#PreFriday Reads: Less by Andrew Sean Greer

By Tall Poppy Writer Kelly Simmons Don’t like the cover.  Don’t like the title. Yet love the book? Every so often, I wrinkle my nose at a book cover I find dumb, or derivative, or obvious, or just an icky color that reminds me of having food poisoning. Yet I pick it...

#Pre-Friday Reads: Take Your Pick

By Tall Poppy Writer Cathy Lamb I was asked to review one book for our Tall Poppy blog and write about it. I knew I would have to break that rule. (Writers often break rules. At least, we break literary rules. It’s a hazard of the job, I suppose.) How to choose which...

#PreFridayReads: The Arrangement by Sarah Dunn

By Tall Poppy Writer Sally Koslow How Far Would You Go to Spice Up Your Marriage? The Arrangement by Sarah Dunn may be my favorite book of the summer.  Its wit bounces off this page, but it’s not just laugh-out-loud clever, it’s smart, realistically exploring the...
#PreFridayReads Book Recommendation: SUGAR by Kimberly Stuart

#PreFridayReads Book Recommendation: SUGAR by Kimberly Stuart

By Tall Poppy, Nicole Baart So I have this theory that when people say they LOL’d, they didn’t actually laugh out loud. They just found something particularly funny. Maybe they grinned. Or snorted a little bit. But a from-the-belly laugh out loud? I think...

Pre-Friday Reads: The Marriage Lie by Kimberly Belle

By Tall Poppy, Sonja Yoerg THE MARRIAGE LIE by Kimberly Belle Can we talk about reading slumps? Here’s what my recent one was like. I picked up a book, read a chapter, maybe two, and began to wonder about cleaning the bathtub instead. Later, I started a different book...

#PreFridayReads Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

By Tall Poppy Writer Weina Dai Randel I am a Buddhist, at heart. Although I don’t know a chant from Heart Sutra or Diamond Sutra, neither have I visited a single temple in the U.S. But many a Buddhist concepts appeals to me, that is true. When I heard Lincoln in...