Read Dog
a book curation service

Browse through this page to see what books and items we've included in past months.
December 2016
Peppermint Prose and Hot Chocolate Chapters
 
Books Chosen:  84, Charing Cross Road, Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore, The Red Notebook, All the Bright Places, Big Little Lies, Black Swan Green, Did You Ever Have a Family, Spill, Simmer, Falter, Wither, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, Z: A Novel Of Zelda Fitzgerald, Mistborn, Mermaid in Chelsea Creek, The House in Paris, Shit my dad says, Mr. Fox, Sympathizer, Zero Day + The Forgotten, Ishmael, The Art of Possibility, Special Topics in Calamity Physics, 52 Cups Coffee, A Thousand Nights, Abundance, Americanah, Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons, Black House, Bon Voyage, My Love: Ticket to a Mixed Plate Paradise , Case Histories: A Novel, Dad is Fat, Darker Shade of Magic, Descent, Dream Snow, Duchess of Bloomsbury Street, Emma, Empire of Cotton, Euphoria, Everlasting Meal, Fangirl, Fat Cat, Fear the Drowning Deep, Food: A Love Story, Forbidden, The Art of Sinning, Girl Before, Ham on Rye, Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Heartless, House in Paris, House of the Spirits, How to Be a Woman, In the Heart of the Sea, Inferno, Kiki Strike and Dream Snow, King Rat, Let's Pretend This Never Happened, Light Between Oceans: A Novel, Lions, Lowboy, Man with a Load of Mischief, Many and Many a Year Ago, March: Book One, My Name Is Lucy Barton, Nantucket Nights: A Novel, Nobody's Fool, On Agate Hill, Open, Ordinary Grace, Painter from Shanghai, Post Mortem, Postmortem, President's Hat, Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution, Quilter's Apprentice, Refuge, Royally Screwed, Running the Rift, The Black House, The Buried Giant, The Cartel, The Doubter's Almanac, The Forty Rules of Love, The Girl from Everywhere, The Girl with All the Gifts, The Glass Castle, The Life We Bury, The Little Paris Bookshop, The Luminaries, The Marriage of Opposites, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Sellout, The Serpent King, The Shadow of the Wind, The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness, The String Diaries, The Summer Before the War, The Sun is Also a Star, The Wishing Spell, Time's Arrow, Ophelia and the Marevelous Boy, Today Means Amen, Tuesdays at the Castle, Fairy Bell Sisters, Two Kisses for Maddy, What Doesn't Kill Her, You Are a Badass, Zen and the Art of Discgolf, Misbehaving, Buried Giant, The Way of Kings, Quiet American, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, A Darker Shade of Magic, A Master Plan for Rescue, A Sicilian Romance, Ask the Dust, Assassin's Apprentice, Bird Box, Burned, Landmarks, Pnin, Radio Silence, Station Eleven, The Accidental Alchemist, The Bastard of Istanbul, The Diabolic, The Night Circus, The Paper Menagerie, The Red Knight, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Travelling Vampire Show, Thirteen Moons, Your Face in Mine, A Tale for the Time Being, ISLE, Tell the Wolves I'm Home, Museum of Innocence, Embassytown, The Orchardist, The Unwinding, and Annihilation
Items Included: Ghiradelli Premium Hot Chocolate, Peppermint Candy, a Candy Cane, Reindeer Finger Puppets, Fox & Scarf Print, a Murakami-inspired Bookmark, an "Under the Tree" Bookmark, Reindeer Food, Cinnamon Sticks & Bell, and one (or more) hand-selected books from the list above.
November 2016
Winter Night Sky
 
Books Chosen: 66 Love Letters, A Man Called Ove, A Masterplan for Rescue: A Novel, Annihilation, Bel Canto, Big Little Lies, Black Boy, Blackhouse, Book of Speculation, Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors, Even, Canary, Darker Shade of Magic, Eleagance of a Hedgehog, Fall of Giants, Fortune Hunter, From Here to Eternity, Girl at War, Girl Before, Girl with all the gifts, God's Debris, Graceling, Heard it Through the Grapevine, How to Eat Fried Worms, Invisibility Cloak, Invisible Cities, Ishmael, Kushiel's Dart and The Rosie Project, Little Owl's Night, Dinosaur vs. Bedtime, 1984, Penny + Her Marble, Mudbound, My Lady Jane, Neverwhere, Numero Zero, Numero Zero, Finding Audrey, Ocean at the End of the Lane, Oh The Places You'll Go, Ordinary Grace, Outlander, Painter from Shanghai, Peek a Choo-Choo and The Story of Ferdinand, Pnin, Queen of Fashioin, Quiet American, Raintree Country, Redeeming Love, Revenge of Geography, Ruining Me, Shadow and Bone, Shadow and Bone, Shit my dad says, Slaughterhouse Five, Someday, Someday, Maybe, Spin, Swing Time, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, The Bird Box, The Book of Lost Things, The Bookman's Tale, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt and the Golden Age of Journalism, The Doubter's Almanac, The Girl Before, The Girl Who Played Go, The Luminaries, The Museum of Innocence, The Nightingale, The Quiet American, The Razor's Edge, The Revival, The Snow Child: A Novel, The Swan Gondola, The Wartime Garden, This Boy's Life, This Changes Everything, Tropic of Orange, Under the Wide and Starry Sky, Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, We Were Liars, Welcome to Night Vale, XO Orpheus, You Had Me at Woof: How Dogs Taught Me the Secrets of Happiness, Your Favorite Band is Killing Me, Z: A Novel Of Zelda Fitzgerald, Zero Day + The Forgotten, Crooked Heart, Einstein's Dreams, How to Be a Woman, Jade Dragon Mountain: A Mystery, Little Paris Bookshop, Mr. Fox, Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore, Museum of Innocence, Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold, Radiance: A Novel, Sebastian St Cyr Mysteries, Suicide Forest, The Art of Possibility, The Blade Itself, The Book of Speculation, The Fortune Hunter, The Hating Game, The House in Paris, The President's Hat, The Reader (Sea of Ink and Gold), The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend, The Red Notebook, The Unwinding, Uprooted, What She Knew, A Darker Shade of Magic, A Tale for the Time Being, Mister B. Gone, and The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden.

Items Included: Y
arn, a crochet hook, a wooden star, a Neil Gaiman bookmark, glow in the dark stars, Chinese lucky star origami paper, a pinch of star glitter, earl grey and winter spice teas, little baby starfish, a beautiful print to go along with the theme, and one of the hand-selected books listed above!
October 2016
Pumpkin Spice
 
Books Chosen: Ahab's Wife, Amber Brown is Not a Crayon, And the Sun Stood Still, Beautiful Bastard, Bel Canto, Burning Your Boats, Catcher in the Rye, Chrysalids, City of Thieves, Command and Control, Daring Greatly, Darker Shade of Magic, Did You Ever Have a Family, Do It Anyways, Dog Stars, Dumplin, Eleanor and Park, Elegance of the Hedgehog, Fun Home, Girl at War, Glass Cage (How Our Computers Are Changing Us), Goldfinch, Great Jones Street, Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Horns, I've Got Your Number, Life Moves Pretty Fast, Lions: A Novel, Mountains Beyond Mountains, Murderer's Daughter, My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me, No one writes to the colonel and other stories, No Second Chance, Pharmacist's Mate and 8, Reason I Jump, Ruby Lu, Brave and True, Running the Rift, Satin Island, Shantaram, Sheltering Sky, Smokeless Fire, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Snowcrash, Spill, Simmer, Falter, Wither, Story of Edgar Sawtelle, String Diaries, Summerlong, Teaching a Stone to Talk, The Water Knife, Thinkertoys, Ticket That Exploded, Travelling Light, Trees on Mars, Way of Kings, Half an Inch of Water, What Remains of Me, Will Grayson, Will Grayson replaced by The Bookman's Tale, Boy, Snow, Bird, Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore, Special Topics in Calamity Physics, NOS4A2, Keeper of Lost Causes, Little Paris Bookshop, Night Film, 84, Charing Cross Road, Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors, Even, Dinosaur vs. Bedtime, Lost Among the Living, Miss Lonelyhearts & The Day of the Locust, Norwegian Wood, Peek a Choo-Choo, Revenge of Geography, Sense of and Ending, Shadow of the Wind, The Book of Speculation, The Borrower, What is the What, Mistborn, Museum of Innocence, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, Lorna Doone, Alas, Babylon, The Bookman's Tale, The Reader (Sea of Ink and Gold), Sympathizer, Welcome to Night Vail: A Novel, Girl Before, Lying Under the Apple Tree, Mr. Fox, The Unfinished World and Other Stories, Two Kisses for Maddy, Buried Giant, A Tale for the Time Being, and Little, Big

Items Included: pumpkin spice notecard, candy corn, pumpkin spice Hershey's Kisses, pumpkin spice teas, lemon ginger herbal tea, apple cider mixture, pumpkin spice tea candles, an Oscar Wilde bookmark, stickers, and a hand-chosen book.
September 2016
Back to School
 
Books Chosen: The Sympathizer, Chasing Doctor Dolittle, The Emerald Mile, What is Architecture?, The Way of Kings, A Just and Genrous Nation, Jim Henson: The Biography, Tao Te Ching, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Benjamin Franklin, Grief is the Thing with Feathers, Peace is Every Step, The Winter People, All the Bright Places, Narrow Road to the Deep North, Ms. Peregrines, Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, The Aviator's Wife, The House of Spirits, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, Hear the Wind Sing, The Museum of Innocence, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, You Only Get Letters from Jail, Museum of Innocence, The Sound of Things Falling, Z: A Novel Of Zelda Fitzgerald, Ceremony, Eva Moves the Furniture, The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel, Cane, Before We Were Strangers, Under Major Domo Minor, Rebecca, NOS4A2, The Alchemist, What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding, A Burglar's Guide to the City, John Dies at the End, Made You Up, Zeroville, Will Grayson, Will Grayson, Bossypants, Leave Me, Happiness: A Philosopher's Guide, Crush It!, The Keeper of Lost Causes, The One in a Million Boy, The Life we Bury, A Tale for the Time Being, Girl in the Ice, Women In Love, Little Paris Bookshop, Lorna Doone, Your Favorite Band is Killing Me, Welcome to Night Vail: A Novel, A Darker Side of Magic, Seveneves, Oryx and Crake, Night Film, and Little, Big

Items Included:  a hand-bound notebook, markers, crayons, rulers, a Read Dog coloring page, tons of starburst candies, a George R. R. Martin bookmark, stickers, and a hand-chosen book.
August 2016
 
Books we sent out: A Tale for the Time Being, Adultery, Amy and Isabelle: A Novel, Argonauts, Black Chalk, Blood of Flowers: A Novel, Boy, Snow, Bird, City of Stairs, Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, Dispossessed, Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms, Finding Audrey, Fine, Fine School, Girl in the Ice, Girl Waits with Gun, Happiness: The 7 Laws of Happiness, History of Love, Let's Pretend This Never Happened, Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism, Little Paris Bookshop, Lost Marble Notebook of Forgotten Girl & Random Boy, A Man Called Ove, Meanwhile in San Francisco: The City in its Own Words, Milk and Honey, Misbehaving, Modern Romance, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry, My Name Is Lucy Barton, Mysterious Benedict Society, The Neruda Case, Norweigan Wood, Oh, The Places You'll Go, Ordinary Grace, A Prayer for Owen Meany, The Rosie Project (like Me Before You), Save Yourself, Skeleton Crew, Someday, Someday, Maybe, Still a Work in Progress, Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial, The Creative Habit, The Shadow of the Wind, To Say Nothing of the Dog, Under a Painted Sky, Where We Belong, Willful Creatures, Window Opens, Abundance: the Future is Better than you Think, LaRose, Mistborn, Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore, Murder House, Name of the Wind, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Stones for Ibarra, The Sympathizer, Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel, and The Way of Kings.

Items included: tote bag, Reader pins, vitamin pen, teas, Kurt Vonnegut themed bookmark, Read Dog stickers, and hand-chosen books (see above).
Our July 2016 Box
 
Books we sent out: Blue Latitudes, Festival of Insignificance, Inkheart, Man Called Ove, Murder House, Name of the Wind, Shopaholic and Baby, Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect, Women In Love, The Help, The Buried Giant, Elephant Vanishes, The Argonauts, Black Swan Green, Blood Meridian, Book Thief, China Rich Girlfriend, Dirty Job, Emma: A Modern Retelling, Galileo's Middle Finger, H is for Hawk, Just My Type: Design Book, Kitchen House, Last Bookanear, Life Apart, Love Lies Beneath, The Magicians, Misbehaving, Norwegian Wood, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Paper Towns, Prayer for Owen Meany, Problems: A Novel, Sharma, Remainder, Secondhand Souls, Secret History, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Snowball, Soul of an Octopus, Sushi for Beginners, Switch! The Lost Kingdoms of Karibu, Take Me With You, Wright Brothers, Yellow Raft in Blue Water, You Before Me, A Room of One's Own, Iron House, Love that Split the World, Midnight Children, Mr. Penundra's 24-hour Bookstore, Ocean at the End of the Lane, Special Topics in Calamity Physics, and The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace.

Items included: American flag (Happy Fourth!), bubbles, magnetic animal bookmarks, teas, stationary, Read Dog stickers and hand-chosen books for each of our readers.
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