Books You Should Be Reading This June: New Arrivals
Here’s what we have new in store this June. All the books mentioned are available at TBC.
In The Unlikely Event, Judy Blume: In her first novel for adults in 17 years, Judy Blume uses her own lived experience as material. In The Unlikely Event , revisits three commercial airliners that crashed into her home town of Elizabeth, New Jersey, between December 1951 and February 1952, killing a total of 118 people. Blume’s father, a dentist was called in to help identify the charred, mangled bodies. In recent interviews, she has said that she “buried” memories of the accidents so deeply that she never spoke about them to her husband or her children, not even when her daughter became a commercial airline pilot herself. Buy Online
Links, Nuruddin Farah: Published six years after the state-collapse of Somalia, Farah’s Links fictionalizes the anarchy witnessed soon after the dictator Siyad Barre was ousted from power that culminated in the civil war and the subsequent intervention by the U.N. Published first in South Africa, Links is partly fiction, partly documentary in that it reviews the U.N. intervention of 1993 in Somalia within the spaces of fiction. The state-collapse and the subsequent US-UN intervention raised such a furor that it generated several analyses within diplomatic and academic circles.
Links describes the homecoming of the Somali-American Jeebleh, a former political prisoner seeking to settle scores with his jailer, the sadistic half brother of Jeebleh’s old friend, Bile. But Jeebleh is distracted by the recent kidnapping of two girls under Bile’s care. Despite himself, Jeebleh becomes mired in Mogadishu’s culture of guns and mistrust. Buy Online
My Warren Buffett Bible, Robert L. Bloch: Warren Buffettis widely considered the most successful investor of the twentieth century. My Warren Buffett Bible is a collection of nearly three hundred quotes that Bloch personally has found to be indispensable. With the written blessing of Buffett himself, Bloch has selected the best of Buffett wisdom that will guide you to becoming a disciplined and rational long-term investor.
In My Warren Buffett Bible, you’ll get all the business advice you need from one of the most successful investors in history. And along the way, you’ll pick up some life wisdom, too. Buy Online
Adult Coloring Books: Once seen as child’s play, coloring books for adults are now a nationwide craze.Adult coloring books clearly help serve many purposes that are beneficial. They can be so much more than the color by number that people might be thinking they are. They can be focused, therapeutic, relaxing, calming, problem solving, and organizational. Try one out and you may just surprise yourself. If not, at least you have something pretty to stick on your fridge! Buy Online
Ben Hope Book Series, Scott Mariani: Ben Hope is a fictional character created by British author Scott Mariani who is featured in a series of thriller novels. Forced to quit the army, Ben Hope now uses his elite skills to save children who are kidnapping victims. Buy Online