Hello, book friends! I got a good bit of book mail in the last couple of weeks, so I thought I’d feature a few of the titles that have recently joined my ever-growing TBR stack.
Book Outlet Purchases
I grabbed a few titles on Book Outlet recently because I couldn’t resist those sale emails, and they finally find my doorstop this week!
(Side note: If you don’t know about Book Outlet, I’m sorry for what I’m about to share–it’s a website where you can order books that are overstocked, meaning you get them at a nice discount. If you do go check it out, my referral code will get you a nice additional discount for your first purchase.)
In my latest Book Outlet spree, I got…
The Moon, The Stars, and Madame Burova by Ruth Hogan
I adore the cover and the title of this book, so when I saw it on Book Outlet, I decided to take the plunge and nab a copy. It’s a woven narrative that follows the stories of two women, Billie and Madame Burova.
Madame Burova is Tarot reader who is retiring and leaving her booth behind. But first, she has to fulfill an old promise. Billie has recently lost her job and her marriage, which sends her on a path for answers that runs her right into Madame Burova. It sounds like an interesting story and I’m excited to read it!
Titles like this one are super hit or miss between being actually helpful and kind of fluffy/out there, but this book is so pretty, I couldn’t resist! I’ve been thinking about it for so long I didn’t notice I already had a copy in my cart, so now I have two. Whoops.
I think the title is fairly self-explanatory in terms of what the book offers, and I’m curious to dig in and see what’s between the (beautiful) covers!
Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily and Amelia Nagoski
I listened to this book on audio a year or so ago and have retained only a tiny fraction of what I read. I’ve always meant to get a print copy so I can better take notes and mark things down, so I seized the chance to grab this one at a discount.
From the Publisher
I don’t often receive physical ARCs these days, so I’m always excited when I do! Yellow seems to be the cover color of the hour, because both books I received from publishers recently are bright and sunny additions to my shelves. They are…
Save Yourself by Cameron Esposito
This memoir about growing up as a queer kid while also wanting to be a priest recently came out in paperback (March 22nd), and I was thrilled when someone from Grand Central Publishing reached out about it. I managed to miss this one when it came out in hardcover, and it’s definitely the kind of memoir I love to read! Side note: the paperback cover is super fun and whimsical, a stark difference from the hardcover that I personally am here for.
Radical Radiance: A 12-Week Journey to Discover the Beauty of Self-Love and Manifest Abundance and Joy by Angela Jia Kim (Out June 14, 2022)
It’s somewhat ironic that this book with “beauty” in the title arrived on a snowy day and got absolutely soaked on the porch waiting for me to notice the mail had come. It’s a little bit crinkled up from the rain, but still a lovely bright cover that just invites me to dive in. This title is one I’ll approach with a similar curious caution to Witchcraft Therapy, but if there’s one thing I love, it’s a X-week “journey.” Many thanks to St. Martin’s Press for this review copy and zero thanks to the snow for getting it all wet.
As you can see, my mailbox has been busy lately! I really do need to spend more time with my physical TBR because it’s getting a bit ridiculous and takes up more space than my NetGalley shelf in the house.
Are any of these recently acquired titles on your TBR, as well? Or maybe you’ve already read them? I’d love to hear your thoughts if so!
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