Book*hug reads again. Today, we’re shining a light on four Book*hug staff members and their recommended reading, all of which, as part of our Holiday Sale, is 25% off in our online shop until December 23rd. If, after yesterday’s recommendations, you’re still looking for a book—or books—for that special someone, these titles are equally worth considering.
Digital Marketing Manager John Schmidt recommends Rich and Poor by Jacob Wren. John says, “I found Rich and Poor to be a fascinating and intimate exploration of what happens when the wealth and privilege of the 1% collides violently with the not so fortunate.”
Co-publisher Jay MillAr recommends Beloved of my Twenty-seven Senses by Karen Fastrup, translated by Tara F. Chace. Jay says, “Beloved of My Twenty-seven Senses is a fantastic novel, wonderfully translated from the Danish by Tara F. Chace. If you are looking for something to get lost in this holiday season, this is a worthwhile opportunity. Beloved of my Twenty-seven Senses is a literary mystery involving the missing Clemens and Anna Carlsen, husband and wife geologists who, in their early 70s have disappeared into the Libyan Desert, leaving their grown son Tore to sift through their notes in a hotel room at the edge of the desert and try to figure out where they are and why.”
Co-publisher Hazel Millar recommends Small, Broke, and Kind of Dirty by Hana Shafi. Hazel says, “The essays in Shafi’s sophomore book focus on our common and never-ending journey of self-discovery. They explore the ways in which the world can all too often wear us down and remind us to remember our worth, even when it’s hard to do so. Beautifully designed by Ingrid Paulson, this gem of a book features over 30 full-colour illustrations selected from Shafi’s popular online affirmation art series. Poignant and tender, funny and whip smart, Small, Broke, and Kind of Dirty is a soothing balm for your soul. It is a bright light in this otherwise long and difficult year and I cannot recommend it enough. P.S. If you aren’t already following Hana, aka Frizz Kid, on the ‘Gram, then do yourself a favour and follow her right away at @frizzkidart.”
Publishing Assistant Dani Carter recommends Thou by Aisha Sasha John. Dani says, “Thou was supple information for my nervous system. ‘Very physical.’ It did what music does to me.”