my animals and other family

anonymous asked:

Non-fiction book suggestions?

Between The World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates 

Angela’s Ashes, by Frank McCourt

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot

Nicholas and Alexandra, by Robert K. Massie 

My Family and Other Animals, by Gerald Durrell 

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou

The Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank  

Lucrezia Borgia: Life, Love, and Death in Renaissance Italy, by Sarah Bradford

reblog and add other suggestions! let’s keep this list going :)

anonymous asked:

Is there 1 book you recommend more than anything else in your bookstore or sell many copies of that people like?

probably ‘my family and other animals.’ i hand sell it all the time when we have it in stock. people always enjoy it, gerald durrell’s books are full of levity/ laughter & suitable for all ages. his writing & anecdotes are amiable, accessible + just enough off the radar that many people haven’t read him. i adored his books as a kid and still love them, they transcend age barriers. plus if people respond well to gerald it’s a good stepping stone into his father lawrence durrell’s body of work which is worth looking into as well.


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