RECENT BOOKS I GIFTED MYSELF, WITH JUSTIFICATIONS 📂

I know you should really only shop for others between Thanksgiving and Christmas, but sometimes you have to treat yo self. #draftmas
  1. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
    Supported local bookstore in my parents' town on Small Business Saturday.
  2. Cambridge Companion to the Eighteenth Century Novel
    Cyber Monday sale (Cambridge Companions are normally so expensive)...and I must stay sharp on this subject since I'm no longer regularly immersed in it!
  3. Cambridge Companion to Women's Writing in Britain, 1660-1789
    Ditto above
  4. Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion
    I've been meaning to read this for ages and I got an Amazon notification that it was on sale.
  5. The Circle by Dave Eggers
    I had dinner with @thecomicswife and @bookishclaire at Kramer Books & Afterwords Cafe, and YOU try walking out of there empty-handed!
  6. Stoner by John Williams
    Suggested by @ChrisK 👍
  7. Food by Jim Gaffigan
    Buy 2 get 1 free sale at Barnes & Noble, and I love Jim Gaffigan.
  8. In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
    Book 2 of B2G1 sale, and I Iove Erik Larson...not really for myself since I already own it, but it was the perfect gift for a family friend, and it helped me get a free book. I'm definitely guilty of the 2 for me 1 for you method of gift shopping when it comes to books...
  9. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
    The freebie I picked, and I've been meaning to read it for awhile.