Book Haul: January 2018

Hi, readers!

It’s time for another monthly book haul! Today I’m sharing all the books I acquired this month. Most of these books were either purchased or were gifts, so we’ll start with the ARCs.


The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer (out April 3)

An exciting new book from Wolitzer about a college freshman meeting her feminist idol. I haven’t read Wolitzer before, but this book sounds like an excellent first start!

Love and Ruin by Paula McLain (out May 1)

A new book from McLain about another wife of Hemingway, Martha Gellhorn! I really enjoyed her first book, The Paris Wife, and think she’ll do a great job with her newest book.

Mrs. by Caitlin Macy (out February 13)

This has, somehow, been compared to both Big Little Lies and House of Mirth. I’m definitely reading this one! Our main character seems to be hiding a shady past and someone is threatening to expose her.

Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton (out February 6)

A Cuban-American woman learns about her family after her grandmother’s death. This book sounds beautiful and delightful.

Already Published Books:

The Body Project by Joan Jacobs Brumberg

This was recommended by Melissa Fabello on her Instagram as a great introduction to how we treat women and girls’ bodies in the US. I was fortunate enough to find a used copy at the bookstore!

Borderlands | La Frontera by Gloria Anzaldúa

This is a foundational text of Xicano/Xicana theory that I somehow lost after college. Found a used copy and scooped it up!

Half a Lifelong Romance by Eileen Chang

I first discovered Chang in the book Literary Witches. This book tells the tale of star-crossed lovers and it sounded so great that I knew I’d want a copy.

I See You by Clare Mackintosh

I loved one of Mackintosh’s earlier books, I Let You Go, and am excited to read her newer one about a woman and her stalker.

Killing the Black Body by Dorothy Roberts

Roberts takes a black feminist lens and applies it to the ways in which black women’s bodies are demonized and criminalized. I think this book will be a difficult read but a very necessary one.

Love in a Fallen City by Eileen Chang

This is a short story collection by Chang featuring many stories about relationships and romance that I’m hoping to pick up next month.

That’s all for now! What books did you pick up this month?

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