Books of the Month

Looking for the bestsellers? Here’s a link to the official New York Times Bestsellers!

Want to read a bestseller that’s a little more obscure? Try the Indie Bestsellers!

Want our personal recommendations? Here are our Staff Picks! All staff picks are 15% off, but these are our favorites this month.

41644326Dylan’s pick for July is Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl. 

His review:

Just when I thought I had read the best Ruth Reichl memoir with Garlic & Sapphires, she pulls more splendor out of her bag with Save Me the Plums. This Gourmet journey was a mouth-watering menu of wit and and accomplishment, complete with an aperitif of hilarious childhood memories, a full entrée of decadent expertise, and an exquisite dessert of food passion that leaves you pleasantly full at the end.

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Gabriella’s pick for July is Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh.

Her review:

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Don’t be fooled by how slim this volume is–it contains multitudes, including a forest that changes shape and size, a man whose life force is tied to it, a nosy folklorist, and the elusive and murderous Lord of Summer. This novella is a lovely take on the surprisingly new myth of the Green Man, with writing that truly gives a sense of the lush timelessness of the forest. While part one introduces Tobias and Henry and a bit of mystery, part two is where the action truly ramps up and becomes something otherworldly and brings the introduced mythic elements to fruition.

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Evan’s pick for July is The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict. 

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His review:

This is a Holocaust novel which has the distiniction of being view through the lens of someone who escaped the terror before it began. Following Miss Hedwig Kiesler, we watch her transformation into film icon Hedy Lamarr. Written in a diary-like prose form, this is a piece of enlightening historical fiction you won’t want to miss.

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Ready for more? Come to the store and check out our Staff Picks shelf!

If you’re reading along with WCMY, here’s our book for discussion in July!

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Goodreads Summary:

Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least make it out of her neighborhood one day. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died before he hit big, Bri’s got big shoes to fill. But now that her mom has unexpectedly lost her job, food banks and shutoff notices are as much a part of Bri’s life as beats and rhymes. With bills piling up and homelessness staring her family down, Bri no longer just wants to make it—she has to make it.

On the Come Up is Angie Thomas’s homage to hip-hop, the art that sparked her passion for storytelling and continues to inspire her to this day. It is the story of fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you; of the struggle to become who you are and not who everyone expects you to be; and of the desperate realities of poor and working-class black families.