Books

Past is Prologue

My sister is getting married later this year and, with her and her fiancé being just as much book nerds as I am, are going with a vintage book theme for their wedding. With some connections to Dutch family members, they’ve been collecting some vintage Dutch books to use as decor for the big event (which they gave me permission to keep afterwards). The oldest book I found was printed in 1908 and the most recent from 1929. Take a look:

 This cover features some pretty intricate linen patterning.

This cover features some pretty intricate linen patterning.

 Translation: “Death and the Afterlife” (I told my sister this one might not be wedding-appropriate).

Translation: “Death and the Afterlife” (I told my sister this one might not be wedding-appropriate).

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The Shining Girls

Really enjoyed this strange and brilliant thriller about a time-travelling serial killer and the girl who'd survived his murder attempt trying to hunt him down. The cover designed by Keith Hayes is equally fantastic.

Top Books of 2014

In no particular order, these are the best books I've read that have been published this year:

  • Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  • What We See When We Read by Peter Mendelsund
  • Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer
  • Red Rising by Pierce Brown
  • A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride
  • Silence Once Begun by Jesse Ball