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.
This odd and beautiful essay collection follows the history of the gluteus maximus and contemplates what it means to admire the butt. From homo erectus to butts on display in museums, this will take you for a ride you didn't know you needed!
Looking for a non-binary protagonist in a new world of magic? This is perfect for you! Taika tackles identity within their magic school and life, all while not having any magic. This YA novel tackles identity, community, and belonging all against the backdrop of Finnish folklore and nature themes. Also check out all other books by Tiny Ghost Press; you will be very pleased you did.
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.
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.
The Whiteness of Wealth: How the Tax System Impoverishes Black Americans--and How We Can Fix It (Paperback)
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.