The Gimmies

Whenever I want something I think of this book:

I have enough books. I have enough stuff. But of course, as soon as I say that I'm "cutting back" or am on a "financial diet" I turn into freaking Sister Bear at the grocery store pitching a fit because I can't have my favorite candy. 

So, we'll window show. Here's some of the books I'm currently coveting: 

The Roundhouse by Louise Erdrich- For book club.

Seriously Delish by Jessica Merchant- I love her blog and have never disliked a recipe I've made from it.

How to Pray When You're Pissed at God by Ian Punnett- I have a really complicated relationship with God, and I am exceptionally pissed at him/her/it right now. 

One and Only: The Freedom of Having an Only Child, and the Joy of Being One by Lauren Sandler- It's important to be informed.

Sous Chef: 24 Hours on the Line by Michael Gibney- I've had my eyes on this one for months.

The Children Act by Ian McEwan- One of my favorites!

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell- My husband and I may suck it up and go halvsies on this one. We're both huge fans.

The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez- This book about immigration in the US seems like it may be another Tortilla Curtain.

A Secret History by Donna Tartt- I really enjoyed The Goldfinch and have heard great things about this one too.

Skippyjon Jones Cirque de Ole by Judy Schachner- This one's for Sawyer- I love little Kitty Boy!

What are you throwing a fit for right now? 


  1. I loved the Berenstein Bears as a kid! And I must admit I preordered Seriously Delish -- I've been trying to cut back too, but all willpower went out the window when I found myself with a gift card recently. Sure I could have gotten something more practical, but I have a really hard time not splurging when it comes to gift cards and freebies and such. I do also want to read The Secret History -- I think it's a better one for me to start with than The Goldfinch, but I think I'm going to check my library for it.

  2. Unknown Americans is on the Vine For All list.

  3. "The Gimmies" ... I love it! I am exactly the same way. I am frugal about many things, but I have very low impulse control when it comes to books. Thanks for the list. I am going to add several of these to my wish list.

  4. I just have to say, I think everything in life can be releated back to a Berenstain Bears book.

  5. When I was little, I thought "gimme" was a bad word. The Berenstein Bears definitely reinforced this perspective.

    That said, The Secret History was a great read.