Alexis Bondi

Alexis is a student at FSU hoping to double major in Creative Writing and Spanish. She loves writing on her blog and reading classics and young adult fiction. When not working in the bookstore Alexis is probably hanging out with her two dogs, Skip and Daisy, or watching Netflix with friends.

What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah

I actually picked this book up from another indie bookstore's staff picks and I absolutely loved it! I read almost half of it on the short plane ride back. These short stories explore a different variety of topics- some being humorous and others serious. It's a great collection that got me thinking.

You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero

If I could pick one book that I would want everyone to read it would be this book! It's a self-help book that is humorous and gives you the courage to create the life you want to live. It's funny and inspirational at the same time all while giving meaningful advice.

Calypso by David Sedaris

David Sedaris is the kind of author that you want to be best friends with because when you read his writing you can't help but fall in love. He's the king of humor and Calypso doesn't disappoint. Sedaris mainly focuses on family in this one but you'll still be laughing so hard your sides hurt.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

This is the best YA book I have ever read! Cath is a shy college freshman who struggles to make friends. Online, though, she has a huge following writing Simon Snow fan fiction. Her random roommate helps to bring Cath out of her shell and helps her navigate college. Every single person I've ever talked to who has read this book has loved it and I totally understand why.


Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

This book not only won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, but it is also one of Barack Obama's favorite books! Gilead is a peaceful story all about self-reflection, identity, and coming to terms with life. I highly recommend this read for those ready to embrace identity and understanding with their own lives.

Kindred by Octavia Butler

One day Dana is suddenly transported back into time in the antebellum South. She doesn't know what is going on or why she is there, but she does know that she must protect a little boy's life in order to ensure her own. This was my first sci-fi novel and I was hesitant at first but I ended up not wanting to put it down.

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