My most recent discount book haul included a mixture of authors, genres, and intended age demographics. A trip to my nearest Barnes & Noble and Half-Price Books brought me some selections that will make great company during crisp Sunday mornings and chilly fall evenings before bed.
I started my collection of the Wildwood Chronicles thanks to a recent trip to my discount book shop with my bookish friend, Felicia. These books were created by Colin Meloy of the Decemberists, one of my all-time favorite brands, with illustrations by artist Carson Ellis (who happens to be Meloy's partner). Meloy's lyrics tell some of the most captivating stories and always remind me of the autumn months, so I thought starting his collection of young adult novels would be fun for the imminent fall season.
Ayn Rand is most known for The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. But when I found Ideal, which includes both the novel and play formats, I thought it would be a much more accessible introduction to her work.
I am so late to the game when it comes to my exposure to Zadie Smith's work, which I'm ashamed to admit. I already own The Book of Other People, which she edited, but I added On Beauty and The Autograph Man to my collection to get a better understanding of Smith's voice.
While my dedication to vegetarianism remains strong, my health journey has been derailed over the last few months. I haven't been feeling very wonderful about my dietary choices or my body image, so I thought a fresh cookbook might offer me some inspiration and encouragement. The photos alone in The Forest Feast by Erin Gleeson are enough to help in my ever-challenging process of clean eating and self love. Suggestions welcome!
I could get lost in these pages for days if my schedule let me.
I can't wait to stretch my understanding of feminist literature from an intersectional perspective. I have so much to learn.
I want to hide away in my apartment with Chrysanthemum and some hot chocolate for the rest of fall and winter. Even if that isn't realistic, I'll be spending each spare moment I have swimming in the pages of these beautiful books.
Anything I need to add to my "To Be Read" list?