Books We Are Talking About

Chris Schluep on May 13, 2019

Monday mornings make for some interesting book conversations around our office. They tend to focus on what we read over the weekend, which leads us back to weekend reading. But there are always other books that come up. For instance, Seira started reading a book called Drive-Thru Dreams, which has captured her imagination. It seems like we'll hear more about that book down the line, especially toward late June when it publishes. A few other books crept into our conversations this morning. Here's what we were talking about.

Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World by William H. McRaven - Admiral McRaven has a new book coming out next week, a memoir called Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations, so it was no surprise to see it rise up the Amazon best seller list. But it was perhaps a little surprising to see Make Your Bed go along with it. This morning Make Your Bed was #5 in print books and Sea Stories was #11.

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep - Our spotlight pick for the Best Books of May went on sale last week. It is in the top 100 for print sales, and the reviews are great. If you haven't read it yet, check it out. It's a rare kind of book: atmospheric, with colorful characters, a slightly unbelievable story, and a world famous-yet-secretive author to boot. Michael Lewis wrote a good review of it last week.

Riots I Have Known by Ryan Chapman - Finally, we picked Ryan Chapman's Riots I Have Known as our debut spotlight for May, and this morning Ron Charles of the Washington Post published a review of the book. His title for the review is "Riots I Have Known is Criminally Funny." The book publishes next week; in the meantime, you can read Charles' review, or you can read Al Woodworth's review on the book's detail page.

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