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May 17, 2019

Staff Reads – 5-17


Check out what we’ve been reading lately and let us know your book recommendations in the comments below!

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 director

I recently finished Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens and the last of my Jean Rhys novels, Quartet. Where the Crawdads Sing is a story about resiliency, hope, loneliness, prejudice and strength. It was beautiful, and I couldn’t put it down. The ending makes me believe we’ll see it as a movie one day! —Jen DePoorter, marketing coordinator

I just finished Lizzie Goodman’s Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City, 2001–2011. That specific time span she tracks not only coincides with the time in my life when I was most avidly listening to of-the-moment indie rock, it’s also the time I was most avidly listening to THE EXACT BANDS she’s interviewing here. Those New York and Brooklyn-based artists of the ’00s basically defined what I thought of as my taste in music during that decade of my life. It was soooo much fun to read the dish on the scene from the bands, producers and key journalists who were there in the middle of it all. —Allison Felus, production director

I am currently enjoying The Etymologicon by Mark Forsyth. It’s a quirky, stream-of-consciousness study of unique word histories—definitely fun for fellow language nerds!—Alex Granato, editorial and subrights associate

Rainbow Warrior was a fascinating read—part memoir, part history—from Gilbert Baker, creator of the Rainbow Flag. He led an amazing life, crossing paths with Harvey Milk, Dianne Feinstein, Dustin Lance Black and Cleve Jones, and crossed swords with Pope John Paul II and Rudy Giuliani. —Jerome Pohlen, senior editor

I just finished reading Unwritten and thought it was interesting to see different players takes on the unwritten rules of baseball. As someone who is a sports fan, but not necessarily that into baseball, I know there are non-official rules in every sport, but this book helped me to understand how they are implemented. I would recommend to anyone wanting to learn something different about baseball. —Stefani Szenda, marketing associate


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