The books Southern indie booksellers are recommending to readers everywhere!


How to Think Like a Woman by Regan Penaluna

As a woman in philosophy, not only did How to Think Like a Woman challenge me, but it gave me an overwhelming sense of being known. Regan Penaluna reclaims the conversation surrounding "the problem of women" with an honesty and self-awareness that is unmatched.

How to Think Like a Woman by Regan Penaluna, (List Price: $28, Grove Press, 9780802158802, March 2023)

Reviewed by Union Ave Books in Knoxville, Tennessee

The Sunny Nihilist by Wendy Syfret

The Sunny Nihilist will open your mind to the brighter side of meaninglessness. (Hear me out.) Embracing nihilism–or at least being open to it–can free you from the constant messages we receive about how every. single. thing. must. have. DEEP. meaning. As someone who detests the phrase “everything happens for a reason” but is grateful for what past mistakes and successes have taught me, Wendy Syfret’s book is just what the doctor ordered.

The Sunny Nihilist by Wendy Syfret, (List Price: $24.95, Chronicle Prism, 9781797215808, January 2022)

Reviewed by Janet Geddis, Avid Bookshop in Athens, Georgia

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