Davi's Favorites of the Year

My year was spent locking horns with various demons, so in reading I sought laughter and a doorway out - hence all the BBC comedy personalities. Otherwise I traipsed all over America with the return of my favorite fictional charmer in Less is Lost. I dove into complicated sexual dynamics in the super sharp debut Acts of Service. I was enriched by a poignant meditation on race, memory and landscape in Laurent Savoy's Trace. In Sean Hewitt's elegant memoir All Down Darkness Wide, poetry and heartbreak swirl in a coming-of-age narrative about queer love and mental illness. And then there's James Acaster's moving tale of breaking into his singing teacher's house when she's away, pooping in her bathroom, realizing there's no toilet paper, and running around the house with his pants down terrified she'll walk in at any moment. Books are magic.

Davi, Brooklyn


 

Less Is Lost (The Arthur Less Books #2) By Andrew Sean Greer Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316498906
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 20th, 2022

In the follow-up to the “bedazzling, bewitching, and be-wonderful” (New York Times​) best-selling and Pulitzer Prize-winning Less: A Novel, the awkward and lovable Arthur Less returns in an unforgettable road trip across America.

“Go get lost somewhere, it always does you good.”

For Arthur Less, life is going surprisin


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Acts of Service: A Novel By Lillian Fishman Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593243763
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Published: Hogarth - May 3rd, 2022

A “bold and unflinchingly sexy” (Vogue) debut novel about a young woman who follows her desires into a world of pleasure, decadence, and privilege, unraveling everything she thought she knew about sex . . . and herself.
 


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All Down Darkness Wide: A Memoir By Seán Hewitt Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593300084
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Published: Penguin Press - July 12th, 2022

Winner of the 2022 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature • Named a Best Book of 2022 by Kirkus, Booklist, and Shelf Awareness Named a Best Book of July by Buzzfeed • A Publishers Weekly Best Nonfiction 2022 Summer Read • Observer Book of the Week


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Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape By Lauret Savoy Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781619028258
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Published: Counterpoint - September 13th, 2016

With a New Preface by the Author

Through personal journeys and historical inquiry, this PEN Literary Award finalist explores how America’s still unfolding history and ideas of “race” have marked its people and the land.


James Acaster's Classic Scrapes By James Acaster Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781472247193
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Published: Headline - February 26th, 2019

**THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**

'I don't think I've ever read a book that has made me cry with laughter as much as this one. It was very difficult reading it in public as I looked like a madman' - Richard Herring


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The Prophet By Kahlil Gibran Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780394404288
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Published: Knopf -

One of the most beloved classics of our time—a collection of poetic essays that are philosophical, spiritual, and, above all, inspirational. Published in 1923, Gibran's masterpiece has been translated into more than twenty languages.


Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama: A Memoir By Bob Odenkirk Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399180514
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Published: Random House - March 1st, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this “essential” (Entertainment Weekly), “hilarious” (AV Club) memoir, the star of Mr.


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Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within By Natalie Goldberg, Bill Addison (Foreword by), Julia Cameron (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Natalie Goldberg, Bill Addison (Foreword by), Julia Cameron (Foreword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781611803082
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Published: Shambhala - February 2nd, 2016



The all-time best-selling writer's handbook turns thirty.


Funny You Should Ask . . . By Qi Elves Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780571369058
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Published: Faber & Faber - August 24th, 2021

The perfect gift for all those big and little kids in your life who ask why...? With an introduction from Zoe Ball.

The QI Elves are the clever clogs behind the hit panel show QI.


Dishonesty Is the Second-Best Policy By David Mitchell Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781783351985
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Published: Faber & Faber - August 10th, 2021

THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER

'A delight ' Zoe Ball, BBC Radio 2

'Very entertaining.' Irish Times

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From UKIP surge to Brexit shambles, horsemeat lasagne to Trump in the White House: bestselling comedian David Mitchell brilliantly tackles the dumbfounding times we live in.


Between the Stops is a sort of a memoir, my sort. It's about a bus trip really, because it's my view from the Number 12 bus (mostly top deck, the seat at the front on the right), a double-decker that plies its way from Dulwich, in South East London where I was living, to where I sometimes work at the BBC in the heart of the capital.


Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens By Andrea Wulf Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307744609
Availability: Backordered
Published: Vintage - February 26th, 2013

A “thrilling adventure story" (San Francisco Chronicle) that brings to life the astronomers who in the 1700s embarked upon a quest to calculate the size of the solar system, and paints a vivid portrait of the collaborations, rivalries, and volatile international politics that hindered them at every turn.