You will effortly immerse yourself in Jones' prose and be transported to Atlanta in the 1980's - a time of secrecy, debauchery, and terrible men.
This is a must-read thriller rooted deeply in Brooklyn and its racist past. As the neighborhood makes plans for the annual block party, Sydney ends up battling more than the microaggressions from her new white neighbors. When her best friends go missing, her mom's prized garden is threatened, and a fake meter reader breaks into her home, she will put everything on the line to get out alive. At least she's got a semi-charming, well-meaning Theo by her side.
This is a rewriting of history for the ages. Matsuda's collection of interwoven stories takes inspiration from Japanese folklore - stories children grow up on full of jealous, overbearing women and the violence men inflict on their bodies. Matsuda's beautiful stories disrupt that narrative and give women the chance to care for one another from birth to the afterlife and do what they damn well please.
Where the Wild Ladies Are is the future of feminist literature - a tender world where the women are so complex, even their afterlives are rich and layered.
This is the book for hardcore and toe-dipping vegetarians alike. Moosewood is all about flavor and comfort and cooking approachable meals you'll want to turn to over and over.