“Tales from the Kansas Jayhawks Locker Room” by Mark Stallard (Sports Publications, $19.95) From its humble beginnings in the basement of Snow Hall to the games today in the Allen Fieldhouse, Kansas has always been a basketball powerhouse. What better way to experience this than through the memories of the program’s players and coaches? In this newly revised edition, Stallard has collected stories from 1943 to the present, ensuring that this will be a treasure trove for Jayhawks fans.
“Let’s Pretend This Never Happened” by Jenny Lawson (Amy Einhorn Books, $27.50) Jenny Lawson did not have a normal childhood. It’s easy to blame this on her taxidermist father, who had a propensity to give stuffed animals as birthday presents. Thankfully, she found the humor in her strange childhood, and turned it into a darkly hilarious memoir. In her active and imaginative narrative style, Lawson tackles not only her childhood, but marriage, parenting, and being the award-wining blogger behind TheBlogress.com. Both irreverent and insightful, Lawson and her skewed sense of humor will have readers begging for more.
1. "The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier" by Ree Drummond
2. "The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels--a Love Story" by Ree
3. "The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl" by Ree
4. "Charlie the Ranch Dog" by Ree Drummond
5. "Little Brother" by Cory Doctorow
6. "Moon Over Manifest" by Clare Vanderpool
7. "Fifty Shades of Grey" by E.L. James
8. "Radiating Like a Stone" edited by Myrne Roe
9. "The Book of Jonas" by Stephen Dau
10. "Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins
Source: Watermark Books & Cafe