Book Sale Haul

Twice a year, my local library has an epic book sale. People donate books they don’t want and the library keeps whatever they need and sells the rest at about $1 a book. This year I believe I may have gone a little overboard, but I just couldn’t help it! I pretty much just grabbed anything that looked interesting; historical fiction, fantasy, classics, sci-fi, thrillers, etc., which added up to a grand total of 46 books…

These are all the titles and authors in order from left to right, top to bottom:

Bone Rattler (A Mystery of Colonial America) – Eliot Pattison
The Fairy’s Return and Other Princess Tales – Gail Carson Levine
Learning to Swim – Sara J. Henry
People of the Book – Geraldine Brooks
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane – Katherine Howe
Bretheren (An Epic Adventure of the Knights Templar) – Robyn Young
Charles Dickens, Four Novels (Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol) – Charles Dickens
World Without End – Ken Follett
Black Red White (Trilogy)- Ted Dekker
Witches’ Brew – Terry Brooks
Wizard At Large – Terry Brooks
2010: Odyssey Two – Arthur C. Clarke
The Wishsong of Shannara – Terry Brooks
A Saint, More or Less – Henry Grunwald
Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe
Finding Emmaus (The Lodestarre – Book One) – Pamela S.K. Glasner
The Book of Lies – Brad Meltzer
Galileo’s Daughter (A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love) – Dava Sobel
The Elenium (Trilogy) – David Eddings
Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
The Anatomy of Deception – Lawrence Goldstone
Messenger – Lois Lowry
The Devil’s Labyrinth – John Saul
Silence in Hanover Close (A Victorian Murder Mystery) – Anne Perry
The house of the Seven Gables – Nathaiel Hawthorne
Pickwick Papers – Charles Dickens
The Serpent in the Garden – Janet Gleeson
The Passage – Justin Cronin
The Confession of Fitzwilliam Darcy – Mary Street
Gramercy Park – Paula Cohen
Ghosts of Albion Accursed – Amber Benson and Christopher Golden
A Spectacle of Corruption (sequel to A Conspiracy of Paper) – David Liss
The Masque of the Black Tulip – Lauren Willig
The Cross-legged Knight (An Owen Archer Mystery) – Candace Robb
The Fair Folk (Six Tales of the Fey) – Edited by, Marvin Kaye
Persuasion – Jane Austen
The Amulet of Samarkand (The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book One) – Jonathan Stroud
The Garden of Eve – K.L. Going
The Betrayal, The Lost Life of Jesus – Kathleen O’Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear
Gospel Truths – J.G. Sandom
The Book of Fate – Brad Meltzer

Tebukuro – Uchida Risako Yaku
The Rough Guide Phrasebook, Japanese

*The Pillars of the Earth – Ken Follet [This book is not shown because I lent it to a friend right after I got it.]

I’m particularly looking forward to Black Red White, The Passage, and The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane. The two Japanese books were a nice find, since I’m studying the language in my spare time. Needless to say, I’ll be restricting my reading to what is already on my bookshelf for the summer, but I fear that won’t even make much of a dent in it. I’d rather have a bookcase full of books waiting to be read that books I’ve already read anyway. Please look forward to some reviews of these books in the upcoming months…though it will definitely take more like two years for me to read it all.  Until next time…

Happy Reading!


5 thoughts on “Book Sale Haul

  1. Score! I love library book sales. My local one has three per year, and one always falls on or near my birthday. I try to restrain myself, though, and usually don’t walk out with more than7 or 8 books.

    Most of these books are foreign to me, and I’m not sure I’ve even read any of those I’ve heard of. Except for Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” I read that last Christmas. It’s very good, you should enjoy it.

    1. Library book sales are the best! Sadly I’ve only managed to read Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, which I really liked, even thought I knew the story so well already. I’ve been gathering bargain classics when I find them, since I’ve seen so many of these stories in movie form, it seems about time I read the originals. Once I’ve caught up a bit with my book list, I’ll be reading them, and hopefully reviewing them here.

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