Oh, what a charming little ditty of a mystery. Firstly, Alan Bradley has a knack for weaving words in such a precise tapestry that you feel, smell, and absorb the world he creates around you. It's so exact and precise in description, with little flourishes of sighs for gentle beauty, that you feel as if you've settled into a warm memory. Nice light prose that bubbles off the page in lyrical humor and subtle grace.
Secondly, little... (read more)Recommended by Anne R.
An action-packed, first-contact novel from video essayist Lindsay Ellis, Axiom's Edge dispenses with "E.T. is good, if we could JUST understand them" and instead wrestles with questions of whom we can trust, whether humans or aliens. I'm eagerly awaiting the second installment in the series.Recommended by Anne R.
Kim Addonizio grabs your sleeve and tugs you with brutal passion through her raw and vicious life. With unflinching sincerity, we soar through vignettes of unforgiving, brutal beauty wrapped in humorous observation and savage honesty. Kim has a knack of undressing sentimentality and revealing the naked ache of poignancy underneath.
This stunning little slice of inspection, retrospection, and deconstruction bites you, nibbles you,... (read more)Recommended by Anne R.