Books We Are Talking About

Chris Schluep on September 06, 2018
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cat.PNGThis week the books we talked about ran the gamut from memoir to children's books to cookbooks to fiction. Which is basically as it is every week. Here are a few of the books we discussed this week. And here's a cat picture from our Instagram page. Even the cat (his name is Wolfbane) likes books... although he just likes to sleep on them.

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Our #1 pick for the Best Books of the Year So Far is on the rise again, thanks to a mention on former President Obama's summer reading list. Despite the book having been published more than six months ago, it sits this week at #2 on the Charts list for most-sold nonfiction. Good cover, too.

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Last week was an auspicious one for Dave Pilkey fans, as Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas was published. Not only did it fly up best-seller lists, it took the sequel (publishing December 24th) along with it. The detail page for Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild even features reviews from fans who have clearly not read the book yet. Still, they are excited. And excited about reading--which is a great thing to be as kids are heading back to school.

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It may not come as a surprise that the editors listen to book podcasts. One that has recently caught our attention is Yotam Ottolenghi's "Simple Pleasures," which features the soft-voiced chef talking to guests as he cooks for them, and he's cooking recipes that are included in his upcoming Ottolenghi Simple: A Cookbook. Maybe it's a brilliant marketing ploy for driving book sales, but it's also an enjoyable podcast--or at least the first one is (#1 is the only one available at the time of this writing). Try if for yourself. His first guest on the podcast, Nadiya Hussain, won the sixth series of The Great British Bake Off. She is a joy. And, yes, you'll probably want to order the cookbook as well.

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Finally, discussions of gothic horror have crept into the Amazon editorial offices, as Sarah Waters' The Little Stranger just made its way to the silver screen. The book was originally published in 2009 and scared the creepers out of more than one of the editors. At the time, Stephen King declared it "the #1 book of 2009" and declared, "several sleepless nights are guaranteed."


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