You Ask, We Answer

We are often asked for reading suggestions and recommendations, from one bookworm to another. We love these questions, so please don’t hesitate to ask us. If one of us doesn’t know an answer, we’ll ask a colleague whether they have any tips. Step right up to one of us in either store or else mail your quandaries to and we’ll do our best to come up with some great books. We’ll post our answers right here on the blog so others can enjoy them, too!

“I just finished Stoner and Butcher’s Crossing. What should I read next that’s similar?”

Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers, and Cataloochee by Wayne Caldwell, perhaps?

“World War I began a century ago this year; what books will teach me about it?”

The Sleepwalkers by Christopher Clark is about the start of the conflict, The Great War by Joe Sacco or The Great War in 3D are good for the visually-inclined, and The First World War by John Keegan will give you an overall narrative.

“My son needs to read English books for his high school reading list. What are some contemporary books you can recommend?”

The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins has layers upon layers of themes, and you don’t have to dig deeply for them. The Circle by Dave Eggers is a 1984 for the social media generation. And Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman portrays the hard life of inner city immigrants, with a wonderful teenage main character.

Ebooks are available for Winesburg, Ohio, The Sleepwalkers, The First World War, The Hunger Games trilogy, The Circle and Pigeon English.