Books Bought and Read December 2018

Ooooh I’m doing this a bit late! Also, to warn you, I bought 25 books this month. You were warned!

Books Bought

A friend alerted me to a great sale over at Verso books and I ended up with:

  • The Rights of Man and Common Sense by Thomas Paine
  • White Riot Edited by Stephen Duncombe and Maxwell Tremblay
  • A Book of Migrations by Rebecca Solnit
  • The Anti-Social Family by Michèle Barrett and Mary McIntosh
  • Straight Sex by Lynne Segal
  • The Beautiful Struggle by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • October by China Miéville
  • Out of the Wreckage by George Monbiot
  • Where Freedom Starts: Sex Power Violence #MeToo Edited by Verso Books, digital (delivered electronically)
  • A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things by Jason W. Moore and Raj Patel, 
  • Radical Happiness by Lynne Segal
  • The Xenofeminist Manifesto by Laboria Cuboniks


Kindle sale got me:

  • Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body by Sara Pascoe
  • Small Island  by Andrea Levy
  • Postcards From the Edge by Carrie Fisher
  • Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
  • Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and other lies): Amazing women on what the F-word means to them by Scarlett Curtis

December is ‘buy all the books in the sale now because you’ve decided not to buy any next year’ month:

  • The Cosmopolitans by Sarah Schulman
  • The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton (turns out I meant to buy The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid, but this looks good too! Sevens and Evelyns.)
  • Milkman by Anna Burns
  • Quattrocento by James McKean


I also bought Marching Powder by Rusty Young, The Tattooist of  Auschwitz by Heather Morris, and I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O’Farrell. Both for future book clubs.


And a last minute, December panic buy:

Call Them By Their True Names – Rebecca Solnit



Books Read

I didn’t do badly with four books in December. Considering I spent about half the month looking at Christmas recipes.

Calypso by Davis Sedaris (review here)


Wild by Cheryl Strayed (review here)


I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O’Farrell (review here)


New Erotica For Feminist: Satirical Fantasies of Love, Lust, and Equal Pay by by Caitlin Kunkel, Brooke Preston, Fiona Taylor, and Carrie Wittmer (review here)


Other blog posts

December always a time of yearly wrap up posts. Click the blog title to be taken to the post.

Books Bought and Read – October 2018. I was well late with this one too!

Books Bought and Read – November 2018

My Top Fiction Reads of 2018

My Top Non-Fiction Reads of 2018

My 2018 Reading in Statistics

2018 Reading Bingo


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