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Bad Feminist: Essays

It's probably not going to make the required reading list in your Intro to Women's Studies class, but we think that Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist ($11) is a must-have. Gay takes an incredibly controversial and nuanced topic and turns it into a witty, pop-culture referenced... [More]

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Miss Dahl's Voluptuous Delights: Recipes for Every Season, Mood and Appetite

Sophie Dahl, granddaughter of famed children's author Roald Dahl, proves that enchanting storytelling runs in the family. Her cookbook, Miss Dahl's Voluptuous Delights ($32) is packed full of beautiful photos, incredible recipes, and delightful little tales about her relationships with family and food. The author-slash-model... [More]

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K Is for Knifeball: An Alphabet of Terrible Advice

Dodgeball just got a little more terrifying after reading Avery Monsen and Jory John's hilarious "kids" book, K Is for Knifeball: An Alphabet of Terrible Advice ($6). Every letter gets its own life tip, like "O," which advises readers to open everything they can with... [More]

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The Hundred-Year House - Rebecca Makkai

Though the book is definitely spooky, don't expect Rebecca Makkai's The Hundred-Year House ($21) to be anything like you'd find on the horror shelves. Rather than being bloodily slaughtered, the characters living in the potentially haunted manor try to uncover the family secrets that transpired... [More]

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Slow Cooker Revolution

Our friend was about to give away her slow cooker until we recommended this book to her. Since reading the Slow Cooker Revolution ($19), however, she's found dozens of innovative ways to use that beautiful machine. So long as you're not a chronic procrastinator, you'll... [More]

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Bookshelf Bandit Tote

If The Great Gatsby brings images of Leonardo DiCaprio to mind, please just move along... this Bookshelf Bandit Tote ($20) is for real fans of this American classic novel. Avid readers will instantly recognize the sad blue face as the cover of the book's first... [More]

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Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck

When we read the title of Amy Alkon's new book, Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck ($10), we took a narrowed-eyed look around the room. Has someone been secretly watching us? Because this read is clearly speaking straight to us! A sort... [More]

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Salad Samurai

Salad Samurai ($13) by Terry Hope Romero is like a salad dating service. If you think you don't like salad, it's just because you haven't met the right one! Browse through the pages, and you're sure to find at least a few that look enticing.... [More]

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War of the Whales: A True Story

You love to watch Whale Wars, Blackfish, and Whale Rider. Though it's impressive how much you care about whales, maybe it's time to step away from the screen and read a book for once? Don't worry, War of the Whales: A True Story ($20) still... [More]

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Girl Walks into a Bar . . .: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle

Kinda overshadowed by memoirs written by more media-covered comedians (Tina Fey's Bossypants and Mindy Kaling's Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? come to mind), Rachel Dratch's Girl Walks into a Bar . . .: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle ($10) didn't seem... [More]

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Say What You Will

We can't be the only voracious readers of YA Lit, right? If, like us, you're an avid fan of writers John Green or Sarah Dessen, we bet you'll adore Cammie McGovern's first foray into the YA genre with her novel, Say What You Will ($14).... [More]

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Complete Tales of Edgar Allan Poe Purse

Like any slightly twisted teenager, you loved the short stories of Edgar Allan Poe back in high school. Now, adult you can reconnect with that creepy side with this Complete Tales of Edgar Allan Poe Purse ($58) crafted from the recycled cover of an actual... [More]

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Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

We've always been in awe of the great Zelda Fitzgerald, wife to F. Scott and roaring '20s icon. The beautiful Southern Belle lived a fascinating life and author Therese Anne Fowler's Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald ($12) fictionalizes it with great finesse. We see... [More]

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The Forest Feast: Simple Vegetarian Recipes from My Cabin in the Woods

You may not have your very own picturesque cabin in the middle of the woods, but that doesn't mean you can't eat like you've just foraged for your food. You know, if that's your thing. It's author Erin Gleeson's thing, and she shares her favorite... [More]

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The Book of Unknown Americans

We picked up Cristina HenrĂ­quez's novel, The Book of Unknown Americans ($15), because we had heard that she's a master storyteller. Now that we've finished reading, we can safely say that we agree, 100 percent! The story centers around teenager Maribel, her family, and her... [More]

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To Be or Not To Be

If you've ever found yourself thinking, "I guess Hamlet is pretty great. But it'd probably be even better if instead of it going how Billy Shakes wrote it, I got to decide how the story went," you're in luck! You decide what's rotten in the... [More]

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A Feast of Ice and Fire

Fans of the A Song of Ice and Fire series know that author George R. R. Martin has an affinity for shocking plot twists, unexpected character deaths, and crazy detailed descriptions of what the cast of duplicitous characters is munching on. Turns out trying to... [More]

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Blue Shirt Bookmark

Putting on a collared shirt can get a little formal, but it's far more preferable to doggy-earring one of your favorite book's pages. Besides, it's kind of adorable to see this Blue Shirt Bookmark ($6) poke out from inside the book. Just don't pop the... [More]

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Souplove

Hey, much respect to Rachael Ray for her ongoing success, but we don't trust her with something as important as soup. Nope, for that, we're turning to this self-published book of 12 seasonal soup recipes. Lovingly written and illustrated, Souplove ($14) will confirm the idea... [More]

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How to Talk to Your Cat about Evolution

It's a subject you've been meaning to broach with your kitty for quite some time: creationism. By now, your cat has likely heard all sorts of competing information from ungodly sources that insist that evolution is real. Uh, no. Cats did not come from monkeys!!1!... [More]

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