Each month we ask our staff to share their latest reading recommendations and give us a sneak peek into their reading habits by answering your favorite bookish questions. In September, we hear from Eve Rabinovits, Executive Assistant. Read ahead for Eve’s trusted reading recommendations, her favorite cover of the year and more.
Eve Rabinovits, Executive Assistant
The Housemaid by Freida McFadden
Suspenseful and VERY twisty! This one will keep you up all night reading (and guessing).
My Friend Anne Frank by Hannah Pick-Goslar
Live first person accounts from Holocaust survivors will, most sadly, become increasingly rare very soon. A tale of friendship and survival both heartbreaking and hopeful.
The Running Grave by Robert Galbraith
Sometimes I’m lucky enough to get a sneak peek before a book pubs. Those one took over my Fourth of July weekend – no regrets! Strike and Robin investigate sordid goings-on at a religious cult.
The Door of No Return by Kwame Alexander
A searing, poetic tale of the traumatic turn 11-year old Kofi’s idyllic village life takes. Listening to the audio version amplifies the power of Alexander’s words.
Wildlife Anatomy by Julia Rothman
A whimsically illustrated book full of curious fauna facts. Did you know a lion’s roar can be heard up to five miles away? You’re welcome.
If you owned a bookstore, what would you call it?
Near my apartment there is an old, abandoned flower shop with a greenhouse (1920’s photo below). I’ve always thought it would make a wonderful children’s bookstore. I would call it The Book Garden.
What book is at the top of your TBR right now?
Sunhouse (it’s hefty – I’m waiting for the ebook).
Peace Like a River – recommended by my boss Michael Pietsch, and his recommendations are always spot on.
What is your favorite book cover from the past year why?
Farmhouse by Sophie Blackall
So deceptively simple, yet so much living going on in this little house!