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Saturday, October 1, 2016

My month in review September 2016

The Month in Review meme is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date.

Books completed this month:
All the Winters After by Seré Prince Halverson
My Lobotomy: A Memoir by Howard Dully and Charles Fleming
A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip: A Memoir of Seventh Grade by Kevin Brockmeier
The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald
Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America's Gutsiest Troublemakers by Nick Offerman
Shrill: Women Are Funny, It's Okay to Be Fat, and Feminists Don't Have to Be Nice by Lindy West
The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis
The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel
Death in the Off-Season by Francine Mathews

Books I am currently reading/listening to:
The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League by Jeff Hobbs
The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup: My Encounters With Extraordinary People by Susan Orlean
Up in the Old Hotel by Joseph Mitchell

What I acquired this month:
I bought at an independent bookstore (Little City Books in Hoboken):
Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America's Gutsiest Troublemakers by Nick Offerman
Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments by David Foster Wallace
The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery
The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City by William B. Helmreich

Friends who work at publishers gave me:
Marrow: A Love Story by Elizabeth Lesser
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

At the New England Independent Booksellers Association (NEIBA) trade show I got:
The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel
The Lowells of Massachusetts: An American Family by Nina Sankovitch
Following Atticus: Forty-Eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship by Tom Ryan
Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film by Alexandra Zapruder
The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff
The Hearts of Men: A Novel by Nickolas Butler
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti
Finding Perfect by Elly Swartz
The Fifth Petal by Brunonia Barry
The 37th Parallel: The Secret Truth Behind America's UFO Highway by Ben Mezrich
Class by Lucinda Rosenfeld

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