Recent Acquisitions and Pre-Orders


The problem with not buying books is that when you give your permission to lighten the reins things get a little... crazy. Or just me? Fine. Now is probably the time to mention that I have a post in the works about the reasons I use to justify semi-excessive purchases to myself. 


Fresh Complaint by Jeffrey Eugenides- I will read everything he writes, even if it's a macroeconomics text book or something equally boring. 

What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton- I mentioned this already, but I have a soft spot in my heart for HRC.

Promise Me, Dad by Joe Biden- Speaking soft spots... Also, can we get the memes back for some collective comic relief?

Sally's Cookie Addiction by Sally McKenney- I adore her baking blog and have followed along on her posts during the writing process. Showing support!

Littles Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng- Loved her first one, can't wait to see if her sophomore attempts match up. 

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan- It's been awhile since her last!

Personal Purchases

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel- Some students were discussing it, and they totally sold it to me. 

A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierly- I love nonfiction books like these. 

A History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund- Just sounds good!

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg- I'm on a quest for perfection (not really).

How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen by Joanna Faber and Julia King- I had a few insecure parenting days and ordered this one and the one below. I already read it and while it wasn't groundbreaking it had some great reminders that I can already see working. 

No-Drama Discipline by Daniel Siegel and Tina Bryson 

Shall I Be a Poet Instead by Lianne Bernardo (fellow blogger self-published!)

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie- A modern retelling of Antigone (reading and loving right now). 

* i.e. things I can order and not have to pay for until later 


  1. I am right there with you on Eugenides! And Sally's baking blog...everything I've ever made off of it has been AMAZING

  2. I will be getting Sally's new cookbook too -- her first two (and blog) have such great recipes!

    The parenting books you mentioned are on my TBR. I never read parenting books myself during the pregnancy and baby stages, feeling like there is just too much noise and "experts" out there. And I tried to avoid them as we moved into toddlerhood (with a notable exception earlier this year that just confirmed that parenting books generally give me anxiety and make me feel like a failure --cause that's helpful!) But I do feel like I need some help with the toddler/discipline phase now we're really in the thick of it, hence picking up a few myself. Hoping they are practical and realistic -- the common sense type books may seem unnecessary, but I do think they're helpful in putting everything in perspective.

  3. Ahhh, I hope you enjoy reading my poetry book >_<

    Like Water for Chocolate was an interesting read, I hope you enjoy reading that book too :)