I never really felt the need to do a book haul blog post because I don’t really buy that many books.
I…I don’t know what happened. There are so many books. My bank account is crying. And October isn’t even technically over.
Well…here’s the damage.
And a breakdown of the damage:
- It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini — it’s got a high rating on Goodreads, and it’s been on my to-read list for forever
- Blindness by Jose Saramago — also on my to-read list for forever. Also the premise sounds terrifying.
- Bel Canto by Ann Patchett — you guessed it: on my to-read list for forever.
- The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor — a sweet birthday gift from a sweet friend of mine, who understands the value of beautiful covers.
- Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor — absolutely love their weird podcast, so I had to go out and buy the book!
- Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich — one of my favorites. I must’ve lent this out to someone since I haven’t seen it in a while, so when I found it for two bucks I had to replace that one.
- The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson — because I think I’m the only person in the world who hasn’t read this book.
- In the Woods by Tara French — this sounds like my kind of creepy. Plus it reminds me of the Netflix series The Fall, which is definitely a good thing.
- City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg — if a novel has a vast scope with a cool format, I’m in.
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (Illustrated Edition) — I mean, it’s illustrated, and it’s stunning. Need I say more?
- The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins — had to read it after Val’s review and I’m liking it so far!
- Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo — everyone and their mother loves this book, and word is it’s much better than Shadow and Bone.
- The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein — I am an aunt to an adorable Golden Retriever named Enzo. This book is told from the viewpoint of a dog named Enzo. And I hear it’s great.
- The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith — because J.K. Rowling wrote it.
- The Explorer’s Guild by Kevin Costner — this was a complete impulse buy, and it’s all because of that cover.
- Life After Life by Kate Atkinson — how often do you find a giant hardcover that’s been on your to-read list for only two bucks?
- The Coast of Chicago by Stuart Dybeck — some of my favorite short stories that are also about my home city. This was another book that was loaned and had to be replaced.
- The Furious Longing of God by Brennan Manning — I didn’t actually buy this. It was a loaned out book that got returned home safely!
Have you had any awesome buys (or ridiculous hauls) recently?