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NYMBC To Be Read Pile

So the best part of my job is that I get to read for a living, the worst part of my job is that I have to read for a living. Follow me? As the Not Your Mother’s Book Club event coordinator, I get to read so many amazing books and meet the wonderful authors! BUT, that leaves very little time for me to read books that are not scheduled for events! Over the last year, my TBR pile has been growing. I’ve told myself, and gently whispered to each book as I set it on the pile, “I will read you in November.” November. The month that the whole marketing team heads back into the stores to help with the Holiday rush. Everything goes on hold for two whole months, which means, I can read as many books as I possibly can in 8 weeks. This year’s TBR list is long, but I”m hoping I can at least make a dent! 

Pile of books to be read

Thse are just the few that I have at the office:

- Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

- Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin (Available in November!)

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

Mort(e) by Robert Repino


Books waiting for me on my shelves at home or that I have to purchase:

Front Lines by Michael Grant

Front Lines by Michael Grant


Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

(Available in September!)


Shadow of the Bone by Leigh Bardugo

The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo 

(I KNOW! I’m so late on this.)


The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

(Also late on this one…)


The Dust That Falls From Dreams by Louis de Bernieres

The Dust That Also Falls From Dreams by Louis de Bernieres


Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

(Available in January)


Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein


Timekeeper by Tara Sim

Timekeeper by Tara Sim


The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough

The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough


The Cinder Spires by Jim Butcher

The Cinder Spires: The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher


The Smell of Other People's Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock


A Painted Sky by Stacey Lee

Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee

Ok… that’s all that I can remember! I’m sure there are about 30 more, but maybe they’ll have to wait for another post. Only 4 months to go before I can delve in!

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Mezzrole Cocktail

June arrives with a bounty of books.  Emma Cline’s The Girls is a heady and scary debut where a young Evie Boyd succumbs to the charisma of a Charles Manson-like figure in Northern California. June also sees the release of Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails & Tonics by the cocktail whisperer himself, Warren Bobrow.  Mr. Bobrow was kind enough to lend us his Mezzrole Cocktail that we tinkered with just enough to make it Evie’s own.




The Mezzrole Cocktail (aka Evie's Joint)
4-6 Greenish Cocktail Cherries (please see page 45 of Cannabis Cocktails)
.5 oz Cherry Pie cannabis infused vermouth, such as Uncouth Vermouth’s Seasonal Wildflower Blend (also see Cannabis Cocktails on how to infuse your vermouth)
Handful of crushed ice
1 oz scotch.  Something a little bit smoky like Oban's 14 Year Old
Aromatic bitters

Muddle the Cocktail Cherries, then top with the vermouth. Continue to muddle for 30 seconds. Cover with the crushed ice. Top with the scotch, then dot with the bitters.  Enjoy! (But - never make this cocktail if marijuana is illegal where you live.)


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