It’s been awhile since I’ve done a book haul! I had been doing quite well at limiting my review requests and purchases throughout the summer… But I’ve clearly fallen off the wagon. Without further ado, here is my HUGE fall book haul.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
I bought this one in September before going to a book signing featuring Angie Thomas, Julie Murphy, and Becky Albertalli. It was amazing! I loved this book to bits and it deserves all the hype. If you haven’t read it, what are you waiting for?
Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
I got this one at the book signing! I haven’t read it yet, but I definitely plan to before Puddin’ comes out 🙂
Simon VS the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
This book. SQUEE. HEARTEYES. I got this one at the book signing, too. I loved this book SO much and can’t wait for the movie. Check out the trailer here via Book Riot!
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
Because I loved Simon Vs so much, I knew that I had to grab this one too, even though it was only in hardcover. So, again, I picked this one up at the signing. I read it shortly thereafter and really enjoyed it. Another super cute read from Albertalli!
I Feel Bad About my Neck: And Other Thoughts on being a Woman by Nora Ephron
I snagged a used copy of this one when I was at Powell’s City of Books in Portland, OR. What a great bookstore, let me tell you. I’ve read half of it so far and damn, Nora Ephron is so Nora Ephron-y. Love it.
Bone by Yrsa Daley-Ward
I got this one in The Grove when I was in California. I’ve only read a few of the poems in it so far, but I know I’m going to love it.
Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur
I got this one the same time I got Bone. I read it right away and loved it to death. It’s such an amazing collection. I can’t believe Rupi Kaur is only in her early twenties! There’s so much wisdom in her words.
The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace
I picked this one up in a feminist shop somewhere in Oregon and damn it was a really good choice. I read this one twice. In a row. Like, in the same sitting. It’s an incredible poetry collection and I foresee myself reading it again and again.
Yes Means Yes!: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World without Rape by Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti
I got this one at Small World Books on the Venice Beach boardwalk in California. I started reading it once when I checked it out from the library, but never got around to finishing it. I love these authors though and always enjoy a good bit of feminist non-fiction.
Green River, Running Red by Ann Rule
As any good murderino, I love reading true crime, and Ann Rule, of course, is queen. I’ve read The Stranger Beside Me earlier this year and can’t wait to read her tale of the Green River Killer.
The Fifth Season (Broken Earth #1) by N.K. Jemisin
At work we started a book club amongst the staff. This month’s prompt is a book that won the Hugo award. I decided I was going to read this one because I’ve been meaning to read it anyway. And my goodness. It’s AMAZING. So I immediately went out and bought the other two books in the trilogy. And I’m almost finished 🙂
The Obelisk Gate (Broken Earth #2) by N.K. Jemisin
The Stone Sky (Broken Earth #3) by N.K. Jemisin
The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld
Early in November I wasn’t feeling well–I think I had the flu or something. So I was feeling miserable and picky and just not feeling any of the books I already own. So I got my roommate to drive me to the bookstore and I picked this one up. I read it and liked it all right. I don’t think it was the right pace for my mood at the time, but I can see why so many people like it.
Mr. Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt
Similar to The Child Finder, I was looking for something that just wasn’t on my shelves. I wanted something weird. And I got it. I read this one pretty quickly and enjoyed it a lot, but didn’t love it.
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
I got the movie tie-in edition of this book through a silent auction at the Giller Light Bash for the Giller Prize!
Tortall: A Spy’s Guide by Julie Holderman, Tamora Pierce, and Timothy Liebe
I also got this one in the silent auction (they were in a bundle of things). I haven’t actually read anything by Tamora Pierce. I feel like now that I have this gorgeous book about Tortall, I should probably read some Tortall books.
For Review Consideration:
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
The lovely folks at Penguin Random House Canada gave me a stunning finished copy of this gem for review. I haven’t actually read it yet… but it one of the best books that I didn’t read this fall, for sure.
The Wind In All The World by Samantha Mabry
I received this Algonquin title from Thomas Allen & Son books. This is a young adult novel by a Canadian author. It’s apparently got some magical realism, so count me in.
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
I received this one from Thomas Allen & Son books. This one comes out February 6th from Algonquin.
The Floating World by C. Morgan Babst
I received this one from Thomas Allen & Son books. This one is already out and take place in the heart of hurricane Katrina.
Seduced by Mrs. Robinson by Beverly Gray
I received this one from Thomas Allen & Son books. This one was released earlier this month and is about the making and impact of the film The Graduate.
The Milk Lady of Bangalore: An Unexpected Adventure by Shoba Narayan
I received this one from Thomas Allen & Son books. This one comes out in January and is the tale of two women who bond over cows, food, and family.
Savage Country by Robert Olmstead
I received this one from Thomas Allen & Son books. This is the story of Elizabeth Coughlin and the infamous buffalo hunt that nearly made bison extinct.
Strangers in Budapest by Jessica Keener
I received this one from Thomas Allen & Son books. This one is already out and is a historical fiction about a family that leaves Budapest for Boston after the fall of the communist regime.
Woman at 1,000 Degrees by Hallgrímur Helgason
I received this one from Thomas Allen & Son books. Out in January, this book hails from Iceland and is the story of eighty-year-old Herra Bjornsson. It’s been said that it has, “echoes of All the Light We Cannot See and The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, as well as European tours de force such as The Tin Drum.”
Bonfire by Krysten Ritter
I got this one from PRHC and am really looking forward to picking it up. I love Krysten Ritter and I love mysteries. So… A match made in heaven? We’ll see.
Artemis by Andy Weir
I got this one from PRHC, too. I loved The Martian so I’m excited to see what Weir has in store for his sophomore novel. I basically just know the main character is a woman and it takes place on the moon. Sounds good to me!
Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear… and Why by Sadie Doyle
I listened to this one when I was wandering around California on vacation. It’s SO GOOD. Everyone, read it. NOW.
What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton
I’ve been listening to this one on and off since it was released. I’ll finish it… eventually. 🙂
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
I decided to get this one because MURDER and because ATWOOD and because it’s been made into a TV series. I haven’t listened to it yet but I’m looking forward to it!
PHEW, that was exhausting. So there you have it. All the books that have made their way into my possession in the last few months. Have you read any of these? What books have you picked up recently?
Beth O’Brien is a library assistant and book blogger. Born and raised in Atlantic Canada, she lives in picturesque Nova Scotia with her cat Edith. You can often find her rocking double denim with her nose in a book and a craft beer in her hand. Follow her on Twitter @fuelldbyfiction.