It’s time for my annual Christmas and birthday book loot post — December and January are always my biggest book acquisition periods, and they’re also times when I let shiny new books into the house without any guilt over the towering TBR pile. After all, I can’t be blamed for other people’s gifts, can I? Here’s what I got this year:
- A People’s History of American Empire by Howard Zinn — I added this to my Christmas list because it was mentioned in the “Recommended Reading” section of Economix. I’m really looking forward to it.
- The Economics Book edit by Niall Kishtainy — Another one that sounds like a perfect follow-up to Economix.
- Rockin’ out of the Box: Gender Maneuvering in Alternative Rock by Mimi Schippers — I’m SO EXCITED to read this I can’t even. A perfect birthday gift from my partner.
- Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh — I got this one for Christmas and immediately read it in one sitting.
- The Red Shoes and The Golden Day by Ursula Dubosarsky — I’d been meaning to try Dubosarsky for ages – no excuses now!
- Gullstruck Island by Frances Hardinge — The only book that was still missing from my Frances Hardinge collection.
- Beswitched by Kate Saunders — There’s a blurb on the front cover of this that says “The new Eva Ibbotson”. I rather suspect that’s why it was given to me.
- East of the Sun, West of the Moon by Jackie Morris — My favourite fairy tale!
- Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett — Pretty edition of one of my favourite Discworld novels.
So, what should I read first?