Do you remember D.E.A.R? At my elementary school that meant “Drop Everything And Read,” something we typically did for 10 or 15 minutes every day. Best part of my day, really. As my TBR and Library piles are battling for supremacy and trying to sneak in around the review copies who have staked out places on my calendar, I’m thinking back to the simpler days of D.E.A.R., when I believed I had time to get to any book I wanted. And that, of course, got me fantasizing about a world where I really could just Drop Everything And Read for more than just 15 minutes a day.
All this week I am catching up on books from a publisher I love: Unbridled Books. You can only read so many books in a week, though, and sad to say, I don’t have a whole month which I can give over to reading things from Unbridled Books. If I did, though, here are their titles I would drop everything and read:
You Believers by Jane Bradley
When a young girl goes missing, her mother will do almost anything to find her and, when her daughter persists in missing, her mother must learn how to continue to live her life without her beloved child. It sounds like a heart-wrenchingly beautiful tale.
The Descent of Man by Kevin Desinger
When two men try to steal Jim’s car, he goes out to get their license plate numbers, and ends up stealing their car instead, which quickly catapults him into a fight to regain a safe and normal life. I love the idea that this is about the ways that normal people can go so quickly off the rails.
The Singer’s Gun by Emily St. John Mandel
Panopticon by David Bajo
I just adore the first line of the publisher’s description for this book, I need no other information to want to read it: “As the California borderland newspaper where they work prepares to close, three reporters are oddly given assignments to return to stories they’ve covered beforeeach one surprisingly personal.”
Stranger Here Below by Joyce Hinnefeld
This seems to be a relationship novel, three generations of women. I’ve also heard raves about Hinnefeld’s beautiful writing that have me wondering why I haven’t picked this up yet.
Do you have a favorite book from Unbridled Books? Is there something on this list you would particularly recommend?
Some of these books were provided to me for review