Somehow I forgot to do this in April but here I am, talking about the books I've added in April and May.
- The Wilds : Stories by Julia Elliott
- Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile
- Serpent in Paradise by Dia Birkett
- The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne
- Minnow by James E. McTeer II
- The Wet Collection: A Field Guide to Iridescence and Memory by Joni Tevis
- The World Is on Fire: Scrap, Treasure, and Songs of Apocalypse by Joni Tevis
- Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League by Jonathan Odell
- Bake Happy: 100 Playful Desserts by Judith Fertig
- The Familiar, Volume 1: One Rainy Day in May by Mark Z. Danielewski
- Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
- Where All Light Tends to Go by David Joy
- Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography by Laura Ingalls Wilder
When I went to Powells in March, I bought two books - the Byrne and the Birkett. The Birkett is for my Oceania reading project and the Byrne I always intended to buy. After I bought it I found out that my review is quoted inside.
The two Tevis books are books I'd read already but wanted to own, and I went to her signing last month. This is the same Joni Tevis from the podcast, episode 029.
I got the Laura Ingalls Wilder book as a gift from my step-mother-in-law. She had intended to get it for me for Christmas but the first print run sold out and it was hard to find for a while. It is gorgeous and I'm looking forward to reading it, because Little House on the Prairie was a major part of my chidhood.
The Danielewski and Stephenson were purchased on the same day; I'm currently 200 pages into the Danielewski. Another gorgeous, beautiful book. I've heard the audio makes for an immersive experience along with the print, so I need to check it out.
The cookbook was sent to me because of my JennyBakes blog presence.
I also went on a few galley/ARC request sprees after finishing most of what I had previously been approved to review. There are a lot of great books coming out in the next year and I always appreciate the opportunity to read them early.
- The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler (Netgalley)
- The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald (Netgalley)
- Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal(Netgalley)
- Music for Wartime: Stories by Rebecca Makkai (Netgalley)
- Dark Wine by Beth Tashery Shannon (Netgalley)
- The Star Side of Bird Hill by Naomi Jackson (NetGalley)
- Book of Numbers by Joshua Cohen (NetGalley)
- Words Without Music: A Memoir by Philip Glass(Edelweiss)
- The New and Improved Romie Futch by Julia Elliott (Edelweiss)
- The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth) by N.K. Jemisin (Edelweiss)
- Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome: A Memoir of Humor and Healing by Reba Riley (Edelweiss)
- We Dream of Water by Srdjan Smajić (Edelweiss)
- Sea Lovers: Selected Stories by Valerie Martin (Edelweiss)
- You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir by Felicia Day (Edelweiss)
- Fates and Furies by Lauren Goff (Edelweiss)
- Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert (Edelweiss)
- Writing Across the Landscape: Travel Journals 1950-2013 by Lawrence Ferlinghett (Edelweiss)
- Insomnia: Poems by Linda Pastan (Edelweiss)
- Bream Gives Me Hiccups by Jesse Eisenberg (Edelweiss)
- Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books by Michael Dirda (Edelweiss)
- The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman (Edelweiss)
- Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way through Great Books by Cara Nicoletti (Edelweiss)
- The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr (Edelweiss)