Spring Reading List 3

Provided by Tattered Cover Book Store

Spring is in the air.. time to grab one or six of these gripping tales and hit the deck for some sun-soaked, guilty pleasure.

1. Rabbit Cake by Annie Harnett

Elvis is a 12-year-old who lives in Freedom, Alabama, with her father, her sister, Lizzie, and a dog named Boomer – and was named for the singer. Her mother has recently died, drowned while swimming in her sleep (or so she has been told), and Elvis is trying desperately to make sense of how and why. The story may tug at your heart, but it is filled with humor – honest and sometimes dark, but truly funny.

2. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, Nadia and Saeed embark on a furtive love affair, and are soon cloistered in a premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city. When it explodes, turning familiar streets into a patchwork of checkpoints and bomb blasts, they begin to hear whispers about doors–doors that can whisk people far away, for a price. Exit West is one of the most anticipated books of 2017.

3. Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

An illuminating debut memoir of a woman in science; a moving portrait of a longtime friendship; and a stunningly fresh look at plants that will forever change how you see the natural world. Acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren has built three laboratories in which she’s studied trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. This is her first book and a revelatory treatise on plant life–but it is also so much more.

4. The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak

A 14-year-old boy and his buddies have a plan to steal their first Playboy. However plans never go down as imagined. The consequences of their actions, the secrets they uncover, and the truths they learn about themselves will change their lives forever. The Impossible Fortress will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you remember in exquisite detail what it feels like to love something – or someone – for the very first time.

5. Celine by Peter Heller

The story of Celine is about an elegant, aristocratic private eye who specializes in reuniting families, trying to make amends for a loss in her own past. “Celine” is a deeply personal novel, a wildly engrossing story of family, privilege, and childhood loss.

6. The Hearts of Men by Nickolas Butler

“The Hearts of Men” is a sweeping, epic novel about the slippery definitions of good and evil, family and fidelity, the challenges and rewards of lifelong friendships, the bounds of morality – and redemption. Covering three generations of a Boy Scout camp in the North Woods of Wisconsin, this book explores the depths of men’s friendships and familial relationship.