Read This Now: The Index
What if there were an army of indie booksellers enthusiastically reading and reviewing practically every new book coming out in the next year, and what if the books they were the most excited about, the books they couldn't wait to push into their customers' hands with a breathless "You've GOT to read this!" (virtually or otherwise), the ones with all the nine- and ten-star ratings were carefully curated and collected in a handy list? Well, all we can say is...KEEP READING!
Sweet, nerdy, bitingly funny, and brimming with heart! I repeatedly saw my own young self and experiences in this well crafted memoir, and it reminded me to be kinder in my recollections--to myself and everyone else struggling through young adulthood.
Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol ($12.99*, First Second), recommended by Malaprop's Bookstore Cafe, Asheville, NC.