The Bookshelf

The hollyandoates bookshelf is more than just a site page now. It’s a shop too! I’ve decided that some of these reads are just too good to keep to myself so I’ve opened up a small store that you can visit here and find yourself your next read.

They’re all sold in “blind book” format (but you get a little information about it beforehand so that you have an idea of what you’re buying before you checkout) and comes with limited handmade hollyandoates goodies to supplement your reading.

I appreciate all the support I receive from each and every one of you and this is just one way for me to give you something tangible to show for it. If that’s not your style, you can now support me on Reedsy as well where I’ve also begun submitting book reviews for newly- or yet-to-be-released novels.

Happy reading, friends, and cheers!


  1. Seducer’s Diary*
  2. Memoirs of a Geisha
  3. The Globalization Paradox
  4. Without You, There Is No Us
  5. China Bound*
  6. Kaleidoscope of Colors
  7. Amaranthine
  8. The Cannabis Craze
  9. Where’d You Go, Bernadette?
  10. The Alchemist
  11. A History of the United States in Five Crashes
  12. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  13. Mr. Mercedes


  1. You Are A Badass
  2. Chaos of Longing
  3. Stiff
  4. The Martian
  5. Gumption
  6. Cure
  7. A Wrinkle in Time
  8. Spider Eaters
  9. Animal Farm
  10. Outliers
  11. Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
  12. F*ck Love
  13. The Road Not Taken
  14. Mary, Queen of Scots
  15. The Old Man & the Sea
  16. The Man in My Basement
  17. Milk & Honey
  18. A Canticle for Leibowitz
  19. A Raisin in the Sun
  20. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
  21. Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio
  22. Artemis
  23. First Women
  24. The Scorch Trials
  25. Bless Me, Ultima
  26. Autobiography of a Yogi*
  27. Blitzed
  28. Personal Leadership
  29. On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
  30. The Populist Explosion

* denotes books that I started and truly tried to read (giving myself at least 6-7 months of pushing through it) but just could not do it

    even earlier