Some Free Books For Whoever Wants Them

Hello! Here are the books that are up for grabs — they are available unless they have a CLAIMED next to them. They’re linked to their Amazon listings in case you want to get a better description of them than the sparse ones I have provided below. Instructions for claiming them are in my newsletter. For now US addresses only please, otherwise the shipping costs > the book themselves.

The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature by David Suzuki
I had very high hopes for myself when I bought this, but they have been dashed. (Paperback, like new)

JGV: A Life in 12 Recipes by Jean-Georges Vongerichten
This looks like a very sweet book by the famous chef. (Hardcover, like new)

Mother Grains by Roxana Jullapat
Recipes to do with barley, buckwheat, corn, oats, rye, sorghum and more grains. Can you tell I don’t cook? (Hardcover, like new)

American Cookie by Anne Byrn
“The Snaps, Drops, Jumbles, Tea Cakes, Bars & Brownies That We Have Loved for Generations”: We have two copies. (Paperback, very good condition)

The Cartel by Don Winslow
NGL, I loved this book and read it obsessively until I finished it. Do you like highly political and dramatic stories about crime? (Paperbook, poor condition — it looks like I put it in the washing machine)

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
Ditto! The sequel to The Shining. TBH I liked it better before thinking of Ewan McGregor as Danny Torrance, but whatever. (Paperback, average condition)

CLAIMED Nomadland by Jessica Bruder
Maybe you saw the movie? Which is really quite different? Very good and very upsetting. (Paperback, good condition)

CLAIMED Just My Type: A Book About Fonts by Simon Garfield
I loved this book about fonts so much. I bought the physical edition after listening to it — this is a terrible audiobook, because so much of its joy is in the fonts and images. (Paperback, has some of my weird notes in it?)

CLAIMED Dilettante by Dana Brown
If you are curious about the heyday of magazines — the zillion-dollar expense accounts, the Champagne and caviar lunches(??) — this is the book for you. It’s basically a dead world but I guess it’s nice to know it existed? (Hardcover, like new)

CLAIMED Vacationland by John Hodgman
A wonderful book by a wonderful person, and I happen to have two copies. If you like summers in Maine, you will love it. (Hardcover, like new)

CLAIMED A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny
I love Louise Penny so so so much, and Armand Gamache equally so. I literally just saw this book on the TV version and just glancing through I’m reminded of how much better her books are than everyone else’s. (Paperback, very good condition)

CLAIMED The Institute by Stephen King
I love Stephen King! This one was really good, too. (Hardcover, like new)

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Hi, I'm Diana. I've written about travel for The Wall Street Journal, Buzzfeed, The Cut, Travel + Leisure, Outside, and lots of other places. This is my blog.