Every month we let you know what we’ve been reading and our monthly recommendations. You’ll get to see new titles with fabulous reviews from the Bay Books team. We’re sure you’ll love these fantastic books just as much as we do. We recommend a wide range of genres and themes. So get ready to explore more books!
They’re Going to Love You by Meg Howdy
A beautifully written novel about ballet, family and betrayal. Carlisle is called to her father’s deathbed by his partner who tells her it is time to make amends after a decade+ of estrangement. This slim novel explores what artists have to give up to create and what we owe those we love, amid the backdrop of ballet and the AIDS epidemic.
Once there were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy
A gorgeously atmospheric and thrilling read about a biologist who moves to the Scottish highlands to re-introduce wolves to the wild—and heal her severely traumatized sister at the same time. This book will make you consider our relationship with the Earth in a new ways. LOVED every page!
Poverty, by America by Matthew Desmond
An accessible research study on one of the most insidious contemporary problems facing our nation: poverty. Desmond provides a succinct outline of the systemic structures that upholds the economic status quo and also the historical context that has shaped our institutions today. He debunks outdated notions that surround those in low income brackets and frames a new way of looking at the problem of poverty with policy suggestions. This is a sobering read but hopeful in that he offers possible solutions to face this issue successfully. If you loved Evicted and Hillbilly Elegy, you find this just as mesmerizing.
Stone Blind by Natalie Haynes
Medusa is given a spotlight in this beautifully written retelling by the same author who gave us A Thousand Ships and Pandora’s Jar.Haynes explores what it means to be a monster and shows the reader who the real monster is (plot twist—it’s not Medusa!). For fans of Madeline Miller and mythology in general.