What is the CHB Staff reading this week?

We're almost a month into 2024, and Team CHB is, as usual, curling up with some excellent books. Here's what we're reading this week:

Lil Bit is reading Riverworld, a combined volume of To Your Scattered Bodies Go and The Fabulous Riverboat, on John's recommendation. They're really enjoying the culturally interactive fiction!

Eden has recently picked up the Jujutsu Kaisen manga series on Lil Bit's enthusiastic recommendation. They're really excited to learn more about the characters and how curses work in this universe!

Sarah is reading the 9th volume of the Apothecary Diaries, and and she’s so excited to watch it now. She absolutely loves all the characters and their dynamics, and she's also enjoying how fun and strange the main character is! She can’t wait to get the next volume in to see what shenanigan and assassination attempts happen next.

Victoria is so excited to start reading Slow Dance, a new forthcoming book from Rainbow Rowell, one of her longtime favorite authors.

Matthieu has been picking at Wake Forest Press's fine anthology of Irish women's poetry this week.

Riverworld: Including To Your Scattered Bodies Go & The Fabulous Riverboat By Philip Jose Farmer Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765326522
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Published: Tor Books - March 30th, 2010

From award-winning author Philip Jose Farmer comes his most famous science fiction work: the first combined edition of the first two Riverworld novels, To Your Scattered Bodies Go and The Fabulous Riverboat.

The basis of the 2010 television miniseries from Syfy.

Jujutsu Kaisen, Vol. 1 By Gege Akutami (Created by) Cover Image
By Gege Akutami (Created by)
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ISBN: 9781974710027
Published: VIZ Media LLC - December 3rd, 2019

To gain the power he needs to save his friend from a cursed spirit, Yuji Itadori swallows a piece of a demon, only to find himself caught in the midst of a horrific war of the supernatural!

In a world where cursed spirits feed on unsuspecting humans, fragments of the legendary and feared demon Ryomen Sukuna have been lost and scattered about.

The Apothecary Diaries 09 (Manga) By Natsu Hyuuga, Nekokurage, Itsuki Nanao (Compiled by), Touco Shino (Designed by) Cover Image
By Natsu Hyuuga, Nekokurage, Itsuki Nanao (Compiled by), Touco Shino (Designed by)
ISBN: 9781646091355
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Published: Square Enix Manga - August 15th, 2023

After breaking a "curse" on the imperial heirs, a palace servant with training in herbal medicine is promoted up the ranks to food taster...and right into the thick of palace intrigue in this lushly illustrated historical mystery series!

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Slow Dance: A Novel By Rainbow Rowell Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063380196
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Published: William Morrow - July 23rd, 2024

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eleanor & Park and Attachments comes Slow Dance—a bright, beaming power ballad of a novel about a love so true it refuses to be forgotten.

Back in high school, everybody thought Shiloh and Cary would end up together . . . everybody but Shiloh and Cary.

The Wake Forest Book of Irish Women's Poetry By Peggy O'Brien (Editor), Peggy O'Brien (Preface by), Wake Forest University Press Cover Image
ISBN: 9781930630581
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Published: Wake Forest University Press - October 1st, 2011

This anthology, revised and greatly expanded since the groundbreaking first edition, features poetry by sixteen of Ireland’s finest poets: Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Eavan Boland, Eva Bourke, Medbh McGuckian, Kerry Hardie, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Mary O’Malley, Rita Ann Higgins, Paula Meehan, Moya Cannon, Katie Donovan, Vona Groarke, Enda Wyley, Sinéad Morrissey, Ca