What first may appear to be a whirlwind, middle age crisis, is in fact an a study on grief. The grief of losing a loved one and the grief of losing yourself and your youth. Secrets and trama are woven tightly into the fabric of this narative, while exploring love and loss, and the raging chaos that comes with both.
This book is so perfect. Why is it so perfect? Fashion, style, big cat who talks. It's perfect.
"The accent of chagrin and desperation, both resolved and unresolved, is there--the sound of bitter thought, of meditation, of solitude, of the clear, disabused and unexcited mind... She has crossed the line, made the break, passed into regions of cold and larger air." Fellow poet Louise Bogan is quoted here describing Millay's work so compellingly, I simply can't compete. Sleep in, linger in the softness, and read this.
Stunning and emotional with a touch of magic, Tillie Walden's Are you Listening?, takes you on the run with Bea and Lou. Two unlikely friends who, with the help of a lost cat, find warmth in the midst of a Texas winter. CW: sexual assalt, grief
Dessert Person is the perfect gift for your partner, roommate, or friend (who lives nearby) who loves baking (and will often give you treats)! These recipes are all hits but my favorites so far are the Almond Butter Banana Bread and the Pull-Apart Sour Cream and Chive Rolls.
Okay, yeah I know Michelle Zauner is blowing up right now, but it’s for a good reason! If you don't have this book yet, you are missing out. Get it for your indie-music inclined friend, your sister who is obsessed with memoir, or maybe ... it’s the gift you give to yourself this season.
The newest art book from filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki is as stunning as it is insightful. Full of sketches, character designs, storyboards, layouts, backgrounds, and production cels, it’s certainly one to add to the collection for the dedicated Miyazaki fan.
This is a story of boy meets boy. Absolutely adorable and artistically skillful, Heartstopper: Volume 1 is the perfect gift for the young, avid reader and aspiring artist in your life. Also, there are currently two more volumes out with another on the way; they’ll be hooked!
This one is for the person you really want to impress this season. Whether it’s your favorite kid or your bestie, everyone and anyone will love this expansive Moomin collection. Moomin is a classic comic strip, created by Tove Jansson, with whimsy, charm, and thoughtful commentary on the day to day.