With the change in seasons and the upcoming holidays, it’s time to hunker down, spend time with family and friends, and enjoy food and drink. Check out the bounty of cookbooks being released this month and start planning! Continue reading “Get Cooking this October!”
October is a stellar month for nonfiction, with dozens of amazing titles to consider. Stay tuned for a separate post for the month’s best cookbooks.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
10/2: All You Can Ever Know Nicole Chung searches for her birth parents in this examination of transracial adoption. A Peak Pick!
10/2: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life. Monty Python alum Eric Idle recounts his life in this “sortabiography.”
10/2: Full Disclosure. Stormy Daniels’s tell-all memoir about her career in adult films and interactions with Trump, and others.
10/2: Greatest Love Story Ever Told. . Find out if Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally are the funniest married couple in America.
10/2: The Ravenmaster. Meet Christopher Skaife, who protects ravens at the Tower of London. Continue reading “New Nonfiction Roundup – October 2018”
For years, romantic comedies (rom coms) have been few and far between, and those that were released were often small budget indie films that were a hit with critics but did little at the box office. Then a little movie called Crazy Rich Asians came along…is it the beginning of a rom com renaissance?
While they weren’t blockbusters, there have been several rom coms over the past few years that have pleased both audiences and critics. While you wait for Crazy Rich Asians to come out on DVD,check out these three rom coms with diverse casts and storylines.
The Big Sick
Pakistani stand-up comic Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Zoe Kazan fall in love, but their relationship is complicated by Kumail’s Muslim parents and Zoe’s sudden illness. More romantic than funny, the film earned accolades for its realism and warmth, and the cross-cultural themes that added new dimensions to the rom com formula.
What a month for nonfiction! Investigative reports on politics and sports, reflections on art and fashion, calls to arms from activists, historical assessments and books about books await you this September. Happy reading!
9/4: Big Game – Mark Leibovich. An immersive look at current state of the NFL.
9/4: The Coddling of the American Mind – Greg Lukianoff. A controversial assessment of the climate on college campuses. Continue reading “New Nonfiction Roundup – September 2018”
Seattleites love to travel (or at least love to read travel books). While the library has a large collection of travel books in print, they are not always available when you want them. OverDrive, our ebook provider, had a small collection with limited destinations.