Magpie Book Club

By TheFashionMagpie

By TheFashionMagpie

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

Isabel Wilkerson

$17.95 $16.51

Currently reading -- June 2020.

Circe

Madeline Miller

$30.00 $27.60

One of my all-time favorite books -- easily the best book I've read this decade.

Conversations with Friends

Sally Rooney

$17.00 $15.64

Compulsively readable and true to modern life.

Rabbit: A Memoir

Patricia Williams and Jeannine Amber

$15.99 $14.71

Outline

Rachel Cusk

$17.00 $15.64

One of the most inventive and complicated books I've read in recent memory -- presents a narrative with an "anti-narrator" or absent narrator.

South and West: From a Notebook

Joan Didion

$15.00 $13.80

Anything Joan Didion writes is worth reading -- sharp, incisive, curious.

The God of Small Things

Arundhati Roy

$18.00 $16.56

One of the most powerful books I read in my early 20s -- a sweeping and deftly drawn account of childhood trauma whose narrative structure reads more like a series of concentric rings, rippling outward.

All the Names They Used for God: Stories

Anjali Sachdeva

$17.00 $15.64

Easily one of the most unusual, unsettling, and wildly imaginative books I've read in recent memory -- a magical realist take on the intersections between life, fantasy, science, and religion.

What Lies Between Us

John Marrs

$15.95 $14.67

For a dark thrill ride. This is all you need to know: "Every other night, Maggie and Nina have dinner together. When they are finished, Nina helps Maggie back to her room in the attic, and into the heavy chain that keeps her there." Um, what?

The Vanishing Half

Brit Bennett

$27.00 $24.84

A lot of buzz about this book, which traces the stories of a family across multiple generations, interrogating "the lasting influence of the past as it shapes a person's decisions, desires, and expectations." Most intriguing to me? Reviewers have likened Bennett's voice to Toni Morrison.

The Heir Affair

Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

$28.00 $25.76

For a total brain vacation -- much needed!

The Night Watchman

Louise Erdrich

$28.99 $26.67

Ann Patchett described it pithily as follows: "The night watchman is trying to save Native lands while a young woman is trying to save her sister. Gorgeous, brilliant, important — everything you could want in a novel." OK, Ann! I'm in.

Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber

Mike Isaac

$27.95 $25.71

A close-up look at the rise of Uber, the outsized personality of its storied founder, Travis Kalanick, and a broad interrogation of the venture capital world in the early oughts and beyond.