Bring on the weekend! The Amazon editors have loaded up our bags and Kindles with a number of books we plan to savor during the next few drizzly days (apparently no one got the message that we should be past the “April showers” phase of spring), but these six books are perched at the top of our must-read piles or queues. From the making of a "maker" to a girl with a clockwork heart, and from a reminder to breathe to Richard Russo’s newest novel, these wide-ranging books promise to provide the escape we need, especially during a week when we lost one our our favorite book personalities, Grumpy Cat. Rest in peace, little one. Shop on Amazon Ocean Vuong’s poetic prowess is on full display in On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous (June 4), an epistolary novel about a young man who tries to make sense of the violence and isolation that has followed him and his family from Vietnam to America. My colleague Chris Schluep was bowled over by this book, so I was compelled to give it a go, and it does not disappoint. —Erin Kodicek Shop on Amazon For 14 seasons on the Discovery Channel, Adam […]