Heather's Picks

By Bookwoman

By Bookwoman

The Argonauts

Maggie Nelson

$15.00 $13.80

A genre-bending (and perfectly-titled) memoir of intimacy and gender that deserves all the awards. I read this in an afternoon at Radio Coffee and felt changed by the end.

Station Eleven

Emily St John Mandel

$16.95 $15.59

Post-apocalyptic novel set 20 years after a pandemic, following a tiny Shakespearean troupe as they cross the country and perform for what small colonies remain. Either the best or worst thing to read right now, depending on your needs.

The Book of Dahlia

Elisa Albert

$18.99

Is it worth mourning a life that’s been wasted? What does it mean to waste a life? Funny, snarky, and totally original.

Rave: Poems, 1975-1998

Olga Broumas

$20.00 $18.00

The collected works of poet Olga Broumas, from Beginning with O (1975) to Sappho's Gymnasium (1999).

The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love

Sonya Renee Taylor

$18.95 $17.43

Essential reading for anyone who grew up in a patriarchal, white supremacist, and ableist beauty industrial complex. So… basically everyone. I recommend this book to everyone.

In the Dream House: A Memoir

Carmen Maria Machado

$26.00 $23.40

There’s a reason everyone keeps talking about this wrenching, inventive, beautiful examination of a memoir. Read it if you haven’t already. Or read it again.

How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

Charles Yu

$15.95 $14.67

Funny, thoughtful, and totally meta novel about time travel, loneliness, and a son’s search for his dad.

The Year of No Mistakes: A Collection of Poetry

Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

$15.00

Poet moves from NYC to Austin to write a nonfiction book. Then she ends up writing this book, too. Funny, self-aware, and smart, Aptowicz came out of the slam scene and you feel it here.

White Teeth

Zadie Smith

$17.00 $15.64

The debut novel that made Zadie Smith famous, and for good reason. 10/10, would recommend for readers and writers alike.

The Carrying: Poems

Ada Limón

$22.00 $19.80

Her latest collection, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry in 2018 and totally deserves it.

Circe

Madeline Miller

$16.98 $15.62

If you like mythology — or think you might — read this.

Witches of America

Alex Mar

$17.00 $15.64

A study of paganism in the US turns memoir when Mar initiates the process to join two different practices of magic.

Red Clocks

Leni Zumas

$16.99 $15.63

The Handmaid’s Tale for the 2010s swell of anti-choice laws.

What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky: Stories

Lesley Nneka Arimah

$16.00 $14.72

I heard of Arimah's story collection from LeVar Burton’s podcast and hoo boy, does this book live up to it.

Speak

Laurie Halse Anderson

$10.99 $10.11