Book Nerd Central
“The Traitor’s Wife” by Allison Pataki Remember Benedict Arnold? He had a wife. And her story is really juicy, at least in this historical fiction novel. You’ll hear about his wife, Peggy, through the eyes of her maid. It’s the Revolutionary War meets “Downton Abbey.” Trust us.
“Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie If you thought moving into a new apartment was a BFD, meet Ifemelu. She moved from Nigeria to the US for college. Part love story, part cultural commentary, this book will get to you. Warning: it will also make you want to start a blog.
“Where’d You Go, Bernadette” by Maria Semple And you thought your family was crazy. Bernadette is an award-winning architect turned stay-at-home Seattle mom turned MIA. Her daughter Bee tries to find out where she is through things like old emails. This is not “Gone Girl.” You’ll actually be laughing. Read it, then go hug your mom.
“The Hard Thing About Hard Things” by Ben Horowitz If you work at a startup, read this because it’s about launching a company. If you don’t work at a startup, read this because it’s also about working at a company. If you dream about working at a startup, read this because it’s hard. The struggle is real.