Book Mail Monday: Labor Day 2022 Edition

Happy Monday, book friends! Here in the States, it’s Labor Day, which means that many of us have an extra day off. Many including me, and my goodness is the long weekend sorely needed.

The start of the month always seems to be book mail heavy for me, partly because I have two book box subscriptions (Authentic Books and Book of the Month).

I’ve got lots of exciting new additions to my collection, including an accidental double purchase situation. Let’s get to the book mail stacks, shall we?

Authentic Books Box: Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood

A book and some self care goodies are always a welcome arrival, and I’m especially excited to see Hazelwood’s latest, Love on the Brain, show up on my doorstep. Then, I got to see it again because I completely forgot I’d ordered this edition and…

Book of the Month Pick: Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood

I was so excited to see this in the BOTM listings after skipping a few months that I immediately picked it. It came on the same day as the Authentic Books box and I had to laugh. I actually prefer a paperback, so this hardcover is destined for the Little Free Library. I hope it’s a nice surprise for someone.

No One Crosses the Wolf by Lisa Nikolidakis

Dr. Nik started teaching at my undergraduate university during my senior year, so I never got to take any of her classes. But, she gave me some advice about my first round of grad school applications and led some excellent workshops that I’ve never forgotten. I am so excited to see her memoir, No One Crosses the Wolf, in print and can’t wait to read it!

Flour Power by Tara Jensen

Tara taught me to make sourdough bread with her incredibly helpful Instagram content. Her first book, A Baker’s Year, is a beautiful blend of personal narrative and recipes. It also revolutionized my pie making game and I’ll be pulling it out again soon for my annual apple pie bake. Flour Power is an ode to sourdough bread making, and I’ve already greedily flipped through the opening pages. This fall will see my return to sourdough.

Iona Iverson’s Rules for Commuting by Clare Pooley

I’ve been eyeing Iona Iverson’s Rules for Commuting for a while so I couldn’t resist when someone in a Facebook group listed some books they wanted to sell. Nabbed this one and am incredibly pleased with myself.


That’s it for my high volume, start of the month bookmail Monday. Have you received any exciting books lately?

(Full disclosure(s): This posts uses affiliate links for Bookshop.org which earn me a small comission should you choose to purchase. Links to Authentic Books and Book of the Month are referral codes which provide you with a small discount and me with some $ off future purchases).

4 thoughts on “Book Mail Monday: Labor Day 2022 Edition

  1. Wow, you got some great mail this week, AmanadaKay. I hope you enjoy them all. You have intrigued me with No One Crosses the Wolf by Lisa Nikolidakis. I am adding it to my wishlist.

  2. You sure got some great books this month. So funny that you got double Love on the Brain. I’m sure someone is going to love it from the free litel library.

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