We’re so happy with our fourth book subscription again. Pretty amazing books if we say so ourselves. We hope our readers will love them as well and make sure you order the next book subscription on time if you’re curious to see what we pick next month. There’s a slew of amazing books coming out, so this is one you don’t want to miss!
Infinite Home by Kathleen Alcott is a story of a family made by necessity and crisis. Edith is a widowed landlady who rents apartments in her Brooklyn brownstone to an unlikely collection of humans, all deeply in need of shelter. Crippled in various ways—in spirit, in mind, in body, in heart—the renters struggle to navigate daily existence, and soon come to realize that Edith’s deteriorating mind, and the menacing presence of her estranged, unscrupulous son, Owen, is the greatest challenge they must confront together. Faced with eviction by Owen and his designs on the building, the tenants must find in one another what the world has not yet offered or has taken from them: family, respite, security, worth, love. The threat to their home scatters them far from where they’ve begun, to an ascetic commune in Northern California, the motel rooms of depressed middle America, and a stunning natural phenomenon in Tennessee, endangering their lives and their visions of themselves along the way.
Our YA pick is a book we’ve been looking forward to reading ever since the description became known. It didn’t disappoint and we highly recommend you reading this even if you didn’t order the subscription. In The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness, he explores what it’s like to not be the chosen one. Instead we follow Mikey and his family and friends who are on the periphery of the strange things that happen in their town, but aren’t the ones that need to fix things. Ness pokes fun at all the ‘chosen one’ stories by putting the ‘indie-kids’ in insane situations and giving them crazy names, but no matter how exciting their story about blue-lighted immortals sounds, you won’t want to leave Mikey. Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.
We hope you’ll enjoy these books and we’ll pick some equally great ones for October. Don’t miss out on those and let us know what you thought of the books in the comments!