It can be so easy to write off (lol) the constant advancements of technology and what they mean for our methods of communication. Resist the urge and indulge yourself in this easy-to-follow and ridiculously revealing study of the Internet's effect on language and how we interact with each other. Whether you grew up in AIM chat rooms or have no clue why your kids hate it when you use the eggplant emoji, this book can open up a whole new linguistic... (read more)Recommended by Allison S.
By pieces True Grit and Ocean's Eleven, but with hippos, this novella is as stunningly brutal as it is effortlessly entertaining. Set in an alternate universe that is almost true to life, the prototypical cowboy heist story becomes a grim and swampy romp with diverse characters that you love to hate and hate to love. The only downside? River of Teeth is so short that you'll be begging for the sequel.Recommended by Allison S.