Quiz: What July New Book Should You Read?

July 27th, 2018

What are you most interested in reading?
A. Historical Fiction
B. Dark comedy
C. True story

Pick a character.
A. Rasputin
B. Rip Van Winkle
C. Captain Hook

Where would you go on vacation?
A. Somewhere cold
B. Somewhere isolated
C. Somewhere hot

Pick an appetizer.
A. Charcuterie board
B. Roasted brussel sprouts
C. Soft pretzels with mustard

The Romanov EmpressIf you picked mostly A’s, you may enjoy…
The Romanov Empress by C.W. Gortner
C.W. Gortner spins the story of Maria Fedodorovna, the Danish princess turned Russian empress who gave birth to the last Russian tsar. The book chronicles her life up until the crumbling of the Romanov empire. Other titles you may enjoy: Sisi by Allison Pataki; Enchantments by Kathryn Harrison; The Romanov Bride by Robert Alexander

If you picked mostly B’s, you may enjoy…
My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
Moshfegh returns with another strange, dark comedy—this time, a young college graduation in New York City has decided to leave behind reality and spend a year “hibernating”. Other titles you may enjoy:  Ottessa Moshfegh’s first novel, Eileen; Look at Me by Jennifer Egan; The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Between the Desert and the SeaIf you picked mostly C’s, you may enjoy:
The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast by Michael Scott Moore
In 2012, journalist Michael Scott Moore is captured by Somali pirates while on an assignment. For three years, he is a prisoner, until his eventual release. A harrowing hostage memoir that investigates economics, history, foreign policy, and religion. Other titles you may enjoy: Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle by Ingrid Betancourt; Out of Captivity: Surviving 1,967 Days in the Colombian Jungle by Marc Gonsalves; A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett

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June New Book Releases Quiz

June 29th, 2018

There are many new book releases this June. Take our quiz to find which one you should read!

What genre are you in the mood for?
a. Romance
b. Supernatural thriller
c. Literary

Pick a perspective:
a. Someone on the Autism spectrum
b. Someone who was kidnapped
c. A widower

Pick a treat:
a. Lemon bar
b. Salted caramel brownie
c. Oatmeal cookie with chocolate chips

Pick a book:
a. The Rosie Project by Graeme C. Simsion
b. Anything by H.P. Lovecraft
c. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

The Kiss QuotientIf you got mostly A’s, you should read:
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Stella isn’t great at dating, and it doesn’t help that she has Asperger’s. She decides she needs a professional, so she hires an escort to help her learn about romance. A fun, easy, sexy summer read.

If you got mostly B’s, you should read:
Providence by Caroline Kepnes
In Providence, New Hampshire, teenagers Jon and Chloe are best friends and have a special bond. Before Jon can admit his feelings for Chloe, he is kidnapped. Four years later, he comes back – but he’s slightly different. A fast-paced, supernatural thriller.

If you got mostly C’s, you should read:
Harry’s Trees by Jon Cohen
When 34-year-old Harry Crane’s wife suddenly passes away, he leaves behind his job as an analyst for the US Forest Service and moves to remote Pennsylvania. There he meets a strong-willed girl named Oriana who is trying to search for answers to her own tragedy.  A bittersweet, moving, and oftentimes funny story.


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