Greta's Book List
Greta, a native of Kansas City, MO, is a longtime book lover and first-time bookseller! She is a student at Mizzou studying vocal music education, and she is so excited to begin matching books with their readers. Greta’s family has always been supportive of her voracious appetite for reading, and that passion has been pervasive throughout her life. She is a longtime lover of all kinds of fiction, and has more recently developed a passion for non-fiction related to social justice.
Putting a new spin on the Biblical stories many of us know well, Lamb provides a thoroughly hilarious and heartfelt imagining of Jesus’ life in the “lost years” between his childhood and the beginning of his ministry. Hysterical, thought-provoking, and an all-around great read.
This book has changed how I relate to the world, myself, and others in the midst of the chaos and tragedy that have become our day-to-day. Kaur’s elegant and honest writing broke me and put me back together again. One of the best books I’ve ever read.
This book is the perfect synthesis of Terry Prachett’s flair for the whimsical and Niel Gaiman’s tendency towards darkness. Highly enjoyable from beginning to end.
Just when I thought I knew where this story was going, Wolas ripped the rug right out from under me! Once I picked it up I couldn’t put it down.
Miller is a unique writer who is able to capture the complexity of life’s emotions while remaining true to the narrative. Heartachingly beautiful to the end.
Greer’s journey through high school, college, and into adulthood come with the full range of complicated emotions, and is executed beautifully by Wolitzer. A great book for readers trying to bridge the gap between YA and the wilderness that is adult fiction.
Through an inexplicable event, this book asks the age-old question: “What would the world be like if it was run by women?” Unsettling and painfully realistic, this book will stay in your mind long after you read the final page.
“Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” If that statement rings true for you, I would highly recommend this delightful historical fiction by Mary Ann Schaffer.
A unique celebration of the later seasons of womens’ lives that are often overlooked by society. Pipher’s reassuring writing makes me look forward to the later seasons of my life.
One of my favorite Sci-Fi novels, the moral dilemmas of war are at the forefront of the first book of this series. A book you can read over and over again and keep finding new things.