This book is filled with poignant prose and uniquely real characters. Conversions With Friends follows college friends and poetry duo Frances and Bobbi, as they befriend married couple Nick and Melissa after one of their poetry readings. This book will soon be a show on Hulu with Taylor Swift's boyfriend!
The book is perfect for anyone working in biology, academia, or someone just looking for a nice summer read!
Cultish is a book that investigates our innate intrigue and fear of the power of cults and how they function. Montell investigates how various types of cults employ language from Manson to SoulCycle, to attract new followers, manufacture ideology, and isolate new followers from
society. Montell shows us how we are all influenced, whether we like it or not, by cultish language and the grip it has on American society.
Young Mungo paints a portrait of the struggles of
masculinity, religion, and class in this vivid portrayal of gay youth in working-class Glasgow that so many young people faced.
This book is sort of the adult version of the Percy Jackson series I read as a kid -
a re-imagining of the Iliad, with Achilles and Patroclus’s romantic relationship as the
primary focus. The book takes you through their entire relationship, so you grow and develop with them. You
connect so much with these characters it makes you feel as if you are inside the myth itself. Miller’s heart
wrenching composition makes you understand how this story has lasted through the millennia.
follows Dr. Paul Farmer; Harvard Professor, infectious disease expert, and anthropologist, from Harvard to Haiti, Peru, Cuba, and even Russia, bringing health care to underprivileged areas with his charity, Partners In Health. Dr. Farmer attempts to put his
belief that every human has the right to quality health care into action. Mountains Beyond Mountains is a story
of unquenchable hope that makes you believe in the innate virtue of humanity and that you too can be better
Oscar Wilde’s most famous piece of work definitely stands the test of time. This novel revolves around a
portrait of Dorian Gray, a handsome hedonistic aristocrat. He sells his soul to make his portrait age instead of
himself while he lives an immoral life that causes his portrait to decay with each of his sins. This novel plays
into moral philosophical dilemmas that makes the reader question right and wrong and what it means to live a
Rob Sheffield’s memoir reminds us of how important music is in our lives. This memoir details Sheffield’s life
with his first wife, Renee, before she passed away and how the music they curated through the mixtapes they
made for each other helped him cope with the loss and move on in his life. Sheffield’s intimate retelling of these
moments reflects how there is underlying optimism and hope even in the saddest moments in life if you are
willing to look for it.
This book is
narrated by Richard Papen, a transfer student at a small New England liberal arts school,
who becomes enraptured by the small cohort of pretentious, socially isolated students studying Classics with
enigmatic Professor Julian Morrow. Based on Tartt’s experience at Bennington College during the
1980s, where she studied with other authors such as Bret Easton Ellis.
This story shows off the horrifying elitism in academia and how problematic it can be when gone unchecked.