Staff Pick of the Week: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

This week’s staff pick is the debut from author Sabaa Tahir, An Ember in the Ashes.  Our staffer found it powerful, harsh, and multifaceted.  On the surface, they said it seems like ‘one of those’ fantasy novels, but it quickly sucked them in, and they really enjoyed it.  The first […]


Staff Pick of the Week: The Martian by Andy Weir

This week’s staff pick has been making the rounds around the staff, and everyone who’s picked it up has loved it.  This is a building-wide staff pick, and in November it’ll be a movie starring Matt Damon.    The premise is that an astronaut finds himself stranded on Mars, with […]


Staff Pick of the Week: French Women Don’t Get Facelifts by Mireille Guiliano

This week’s staff pick is by Mireille Guiliano, and was read by a staffer for the Read Harder Challenge.  She particularly enjoyed French Women Don’t Get Facelifts and found it full of great advice, stories, and recipes. The author of the bestselling French Women Don’t Get Fat shares the secrets and strategies […]


Staff Pick of the Week: The Fairy Godmother by Mercedes Lackey

  This week’s staff pick kicks off a loose series (meaning that they all occupy the same world but aren’t about the same characters), so you don’t have to read them in order.  The Fairy Godmother looks into what happens when fairy tales go wrong, and how you can change your […]