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The Age is Worth the Wait

  Nancy Lee’s debut novel, The Age, comes 12 years after her stunning short story collection, Dead Girls. And it’s been hotly anticipated in that decade. We’re here to tell you that it was worth the wait. As her editor Ellen Seligman said at a toast for the lovely author earlier this week: Nancy Lee [...]

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Top 10 Reasons to Read Red Rising!

  Maybe you’ve heard us talking about Red Rising on Twitter or Facebook or maybe you’ve heard someone else talking about it? This book is getting a lot of buzz from all over the place! In case you’re not already convinced to pick it up, we’ve got 10 reasons why you should read it! 10. Everybody [...]

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Ainsley Loves… Crazy Rich Asians

Kevin Kwan has written the buzz book of the summer! Perfect for summer reading and a great fashion accessory. It’s the book that Anna Wintour has called a “mordantly funny satirical novel.” Crazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs [...]

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Ainsley Loves… A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra

It’s not often that you read a debut novel that blows you away. Anthony Marra has written such a debut novel. It’s receiving tons of praise and comparisons to Jonathan Safran Foer’s Everything Is Illuminated. Don’t just take my word for it, read the glowing review on the Chapters-Indigo blog. This book is getting so [...]

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Ainsley’s 20 Books to Read in Your Twenties

Choosing 20 books to recommend to people in their twenties is difficult! It’s hard to take my experience and generalize across all twenty year olds. So with that said, this list is by no means proscriptive or exhaustive, but it is a list of books that I read (or wish I’d read) in my twenties [...]

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Ainsley Loves… With or Without You by Domenica Ruta

  I don’t usually read memoirs. I have a long-standing bias for fiction for some reason. So a memoir has to sound pretty appealing for me to pick it up. With or Without You by Domenica Ruta came very highly recommended by colleagues. I can’t really remember what they said to make me interested, but [...]

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Ainsley Loves… The Dinner by Herman Koch

Chapters-Indigo | Amazon The Dinner by Herman Koch I read this book and immediately wanted to talk about it. But I couldn’t think of a way to talk about it with people who haven’t read it yet. It’s one of those books that you can’t say anything about without spoiling it. Honestly, I think it’s [...]

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Ainsley Loves… Flavia de Luce

I love the Flavia de Luce series! If you’re looking for a great cozy, funny mystery series that already has five books under its belt, you’re in luck! Flavia is our plucky, chemistry-obsessed, 11-year-old amateur sleuth. Somehow trouble follows her around, and not just the trouble she starts when exacting her revenge on her two [...]

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Ainsley Loves…Born Weird by Andrew Kaufman

Chapters-Indigo | Amazon I loved Born Weird! I’ve been an Andrew Kaufman fan since I read All My Friends are Superheroes. The five siblings in the Weird family were all, upon their birth, given a blessing by their grandmother–Angie’s blessing is to forgive, always, Richard always keeps safe and so on. But as the children [...]

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Ainsley Loves…Getting Books for Christmas

In my family, Christmas has always been full of books. We have always given and received books as gifts. And, unlike some families I know, books were never one of the disappointing gifts you passed over to get to the real exciting stuff. Two years ago, I introduced my family to The Hunger Games. I put [...]

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