Carrie's Book Picks

My reading jumps between thick novels (historical fiction, classics, beloved authors) and other—essays, poetry, autobiographies, contemporary fiction, travel narratives, art, and children's books. I like the occasional mystery too, particularly if it involves a clever protagonist and a strong cup of tea. 

The Margot Affair Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984854452
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Published: Hogarth Press - March 2nd, 2021

A Beginner's Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations (Vintage Departures) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781101973479
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Published: Vintage - June 2nd, 2020

The Gardener's Botanical: An Encyclopedia of Latin Plant Names - With More Than 5,000 Entries Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780691200170
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Published: Princeton University Press - February 25th, 2020

Hamnet Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525657606
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Published: Knopf - July 21st, 2020

Shuggie Bain: A Novel (Booker Prize Winner) Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802148049
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Published: Grove Press - February 11th, 2020

Skunk and Badger (Skunk and Badger 1) Cover Image
By Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781643750057
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 15th, 2020

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking Cover Image
By Samin Nosrat, Wendy MacNaughton (Illustrator)
$37.50
ISBN: 9781476753836
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 25th, 2017

Snacking Cakes: Simple Treats for Anytime Cravings: A Baking Book Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780593139660
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Published: Clarkson Potter - October 27th, 2020

The Island of Sea Women: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501154867
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Published: Scribner - March 10th, 2020

The Bluest Eye (Vintage International) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780307278449
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Published: Vintage - May 8th, 2007

If You Come to Earth Cover Image
By Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781452137797
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 15th, 2020

Poetry of Presence: An Anthology of Mindfulness Poems Cover Image
By Phyllis Cole-Dai (Editor), Ruby R. Wilson (Editor)
$21.95
ISBN: 9780998258836
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Published: Grayson Books - September 5th, 2017

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525562023
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Published: Penguin Press - June 4th, 2019

Joy of Cooking: 2019 Edition Fully Revised and Updated Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781501169717
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Published: Scribner - November 12th, 2019

My Autobiography of Carson McCullers: A Memoir Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781947793286
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Published: Tin House Books - February 4th, 2020

Ledger: Poems Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525657804
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Published: Knopf - March 10th, 2020

Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780451497017
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Published: Clarkson Potter - October 22nd, 2019

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780062976581
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Published: HarperOne - October 22nd, 2019

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One Long River of Song: Notes on Wonder Cover Image
By Brian Doyle, David James Duncan (Introduction by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316492898
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - December 3rd, 2019

The Book of Delights: Essays Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9781616207922
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Published: Algonquin Books - February 12th, 2019

 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn [75th Anniversary Ed] Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060736262
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - November 6th, 2018

Miss Rumphius Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780140505399
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Published: Puffin Books - November 6th, 1985

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780385480017
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Published: Anchor - September 1st, 1995

Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780553351392
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Published: Bantam - March 1st, 1992

Normal People: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984822185
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Published: Hogarth - February 18th, 2020

Love in the Time of Cholera (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307389732
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Published: Vintage - October 5th, 2007

Anna Karenina: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Leo Tolstoy, Richard Pevear (Translated by), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translated by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780143035008
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Published: Penguin Classics - May 31st, 2004

The Likeness: A Novel (Dublin Murder Squad #2) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143115625
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Published: Penguin Books - May 26th, 2009