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This book covers the history of marriage from Ancient India to modern day. Written in an accessible History Channel “well, isn’t that interesting” style. Favorite chapter: Chapter 4: Soap Operas of the Ancient World.
You won’t believe me, but this book is even BETTER than the gorgeous Diane Lane. Full of recipes and hilarious home renovation disasters, you’ll feel like you’re in a villa in Tuscany, chatting with your cheeky friend while sipping a spicy Brunnelo.
This is a must for lovers of cli-fi horror and science fiction. A show of worldbuilding, this first book in Jemisin’s Broken Earth trilogy will get you hooked. 2016 Hugo Award winner for Best Novel.
She’s got red hair, big words and big ideas. Revisit this endearing classic or introduce Anne to someone else. Best line: “Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it… Yet.”
If you love HBO’s The Gilded Age (Doylestown!), check out this fictionalization of the woman who inspired it all, Alva Vanderbilt, the original social climber. Look forward to fabulous dresses, ridiculous mansions and high society backstabbing.
A rom-com, Game of Thrones fan fiction, and body positivity, oh my! Olivia Dade is quickly becoming one of my favorite contemporary romance authors. Catch up on the series before her next one, Ship Wrecked, drops in November.
Cairo, Egypt, 1912. Fatma el-Sha’arawi is the youngest woman working for the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities. Brought in to investigate the magical murder of a secret brotherhood, Fatma suspects that the culprit might be the reincarnation of al-Jahiz, who transformed the world forty years ago when he opened up the passage to the magical realms. Djinn, steampunk and a gritty cop, it’s no surprise that this book has been recognized as one of the best sci-fi books by, well, everyone.