Book List, Books


Being lost in books for whole month, September ends pretty soon for me.

The weather is moving forward in the welcome the winter and I am moving forward to read more books and welcome new book releases this month. Let’s get started. Below I include a list of five books to look out for in this month.

Pen & Ink: Tattoos & the Stories Behind Them, Isaac Fitzgerald and Wendy MacNaughton

Based on their Tumblr blog of the same name, BuzzFeed Books editor Fitzgerald and accomplished illustrator MacNaughton team up to find the real reasons people get tattoos.

Never Can Say Goodbye: Writers on Their Unshakable Love For New York, edited by Sari Botton

Remember when Botton’s first collection, Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York, came out last fall? Now we have, essentially, the answer rap to that, the Jay-Z reply to Nas, if you will, with a series of essays from writers about loving New York. Come for the Adelle Waldman, stay for the sterling essays from the likes of Kathleen Hale, our former literary editor Jason Diamond, and Alexander Chee.

Yes Please, Amy Poehler 

Out of the many books by female comedians in the wake ofBossypants. We want to hear what Poehler has to say: She’s done so much, and she’s liable to give some great advice, spanning Parks and Recreation,SNL, and don’t forget, momma-bear doyenne to the whole entire American improv community with the Upright Citizens Brigade.

The Secret History of Wonder Woman, Jill Lepore

Wonder Woman, feminist hero, was the creation of a husband and wife who led, on the surface, average existences. Behind the mask, however, they had extraordinarily unconventional lives.

Texts From Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations With Your Favorite Literary Characters, Mallory Ortberg

It feels very fitting that this book by The Toast’s resident genius Ortberg, which stemmed from a regular column on The Hairpin, is coming out on the same day as Science… For Her!

So, on which one of these will you be getting your minds a bit “wordy” or adding to your TBR list?



      1. reading – Outbreak – Robin Cook
        on deck – Close to the Bone – Lisa Black
        3rd in line – Special Agent in Charge – Forrest Guthrie
        clean-up – (a reread!) A River Runs Through It – Norman Maclean


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