Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Follow on facebook

Recent Tweets

10 Books to Get Excited About This Summer: A Book Dumpling Reading List

May 23, 2017

Email This Page

For the Page-Turning, Politically Conscious Readers: 

The Hate U Give_Book Cover

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

This YA novel is excellent for both teens and adults looking for a deft storyline about the horrors that produced the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag.


For the Psychological Thriller Seekers:

The Breakdown_Book Cover

The Breakdown by B A Paris

Don’t read about it. Just read it.


For the Book Club Discussion Seekers:

This is how it always is_Book Cover

This is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel

An incredible story about secrets a family keeps, gender identity, and how far you are willing to go for your children. Don’t read more than that!


For the Historical Fiction / WWII Readers:

Beneath a Scarlet Sky_Book Cover

Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan

The wonderful story of an Italian teenager who enlists in the German army as a form of protection, and his role as the driver (and infiltrator) of The Third Reich. Throw in a romance with an older woman, and this page-turner will keep you riveted.

For the Science Fiction Lovers:

American War_Book Cover

A second American Civil War breaks out in the year 2074….


For the ‘In-Case-You-Missed-It’ Literary Lovers: 

Lincoln in the Bardo_Book Cover

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

A mesmerizing piece of experimental fiction about the night Lincoln’s son, Willie, died, and the in-between world he finds himself in. Definitely not your typical read.

For the non-fiction / true crime lovers: 


Killers of the Flower Moon_Book Cover

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

A horrifying work of impressive journalism, Grann delves into the birth of the FBI, the abuse of Native Americans, and the darkest consequences of turning a blind eye.


For the Laugh-out-Loud Comic Memoir Lovers / Reluctant Readers:

You'll Grow Out of It_Book Cover

You’ll Grow Out of It by Jessi Klein

I NEVER laugh out loud while reading. Jessi Klein, one of Amy Schumer’s head writers, changed all of that. Perfect for a plane-ride or on the beach. Or to get yourself back into reading.


For Those Keeping Tabs on Pop Culture: 

The Handmaid's Tale_Book Cover

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Enjoy exploring the commonalities and differences between Bravo’s excellent TV series and the Canadian classic. A horrifying, timely and devastating dystopian look into women’s reproductive rights and human rights in general. Even if you’re not the dystopian ‘type,’ give it a shot. I promise you won’t be disappointed.


For the Divergent fans: 

Flame in the Mist_Book Cover

Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist #1) by Renee Ahdieh

A kick-ass heroine searching for revenge in Imperial Japan: need I say more?




Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *