Thursday, October 20, 2016

Fall Book Sale 2016

Two weeks ago was one of the best days of the year: the library's used book sale!  I scored 27 books for $9.50; that's $0.35 a book!  I couldn't believe it when the cashier told me my total.  My bag definitely felt heavier than nine and a half pounds (you pay $1.00 per pound).  I had to laugh at the guy in line behind me.  When the cashier told him his total was $12.50, he said "That's it?!  I should really get to the gym."  Who has time for the gym when there are so many books to read?!

So, without further ado, the books that will be joining my ever-growing collection:

The Sweet Relief of Missing Children by Sarah Braunstein  This title definitely caught my attention.

The Outside Boy by Jeanine Cummins  Another title that caught my attention.  And honestly, I'm not sure I've ever read a book about gypsies.  

Dog Years by Mark Doty  I'm almost positive that this memoir will be a tear-jerker for me.

A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg  I love Flagg's books and I love Christmas, so I couldn't pass this one up!

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler  One of the many books on my to-read list.

The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert  I didn't particularly care for Eat, Pray, Love (more so the author herself and not the story) so I haven't paid much attention to anything else by Gilbert.  However, I'd heard of this one and after reading the synopsis, thought it sounded like it could be a good read.  Also, I really like the cover.

Three Junes by Julia Glass  I enjoyed The Widower's Tale and thought I'd try another novel by Glass.

The Tie That Binds by Kent Haruf  I have bought several of Haruf's books now (all from the library book sales) but haven't read any of them yet.  I really should remedy that soon.

The Dinner by Herman Koch  Another one on my to-read list.  That actually took me by surprise because I didn't think I'd ever heard of the book before! Ha!

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern  This was never a book I'd planned on reading - it just didn't sound that great to me - but after reading so many great reviews, I thought I would grab it and see what the fuss is all about.

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty  I enjoyed The Husband's Secret and Big Little Lies so I figured I'd give this one a whirl.

The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Potzsch.  I discovered this is the first book in a series and I'm a little disappointed (not a fan of the commitment a series takes).  I don't know if this novel can stand alone should I not want to continue with the series; some of the other books sound good, some not so much.  We'll see, I guess.

Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson  Bought this one because my cousin recommended I read it (AGES ago!).

The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise by Julia Stuart  This cover caught my attention - seriously so adorable! - and the book sounds pretty darn cute.