[BHE 197] Post-Holiday Books and Some Required Reading

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Fats here.

Every Sunday, we share the books that have found their way into our shelves either from libraries, book shops – or simply landed into our mailboxes.

Below are photos of my book purchases and subscriptions that I got after the holidays. Two of the books were given to me as Christmas presents, and four are titles for the 2016 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge. Enjoy browsing!

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Middle Grade Fiction

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Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead
The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

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Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper

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Young Adult Fiction

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This is from my Book Riot subscription via Quarterly. It’s Book Riot: YA#4 (#BYA04) and contains the following bookish items:

– Ana of California by Andi Teran
– Hand-drawn map of Ana’s town in Northern California
– Recipe list from the book, Ana of California
– We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
– Hand-drawn “We Are the Ants” bookmark
– Signed bookplate courtesy of Shaun David Hutchinson
– Enchanted Forest Coloring Postcards (set of 20)
– Out of Print Socks: Where the Wild Things Are

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The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson
Ana of California by Andi Teran
We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

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Bright Lights, Dark Nights by Stephen Emond (from a friend)
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

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Adult Non-Fiction

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Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan
What Einstein Told His Barber by Robert L. Wolke

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Adult Fiction

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This is another Book Riot subscription I have via Quarterly. This is Book Riot #9 (#BKR09) and contains the following bookish items:

– Bright Lines by Tanwi Nandini Islam
– Postcard with Ernst Haeckel print on one side and note from one of the main characters from Bright Lines on the other side, exclusively created by Penguin for – Quarterly subscribers
– Dryland by Sara Jaffe
– Seattle postcard that one character from Dryland wrote to another character but never sent
– Make Reading Great Again cap
– Strand bookmark
– Novel Tea pouch (contains 5 English breakfast tea bags)
– Merriam-Webster’s 365 New Words-a-Year Page-a-Day 2016 desk calendar

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Bright Lines by Tanwi Nandini Islam
Dryland by Sara Jaffe

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A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

(Several months ago, I recommended Roz Chast’s Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? to my co-worker who used to work in an assisted living facility. She loved it and recommended it to her other friends. During the holidays, the same co-worker lent me her copy of Jonas Jonasson’s hilarious novel. In return, I let her borrow my copy of A Man Called Ove. Fair trade, don’t you think?)

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We Are Called to Rise by Laura McBride
Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

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Adult Fantasy

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Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong
The Sword of Shannara Trilogy (25th Anniversary edition) by Terry Brooks
The Fairest of Them All by Carolyn Turgeon

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For the Love of Sherlock

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The Sherlock Holmes Book by DK Publishing
Sherlock: The Facts and Fiction Behind the World’s Most Famous Detective by Martin Fido (given by Daniel’s mom)

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2016 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge

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Task 1: Read a horror bookPenpal by Dathan Auerbach
Task 16: Read the first book in a series by a person of colorAdaptation by Malinda Lo

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Task 6: Read a biography (not memoir or autobiography)The Wild Truth by Carine McCandles
Task 20: Read a book about religion (fiction or nonfiction)The Future of the Catholic Church with Pope Francis by Garry Wills

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Happy reading and have a great week ahead!

2 Comments on [BHE 197] Post-Holiday Books and Some Required Reading

  1. Who is this Shaun David Hutchinson and why haven’t I heard of him yet? I feel so behind!

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  2. Wow, what great finds! Enjoy the Murakami!

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