Science hobbyist pens captivating space narrative not to be missed

Andy Weir’s The Martian is an incredible story about a man who uses his vast knowledge of chemistry, physics, and the universe in general to escape a distant planet.


Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize winner a life-spanning tale infused with musical prose

This book blew me away. It has pretty much everything a reader could want in a book, from beautiful prose and romance to adventure and murder. I’m learning that entire-life-spanning tales are my cup of tea (thank you Donna Tartt, Kristin Hannah, and Lauren Groff), and The Goldfinch is exemplary in that regard.