Nick loves to read science fiction, general nonfiction, classic and new literature, and queer lit of any kind (including nonfiction). He is an avid listener of audiobooks and loves using Libro.fm. (He'll try his best to make you love it too.) Between books, he tries to perfect his latte art.
A true classic! In this beautiful story, an unnamed narrator recalls her life living in a
mansion with her new husband, Maxim de Winter, while he mourns the death of his
previous wife, Rebecca. Told in purple prose, this chilling story not only resonates with
the rise and fall of the British aristocracy, but brings you on a “ghost story” you didn’t
know you needed.
This book traces the receipts of slaveholder wealth coming to Minnesota and how
Minnesotans capitalized off money from slavery. In this beautifully researched and
presented book, there are so many sections to consider as we relearn how to spend our
(and perhaps receive others’) capital in productive and beneficial ways. Highly
recommend for every Minnesotan!
An American classic that isn’t written by a man! I like to describe this book as the poor,
American version of Downton Abbey, where we experience the early 20 th century in New
York City through the eyes of a little girl growing up into society. Told in captured
narratives, this book rises and falls like episodes in a season of TV shows. I’m still just
captured by the visual at the beginning of the novel, where a tree, against all adversity,
can thrive by growing up fire escape scaffolding and flourish.
From her store, Klara observes the world, longing to find a home. As an Artificial Friend (read robotic friend), she has an unmatched skill to perceive the world around her. In true literary science fiction fashion, Ishiguro shows us what it means to learn through observation and what it takes for us to defend and heal the ones we love. 5 stars!
Debut novel by non-binary, BIPOC author, whose main character in this novel is also queer. In an Ark-stereotype of science fiction, this book is about the search for home and self in an ever-oppressive society. Absolutely loved it!
Looking for a new queer memoir? Look no further! This challenging take on faith, identity, and queerness showed me that regardless of how we identify, we all search for understanding unabashedly by our faith. I loved this journey and I hope you do too!
A beautiful story through the throws of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and the American experience in the 1930s. It hearkens to our American experience in the 2020s, and I've never seen such a timely historical fiction that we all needed!
1964 Pulitzer Prize winner! One of the most important messages we need to hear today. Richard Hofstadter chronicles the confrontation to intellectuals from the New World of America to the early 60s. Cannot recommend this book enough for those seeking clarity on January 16th, 2021.
This beautiful book follows a first-generation Vietnamese American boy navigating coming out to his parents. The use of color, mythology, and multiple viewpoints makes this a must read local author. Please read this!
I read this book about once a year to remind me to stay open to new ideas. Alice's adventures are a classic for good reason. Its impact on mondern so iety is still astounding!
A beautiful new science fiction told with poetic prose, mastered narration, and mythical characters. 10/10! One of my favorites this year.
I've listened to and read this book because the impact of this message spreads generations. Not only does Brown introduce systematic problems, she offers solutions proposed by current officials then offers up her own advice. Please read this.
A beautiful reflection on our relationships with food, medicine, and family, as told by a daughter cooking for her ailing mother.
In a world where peppers are an illegal substance, a woman is destined to discover the secrets of capsacin. A brilliant discussion on family, social expectations, and the role law plays in our social life.
Join Bell adventuring his home, Mars! As he learns about rules to follow (and which rules he can break) disaster hits the settlement, and Bell and his family of children are the only ones to break the rules to survive. Includes adventure, technology, death, illness, and general shenanigans.