On the Shelves: January

Tips from the Peregrine Bookstore Staff

Breath by James Nestor

Breathing has been on a lot of people's minds as a result of the coronavirus. But did you know that the way you breathe can have an effect on your immune system, and you can use your breathing to regulate your stress level? Check this book out for exercises you can try yourself. — David

Houseplants: A Guide to Choosing and Caring for Indoor Plants by Lisa Eldred Steinkopf

When I first started my houseplant obsession, like a lot of people I thought I was destined to kill everything I brought into my house. This book helped me turn that around. Steinkopf does a wonderful job of breaking down what it is that plants need not just to survive, but to thrive in your space. She also includes over 150 specific plant profiles for some of the most common houseplants. — Sienna

The Radioactive Boy Scout: The Frightening True Story of a Whiz Kid and His Homemade Nuclear Reactor by Ken Silverstein

The weird, true story of a kid who tried building a nuclear reactor in a shed. The EPA caught wind of it and raided the shed, and that's only half of the story! — Josef

Woody Guthrie andt he Dust Bowl Ballads by Nick Hayes

This graphic novel is a fictional tale about the Depression, the Dust Bowl and one of the great musicians in Americana. Explore a possible origin of the man who brought us “Pastures of Plenty.”—Brett

Red Pill by Hari Kunzru

A surprisingly captivating page-turner! We follow an American writer's existential crisis brought on by what he perceives as society's dark descent into nihilism. While at a writing center in Berlin, we’re not quite sure whether he is getting increasingly paranoid or the threats he perceives are real. Intelligent and suspenseful, it brings up philosophical and moral dilemmas. — Maria

Sea Wife by Amity Gaige

Emotionally complex, beautifully written, Sea Wife is taut and engaging. I loved it! — Michaela

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