A book to remind us all that we are merely part of the ecosystem, not the overlords of it.

Read Alike: Why Fish don’t Exist, Cloud Cuckoo Land
Reviewed by: Barb

This book is:

  • A Good Summer Read

This book is one of those incredibly rare novels that is both a fun romance and a deep and heartfelt story of two people dealing with real problems. January’s life seems to be falling apart around her, her father just died, she broke up with her boyfriend and she is on deadline for her next book that she hasn’t been able to write a word of. So naturally when she show up at the beach house she had no idea her father even owned who should live next door but her college rival and darling of the literary world Augustus Everett. Both having trouble writing their next books they agree to a bet and swap genres, Gus will try his hand at a rom-com and January will try writing some bleak literary fiction, perfect since she doesn’t think she believes in love any more.

Read Alike: Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Reviewed by: Robin

This book is:

  • A Good Summer Read
  • About Books or Reading

You don’t have to like basketball to enjoy this award winning verse novel that is full of rhythm and heart. This is a powerful story of family, growing up and a boy’s love of basketball that can be enjoyed by adults and children alike.

Read Alike: The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Reviewed by: Robin

This book is:

  • A Diverse Pick (with a diverse author and or characters)
 

Whistledown is back and the question before London society is, will this be the year Anthony Bridgerton, that most eligible bachelor, decides to marry? Kate Sheffield is unlikely to be that girl, but Anthony has his sights set on her younger sister, and that set them at odds from their first introduction. This is my favorite book of the series. It is a fun and funny romance, with loving families, a cute corgi and a wild game of Pall-Mall.

Read Alike: Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore
Reviewed by: Robin

This book is:

  • A Good Summer Read

This is a LGBTQ+ romance Novel with a surprising twist. It is about a college student in New York meeting her newfound crush on a mysterious girl she met on the subway. It is a very funny and cute read.

Read Alike: Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers
Reviewed by: Halle

This book is:

  • A Good Summer Read
  • LGBTQ+ Read,
  • A Diverse Pick

What I call the ‘Fungal Frankenstein’, Vandermeer has made a truly unique and complex world in a trilogy spanning generations of ‘Grey Cap’ mushroom dwellers and the city they inhabit.

Read Alike: Annihilation; The Metamorphosis
Reviewed by: Konner

This book is:

  • A Good Summer Read
  • A Diverse Pick (with a diverse author and or characters)
 

House of Leaves is a truly unique book with madman formatting about an ever-changing house and the man obsessed within. It will test your patience and make you feel lost in a labyrinth.

Read Alike: The Shining
Reviewed by: Konner

This book is:

  • A Good Summer Read
  • A Good Fall Read
  • A Good Winter Read

1Q84 is romantic and surreal, an incredibly fast read for such a brick of a book and with one of the coolest protagonists I’ve ever read, a troubled woman named Aomame who slips into the strange world of 1Q84. Just read it!

Read Alike: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Reviewed by: Konner

This book is:

  • A Good Summer Read
  • A Diverse Pick (with a diverse author and or characters)

Remarkably Bright Creatures is an amazing first novel filled with rich character development and one of the greatest non-human protagonists of all time – an erudite octopus named Marcellus who is both aloof to human travails, while also ultimately sympathetic at the same time. Great fun!

Read Alike: Man Called Ove, World According to Garp
Reviewed by: Barb

This book is:

  • A Good Summer Read
  • A Diverse Pick (with a diverse author and or characters – an octopus!)

This book is:

  • A Good Summer Read
 

A book to remind us all that we are merely part of the ecosystem, not the overlords of it.

Read Alike: Why Fish don’t Exist, Cloud Cuckoo Land
Reviewed by: Barb

This book is:

  • A Good Summer Read
  • About Books or Reading

This book is one of those incredibly rare novels that is both a fun romance and a deep and heartfelt story of two people dealing with real problems. January’s life seems to be falling apart around her, her father just died, she broke up with her boyfriend and she is on deadline for her next book that she hasn’t been able to write a word of. So naturally when she show up at the beach house she had no idea her father even owned who should live next door but her college rival and darling of the literary world Augustus Everett. Both having trouble writing their next books they agree to a bet and swap genres, Gus will try his hand at a rom-com and January will try writing some bleak literary fiction, perfect since she doesn’t think she believes in love any more.

Read Alike: Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Reviewed by: Robin

This book is:

  • A Diverse Pick (with a diverse author and or characters)

You don’t have to like basketball to enjoy this award winning verse novel that is full of rhythm and heart. This is a powerful story of family, growing up and a boy’s love of basketball that can be enjoyed by adults and children alike.

Read Alike: The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Reviewed by: Robin

This book is:

  • A Good Summer Read

Whistledown is back and the question before London society is, will this be the year Anthony Bridgerton, that most eligible bachelor, decides to marry? Kate Sheffield is unlikely to be that girl, but Anthony has his sights set on her younger sister, and that set them at odds from their first introduction. This is my favorite book of the series. It is a fun and funny romance, with loving families, a cute corgi and a wild game of Pall-Mall.

Read Alike: Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore
Reviewed by: Robin

This book is:

  • A Good Summer Read
  • LGBTQ+ Read,
  • A Diverse Pick

This is a LGBTQ+ romance Novel with a surprising twist. It is about a college student in New York meeting her newfound crush on a mysterious girl she met on the subway. It is a very funny and cute read.

Read Alike: Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers
Reviewed by: Halle

This book is:

  • A Good Summer Read
  • A Diverse Pick (with a diverse author and or characters)

What I call the ‘Fungal Frankenstein’, Vandermeer has made a truly unique and complex world in a trilogy spanning generations of ‘Grey Cap’ mushroom dwellers and the city they inhabit.

Read Alike: Annihilation; The Metamorphosis
Reviewed by: Konner

This book is:

  • A Good Summer Read
  • A Good Fall Read
  • A Good Winter Read

House of Leaves is a truly unique book with madman formatting about an ever-changing house and the man obsessed within. It will test your patience and make you feel lost in a labyrinth.

Read Alike: The Shining
Reviewed by: Konner

This book is:

  • A Good Summer Read
  • A Diverse Pick (with a diverse author and or characters)

1Q84 is romantic and surreal, an incredibly fast read for such a brick of a book and with one of the coolest protagonists I’ve ever read, a troubled woman named Aomame who slips into the strange world of 1Q84. Just read it!

Read Alike: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Reviewed by: Konner

This book is:

  • A Good Summer Read
  • A Diverse Pick (with a diverse author and or characters – an octopus!)

Remarkably Bright Creatures is an amazing first novel filled with rich character development and one of the greatest non-human protagonists of all time – an erudite and highly observant aquarium-bound octopus named Marcellus who is both aloof to human travails, while also ultimately sympathetic at the same time. Great fun!

Read Alike: Man Called Ove, World According to Garp
Reviewed by: Barb