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The Bookstore

May 31, 2023

As chosen by our Patrons (plus Corinne), our extra book for May is Time Shelter by Georgi GospodinovGospodinov is Bulgarian, thus fulfilling the prompt to read a book by an author from a country you've never been to, as neither of us have been to Bulgaria. And as a bonus, Time Shelter was announced as the winner of...

May 17, 2023

Corinne's pick for The Bookstore Challenge 2023 prompt to "read a book by an author from a country you've never been to" is An African in Greenland by Tété-Michel Kpomassie. Kpomassie writes about his childhood in Togo and his fulfilled ambition to move to Greenland and experience life there. 

Content warnings: animal...

May 2, 2023

Becca’s pick for May’s prompt to read a book by an author from a country you’ve never been to is The Fawn by Magda Szabó (the country is Hungary). We are already fans of hers from reading her later novel Abigail, and we're thrilled to read another classic Szabó exploration of a complicated and flawed woman.

Apr 18, 2023

We’ve got mixed feelings for this debut about a young immigrant woman trying to find love and community in the Midwest. This week we read All This Could be Different by Sarah Thankam Mathews.

Content Warnings: sexual violence

In May we will be reading books from or about a part of the world we’ve never been to....

Apr 4, 2023

Content Warnings: violence, self-harm, so much blood, sexual violence, we also swear

If you really enjoyed this book, we’re sorry, you may want to skip this one.

A Darker Shade of Magic is a contemporary fantasy novel that’s short on background info, long on every trope, and not a series we will be continuing.