Our Picks: Books, Movies, Music & More

It’s no shocker we love books at Baker & Taylor. But beyond books, there’s no denying that, now and again, we also love binge-watching our favorite television show or singing along with our favorite band. We’re not just a bookseller after all. From books to movies to music, here are some of our current picks…

Books:theteagirl

Reading with Patrick | Michelle Kuo
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane | Lisa See
I have two favorites from the last couple of weeks: Reading with Patrick, the incredibly moving true story of a young Chinese-American teacher and her life changing work with an African-American teenager coming of age in the poorest county in Arkansas; and The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, a novel of the enduring connection between mothers and daughters set alternately in California and a remote province of China. — David Cully, President

The Handmaid’s Tale | Margaret Atwood
I love this book! I read it around 25 years ago and again 15 years ago. It’s always been one of my favorite books. I decided to read it again since the adaptation is out on Hulu. — Josie Wrucke, Relationship Manager, Digital Customer Management

Kasher in the Rye | by Moshe Kasher
Rachel Rupert, Junior Designer

Ill Will | by Dan Chaon
It’s an fractal adventure into how many individual memories are needed to piece together the full story. Reality and fantasy get mixed up and sometimes mirror the other. I can only read it in the daylight :-).  — Katie Moore, eMarketing Specialist

Music, Movies and TV:signsoflight

Relaxer | Alt-J
Signs of Light | The Head and the Heart
Waiting for Alt-J’s newest album, Relaxer, to be released has been tortuous—ironically, not relaxing at all. Both singles are great, but while I wait for the album’s release in early June, I’ve been listening to the latest The Head and the Heart album on vinyl. — Emma Way, eMarketing Specialist

Sleepless 
— Julie Walker, Marketing Specialist

Humanz | Gorillaz
In true Gorillaz fashion, the album is an eclectic mix of artists, sounds and genres that I think long-time fans will enjoy. Favorite tracks are “Ascension,” “Andromeda” and “Carnival.” — Brad Richmond, Marketing Analyst

Woodlawn
As an avid Alabama fan (Roll tide!) and a native of Alabama, this movie is a home-run for me. — Ashley Dixon, Event Specialist

What are you favorites right now? We want to know! Comment below.