The Accidentals Recommend

From The Accidentals:

As a band family, we do a mental health check in with each other when things get heavy. It helps us acknowledge that maybe we need to ask for help or just give someone a little grace. No judgement, just acceptance.

So, in an effort to feel a little more grounded, we're gonna take a #dailybreather every day for the foreseeable future on Facebook Live. We'll log on at noon EST, light a candle for healing, be thankful, tell a story, recommend some books, and play a song - maybe 15 minutes of total stream time. We're gonna try to be here every day at noon until we feel like we're all good. Some days it might be one of us, some days all of us. We're just gonna hold the space. We hope you'll come take time out with us when you feel like it. xoxo

 

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Whenever The Accidentals recommend a book during the Daily Breather, you can find it here!  See all their recommendations below.

William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Mean Girls (Pop Shakespeare #1) Cover Image
By Ian Doescher, Kent Barton (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781683691174
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Published: Quirk Books - April 23rd, 2019

“It’s just fun, you know?”

-Katie Larson, May 26th


Lab Girl Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101873724
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - February 28th, 2017

“She talks really candidly about what it’s like to be a scientist”

-Katie Larson, May 25th


Where the Sidewalk Ends Special Edition with 12 Extra Poems: Poems and Drawings Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780060572341
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - February 18th, 2014

 “This is one of my favorite poetry collections”

- Katie Larson, May 24th


One-Straw Revolutionary: The Philosophy and Work of Masanobu Fukuoka Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781603585309
Availability: Backordered
Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - September 14th, 2015

“Even if you don’t think natural farming is for you, there’s still really good philosophic advice in this book”

- Sav Buist, May 23rd


Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780375702617
Availability: Ships from our warehouse today
Published: Vintage - September 7th, 1999

“It’s basically a really detailed history of how things evolved to be the way they are”

- Sav Buist, May 22


The Moment of Tenderness Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781538717820
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 21st, 2020

 “Each story is a different genre”

-Katie Larson, May 21st


The Emotional Life of Your Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live--and How You Ca n Change Them Cover Image
By Richard J. Davidson, Sharon Begley (Contributions by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780452298880
Availability: Ships from our warehouse today
Published: Avery - December 24th, 2012

 “I feel it’s like some of those personality tests that can help you perceive how other people and how you work a little bit better”

- Katie Larson, May 20th 


Darwin: A Life in Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375711923
Availability: Special Order - Check for Availability
Published: Knopf - October 9th, 2012

 “It’s all these different perspectives coming together to tell this retelling of Darwin’s life”

- Sav Buist, May 19th


Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781400033539
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - September 23rd, 2008

“Highly recommend it if you’re kinda nerdy like us and you love the intersection between left brain and life brain and how things work and the connection  between science and music and creativity”

-Katie Larson, May 17th


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M Train Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101910160
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - August 23rd, 2016

“The cool thing about this book is that she talks more about living in Michigan, our home state”

- Katie Larson, May 15th


The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up) Cover Image
By Marie Kondo, Yuko Uramoto (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780399580536
Availability: Ships from our warehouse today
Published: Ten Speed Press - June 27th, 2017

“This is a really short and entertaining read”

- Katie Larson, May 14th


Tao: The Watercourse Way Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780394733111
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Pantheon - January 12th, 1977

“[For] if you’re in a kinda spiritual or philosophical way”

- Katie Larson, May 13th


Absolutely on Music: Conversations (Vintage International) Cover Image
By Haruki Murakami, Seiji Ozawa, Jay Rubin (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780804173728
Availability: Ships from our warehouse today
Published: Vintage - October 3rd, 2017

“It’s a really interesting perspective to hear from an author who mostly writes fiction to be talking to a conductor who we don’t hear from very much.”

-Sav Buist, May 12th


In Their Lives: Great Writers on Great Beatles Songs Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735210691
Availability: Special Order - Check for Availability
Published: Blue Rider Press - May 23rd, 2017

“This book is a collection of different writers and musicians and each one has picked a different Beatles song that has impacted their life in one way or another”

 - Katie Larsen, May 10th


Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780385480017
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor - September 1st, 1995

“I never forgot this book because it was the first time I was able to look at and write something big picture”

-Sav Buist, May 9th

 


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This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Medical Resident Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316426725
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Spark - December 3rd, 2019

"Not for the faint of heart, but very funny"

-Sav Buist, May 6th


Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143125334
Availability: Ships from our warehouse today
Published: Penguin Books - April 29th, 2014

"Follows four different kinds of transformation of food and their history and practices"

-Katie Larson, May 5th


Dough Nation: How Pizza (and Small Businesses) Can Change the World Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781614850083
Availability: Ships from our warehouse today
Published: Principia Media LLC - February 18th, 2020

"It's about how small businesses are essential in local communities"

-Michael Dause, May 4th


The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780062976581
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperOne - October 22nd, 2019

"This is an awesome book if you need a little inspiration"

-Katie Larson, May 3rd


Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780544483941
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Published: Mariner Books - March 17th, 2015

"This book really breaks down the story of all of the mundane objects and materials that we take for granted"

-Katie Larson, April 30th


The Library Book Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781476740195
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 1st, 2019

"A fascinating deep dive on the history of an arson of the LA public library"

- Sav Buist, April 29th


The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America (Bird Books, Books for Bird Lovers, Humor Books) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781452174037
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - April 2nd, 2019

"We've been getting a kick out of it. Of course, paying attention to the birds, and then making fun of them while we go on our walks" 

-Katie Larson, April 28th


The Daily Show (The Book): An Oral History as Told by Jon Stewart, the Correspondents, Staff and Guests Cover Image
By Jon Stewart (Foreword by), Chris Smith
$18.99
ISBN: 9781455565368
Availability: Ships from our warehouse today
Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 10th, 2017

"If you're a fan of The Daily Show, you should definitely pick this up if you want to know more about what made it all work" 

-Michael Dause, April 27th


It Chooses You Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781938073014
Availability: Ships from our warehouse today
Published: McSweeney's - July 31st, 2012

"Miranda July is one of my favorite film-makers, musicians and overall quirky artists.
It Chooses You is a handful of stories and interviews with random people...  she's kinda whacky and I love her"
 - Katie Larson, April 26th


Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780399184765
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - October 25th, 2016

"It talks about her upbringing and getting started with Sleater Kinney back in the 90s during the whole Riot Grrl movement which really inspired me when I was first learning electric guitar" 

-Katie Larson, April 25th


Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735211285
Availability: Ships from our warehouse today
Published: Riverhead Books - November 6th, 2018

"It's part travel journal, part memoir, part science book, part activism book" 

-Katie Larson, April 24th


The Collected Poems Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780061558894
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - March 6th, 2018

"Songwriting helps if I have inspiration - so I’ve been reading a lot of poetry lately.
Sylvia Plath uses some of the most beautiful language techniques and her word choice are so amazing, really colorful.
Any of you spending your time writing I highly recommend reading some poetry, especially Silvia Path"
 - Katie Larson, April 23rd


Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626728691
Availability: Ships from our warehouse today
Published: First Second - March 6th, 2018

"Honestly one of my favorite books"

-Katie Larson, April 22nd


"If you find yourself at home with some extra time and need a new hobby..."

-Katie Larson, April 21st


Seven Brief Lessons on Physics Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399184413
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - March 1st, 2016

"I love it because it's super short and simple, but sometimes if you need to get out of your head, it's helpful to look at the universe"

-Katie Larson, April 20th


A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316925280
Availability: Ships from our warehouse today
Published: Back Bay Books - February 2nd, 1998

"It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me wonder, and it got me outside of myself"

- Sav Buist, April 19th


The Decision Book: Fifty Models for Strategic Thinking Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393652376
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 8th, 2018

"It's full of different diagrams and visualizations for how to change your thinking"

-Katie Larson, April 18th


Travels with Charley in Search of America Cover Image
$13.00
ISBN: 9780140053203
Availability: Ships from our warehouse today
Published: Penguin Books - January 31st, 1980

"I loved it SO much"

-Sav Buist, April 17th


Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781416553656
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - September 2nd, 2008

"A really good read for the current time"

-Michael Dause, April 16th


If This Isn't Nice, What Is? (Even More) Expanded Third Edition: The Graduation Speeches and Other Words to Live By Cover Image
By Kurt Vonnegut, Dan Wakefield (Selected by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781609806101
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Seven Stories Press - March 31st, 2020

"We wrote a song about this book"

-Katie Larson, April 15th


The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780312427719
Availability: Ships from our warehouse today
Published: Picador - October 14th, 2008

"It's such an amazing exploration of how music affects history and how history affects music"

-Sav Buist, April 14th


Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science-and the World Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780553446791
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Broadway Books - April 7th, 2015

"Highly recommend!"

-Katie Larson, April 13th


Humans of New York Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250038821
Availability: Ships from our warehouse today
Published: St. Martin's Press - October 15th, 2013

"It's just real people doing real life"

-Sav Buist, April 12th


Night Sky: A Field Guide to the Constellations [With Card Flashlight] Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781591932291
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Adventure Publications - December 1st, 2009

"It's just a really nice break to be able to look up at something that's always consistent"

-Sav Buist, April 10th


Food Energetics: The Spiritual, Emotional, and Nutritional Power of What We Eat Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781594772429
Availability: Ships from our warehouse today
Published: Healing Arts Press - November 5th, 2008

"Food Energetics is all about paying attention to what we eat, especially now that we're home and have a little more time on our hands, I've been making a lot more conscious choices to listen to my body and reevaluating why we eat what we eat"

-Katie Larson, April 9th


The Artist's Way: 25th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143129257
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: TarcherPerigee - October 25th, 2016

"It's not just for artists, even though it's called The Artist's Way. It's for anyone who wants to tap into some creativity"

-Sav Buist, April 8th