The Laurel Denise Library

We have a solid group of readers on the Laurel Denise team and books are of frequent discussion in the studio. We share beach read recommendations, gush over stunning covers, & lend out our books to each other in a heartbeat. Here's a peek into what the LD Bookworms have been flipping through:

Morgan - Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer

  • I’m revisiting my pre-teen Twilight obsession ever since Netflix added all of the movies for streaming. I hadn’t read this book of the series yet (it was released in 2020), but it is giving me all of the nostalgia! Plus the moody Pacific Northwest setting of Twilight gives me total autumn vibes. I also realized I'm still #TeamEdward after all these years. 
Chelsea - Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
  • I began reading this at the pool this summer looking for a light read, but this completely grabbed me and pulled me in. I couldn’t put it down! It has such beautiful world-building, atmosphere, political intrigue, magic, and deeply complex characters. It is also very cinematic - I bet it would equally be a wonderful audiobook :). If you enjoy fantasy novels - I couldn’t put this one down!
Gretchen - The Binding by Bridget Collins
  • Set in an alternate Victorian, gothic world, book binding is a mysterious and feared occupation where bad or painful memories are locked into the pages and erased from the mind of the teller. The story revolves around Emmett Farmer who is summoned from his family farm to work for an old binder. He is thrown into a world he knows nothing about and soon has to learn to play the game of the wealthy and well connected. Full of forbidden love, intrigue and secrets, this is a quick page-turner perfect for a stormy Fall evening.

Lolly - The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

  • I could NOT put this book down. The gals in the office recommended it and I immediately made it my August beach read. I spent an entire day on the beach in the shade reading and finishing this beauty (sorry, husband who had to deal with the tiny humans we own) - it was a gift of a book and a gift of a day! This would be a great one to read with a book club because there's much to discuss!

Julie - Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald

  • Where poetry meets observation and pours light over the patterns and beauty of the natural world. Graceful, stunning and vivid, each essay stirred my outdoor loving heart out from beneath an abundance of screens and reframed the importance of connecting with nature. Exploring themes of paradox, time and interconnection, this collection lifts the spirit and affirms the notion that a moment spent in noticing is never lost.

As the weather cools and the leaves begin falling, we truly cannot wait to curl up with a cup of tea and a really good book. What have you read recently? We sure would love some suggestions! 

With joy,

The Laurel Denise Team

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