Lit Hits: What We're Reading in August

Here at Grub HQ, we're always talking about the novels keeping us up at night, the poems that call to us over our morning coffees, and those un-put-down-able memoirs you'll find us reading while walking through four lanes of traffic [Ed.'s note: all walk-reading is performed by Grub's trained extreme readers; do not try this at home]. Every month, we'll share our staff's latest literary obsessions to add to your own never-ending reading list.


After reading a rave review from a JP PaperCuts bookseller, Development Manager Alyssa is looking forward to reading Marlena by Julie Buntin for her book club.


Having met the author at the Muse & the Marketplace conference earlier this year, Head of Faculty & Curriculum Dariel is now even more excited to start Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes's The Sleeping World.

Development Manager Alyssa is reading Fredrik Backman's novel My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry, which is a fun read about a spunky grandma, imagination, and living in a blended family.


Youth Programs Manager Eson just finished reading The Gunslinger by Stephen King, and now she's started The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by the Dalai Lama, because she really needs to rediscover small joys during these troubling times these days.


Muse & Advocacy Director Sonya is reading Sherwood Anderson's Death in the Woods and the Other Stories--long overdue and awesome.


Senior Communications Manager Liz is reading The Hot Zone, a true story about the Ebola outbreak near Washington D.C. In unrelated news, she's now in the market to buy a hazmat suit.

Programs Coordinator Lauren just finished Carol S. Dweck's Mindset, and is tearing through Kelly J. Ford's atmospheric wonder, Cottonmouths.


HR and Finance Manager Lauren is finally embarking on Edwidge Danticat's Breath, Eyes, Memory.


Eve, Grub's Executive Director, is reading Redirect: Changing the Stories We Live By, by Timothy D. Wilson. It's giving her new insight into the power of Grub's work.


Development Director Stephanie is reading the gorgeous, sensual, subversive novel by Helen Humphreys, The Reinvention of Love.


Literary District Director Alysia recently finished reading You'll Grow Out of It, a hilarious memoir by comedy writer Jessi Klein. She's weighing different options for her next read.


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