Tuesday mornings I throw breakfast into my messenger bag and bike downtown. It is my favorite morning of the week. I walk into the dark bookstore listening to the familiar clanking of espresso machine parts coming together, the grinder whirring through coffee beans and the barista singing along to the radio.
Tuesday mornings also mean new releases! I get to spend my morning putting new, awesome books out.
Here is my list of top 5 new releases from the past few months.
5. Going Solo by Eric Klinenberg
In 1950, 4 million Americans were living alone in places like Montana and Alaska. This was a result of migrant male workers. Today, 32.7 million Americas are living alone, but now concentrated in big cities all over the country. Klinenberg looks at the reasons behind this trend and the ramifications this has on our society.
4. The Food Allergy Mama’s Easy, Fast family Meals
My sister (and mother of 3) recently started eating gluten-free for health reasons and I am constantly on the look out for new cookbooks that will help her stay healthy and feed her busy family. This book is ideal! The recipes tend to call for ingredients that most people have on hand. She can make dinner for herself and her family without having to cook two separate meals.
3. Above All Things by Tanis Ride
This historical romance is set in 1924. Ruth Mallory is raising three kids, taking care of the home, and visiting friends. All while waiting to hear any news from her husband who is attempting to be the first person to climb Mt. Everest. She reflects on their marriage and struggles with envisioning a future with or without him.
2. Love 2.0 by Barbara Fredrickson
Fredrickson is a positive emotions researcher at the University of North Carolina. She states that love is not what how we think of it now, rather it is a “micro-moment of positivity resonance”. She encourages the reader to look at love from a radically new perspective.
1. Just One Day by Gayle Foreman
Gayle Foreman became one of my must read authors with her book If I Stay. Foreman writes weighty young adult stories that are equal parts sweet and thoughtful. Just One Day does not disappoint the reader.