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


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!


Middle Grade Fiction


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


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


Young Adult Fiction


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


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


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


Adult Non-Fiction


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


Adult Fiction


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


Bright Lines by Tanwi Nandini Islam
Dryland by Sara Jaffe


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?)


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


Adult Fantasy


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


For the Love of Sherlock


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)


2016 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge


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


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


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!


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


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