Cracked Spines - The Books We Loved in May 2021

Anna Louise Neiger
June 4, 2021
Cracked Spines: A monthly column about what we're reading and loving here at Good & Gold.

PLANT - House Plants: Choosing, Styling, Caring by Gynelle Leon

We are OBSESSED with house plants here at Good & Gold and are always working toward our life goal of living inside an indoor jungle. Gynelle’s book is a must-have for this!

NORMAL PEOPLE by Sally Rooney

Ooohhh boy, if you loved this TV show, you’re gonna love the book even more. Intoxicating, complex, and almost like reading your own thoughts.

EVERYONE'S TABLE: Global Recipes for Modern Health by Gregory Gourdet

After like a year-and-a-half of not being able to go out to eat, we’ve all gotten really good at making the same five things over and over again. This decadent new cookbook will help you shake up your post-quarantine meal plan with delicious recipes from all over the globe.

by Luke Kruger-Howard

This new small-press comic series is experimenting with not-for-profit publishing. Issue #1 of Goes rethinks gender norms (imagine a club where men just stand around hugging and comforting each other!!) and, according to the Ignatz-nominated author himself, is “full of metaphors.”


Introspective and profound, this memoir looks at death, illness, marriage, children, and memory. An emotional read that you won’t be able to put down—but definitely bring the tissues; a journey like Didion’s, however magical, is not without its moments of deep sorrow.

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