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August 16, 2019

Staff Reads – 8-16 »

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Last week I finished Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward. It's a southern gothic that encompasses the ghosts of Mississippi's past and present. It was a slow build f…

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July 18, 2019

Staff Reads – 7-18 »

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"I just finished Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi. It wasn't as plot-based as books I tend to like usually are, but I love magical realism and fairytales so it was a fun read. I'

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June 28, 2019

Welcome to the team! »

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We’ve got some new faces around the office so of course we had to bug them about their favorite books. Read below to hear more from Sadie Teper (Associate Designer), Ben Krapohl (Assistant Project Editor), and Kara Rota (Senior Editor) about their publishing journeys and working at Chicago Review …

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May 17, 2019

Staff Reads – 5-17 »

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Circe was a beautiful, innovative reimagination of Greek mythology’s famous witch. The book takes a captivating look at fate, fury and our own mortality. —Andrea Baird, marketing di…

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March 15, 2019

Staff Reads – 3-15 »

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I just finished reading She Would Be King for our marketing book club. It was a beautifully written, mythical tale of the creation of Liberia. —Andrea Baird, marketing director


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January 18, 2019

Staff Reads – holiday reading »

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Read below to find out what books we’ve read over the holidays and what books we received as gifts that we’re most excited to start reading.

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The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman is a perfect fall read, especially if you’re a fan of Practical Magic. It’s an enchanting look at …

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November 30, 2018

Staff Reads – November 29, 2018 »

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Check out what we've been reading over the Thanksgiving break and let us know your book recommendations in the comments below!

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I’m reading We Are Okay by Nina LaCour. It’s a slower-paced book that deals with grief and loneliness and healing and disillusionment. It's a powerful read, but …

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August 31, 2018

Staff Reads – August 31, 2018 »

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Staff Reads is back! We’ve got so many books to fill you in on. Check out what we’ve been reading below and let us know if you have any recommendations on what to read next.

OhioI just finished a second read of a good friend of mine’s book, Ohio. It’s one of those rare, beautiful and evocativ…

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February 20, 2018

Staff Reads: Book Love At First Sight »

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked our staff what books they’ve fallen in love with at first sight. The insta-book love is real. Let us know your book loves in the comments below or on Twitter. #CRPreads

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I went a little crazy at ALA last year and picked up anything with a dark, brooding



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February 2, 2018

Staff Reads: February 2, 2018 »

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Check out what our staff has been reading below and share what you’re reading in the comments or on Twitter using the hashtag  #CRPreads.

 

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I just finished reading They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us by Hanif Abdurraqib. Abdurraqib worked as a columnist at MTV news and has w…

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