Elise’s Picks: 13 Novels About Fatherhood That Should Be On Your Shelf This Year

Happy Father’s Day! Remember back in May when I compiled a list of books about motherhood, and you all got super excited about them? I remember, and I decided to do the same thing for Father’s Day to see if it hooked you guys too. Fathers and children, scared fathers, loving fathers, troubled fathers, weird fathers, straight fathers, …

2016 Summer Reading Challenge

That’s right, folks, it’s time for a summer reading challenge. I can’t help it, I’m a librarian–we love reading challenges. Do you remember doing reading challenges at your local library as a kid, and turning in your little reading sheet in exchange for one of those weird suckers that had a grasshopper in it? I …

Elise’s Picks: Secondary Characters That Deserve Their Own Books

Ok, admit it–we’ve all read books where a secondary character steals the show. But which ones deserve books of their own? Maybe you loved Boo Radley, but would you read a book that focused on his life? There is a never-ending list of incredible minor characters that have captured my heart, but only a few …

Elise’s Picks: 11 Books About Motherhood To Read Together By Next Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day! I don’t know about you, but my mother has always been an excellent reading companion. For as long as I remember, she has encouraged me to dive into any book I fancied, even when I pulled chapter books off the school library shelves and read them upside down. Some of the best …

Elise’s Picks: Top 7 Date Night Reads (Because books > people)

It’s date night! Instead of growing through all the trouble of cooking, booking a reservation, or even finding someone to go out with, why not just pour a glass of wine and settle down with the best lovers of all: books! Here are my picks for your date night tonight. Feel free to share your picks in the …