Looking for something new to read? Glean some inspiration from these recent additions to the shelves at Novel Bay Booksellers (novelbaybooks.com), 44 N. 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay.
Moimoi by the University of Tokyo Baby Lab
This little board book promises a lot: “Shapes, colors and sound that will soothe your crying baby.” The university lab staff tested a variety of high-contrast designs to pair with a fun nonsense word: “moi,” which rhymes with “koi.” Researchers found that babies are captivated by the designs and “will even stop crying to look.”
We Became Jaguars by Dave Eggers
Imagination and the wonder of grandmothers are celebrated in this enchanting picture book about a refreshingly different grandmother whose imagination sparks adventure with her grandson.
YOUNG ADULT (YA)
Pride and Premeditation by Tizrah Price
Perfect for Jane Austen fans, Regency romance fans and anyone who enjoys a witty, clever mystery. This is an enjoyable retelling of Pride and Prejudice that reimagines the iconic settings, characters and romances in a thrilling, high-stakes whodunit. Plus, it’s the first in the new Jane Austen Murder Mysteries series!
The Others by Sarah Blau
A biting, darkly funny and propulsive thriller, The Others centers on a pact made 20 years earlier that lands one woman in the heart of a murder investigation where it’s uncertain whether she’s the primary suspect or the next victim.
Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto
This clever, hilarious and charming rom-com features a murder and four meddling Asian aunties who come to the rescue.
World Travel: An Irreverent Guide by Anthony Bourdain and Laurie Woolever
This is the book for anyone who loves – or longs – to travel. Bourdain began this book with Woolever shortly before he died in 2018. She followed the outline they had created to commit his favorite travels to paper. It’s pure Bourdain: witty, cheeky and mixed with astute observations. The book also includes travel and dining tips for each featured city.
Make Your Art No Matter What: Moving Beyond Creative Hurdles by Beth Pickens
Although it’s hard to find a positive to the pandemic, one did emerge: Many people found their inner artist/crafter/maker. This book is perfect for professional artists as well as beginners. Make Your Art includes advice, practical tips and strategies for a successful creative practice.