You need a pick-me-up.

Today I had some big news but then I had to postpone it a few days to work out all of the details but now I’m all excited and I want to share to share that excitement with you so today let’s have fun and do a giveaway. Whoop!

Last week I did a little walk-through of Nowhere Bookshop and so many of you said you wanted books so today I’m giving out four $30 Nowhere gift cards so you can have a little self-care in the form of reading and relaxation.

All you have to do is leave a comment telling me what book you want to read most right now and I’ll randomly send four of you e-cards this week. Just make sure you leave me a correct email address. (I never sell or use your email addresses here unless it’s to send you the winning card.)

And check back later this week when I might have some exciting news.

(PS. Has it been so long since you’ve been in a bookshop that you need suggestions? I got you.)

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  1. I want to read Where The Crawdads Sing, but I haven’t had a moment to go shopping!

  2. Also I loved the walk through and need to find a picture of an animal reading about poop for my……. well, house. Where else would I put it I don’t have a bookshop.

  3. I soo want to read Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut! I need an escape from reality for my mental health. Between the screaming kid, and the screaming public at work I’m more then ready to be lost in another world.

  4. I want to read The Mothers by Brit Bennett! I just finished The Vanishing Half and I need more of her writing!

  5. I Really want to read The Ninth House, it’s been on my list since it came out.

  6. I really want to read A Constant Rabbit by Jasper Fforde due out next month.

  7. I really want the southern book club’s guide to slaying vampires. It looks sooooo good!!

  8. I really want to read Christine McConnell’s cookbook, “Deceptive Desserts: A Lady’s Guide to Baking Bad!”.

  9. I really want to read the books from the Fantastic Strangelings book club, but most are not available as ebooks from my library. In particular, I want to read American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI, Crossings: A Novel, and The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires: A Novel.

  10. I really want to read The Ninth house! It’s been on my list since it came out.

  11. The Princess Bride. I loved the movie but was so afraid to read the book because I might not like the book as much or the book would make me annoyed with the movie. But after the bookstore walk thru and your comments on it, I’m ready to take the plunge.

  12. I want to read Where the Crawdads Sing. I’ve head for a long time that it’s good, but just have so many other things on my list ahead of taking time to read. I need to rearrange my priorities!

  13. Brit Bennett’s The Vanishing Half! Thanks for doing this fun giveaway.

  14. I’ve been wanting to read Neil Gaiman’s the Sandman, the whole thing, for a long, long time. It’s just one of those things that’s out of reach most of the time and I’m not entirely clear which omnibus edition to get. Taking recommendations for my Nowhere wish list, please!

  15. I really want to read Alex Trebek’s new autobiography! So excited to hear your good news! 💕

  16. Have been wanting to read “Little Panic”. Unfortunately/fortunately it speaks to me

  17. Ooh, thanks! I want to read Wow, No Thank You and The Midnight Library. Can’t wait to hear the exciting news!

  18. Well now I can’t wait to hear the news. Thanks for the chance to win a Nowhere Bookshop gift card. I’ve been wanting to read Caste by Isabel Wilkerson. crs(at)codedivasites(dot)com

  19. I just bought Queenie for a virtual book club. I want to read the book Hörrörstöry or something like thT. You featured it on your blog. It looked like a horror story based in IKEA. if someone remembers the title please let me know. And thanks Jenny for your generous offer. Retail therapy is difficult when you know you need to be on a budget.

  20. Oh wow! That’s SO kind! I’m doing my second 72 hour EEG in less than six weeks (epilepsy/bad brain shit) so… I really need a pick-me-up today. THANK YOU! I thought the My Favorite Thing Is Monsters graphic-looking novel was AMAZING but… can anyone tell me any book that resembles A Secret History?

    My Milwaukee library branch has been closed for months and I’ve reread all my books at least three times and… yeah. This could be the best pick-me-up ever.😭

  21. I read so many of that list! I just finished Mexican Gothic….crazy ending. I’m thinking I should get “wow, no thank you” next.

  22. I would really love to read Crossings: A Novel right now. I’ve been listening to a lot of audiobooks lately, and that sounds like the perfect book to read through in its physical manifestation ^_^.

  23. Currently reading: The Dresden File: Peace Talks
    Want to read: Mexican Gothic.
    Book on my mind: Mostly Dead Things. Highly recommend.

  24. I have a few books on my list, but I’m really looking forward to reading The 71/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

  25. My kids really want that cool sticker book that you showed on your bookstore tour video!

  26. I want to read Finding Dora Maar: An Artist, an Address Book, a Life by Brigitte Benkemoun

  27. I got stuck in The Expanse series by James S. A. Corey because I was only able to get the first book, would love to keep reading the rest!

  28. I would really like to get N.K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth series! (I’m currently reading “The City We Became” and completely love it!)

  29. A Two-Spirit Journey is Ma-Nee Chacaby… trying to decolonise my reading 😍

  30. i just finished American Gods by Neil Gaiman. I seriously am in love with his writing now so I want to read anything else he has. I mean, I can’t believe I haven’t read more by him already; his writing is right in line with the stuff I love!!

  31. Shakespeare for Squirrels or that Marie Condo cleaning book. It’s hard to balance relaxing and being productive to create a (theoretically) more relaxing atmosphere.

  32. This comment is mine. I wasn’t signed in 🤦🏾‍♀️Anonymous | August 11, 2020 at 1:05 pm
    I just bought Queenie for a virtual book club. I want to read the book Hörrörstöry or something like thT. You featured it on your blog. It looked like a horror story based in IKEA. if someone remembers the title please let me know. And thanks Jenny for your generous offer. Retail therapy is difficult when you know you need to be on a budget.

  33. jenny, I’d like to send a book to someone on this list ( from Nowhere). Can we donate $$ somehow? A little Corona Booksgiving?

  34. Aw, bless your heart! Mexican Gothic is on my TBR list and I would be thrilled to receive a copy from Nowhere!!

  35. Black Leopard and Red Wolf, The Guest List, and/or Charlotte’s Story

  36. There was a book on the Nowhere stories today (I think)– We Are All the Same in the Dark or Samantha Irby’s We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.

  37. I would love to read Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened and The Witch’s Book of Self-Care: Magical Ways to Pamper, Soothe, and Care for Your Body and Spirit. They both look like much needed help during this time of Covid-19. Sorry. I couldn’t pick just one. 🙂

  38. I am rereading all of the Mercedes Thompson series by Patricia Briggs cause I found out that a new one came out and I want the new one.

  39. Shakespeare for Squirrels by Christopher Moore! I loved Lamb so much.

  40. I desperately want to read Allie Brosh’s new book! I can’t wait for it to come out!

  41. I’ve been wanting to read “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng. This is a wonderful idea, Jenny, thank you!

  42. I was frantically taking pics of books I wanted as you held them up! Between Shades of Gray looked interesting.
    Thanks for the pick-me-up!

  43. I’m looking forward to reading Mexican Gothic, and would love to win a gift card to purchase it, but I’d bet there are tribe members in more need of that self-care monies than I. Cheers!

  44. Oooh I would love to get The Atlas of Monsters for my nephew! Thanks Jenny, youre amazing <3

  45. I can’t wait to read, “Solutions and Other Problems,” by Allie Brosh. Also, “Mexican Gothic,” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, “What You Wish For,” by Katherine Center, and pretty much ALL of the books. Also also, anything, even a post-it note that is written on by Jenny Lawson. Because I’ve already read all of your books❤️

  46. I want to get my 12 year old nephew a few books of his choosing for his library. His birthday is Saturday. 🙂

  47. I want to reread American Gods. It feels pertinent. I’m going back to my retail job on friday and gaiman seems to be pull me from the anxieties of this world.
    Someday I’m going to read the mortal instruments and the latest Pullman book

  48. Super interested in reading The Empty Glass or the Claiming of Sleeping Beauty!

  49. The Lace Reader. Just enough weirdness to feel like another world. And there’s water and New England… That sounds like a lovely day.

  50. I just want to be able to read without interruption… Thanks so much for the opportunity. I can’t wait to visit your book shop the next time I get to Texas!

  51. Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman, but I’ll just have to wait til October for that.

  52. I would love to read The Darwin Affair by Tim Mason! I love historical fiction, and it seems like this would fit the bill perfectly.

  53. So many books coming out in September that I want to read but The Constant Rabbit by Jasper Fforde is at the top of the list.

  54. I’ve been dying to read Michelle Obama’s “Becoming.” I know, I’m behind!

  55. I want to read David Mitchell’s new book Utopia Avenue. I couldn’t focus enough to start my library loan, so back on the waiting list I went.

  56. Lock Every Door by Riley Sager. It was one of the books on your “weekenders reading” post. I just finishing up The Vanishing Half and absolutely LOVE it!

  57. I have this on my ‘Want to Read’ list, I think it sounds fascinating.. Reading behind Bars: A True Story of Literature, Law, and Life as a Prison Librarian by Jill Grunenwald.

  58. The Cursed Hermit, a Hobtown Mystery. I read the first book a few weeks ago in a creepy cabin in the woods, and it was perfect.

  59. After watching the video walkthrough of your bookstore, I really want that book where you can create little diorama’s? but of course I can’t remember the exact name. I also now wish to read The Princess Bride, since I have never seen the movie (just clips) and didn’t know it was a book. Thanks for the giveaway, can’t wait to hear the big news!

  60. I really want to read two books that aren’t out yet, but are next in a series. “Blood and Honey” and “A vow so bold and deadly.”

  61. I have been reading so many “self-help” books it’s been ridiculous. I am expecting my first, so once I finish The Color Purple, I will be reading Parenting with Love and Logic. Not the most exciting, but should be worthwhile! What I REALLY want is a page turning summer beach read that you just can’t put down. A comedic romance where when I read it, my cares just float away and I am transported. Good writing, but even better warm feels. I think we all could use some warm feels right about now anyway. <3

  62. After watching your walk through I’m really interested in reading ‘We Were Liars’. You made it sound super interesting!! Thank you for the giveaway and I’m super excited for you even though I don’t know why!! Lol

  63. I want to read Jo & Laurie by Margaret Stohl. I adore Little Women and it’s various retellings!

  64. I want to read Emily Wilson’s translations don’t either The Odyssey or Iliad

  65. My sister is a serial killer. Also excited for Stephen Kong’s new book coming in March. ❤️

  66. Hi Jenny! There have been times during this pandemic when I have felt lonely, and then you happen to post a blog and just like I feel I have a friend. 🙂
    I would love to read “Wow, No Thank You: Essays” because I haven’t read anything by Samantha Irby yet, and I’ve heard such great things.

    Your tender heart is so appreciated.
    With love,

  67. I have a list of practically everything you recommended on the book tour, sooooo, I guess my most wanted is one of the graphic novels, the one you said had no words in it.

  68. This is happiness by Niall Williams please!! Love your store ❤️❤️

  69. I want to read The Rural Diaries by Hilarie Burton! She was on One Tree Hill and now she’s married to Jeffrey Dean Morgan (lucky!) and they live on a farm called Mischief Farm.

  70. Just saw an article on this one: “Men to Avoid in Art and Life,” by Nicole Tersigni. It sounds like the perfect pick-me-up.

  71. I really, really want “Men to Avoid in Art and Life,” which is a combination of an art book and feminist observation.

  72. I’d like to read Eight Accidental Presidents: 8 men who changed America by Jared Cohen and Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell.

  73. I really want to read Mexican Gothic! I’ve wanted to read it ever since you talked about it as the Fantastic Strangelings Book Club pick. I can’t wait to read it and then see what everyone else thought of it!

  74. There are so many books I want to read and I read or hear about a new one everyday!! Right now my “oh, I really want to read that!” book is Jim Carrey’s “Memoirs and Misinformation.”

  75. I want to read something cheerful and hopeful. I’m so tired of all the emotions in the world right now.

  76. Iron Heart, by Nina Varela. It’s a queer steampunk epic series with badass female protagonists. Iron Heart is the sequel to Crier’s War. It doesn’t come out until September. I am dying to read it though. Maybe yall could preorder it for Nowhere Bookshop?? Also hi, thanks for this, you’re great.

  77. So very happy for you, Jenny! I would LOVE The Arrival by Shaun Tan! 🙂 🙂 🙂 To read with my sweet little boy and students this year (virtually, haha!)

  78. I have lots of books by Tamora Pierce, that are still not on my bookshelf. So I would buy those.

  79. Nothing to See Here has been on my list for awhile. I loved The Family Fang!

  80. Right now I really need something funny, so I honestly just want to snuggle my kitty and read Let’s Pretend This Never Happened.

  81. I have a huge read pile because I just finished my MBA last month and am so excited to have time to read again! Well…then I got a puppy…but…I really want to read One To Watch by Kate Staymon-London. And…I kind of need to read Furiously Happy. 😯

  82. I want to read anything that will take me away from reality for awhile. Between work, family, school and health issues, I need a break!

  83. Ohhhh I want to read Mexican Gothic!!! Thanks for your posts always, they make me feel less alone.

  84. I have to say just ONE BOOK I want to read? Oh dear, there are SO MANY…I think Educated is near the top of my list.

  85. I want to read so many books! The Starless Sea, American Sherlock, The Trial of Lizzie Borden, Weird But Normal.

  86. I want to pre-order “The Spirit of Botany” from the shop owner of Fow Strange Women. and having finished a book by Tolstoy. I’m going to give Dostoevsky a try…. hopefully we’ll be out of the woods with covid by the time I get to the end!

  87. I’m dying to read Mexican Gothic; for some reason we don’t have it on the shelves at the library. I could order it as a zip book but haven’t as yet. This is a cool program the library does. If there’s a book we don’t have, you ask them to order it and you get it from Amazon and return it to the library when you’re done with it.

  88. Stranger in a Strange Land. A classic. Please, and thank you. Actually, should you draw my name, please send a copy to a local library. I’m not picky which one.

  89. The thing I’m looking forward to the most right now is Megan Whalen Turner’s Return of the Thief, out in October. I can’t believe a series I’ve loved for 20+ years is finally ending.

  90. I desperately want to read something that has nothing to do with my children’s schoolwork.

  91. SO many books I want to read. N.K. Jemisin’s The City We Became might be at the top of the list right now.

  92. Lol… I am so far down. BUT! I want to Read Mamma’s Last Hug by Frans De Waal

  93. I want to read A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green. I loved the first book and I’m very excited for this one!

  94. Ooooh, I really want to read the whole Binti series! Of course, theres always adding to my collection of Discworld novels – I only have like eight of them currently, and they’re totally my happy place right now. (Only 34 left to acquire!)

  95. My Sister the Serial Killer has been calling to me for awhile, as I work through my virtual stack of books! Can’t wait to hear your news!

  96. I’m reading Hollow Kingdom and it’s amazing! I want to read a few different books but I kind of wanna read Walk the Darkness Down next. Thanks for the chance to win.

  97. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, inspired by a trip to Savannah (including ghost tour!)

  98. I’d really like to read Caste by Isabel Wilkerson. I’ve been reading a lot of nonfiction about social issues lately, and this was on my list before it became an Oprah pick!

  99. You want me to disappoint you? I’ve never read Gaiman’s Sandman series 😳

  100. It’s either The Only Good Indians of The Night Swim, I really can’t decide between the two right now!

  101. I’ve been wanting to red “we set the dark on fire” and “girls of paper and fire”

  102. I have been waiting patiently for Eddie Glaude’s book on James Baldwin, Begin Again, to arrive. I know it will make me want to re-read some of Baldwin’s work.

  103. I’m looking forward to The Relentless Moon by Mary Robinette Kowal. I loved the first 2 books in the series and can’t wait to read more.

  104. I want to read a couple of the book club selections! I’d also like to get your book, You Are Here!

  105. The Overstory. I loved it so much I need a copy to loan. If it’s out in paperback, that’s fine. Used is great too — save a tree!

  106. Your bookstore is the stuff that dreams are made of…well booklover’s dreams. I enjoyed your video so very much. Your sweet voice and laughter at different books and how you were so good at giving a quick description of certain books you love and promote. I especially loved hearing the passion in your voice. I am so happy for you and wish you and your family the very best of luck!
    The book that I would love is The Complete Alice. The moment you held it up I wanted to read it and look at the photos and pretend to be a little girl again with not so many cares in the world. Cheers to you!

  107. I’m reading my second Sharon Creech book. I’d love to read another one. Thank you!

  108. “What you Wish For” by Katherine Center. Yearning for some romance, which is very unlike me!”

  109. I wasn’t sure what to pick, so I looked at your list and John Dies at The End looks great!

  110. I would love to read These Ghosts are Family and Girl, Woman, Other! ❤❤❤❤❤

  111. Walk the Darkness Down sounds interesting. I might read it next. I’m reading Hollow Kingdom now. If you guys haven’t read it, please do so. It is AMAZING.

  112. I’d like to read; Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death by Caitlin Doughty

  113. I would love a chance to read A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking by T. Kingfisher

  114. I just read about ‘The Fixed Stars’ and I really loved Molly W’s last two books.I
    Very excited for you and your new news! You Deserve Happy!!

  115. I want to read American Gods The Author’s Preferred Edition ♥️ That book changed my life.

  116. I would LOVE to read the new book “Solutions and other Problems” by Allie Brosh. I adored her first book and it made me laugh out loud so much! There is no time like the present for humor so I think it is the perfect choice! And thanks so much Jenny for making me laugh a lot!

  117. I want to read something positive and fun – I’m open to suggestions! My spouse is in the hospital again and I need distraction.

  118. Hi Jenny – thanks, as always for your generosity! I’d love to read The Warmth of Other Suns (about the great migration) and Caste, both by Pulitzer Prize winning author, Isabel Wilkerson.

  119. I want to read White Fragility but could also use suggestions for pleasurable reading cause I’m struggling right now

  120. I haven’t been able to get They Did Bad Things—it seems to be widely coveted here in the comments!

  121. I really want to read the book you’ve been writing! But until it’s finished, I’ll settle for reading Wow, No Thank You~ Samantha Irby

  122. I really can’t wait for the two books I ordered from Nowhere Bookshop to get here – Let’s Pretend This Never Happened and You Are Here. I just finished Furiously Happy and am sharing with my daughters the joy of Jenny!

  123. Untamed by Glennon Doyle. Or, maybe a kid’s book because it will make me smile. Dreamers by Yuyi Morales is on my list, as is Cinderella Liberator and Saturday and Thank You, Omu.

  124. I want to read YOUR next book. But in the meantime: “Stealing Heaven: The Love Story of Heloise and Abeland”, by Marion Meade.

  125. Mexican Gothic. I’ve seen it suggested on several lists and I am totally someone who picks a book based on the cover (I know, I know) and that cover drew me in immediately!

  126. So many! Academic pursuits- The Good Ancestor: How to Think Long-Term in a Short-Term Works, and Biography of Resistance: The Epic Battle Between People and Pathogens.
    For fun- The Only Good Indians, American Dirt..
    For my commitment to anti-racism: We Were Eight Years in Power and other Ta-Nehisi Coates

    Can’t wait to hear your good news!

  127. I have been really wanting to read Space Struck by Paige Lewis! Also excited for the news!

  128. The Relentless Moon, by Mary Robinette Kowal! I really liked the first two in the series.

  129. My Fairy Library would be the perfect addition to my fairy collection and fairy garden. There can never be enough fairies!🧚‍♀️🧚‍♂️

  130. I’d like to read The Art of Memoir, especially since my urge to write is finally coming back. ☺️

  131. I just read Peace Talks last week and then tore through Mexican Gothic, now I’m really interested in the Atlas of Monsters it the Antiquarian Sticker book you showed in your video. I can’t wait for the next book club book to get here too! I want to read all of the things!

  132. I want to read the last book that kept you up waaaay last when you should’ve gone to sleep.

  133. The girls of atomic city by Denise Kieran has been on my to get lost for a while now!

  134. Snow and Rose sounds like it’s right up my alley – was d love to read it!

  135. I would love to have a paper copy of Mexican Gothic to read. My hours and income have been cut by 20% in the last few months.

  136. I really really want Kim Harrison’s new book American Demon and Laurell K. Hamilton’s new book Sucker Punch! I’m “going” to a virtual event with both of them on the 22nd and haven’t bought either book yet!

  137. TOO MANY!!! Shakespeare for Squirrels by Christopher Moore would be at the top of the list. Thank you, Jenny and CONGRATS AGAIN on creating NOWHERE!!

  138. I want to read John Dies At The End. I didn’t know that until I looked at Jenny’s list.

  139. I would like to read “Your blue is not my blue: a missing person memoir” 😊

  140. Ooooo, that’s a tough question. I guess the book that caught my eye recently is Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul. You know… standard light-hearted reading. 😆

  141. My To Read list is a little on the weird side but…on my current wish list are: The Victorian Book of the Dead by Chris Woodyard, Understanding Cemetery Symbols: A Field Guide for Historic Graveyards (Messages from the Dead) by Tui Snyder, Whip Smart by Melissa Febos, and The Sea Beast Takes a Lover by Michael Andreasen, just to name a few.

  142. I love the mythical creature book or the Victorian sticker book on your recommended list. I would like to read something new. I’ve caught up on a couple series that I love and I am in a “show hole” but with books.

  143. Ooooh, crud. Can I tell you my current top 3 instead? 😉
    -“Mercy House” by Alena Dillon
    -“The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep” by HG Parry
    -“The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters” by Balli Kaur Jaswal
    (Just realized as I was typing that I picked two unlikelies, lol!)

  144. I am looking forward to reading How Much of These Hills is Gold by C Pam Zhang.

  145. How to Be an Antiracist is on my wish list as I work towards becoming a better ally to POC. Thanks

  146. I’d like to read Lovecraft Country. The show looks too scary for me, but the story is very intriguing.

  147. LOVED the video you posted. I felt like I was on a mental vacation when I tuned into the tour! All the books you talked about look absolutely fascinating…so so hard to choose just one! “The Great Pretender” looks really intriguing! “Mexican Gothic“ too.. whichever book would be totally incredible to receive! Hope you’re doing well Jenny! Sending many sanitized hugs to you and the tribe from SoCal!

  148. I really want to read Neil Gaiman’s Sandman. I just listened to the audio drama he did with Audible and it inspired me to reach the graphic novels!

  149. I want to try The Necronomnomnom: Recipes and Rites from the Lore of H. P. Lovecraft! That looks like fun!

  150. You Are Here is actually the book at the top of my books I need list. That and trying to hunt down a copy of one of my favorite old YA thrillers, Teachers Pet, because comfort reading is really my thing right now.

  151. I’d like to keep reading the cozy murder mystery series I’ve been reading. The next in the line up is book 5, called S’more Murders. It’s part of a series by Maya Corrigan.

  152. “Istar Rising: Why the Goddess Went to Hell, and What to Expect Now That She’s Returning,” by Robert Anton Wilson. Not gonna lie, I mainly want to read it for the title alone. (

  153. I loved watching the tour and hearing your comments on the books!! I even enjoyed the practice run at your house. I ordered a book and a Nowhere mug right after the video 🙂 and can’t wait for them to come in!

  154. I just want to read. I recently survived an 11-day stretch on life support and a month in the ICU. I’m so happy to be alive and am enjoying doing all the things I love.

  155. I’ve been wanting to read “She got off her ass and actually did something for once but anxiety made her sit back down”, but l haven’t written it yet. So I’d use the card to buy “We were liars” which sounds like something l say every time l buy clothes that almost fit.

  156. The Atlas of Monsters looked really interesting and would be fun to read. Bonus: I could get new ideas for my RPG creations.

    Thanks, Jenny! And hugs to everyone in this off-kilter world of ours right now.

  157. I’m dying to find time to read “Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander Hamilton. “

  158. Would love to read The Night Circus, It All Comes Back To You, Everything I Never Told You, The Keeper if Lost Things and more. Reading is that perfect escape from reality right now…it’s safe to do from home, no crowds, no stress.

  159. I’m so excited to finally read Laura Van Den Berg’s new book, “I Hold A Wolf By the Ears”!! I’ve loved her work since her first few short story collections and I’m really excited to see her return to the format!

  160. The Broken Earth trilogy from NK Jemisin keeps appearing when I ask for recommendations, so probably that. Thank you so much for your generosity!

  161. I just read Normal People by Sally Rooney so I’m looking forward to picking up her first book, Conversations with Friends.

  162. I have Ella Enchanted in my cart right now. It’s been DECADES since reading it and I decided I needed a copy. Other than that, my executive disfunction has me doing everything BUT read right now and I can’t break myself out.

  163. John Dies at the End and The Hate U Give. Especially the latter, with all that’s been happening in the world lately.

  164. I want to read How to be a Tudor by Ruth Goodman because I had just started it when I forgot it on a plane (when flying around was a thing). And I haven’t replaced it yet 🙁

  165. The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes… want to reset my frame of reference. 🙂

  166. The Miniature Library book and the My Sister the Serial Killer – or any true crime, I’ve been on a true crime reading spree on the kindle freebies list. (I basically read anything and everything lol).

  167. I really want to read The Library Book! I can’t wait to visit Nowhere someday 😊

  168. I would really like to read Outlander. I’ve watched the series, but I’d really like to start to read the books that the show is based off of.

  169. I don’t think mine posted. Tech hates me *pout*.
    I am dying to read “Sucker Punch” by Laurel K Hamilton. It is the latest in the Anita Blake series and I have been waiting for it for ever

  170. I just collected two grandchildren by my son’s girlfriend and would like to teach them a love of reading. I would get them something, not sure what yet.

  171. “Know my Name” by Chanel Miller, “Untamed” by Glennon Doyle, and I’m looking forward to reading “Magic Lessons” by Alice Hoffman when it comes out.

  172. The Binding by Bridget Collins!!!! I want to read it so badly. I actually own it, haha, but have been prioritizing my “homework” for all the pandemic book clubs I joined. 😛 Life is hard.

  173. I want to read Becoming because some inspiration is desperately needed!! (I think I may be the only person who hasn’t read this book yet.)

  174. I want to read Bring Up the Bodies! Just finished Wolf Hall and can’t wait to see more of Thomas Cromwell!!!

  175. I am dying to read “Sucker Punch” by Laurel K Hamilton. This is my 3rd time trying to post. I am sure it will fail or they will all post at once. Tech really really hates me today *pout*

  176. I need to read “Crossings”, but my library at least has curbside pickup. So I’d really like the certificate for my daughter, who has Type I Diabetes and is living in NC. She basically can’t leave her apartment. The girl needs some books!

  177. I would love to have a copy of “The Splendid and the Vile”, by Erik Larsen. I’ve been waiting for a copy to come open on my Overdrive app, but I would much rather have a copy of my own to hold in hand and add to my World War II shelf.

  178. This Body’s Not Big Enough For Both Of Us by Edgar Cantero has been on my list for too long 😉 Thanks for offering this!

  179. The virtual tour of the bookshop was fun! Can’t wait to visit in person. I’ve been dying to read Mexican Gothic after hearing you talk about how good it is. 🙂

  180. I want to read “Ready Player Two” but its not out yet!! “They Did Bad Things” and a hundred others that I can’t remember so I need to watch the tour video again. 🙂

  181. I’d like to read ‘This Little Light’ by Lori Lansens. I’m going to read through these comments to get some recommendations for my reading list!

  182. I want to read your second book I just purchased your first again as I lent it out to a friend and cannot for the life of me remember who it was but I need more!

  183. Just one???? Network Effect by Martha Wells, Afterland by Lauren Beukes, Long Bright River by Liz Moore, Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir, the Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates… start, anyway.

  184. “A Father’s Betrayal.” True story of how one woman began her work to eradicate child/forced marriages and other culturally-condoned acts of trauma. I have been told it is INCREDIBLE!

  185. Shakespeare for Squirrels! Oh wait, that Fairy Library kit looks amazing. OOHHH a sticker book? OMG. But the Atlas of Monsters or maybe the Necronomnomnom, because that is a hysterical title and… No no, it’s Shakespeare for Squirrels, for sure! Maybe. I CAN’T PICK.

  186. I would absolutely love to read Desmond Tutu’s “The Book of Forgiving “

  187. Oh my goodness, so many but I’ll go with The Ten Thousand Doors of January because I started it from the library but my loan ran out before I got very far into it. It started out so well though! I need to pace myself on my library holds better instead of letting them all come in at once.

  188. I want to read the Southern Book Club’s Guide to Killing Vampires. Actually, I want to read all of the books in your book club, but I keep forgetting to sign up.

  189. Empire of the Summer Moon, I love history….apparently what I learned in school about history is all wrong….shocker there (sarcasm intended.)

  190. This Body’s Not Big Enough For Both Of Us has been on my list too long 😉 Thanks for this opportunity! Reading is life

  191. How thoughtful of you! Next on my list is On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder

  192. A Very Punchable Face: A Memoir by Colin Jost. I’ve been reading lots of political and somber stuff lately and am ready for something new and funny.

  193. I have SO MANY books I want to read! I have a spreadsheet of about 2,000 books to be read (not even joking).

  194. I would love to read A Manual for Cleaning Women! I have a housekeeping business so I think this would be perfect for me lol. Although several of the ones on your suggestions sounded good to me too. Thank you for being such a sweetheart! 💖

  195. OMG I just typed a long rambling comment and then it didn’t post but I’m conquering my defeatist nature by trying again. The shorter version is: everything. I want to read everything, including but certainly not limited to We Were Liars & I can’t wait to come see your shop in person but I’ll happily settle for online perusing in the meantime!

  196. Mexican Gothic – because it was recommended by the Fantastic Strangelings book club.

  197. I just found out about an amazing anthology of faerie tale retellings edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling that I had missed!! It’s called The Faery Reel: Tales From the Twilight Realm and it’s next on my to-read list (as soon as I finish The Ten Thousand Doors of January)

  198. I’m waiting for A Court of Wings and Ruin by. Sarah Maas from the library!

  199. I would love to read We Were Liars, I have been working a million hours and am about to go on vacation. My brain needs something to lose itself in and relax.

  200. I’ve been having a difficult time with work and my family. I’ve been attempting to read to alleviate my anxiety. I am so excited to get your newest addition to the Stranglings with The Crossings. I have a stack of books to still go through but your genres and your selection have really been calling to me.

  201. This morning i stopped by to pick up my strangling book, and brought my daughter for the first time, she was so excited and can’t wait to go inside. She said if she ever has a bookstore, it will be called Monster Books, and only have creepy books and toys. Watch out for this competition! She’s only 6 but ambitious. <3

  202. I really enjoyed seeing everyone’s ideas – you really should let us buy books for others – that was such fun to give and get! I would like to read And the answer is and open book. Looking forward to the announcement too!

  203. I’d really like to read “Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland” by Patrick Radden Keefe

  204. I have been wanting to read Mobituaries since last winter :). Thank you so much for offering this! I’m so happy everything is going so well for you!

  205. I take my first board exam this Saturday, after I get that one done I want to read The Long Flight Home.

  206. I haven’t gotten a new book in so long. But I think I want to read the newest by Eoin Colfer about the Fowl twins. Or anything that will bring laughter in this stressful world. Thank you for being you Jenny

  207. I want to read Fierce Free and Full of Fire by Jen Hatmaker. I preordered it! And then never got it so the order got canceled. Then I started reading all anti-racism books. I still really want to read Jen’s newest book. Thank you for considering.

  208. I want to read “I Tried to Change so You Don’t Have to”.
    Thanks for doing this giveaway, and thanks for making your bookshop!

  209. I have two new books on my TOGET list. The new Stuart Woods book, Choppy Waters, and the new Susan Wiggs book, The Lost and Found Bookshop.

  210. I’d really like to read Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?. Either that or Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples. But that one is a little… heavier?

  211. I want to read Allie Brosh’s new book Solutions and Other Problems the second it comes out!

  212. I want to read Murder on Cold Street (next in the Lady Sherlock series) but it’s not out yet – just a couple more months!

  213. Oh man, I want to reread the Honor Harrington series by David Webber. I’m dealing with all this crud by fight back to old favorites. Ooo, or getting replacement copies of General Princess Space Mom’s (aka Carrie Fisher) books, mine were stolen.

  214. Ooooh! Shakespeare for Squirrels looks right up my alley! (I loved Rosenkrantz and Gildenstern are Dead)

  215. Oh, wait…strike my earlier comment…I forgot about “The Year of the Witching”…I’d love to read that. I’m sure my library will have a copy available in 52 weeks or so, and that’s cool, but if your fickle finger of fate lands here, that would be even cooler! Thanks for doing this, Jenny. I hope doing this, seeing all the reads on people’s lists, adds some pep to your step! 🙂

  216. I want to read The Vanishing Half. My book club is reading it for next month… but I’m low on funds and the wait at the library is 9 weeks.

  217. Necronomnom looked cool and amazing, and totally weird but I don’t like to cook but it looks like a great read/look!

  218. I’ve had Mexican Gothic on my list since you first posted about it! But I would probably spend the card on my daughter. She hasn’t had a lot of new things to read this summer.

  219. All the Caitlin Doughty books but especially “Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?”

  220. I still want to read Call the Hawk Down by Maggie Stiefvater and to finish Maureen Johnson’s Truly Devious series.

  221. I really want to buy You Are Here for my sister. She is stuck on the other side of the country from me and I was supposed to finally get to take my kids to visit her in her new town this summer but of course we had to cancel because, covid. She struggles with anxiety and this year has been an extreme challenge for her, and even though we talk as much as we can, the You Are Here pages always make me feel less alone when you post one for people to copy online and I think they might help her too.

    Keep doing what you’re doing, Jenny. The world needs your magic more than ever.💜

  222. I have so many on my list and you keep adding to them! I want to read The Testaments and Midnight Sun. I also want to read the latest Malcolm Gladwell book and Michelle Obama’s Becoming. Homeschooling my son and editing my own novel aren’t leaving a lot of room for reading!

  223. A Court of Silver Flames, but it doesn’t come out until January, so that will be a birthday gift to myself. The Red Queen series is the next on my wish list

  224. I’ve been really wanting to read Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston for a while now.

  225. I need to read Wow, No Thank You….I need to laugh. I want to laugh till I can’t breath….instead of just feeling like I can’t breath….

  226. I have been waiting to read White Fragility but haven’t had a chance to yet. The other book is The Year of the Witching – yes, totally different from the last, which is my choice for getting lost in the written word.

  227. I would love to read Meican Gothic. I love reading your tweets and blog! You make life a better place.

  228. I’d like to read Mexican Gothic. It looks very interesting to me and lord knows we all need diversion these days.

  229. I want to read Michelle Obama’s book. Can’t think of the name due to paint fumes in our house eight now. Becoming? Anyway, I can’t wait til you can open & we drive down to peruse the store in person.

  230. I’d like to read: Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death

  231. The myth of The American Dream by Wayfield is what I’m hoping to read soon, gracias.

  232. I want to read _What It’s Like to Be a Bird: From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing–What Birds Are Doing, and Why_ by David Allen Sibley.
    We’ve been watching California Quail, pigeons, and Scrub Jays walk parts of the path in a labyrinth. Do you think that’s included in What Birds Are Doing?
    Thank you for this delightful opportunity.

  233. I had never heard of it before, but after your videos I want to read Texts from Jane Eyre. And I also want to read Midnight Sun and Children of Blood & Bone….I could actually go on and one, just from your walk-through, lol. Thank you for all the recommendations. 🙂

  234. Oh, definitely “Fortean Forest: The Weird Wildlife and Phantom Phenomena of the Maine Woods (Paperback)”

  235. Oh I am hoping so hard that your big news is about your new book! But no stress intended by that, and I am excited for you to have any news as long as it is GOOD! The book I am most wanting to read is Parable of the Sower. ♥️

  236. I really want to read “His and Hers,” by Alice Feeney! Thank you 😊

  237. You are wonderful! My sister recommends The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain. I always follow her advice. Thank you so much!!

  238. I want to read My Brother’s Destroyer and the rest of the series. Why? Because there’s moonshine and a talking dog. Or so I’m told.

  239. I would love get A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories. It seems like a great read.

  240. “Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales” (Paperback) If I say you are amazingly wonderful, will it help me get this book? Pleezzzz? Oh, Paaalezzzze!!!

  241. I want to read Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett. Discworld always makes things better.

  242. I really want to read Mexican Gothic. I recently read an earlier book of the author’s called Gods of Jade and Sorrow and LOVED it – now I want to read more of her books 🙂

  243. Still hoping to read Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno Garcia! I think this might have beena Nowhere book club pick. (

  244. Mexican Gothic is on top of my list. I am 6th in line at my public library. It may be a while.

  245. I most want to read Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson. Thanks for the tour of Nowhere!

  246. My work has declared we are working from home until at least January 2021. I am newer to my company and I appreciate their care for employees but at this point I have worked from home longer than I have in office. My husband is a photographer and lost all his booking so I don’t have the funds for “self care”. I would just love a random surprise book in the mail! I so plan on a trip to your shop when we all are safe to do so. Love from Iowa!

  247. I’m really interested in Mexican Gothic, but I lost my job in June due to my health/the pandemic, and haven’t had a budget for new books lately.

  248. Shakespeare For Squirrels sounds amazingly funny. I would love to read it.

  249. I want to read Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier – an oldie but about to be made into another movie.

  250. I’m almost done with The Killer Across the Table (John Douglas of Mindhunter) and would really like to ignore my work schedule to read it…. If It Bleeds (Stephen King) and I Think You’re Wrong…But I’m Listening (Sara Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers) are next on my pile!

  251. I’ve been dying to read “Will my cat eat my eyeballs” by Caitlin Doughty, love all of her books and haven’t gotten this one

  252. I’ve been working my way through Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld so I’d love to read Interesting Times. It’s next on my list!

  253. I’d love to read Allie Brosh’s upcoming book, Solutions and Other Problems!
    I’ve missed her so much!

  254. There are so many, but I wanted to use Animalium with my class this year…except, I knew I wouldn’t be able to keep kids safe with my school’s plan so I resigned in protest and now I won’t have any students…so, Animalium.

  255. So interested in reading My Sister, The Serial Killer ever since I first looked at your picks a while ago! Also extremely excited for Allie Brosh’s new book and have been trying to find an excuse to buy Sarah Gailey’s Upright Women Wanted for months.

  256. Uncommon Echoes or Royal Airs, by Sharon Shinn. Or, really, anything. Maybe one day I’ll have time to read again…

  257. I’m dumb and posted too fast and didn’t notice my comment info wasn’t saved oops. This comment was me!

    “So interested in reading My Sister, The Serial Killer ever since I first looked at your picks a while ago! Also extremely excited for Allie Brosh’s new book and have been trying to find an excuse to buy Sarah Gailey’s Upright Women Wanted for months.”

  258. I am looking forward to reading The City We Became. I recently discovered N. K. Jemisin through her Broken Earth trilogy and am wowed. I haven’t been this excited by an author in years.

  259. Believe it or not I have yet to read Furiously Happy. I know I will love it when I do!

  260. I’ve been looking forward to reading The Adventures of a Curious Cat by Curious Zelda and The Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London by Christopher Skaife.

  261. Honestly, I just want to be able to read A book. The world being a soul-crushing dumpster fire has hobbled my ability to enjoy reading, but I keep trying to find something that will break through.

  262. I’ve been on webinars for teaching pre-K online all day, so some of the books that I want are for kids. I Am Yoga, Zoo Zen, Beautiful, and Bears Bears Bears.

  263. I need escape! So something other worldly or hilarious or both! You choose!

  264. One of my favorite authors is Christopher Moore. He has a new book “Shakespeare for Squirrels”. In my opinion his books are bizarre, funny, bizarre!

  265. What a giant tree… I really need to read The Deep And Darkest Red by Anna-Marie!

  266. I don’t really care about looking smart or saying I want to read something grownups read. Life is hard and I need a serious brain twinkie. Maybe the new book by Jim Butcher in the Dresden Files? That would be awesome.

  267. Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman is at the top followed by Troubled Blood by Robert Galbraith. I’m counting down the days for both. ❤️

  268. Currently reading Karen Duffy’s latest: Backbone: Living With Chronic Pain Without Turning Into One
    Would love to read Love in the Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Oh and Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. 😊

  269. I can’t wait to hear the exciting news!! I’ve been wanting to read
    The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires since it was part of the book club, but it seems like it will be sometime next year before it will be my turn from the library. 🙂 Thank you Jenny!!

  270. i want to read “this book is literally just pictures of cute animals that will make you feel better” or “doggos doing things: the hilarious world of puppos, borkers, and other good bois”. i need some happy cute cheerful things right now.

  271. Carrots Love Tomatoes: Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening

    (My garden is keeping me sane these days.)

  272. This is so sweet of you!! Xoxo I have been looking for a book to help guide me in discussing racism with my two young children (4&6) and I saw the book Antiracist Baby and it looks PERFECT!! ( <3

  273. The Rabbit Effect: Live Longer, Happier, and Healthier with the Groundbreaking Science of Kindness by Kelli Harding. This is one of those books that rocked my world and I need to OWN a copy instead of repeatedly mooching it from the library!

  274. Oh my! SO many. I am really tantalized by Mexican Gothic, so I’ll say that one. Thanks!

  275. Battleground, by Jim Butcher… but it’s not available until next month. 🙁

    I’m finishing Catherine House now though!

  276. Master and Margarita by Mikail Bulgakov I’ve read it so many times, but oddly, despite it being a Russian satire about communism and censorship, it’s like the book version of comfort food to me. I found it in high school thanks to great teachers, and have loved it since!

  277. I am really wanting to read Growing Things and Other Stories by Paul Tremblay! 🙂

  278. It’s not out ’till next month, but I’d love to read The Factory Witches of Lowell! Thanks for the chance! (

  279. Well, since you’ve asked, I would LOVE to read your next book. :o) But, since that’s not possible (right now) Crossings would be my second choice. And, if I am chosen, you have my permission to write whatever you’d like on the inside of the book. Thank you for your generosity!

  280. What a super sweet idea. Also, a great way to see so many good suggested reads! I really want to read “Prodigy” by Marie Lu with my son, we love reading books together at night, even though he’s 11. I’d love to read “All the Devils are Here” by Louise Penny. She’s so great.

  281. I want to read You’re Strong, Smart, and You Got This by Kate Allen (The Latest Kate). It’s lovely of you to do this for your readers at such a messed up time in the world. 😉

  282. I totally want to keep buying books from your building and have everyone else do it as well, but I have gotten in the habit of sending books I’ve loved to other people to enjoy. Is there a way you could maybe nominate some honorary book club members that we could hook up with goodies? I loved Mexican Gothic, but loved it enough to pass it on for more to appreciate if they can’t get it themselves! Just an idea. 🙂

  283. I am impatiently waiting for my library to get The Mermaid, the Witch and the Sea!

  284. I’d like to read Wow, No Thank You! Books by mail have been saving me during this whole world sitch.

  285. Very generous! Jennyrous?
    Anyway, the book at the top of my to-get list is Eric Posner’s “The Demagogue’s Playbook: The Battle For American Democracy From the Founders to Trump.”
    Just some cheery light reading . . .

  286. I so badly want to read Glennon Doyle’s new book – Untamed. Or maybe Lori Gottlieb’s Maybe You Should Talk to Someone. So many books I want to dive into.

  287. Hey Jenny. Jenn here. I really have been wanting to pick up How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. I just watched an insightful webinar he did and this is really the work allies need to be focusing on. The store looks amazing. Greetings from the North Shore of MN.

  288. I want to read The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu, sequel to The Three-Body Problem, which I just finished. I’m on the several weeks long waiting-list to check it out at the library.

  289. The Atlas of Monsters and the Victorian sticker book have burrowed into my brain! Both look so good!

  290. So many! But I really want to read Clan of the Cave Bear because it was my best friend’s favorite and I just caMe home from her memorial yesterday. Sounds like a downer but honestly I’m wanting to connect to her.

  291. I am desperate to read Bradbury Stories! I grew up with Ray Bradbury theatre! The man is a legend. Thanks Jenny!!!

  292. All I Ever Wanted by Kathy Valentine…so cool she’s your friend! I loved the Go-Gos growing up…badass women! <3

  293. Mrs. Perivale and the Blue Fire Crystal – it sounds hilarious and I love that it came from a meme!

  294. Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness by William Styron. Thank you for being so good to us, Jenny!

  295. Man could I use a pick me up. Anything by Catherine Ryan Hyde keeps my mind occupied on something other than myself. Also looking forward to the upcoming new book from Nicholas Sparks.

  296. I really want to read: The Doors of Stone, by Patrick Rothfuss, after August 20th!!! Thanks for the fun idea!!!

  297. Kassia St. Clair’s The Secret Lives of Color has called my name for a while. Love the short story format!

  298. I’ve been waiting SOOOO long to read Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosch!!!! I thought something bad happened to her but she’s still alive and I couldn’t be more excited for a new book (other than yours of course)!

  299. I would love to read “Wow, no thank you” by Samantha Irby or “Solutions and Other Problems” by Allie Brosh when it finally comes out. I’ve been waiting for YEARS for that book. Hyperbole and a half helped me confront my depression and anxiety issues years ago.