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What We're Reading: Winter 2023

A new season of book recommendations is here. The Celadon team share the books they’re currently reading, including a fun mystery series, a hilarious novel about motherhood, and a fascinating nonfiction book about the aging process.

The Thursday Murder Club

By Richard Osman

“I am caught up in The Thursday Murder Club series by Richard Osman…utterly delightful, and perfect for curling up with in front of the fire! I am on book two, with book three on deck! Elizabeth McCracken’s The Hero of This Book is next up.” — Deb Futter, President and Publisher


By David Sinclair

“I learned about Sinclair’s work on the Smartless podcast, and I am now excited to now read his book. Sinclair is a Harvard Medical School scientist and argues that we can drastically slow aging, or even reverse it.” — Ryan Doherty, VP, Editorial Director

Dirtbag, Massachusetts

By Isaac Fitzgerald

“I’m finally in the middle of Dirtbag, Massachusetts by Isaac Fitzgerald, a writer I’ve long admired. I procrastinated starting it, because I knew once I did, I’d be disappointed when it was over (so far, I’m right). It’s hard not to be hooked by his opening line: My parents were married when they had me, just to different people.” — Christine Mykityshyn, Senior Publicity Director


By Allegra Goodman

“Next up, I’m reading Sam by Allegra Goodman. I really enjoyed her last book, so I’m excited to dive into this one. The amazing reviews and book club buzz won me over!” – Anna Belle Hindenlang, Senior Publicist


By Rachel Yoder

“I recently read and loved this totally wild, hilarious, and provocative look at motherhood, told through the story of a dissatisfied suburban housewife who begins to turn into a dog. This book might also have one of the best covers ever!” — Cecily van Burren-Freedman, Associate Editor


By Hernan Diaz

“I’m about to read Trust by Hernan Diaz because it was recommended by a source I trust (Associate Editor Cecily van Buren-Freedman!) and because I’ve seen it all over the best of 2022 lists. I’m also a sucker for a novel within a novel. Can’t get enough of books, surprise, surprise!” — Randi Kramer, Associate Editor

Emily Wilde's Encyclopaedia of Faeries

By Heather Fawcett

“I cannot recommend the recently published Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries enough. Even though I hate epistolary-type works, this is one of the best cozy academic fantasies that I’ve read since Marie Brennan’s A Natural History of Dragons. Onwards, looking forward to Victory City by Salman Rushdie!” — Sandra Moore, Marketing Assistant


By Sarah Priscus

“Just in time for the Daisy Jones & The Six TV adaptation, Groupies pulls back the curtain on the glittery world of ’70s rock ’n’ roll. After her mother’s death, Faun reconnects with her friend Josie, a muse for the rock band Holiday Sun, and immediately falls into the wild lifestyle of their groupies. Photographing every piece of her new life, Faun’s colorful life begins to unravel while trying to balance her ambitions, ethics, and friendships.” — Sarah Berg, Publicity and Marketing Intern

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