Library Book Sale
Soo.. I know I just did an April Book Haul post, but the May Book Haul Post is coming early in the month! So a little backstory – the library back in my home town does a yearly book sale. They sell the older copies of books or books that they have excess copies of as a fund rasier. It has always been one of my favorite events to attend – not just because I get to buy a whole heck of a lot of books – but because then I get to see other book nerds like me get excited in the same way I do.
This haul is going to look a little differently than the previous one. In the previous one I went into detail about the books themselves and gave insight as to why I picked them out. In this book haul I purchased thirty – four books. I think if I were to go into detail over each book and the why to why I purchased it, then this post would be wayyyy too long.
The Books I Purchased:
The Revolution of Little Girls by Blanche McCrary Boyd
Eclipse by Hilary Norman
Rainbow’s End by Martha Grimes
The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan
Wit’s End by Karen Joy Fowler
For Richer, For Danger by Lisa Bork
The Old Contemptibles by Martha Grimes
Lime Town Created by Zack Akers and Skip Bronkie with Cote Smith
Killer Dust by Sarah Andrews
The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood
Murder on the Titanic by Jim Walker
Angel’s Tip by Alafair Burke
Do or Die by Suzanne Brockmann
The Next Victim by Jonnie Jacobs
Broken Bonds by Karen Harper
When She Was Bad by Johathon
The Fall of the House of Usher and other tales by Edgar Allen Poe
Suzanne Davis Gets a Life by Paula Marantz Cohen
Philomena by Martin Sixsmith
Summer of Shadows by Jonathon Knight
The Power of Habit by Charles Dunigg
Names My Sister’s Call Me by Megan Crane
Gucci Gucci Coo by Sue Margolis
The Ice House by Laura Lee Smith
Close Call by Stella Rimington
Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving
- A Cry in the Night
- While my Pretty One Sleeps
- Daddy’s Little Girl
- Moonlight Becomes You
- The Second Time Around
- Mount Vernon Love Story
- I Heard That Song Before
- I’ll Be Seeing You
All by Mary Higgins Clark.
All in total I purchased 34 books for less than $45. Woo hoo!
So I’m just going to highlight a few of them, but I’d love to hear your opinions on the rest. I’ve really active on twitter so find me there!
Okay let me start with the Mary Higgins Clark books. As you can tell by my March and April book overviews, I’ve been on an MHC kick lately. Thanks to her I found Alafair Burke, another great suspense author. I haven’t been consistent with some of her other series, mostly reading the stand-alone books. One of the books of hers that I purchased, the Mount Vernon Love Story actually seemed to be a little silly to me. It’s about George and Martha Washington. I obviously haven’t read it yet so I’ll reserve my final assessment until then.
I had actually seen this book at Barnes & Nobel a few months ago and had saved a picture of it to my phone. Isn’t it funny how we can find something that we saved in the back of our brain and then suddenly there it is. I absolutely love podcasts, including fictional podcasts like Homecoming and The Black Tapes. I haven’t listened to this one yet, but it’s at the top of the list along with the book.
This one I whole-heartedly admit that I purchased it because of the cover. It caught my eye, thinking of little girls as revolutionary. Then I read the Goodreads blurb on it. It sounds like a very 60s/70s coming of age novel in which the main character keeps having to find herself. That seems like a very classic story line in which I also feel like I’m currently living in. Turning thirty in about a month’s time, I’m already feeling lost or if I’m in the spot I need to be. I think that this is a good time for me to read this book.
When I find myself at book sales like this or tiny bookstores, I gravitate towards the crime/thriller section. Nothing hooks me faster than the words “Special FBI Agent blah blah blah..” I also saw that this book happens to be the 4thin a series, so look what I’m going to have to do. I’m going to either have to buy or borrow the first three! Whoops. This is honestly how I have found some of my favorite series or most loved authors so I’m okay with this.
Edgar Allen Poe has always been an author that I loved for his prose and his overall sense of moroseness. I think that he’s an author and a poet that young people connect to when they feel lost or a dreadful foreboding. That’s all to say he is peak emo phase. Now don’t take my words as minimalizing him in any way because his writing is classic and monumental in many ways. Which is why whenever I see one of his books at a sale like this, I can’t help but pick it up.
I’ve been a fan of books and libraries since before I can remember. The excitement of finding the book you’ve been looking for or finding one you didn’t know that you wanted. Having your own library card or even that moment when you get your drivers license and you realize you can take yourself to the library or bookstore whenever you want. That may sound silly to some but it can be such an exciting time for a book nerd. If you feel this way too, leave a comment down below. I’d love to connect with more book nerds like myself.