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What's on Your Staff Rec Shelf? Vol. 2

What's on Your Staff Rec Shelf? Vol. 2

 

 

Did you know that every single book on the shelves at Indigo was hand-picked by an employee?  Get to know their tastes by checking out what's new on everyone's staff rec shelf right now!

 

 

Faith

Snotgirl Volume 1: Green Hair Don’t Care by Bryan Lee O’Malley and Leslie Hung (Graphic Novel)

“Gorgeous art, disgusting allergies. Lottie is a self-absorbed, vindictive social media star whose bad allergies seem to be a reflection of her bad personality. Love, lies, and drama ensue. Again, GORGEOUS ART!”

 

The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins by the McElroys (Graphic Novel)

“The glorious DnD podcast turned graphic novel! Join a wizard, a fighter, and a cleric as they get into all sorts of hilarious trouble. Here there be fun!”

 

congratulations you are prequalified for the darkness that consumes us all by Jamie Mortara (Poetry)

“Jamie’s poetry is a wild obsession for me. Their work rocks me with every word, hinting to me that maybe, someone out there gets it.”

Madison

Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime by Ron Stallworth (Biography)

“SUCH an important and profound memoir about Stallworth’s experience as the first black detective in Colorado Springs and his journey of investigating and joining the KKK. Also a really good movie!!”

 

Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped the First Lady by Susan Quinn (Biography)

“Eleanor Roosevelt’s gay lover!! Now that I have your attention, you will NOT be able to put down this emotional and heart-warming biography about the friendship and love between the first lady and Lorena Hickok.”

Erin

Caraval by Stephanie Garber (Young Adult Fiction)

“This book is packed with magic, secrets, murder, and deception. It keeps you constantly on your toes, always guessing, and shows the power of sisterly love.”

 

An Uninterrupted View of the Sky by Melanie Crowder (Young Adult Fiction)

Jean-Paul

Fear and Trembling by Soren Kierkegaard (Philosophy)

 

The Places that Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times by Pema Chodron (World Religions)

“In these two very different works, the authors offer their philosophical insight on the most powerful common human emotion: fear. I think a side by side comparison of the existential and the Buddhist school of thought would be a treat!”

Lynett

The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers (Kids Fiction)

“In Dave Eggers style, the book is sprinkled with human emotion, humor, and great storytelling! Mokhtar has a grueling story of how he fought to bring his family’s native Yemen coffee to the attention of the coffee world.”

Randi

Paper Girls Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan (Graphic Novel)

“Delivering papers wasn’t so predictable during Halloween of 1988. A supernatural flare takes readers by surprise as the small town is flip turned upside down.”

Yessi

Little Women: A Babylit Playtime Primer by Jennifer Adams (Board Books)

 

Emma: A Babylit(r) Emotions Primer by Jennifer Adams (Board Books)

“If you’ve ever read either of these classic novels, you know that they aren’t usually less than 40 words and that they don’t usually have quite as many pictures! Children’s classes are visually amusing and they call attention to both the board book collection of classics, retold for children, and the more traditional classic literature section.”

Tory

On the River Down Where They Found Willy Brown by Theodore Wheeler (Historical Fiction/Local)

“This was Ted Wheeler’s grant-sponsored publication that then grew into the excellent Kings of Broken Things. It was a limited run and we only have a few copies left!”


Kings of Broken Things by Theodore Wheeler (Historical Fiction/Local)

 

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (Historical Fiction)

“Count Alexander is the classiest, most genteel mf’er you’ve ever met, and this book reads like a charming, classic work of high literature. A modern tour de force!”

Savanna

The Young Elites by Marie Lu (Young Adult Fiction)

“This is my all-time favorite book. Filled with surprises and twists, and an ending that wasn’t even in my list of possible endings. This is definitely a book anyone would read over and over again.”

 

It by Stephen King (Sci-fi, Horror, and Fantasy)

Jimmy

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes (General Fiction)

“Julian Barnes throws out the rule book for what a novel ‘should’ be and instead gifts the reader with a harrowing mystery heightened by sensory perceptions.”

 

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness (Young Adult Fiction)

Anne

Unaccompanied by Javier Zamora (Poetry)

“The author traveled to the US from El Salvador alone when he was 9 and crossed the border on foot—these poems come from his effort to recover those memories. A stunning look into the complicated history of the two countries and its effects on a family.”

 

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (Classics)

“A (semi-autobiographical) account of a young woman’s struggle with suicidal depression that takes on the sexism, materialism, and complacency of American society. This isn’t an easy read but it’s an important one.”

Jenny

The Adobo Road Cookbook: A Filipino Food Journey-From Food Blog, to Food Truck, and Beyond by Marvin Gapultos (Cooking and Wine)

 

Where’s the Bear? by Ingela P. Arrhenius (Board Books)

 

Truck Off: The Food Truck Frenzy (Games)

“A lightweight card game that packs some serious bite! Over five rounds, your timing and strategy for your food truck business may be thrown off by low venue attendance, competition, and crazy weather. This game rewards both long-term planning and short-term tactics!”

Chloe

Poorly Drawn Lines: Good Ideas and Amazing Stories by Reza Farazmand (Humor)

“Full of amazing comic strips and anecdotes that never fail to make me laugh. It’s packed with dry humor and puns, which is always a plus. I’ve read the book front to back many times and it always makes me happy!”

 

The Ambition Decisions: What Women Know about Work, Family, and the Path to Building a Life by Hana Schank and Elizabeth Wallace (Business and Economics)

Thomas

Denim: Street Style, Vintage, Obsession by Amy Leverton (Fashion and Design)

 

Superwomen: Gender, Power, and Representation by Carolyn Cocca (Performing Arts)

Chastity

Women, Race, and Class by Angela Y. Davis (Intersectional Studies)

 

Show Your Work! 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered by Austin Kleon (Art)

John

One Nation under Baseball: How the 1960s Collided with the National Pastime by John Florio and Ousie Shapiro (Sports)

Sarah

The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind by Barbara K. Lipska and Elaine McArdle (Science and Medicine)

“As melonoma drove Barbara Lipska to madness, her treatment began working! Once recovered, she fully remembered her madness. Join her through the madness, recovery, and lessons on mental illness.”

Laura

Twilight of the Gods: A Journey to the End of Classic Rock by Steven Hyden (Performing Arts)

“Who were the heroes of your youth? The Stones, Dylan, the Who, Led Zepellin, the Eagles, Springsteen? Larger than life, they influenced our lives and gave us the soundtrack of our youth. So what did it all mean? As we age, are their legends and music still relevant to us and to future generations?”

 

Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga by Rolf Gates and Katrina Kenison (World Religions)

“I use these short readings to bring focus, calm, and inspiration to the start of my day. This is an excellent guide to mindfulness—whether you practice yoga or not.”

 

Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint by Nadia Bolz-Weber (World Religions)

“Bold words of faith and a call to action from the fiery, tattooed formed stand-up comic turned pastor. She’s experienced the pain of the disenfranchised and bluntly speaks—often in expletives—a message of hope and acceptance.”

Naila

What the Body Told by Rafael Campo (Poetry)

“This poetry collection follows the memoirs of a gay medical student struggling with the realities of the AIDS crisis and his own sexuality. This is a raw and beautiful look into the way society views illness.”


Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson (Classics)

Monty

We Stand Guard by Brian K. Vaughan, Steve Skroce, and Matt Hollinsworth (Graphic Novel)

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell (Business and Economics)

A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold (Nature and Conservation)

Beside You at the Stoplight by Marjorie Saiser (Poetry)

Set: The Family Game of Visual Perception (Games)

Star Realms: A Sci-Fi Deckbuilding Game (Games)