Our Friday Reads: May 7

Our Friday Reads: May 7

Here are the Bookish staff’s personal weekend reading recommendations; have you read any of them? Tell us in the comments what you’ll be reading this weekend! If you’re still looking for some inspiration, check out our Spring Previews.



Aside from the obvious age gap love story (“love story”), this book doesn’t actually have much at all in common with Lolita. The vibe I’m getting is far more Tao Lin than Vladimir Nabokov. Brooks does a great job of describing digital life as an extension of everyday life, which is really cool. —Elizabeth


Day Shift

As an avid fan of Charlaine Harris (creator of Sookie Stackhouse), I always want more. In this second installment in a trilogy, Charlaine once again, introduces us to cast of characters and circumstances of a town, Midnight Texas, that fascinates and intrigues. —Bob


So far I’m winning at my goal of reading more graphic novels in 2015. I’ve found that most of them tend to be quick reads, yet that doesn’t mean they sacrifice any depth or emotional connection to the reader. This book in particular is really hitting me in terms of the honest portrayal of preordained gender roles truly influence behavior and thoughts. —Kelly


Jury’s out on this one. I’m about about a hundred pages in, and I’m not hooked yet. That said, this has got to be one of my favorite book covers so far this year. —Elizabeth

The Wright Brothers

This is the dramatic behind-the-scenes story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright. As a history major, I have always been fascinated in David McCullough‘s ability to detail the importance of his main characters in extraordinary historical events. —Bob


Pieces of My Mother

Reading about family dynamics is really interesting to me because I feel like no matter how different they are, you still inevitably see your own family in them. This is the memoir of a daughter coming to terms with the fact that her mother left her family, and it’s sure to make any reader think about the ripples caused by single events and how families recover. —Kelly

The Bookish Editors
The Bookish Editors are a team of writers who aim to give readers more information about the books, authors, and genres that they love while also introducing them to new titles, debut writers, and genres they never thought they’d read.


Leave a Reply