Rabbit Cake

EMILY

You know that feeling when your blood sugar is low, it’s been raining for three weeks straight and you’re starting to suspect spring is a myth perpetuated by weak people who can’t accept the truth of eternal winter? This was the state I was in a couple months ago, when I drove through rush hour traffic to get to my favorite local bookstore, in desperate need of something to divert my attention from yet another rainy March evening.

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Emily Gunn
The Winter Sister

LAURA

She was a kid when her sister disappeared and maybe knows more about that night than she’d ever care to share. “The Winter Sister” is at its face a story about an unsolved murder, but at its core a story about a family with secrets and in turmoil.

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Laura Beggs
American Spy

ABBY

I’m not necessarily what you would call an adventurous person. I avoid risk at all cost. I dislike the outdoors unless it’s well-groomed, like a park or a patio. Dangerous careers have never appealed to me. But I am deeply susceptible to peer pressure, which is why I picked up American Spy from the library after seeing approximately 1 million people post about it on Instagram.

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The Age of Light

ABBY

Have you ever had a beautiful, talented friend date someone who is - okay, fine - sort of hot and talented in their own right, but also kind of a total asshole who only appreciates her as long as she doesn’t threaten him? And expects that she’ll give up her hopes and dreams to support his career?

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Cork Dork

ABBY

I got Cork Dork as a Christmas gift for my husband last year, with the ulterior motive of stealing it to read myself before he got around to it. If you’ve met Fritz, you know he picks up a new hobby to be passionately invested in about every 4 weeks.

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An Anonymous Girl

LAURA

Listen. Did I enjoy reading this book? Yes. Was it any good? No. That might not make a lot of sense to some of you, but for those of you that enjoy Lifetime movies, you’ll understand. The book is centered around a woman named Jessica who is low on cash and emotionally just trying to survive (we can all relate right?).

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To Shake the Sleeping Self

SAM

I turn 30 this year and when Jedidiah Jenkins wrote about his itch, his feeling of restlessness, his desire to break free from the hamster wheel of death that is adulthood - I totally understood how he felt. The difference between me and Jedidiah Jenkins is that his 30-year itch drove him to quit his job and ride a bicycle all the way from Oregon to Patagonia for 16 months with ZERO training.

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The Incomplete Book of Running

ABBY

I’ve never been a runner. Until recently, the closest I had come was shuffling my way through a few amateur 5ks every year in order to justify the aggressive Saturday day-drinking of my early 20s. At one holiday race a few years ago, I actually planned on exerting myself so little that I wore bright red lipstick and a headband shaped like a Christmas tree.

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