Staff picks for August 2013

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Where'd You Go, Bernadette

4

Maria Semple skewers contemporary Seattle in an epistolary novel that is trenchant, funny and, in the end, surprisingly uplifting. Read more...

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Charm & Strange

4

While this book definitely charmed me with its strangeness, it's not for the faint of heart. Read more...

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Dead Ever After

3

A quick summer read that wraps up the adventures of everyone's favorite telepath, Sookie Stackhouse. Read more...

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Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great

5

Things were just peachy for Goat until Unicorn moved to town. Read more...

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Pink Think: Becoming a Woman in Many Uneasy Lessons

4

Honestly, girls, I don't see what the problem is. Read more...

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Winger

5

Let's see, a 14-year-old junior at boarding school, living in a dorm for troublemakers and rooming with his archenemy. What could go wrong? Read more...

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No Fits, Nilson!

5

I am giving you a gorilla stare. You must read this book. You must read this book. YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK! I want banana ice cream. Read more...

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Relish: My Life in the Kitchen

5

You know how people eat to live or live to eat? This is for us live-to-eaters. Read more...

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Brick by Brick: How LEGO Rewrote the Rules of Innovation and Conquered the Global Toy Industry

3

Part company history and part turnaround story, "Brick by Brick" tells the engaging tale of innovation inside the LEGO empire. Read more...