New York City Book Haul

I spent a total of eight days in New York, but somehow managed to acquire nine books, which may or may not be a new record for me…  I will say that four of these were given to me by publishers, and the three I purchased at the Strand were all $7-8 each, so my bank account is happy even though my bedroom has been taken over by books.  What else is new?  As you can see, this was quite the stack to fly home with!

From Harper Business

90s Bitch by Allison Yarrow
The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk

From Strand Book Store

Less by Andrew Sean Greer
Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

From Catapult

Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor
All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung

From McNally Jackson

My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh

From Books Are Magic

New People by Danzy Senna

A little bit more about my adventures: On Monday, I visited the Harper Business imprint at HarperCollins and the Henry Holt & Co. imprint at Macmillan before making a trip to The Strand to get lost in the stacks.  Tuesday I met with some amazing people from St. Martin’s Press and Farrar, Straus & Giroux, both imprints at Macmillan, as well as the team at Catapult/Soft Skull Press, and attended a dinner the Asian American Writers’ Workshop.  I began Wednesday with a trip to Three Lives & Company, which was just three blocks away from my West Village apartment, and went to a work lunch at an amazing Thai restaurant.  Afterwards, I walked to SoHo’s McNally Jackson for some quality browsing time.  Thursday was very much a non-bookish day, in which I saw the Statue of Liberty and went shopping, but Friday I went down to Brooklyn for Emma Straub’s Books Are Magic, which ended up being my favorite bookshop of the trip.  The weekend was spent bopping around the city with my family before flying home Sunday night (only to begin classes the next day… yikes!).

I’ve already picked up My Year of Rest and Relaxation, because I just couldn’t wait, but what do you think I should read next?  I’d love to hear from you!


11 thoughts on “New York City Book Haul

    1. I feel your pain- I have so many books to read from Netgalley right now but I’m procrastinating on those since classes started for me on Monday, ugh, and I just wanted something fun to read! Glad I chose MY YEAR OF REST AND RELAXATION, because I’m absolutely loving it!! And THE ART OF FIELDING sounds fantastic; I vaguely remember its release a few years ago but somehow it slipped away from me. Will plan on reading that one next!! 🙂

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  1. I’m glad you had such a fun trip! I’m going to NYC this weekend and I can’t wait. I’m excited to hear your thoughts on My Year of Rest and Relaxation, I absolutely loved that one. I haven’t read any others from your stack but a lot of them are on my TBR! I’ll be really interested to hear your thoughts on Less, I’m kind of on the fence about that one.

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    1. Yay I hope you have fun in NYC! It’s one of my absolute favorite places to visit!! I’m flying through MY YEAR OF REST AND RELAXATION even though I should definitely be doing my school reading instead, haha. I’m very curious about LESS- most bloggers/bookstagrammers I follow who read it loved it, so I’m hoping I’ll feel the same way, but you never know! It’s probably not one I would have chosen without the Pulitzer recognition, but I’m kind of excited to read it and see what’s so great about it that it earned that esteemed title! Either way, very curious.

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