What is the CHB Staff reading this week?

As we wrap up an extra-long leap year February, here's what our staff is reading this week:

Phoebe is currently reading Emma by Jane Austen and loving it so far! This is her second time reading this beautiful piece!

Matthieu is reading The Florida of the Inca, a chronicle of Hernando de Soto's expedition and conquest of what is now Florida, published two generations after the conquistador's death.

Eden is currently reading Band Sinister by KJ Charles. The story follows Sir Philip Rookwood and Guy Frisby as they realize their feelings for one another. Hearts and reputations on the line—they can’t wait to see what happens next!

Victoria is excited to start this month’s Romance Book Club pick, Wild Life by Opal Wei! Can't wait to discuss at book club later this week!

Lil' Bit is re-reading the Trials of Apollo series! They’ve always been a big fan of Rick Riordan’s books, and this one is a fantastic extension of the mythic/modern world he built in the Percy Jackson series.

Sarah is currently reading How to Be a Good Savage and Other Poems. It is so very beautiful and very sad at the same time. The author digs deep into the pain, hardship, and happiness her life has brought. Sarah also loves how the audiobook not only changes voice narration but also languages! She can’t wait to fished it!

Books: 
Emma By Jane Austen, Fiona Stafford (Editor), Fiona Stafford (Introduction by), Fiona Stafford (Notes by) Cover Image
By Jane Austen, Fiona Stafford (Editor), Fiona Stafford (Introduction by), Fiona Stafford (Notes by)
$9.00
ISBN: 9780141439587
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Classics - May 6th, 2003

The culmination of Jane Austen's genius, a sparkling comedy of love and marriage

Now a major motion picture starring Anya Taylor-Joy


The Florida of the Inca By Garcilaso de la Vega, John Grier Varner (Translated by), Jeannette Varner (Translated by) Cover Image
By Garcilaso de la Vega, John Grier Varner (Translated by), Jeannette Varner (Translated by)
$81.25
ISBN: 9780292724341
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University of Texas Press -

Perhaps the most amazing thing of all about Garcilaso de la Vega's epic account of the De Soto expedition is the fact that, although it is easily the first great classic of American history, it had never before received a complete or otherwise adequate English translation in the 346 years which have elapsed since its publication in Spanish.


Band Sinister By Kj Charles Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781912688036
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Kjc Books - October 18th, 2018

Sir Philip Rookwood is the disgrace of the county. He's a rake and an atheist, and the rumours about his hellfire club, the Murder, can only be spoken in whispers. (Orgies. It's orgies.)



Wild Life By Opal Wei Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781335475954
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harlequin Feature - January 23rd, 2024

They're walking on the wild side...

The Plan was simple: find a cure for the cancer that nearly took her sister's life. But for Zoey Fong, something about The Plan isn't working anymore. When a crucial tissue sample accidentally winds up in the hands of a very distracting--and disarmingly handsome--visitor, Zoey jumps at the chance to follow him home to retrieve it.


Hidden Oracle, The-Trials of Apollo, Book One By Rick Riordan Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781484746417
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Disney Hyperion - October 3rd, 2017

How to Be a Good Savage and Other Poems By Mikeas Sánchez, Wendy Call (Translator), Shook (Translator) Cover Image
By Mikeas Sánchez, Wendy Call (Translator), Shook (Translator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781639550203
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Milkweed Editions - January 9th, 2024

The latest in the Seedbank series, the debut in English of a groundbreaking Indigenous poet of the Americas.In a fiercely personal yet authoritative voice, prolific contemporary poet Mikeas S nchez explores the worldview of the Zoque people of southern Mexico.