Five-Star Faves

Outstanding!!!!!!

Breaking the Chains of Gravity: The Story of Spaceflight Before NASA

"This was an outstanding space history book. And I've pretty much read them all. Amy is a tenacious historical sleuth who has turned over so many stones to find tasty tidbits about the world before NASA. Truly a fun, informative, and a unique read. A no-brainer, must-have for any space-nut." -- Sequoiadiea

Great research

Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise

"This has been my favorite book I've gone through all year. The research is in depth and clearly communicated. And even though it's from an academic perspective it's very practical." -- Jordan

Excellent

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

"I love books on success and achievement, and this is the first one I can recall ever delving into grit as part of the process. Grit has to be one of the defining characteristics of every entrepreneur. This book has very interesting content, good stories, and is well read. I definitely recommend it to all interested in success." -- Matt

Ultimate Audible book

Miller's Valley: A Novel

"Picking an audio book is a tricky business - it needs to be a story you'd just as soon hear than read, which for me means it needs to be told in a straightforward manner, nothing too experimental. And then there's the matter of the actor, who has to be good. This one hits the mark in all respects. Loved it. Great purchase." -- Jennifer

Simply Awesome

When I'm Gone: A Novel

"I've thoroughly enjoyed this book. Listened to 6 hours of it today. Just couldn't stop! Great book from beginning to end." -- NEW

I love this author!

Britt-Marie Was Here: A Novel

"Another story full of real humanity and with a deep understanding of the frailty and power we hold simultaneously and precariously as we struggle through life. Connection and fear of connection. This is a great late in life coming of age story." -- Lynne

Excellent Prose, Gorgeous Narration

High-Rise

"Ballard really is a master of description. I would often find myself smiling at his turn of phrase. This is a compact story, expertly crafted, with a very visceral and absorbing sense of place. Hiddleston's preppy yet enormously appealing voice and smooth, considered delivery was the perfect pairing." -- Emma

Heartbreakingly funny

We're All Damaged

"One of the best books I have encountered in the last decade. really. I laughed so loud people were giving me looks." -- Sonogirl

Amazing

The Sympathizer: A Novel

"The Sympathizer is now on my top 10 books of everything I've read from childhood on. The imagery contained within the language had me hanging on to every word that the author wrote and the narrator spoke." -- Bruce Tucker

Flabulously Brilliant and Inspiring

I Do It with the Lights On: And 10 More Discoveries on the Road to a Blissfully Shame-Free Life

"Relatable and makes you question beauty standards and think critically! I recommend it for anyone. Feminism and body positivity intersect in a humorous and true life story." -- Kayla