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Cover of Just Kids Audiobook
I’d been meaning to read this memoir since it was first published and I heard her being interviewed about it on NPR. I finally got around to it this year, but then I had another decision to make—the book, or the audiobook? The book has photos of Ms. Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe and their artwork.

If you're a fan of rom-coms or romance novels, you may have heard the phrase "meet cute"—a scene in which two characters meet, usually in a silly, embarrassing, or memorable way.

Book Cover of Buried GiantPicked by Michelle N
Oh my goodness. I am in complete awe of this novel. 
 
It's an adventure that takes place right after the death of King Arthur. A fog of forgetfulness covers the land, so that people can barely remember what happened a few minutes ago, much less what occurred during the war so recently ended.

Book Cover: Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi TaylorOne of my favorite reads lately is a madcap British time-traveling series called The Chronicles of St. Mary's by Jodi Taylor. Think Monty Python crossed with 007 spy capers and action thrillers with a hefty dose of actual history lessons!

Book Cover The Power - Naomi AldermanYou've almost certainly heard one version or another of the famous Margaret Atwood quote: "At core, men are afraid women will laugh at them, while at core, women are afraid men will kill them." What if women weren't afraid of men's violence anymore? How would that change things?

Book Cover - Calypso By David SedarisDavid Sedaris is a genre of his own. I enjoyed the audiobook as it is narrated by the author; the recorded book includes surprise (sorry!) live recorded readings as well. I understand that he pens many drafts, based on the audience laugh meter when he reads his new stories out loud.