Our Picks for Books to Read over Labor Day Weekend

04 Sep 2015

It’s Labor Day! At NewInBooks, we think a long weekend is a nice excuse for new books to read. We’re all excited to dive into a book this weekend. We thought we’d give you a peek into what the NewInBooks team is reading over Labor Day Weekend in case you’re looking for new books to read.

ChloeStations of the Tide by Michael Swanwick

Statios of the Tide is a Nebula award-winning novel for true SciFi aficionados. Chloe got the chance to meet Michael Swanwick (five time Hugo award winner – amazing) at an event at our local bookstore. After hearing him speak (and drinking a cup of tea or two with the author after the talk), Chloe immediately bought several of his books and started reading.

Taylor: The Knockoff by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza

The Knockoff is described as The Devil Wears Prada meets The Social Network. Taylor loved the book and movie version of The Devil Wears Prada (perhaps the movie a bit more, if only for Meryl Streep’s amazing facial expressions). She’s an online marketer – so The Social Network is very relevant to her life. The Knockoff sounds like a highly relatable read that’ll be a ton of fun.

Ferol: Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

Ferol is still riding a high from reading The Martian, and is solidly on a SciFi kick. Hence Neal Stephenson’s new book. Chloe reviewed Seveneves when it first came out, and Ferol is loving it thus far. Highly recommended if you love Snow Crash-era Stephenson.

Ricci: Let Me Tell You by Shirley Jackson

Ricci is a dedicated literary fiction reader. Her recent favorites were Circling the Sun by Paula McLain and Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies. Let Me Tell You is a natural next step – it’s a collection of Jackson’s signature short stories, essays about her family, and lectures on what it means to be a writer.

Ben: Bread and Butter by Michelle Wildgen

When Ben was in college, Michelle Wildgen read a few pages of this book aloud in one of his classes. The descriptions of food 1) made Ben hungry and 2) made him want to read the book. Now that Ben is out of school and is able to read for fun, Bread and Butter is on the top of his list. It’s a story of three brothers who run competing restaurants, full of drama, one-upmanship, and mouth-watering cuisine.

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Taylor loves books with a heavy dose of absurdity, hilarity, and beautiful prose. She is a marketer, adventurer, nature-lover, Hufflepuff, wannabe world traveler, and advocate of laughter.