Friday, December 26, 2008

All I Want For Christmas: 17 New Books

I made out royally this year. Between my mom, my mother-in-law and the hubby, I have 17 new books in my possession. My Amazon Wish List is definitely depleted. Here's what I received:

+ New England White, by Stephen L. Carter (I read The Emperor of Ocean Park and just loved it.)

+ We Need to Talk About Kevin & The Post-Birthday World, both by Lionel Shriver

+ The Tales of Beedle the Bard, by J.K. Rowling

+ Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing, by Mignon Fogarty

+ Housekeeping vs. The Dirt, by Nick Hornby (Thanks Pop Culture Junkie for the idea!)

+ Whatever Makes You Happy, by William Sutcliffe

+ The Monster of Florence, by Douglas Preston with Mario Spezi

+ The Fortune Cookie Chronicles, by Jennifer 8. Lee

+ This Land is Their Land: Reports from a Divided Nation, by Barbara Ehrenreich (author of Nickeled and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America)

+ Pretty is What Changes, by Jessica Queller

+ The Writing Class, by Jincy Willett

+ Out Stealing Horses, Per Petterson

+ The Way Life Should Be, Christina Baker Kline

+ Tallgrass, Sandra Dallas

+ House of Happy Endings, Leslie Garis

+ The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow

Plus, thanks to my boss and my father-in-law, I have $65 to spend at Barnes & Noble. (Which I used part of to buy In the Woods, by Tana Finch and I Was Told There'd Be Cake, by Sloane Crosley.) Now, what to read first?


Alea said...

Oooh nice! Happy reading!

Charley said...

You made out! With an additional $65 to spend. Lucky You!

willikat said...

ooh I could have loaned you the Sloane Crosley book ... if you want to take it back and get something else for your money. :)
You got a lot of good ones. No books for me this year :(

4you said...

You are in charge of picking the next breakfast book club book for maeg and I. Start with that one!