…And I’m back with a book haul post. Here are all the books I’ve acquired recently. If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ve probably seen them already. Oh well.
I don’t usually buy used books but these were in such great condition that I grabbed them. I picked up The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd because I saw lots of rave reviews for it last year, and I got Parnassus on Wheels by Christopher Morley, with illustrations by Douglas Gorsline, because I heard it’s a book that book lovers will enjoy. I think I first heard of it on the Book Riot Youtube channel.
I think there was a sale on Book Outlet when I got these — and those Book Outlet sales are crazy because the website already lists books with 50%- to 90%-percent off prices! Here we have:
The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins, which I heard is an awesome horror, fantasy novel: some peeps say it’s horror, others say it’s fantasy; I guess it’s a mash up of the two.
I also picked up Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s nonfiction book on creativity Creativity: The Psychology of Discovery and Invention. I already have his book Flow, which I haven’t yet read, so I thought it best to get Creativity as well. I’ve wanted to read both for a while now, I think ever since I read Ken Robinson’s The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything.
And since I own the previous two books in the Memoirs of Lady Trent series by Marie Brennan, I thought it best to get the third novel, The Voyage of the Basilisk. I haven’t yet read any of the books in the series, by the way, but I heard it’s great and I’ve wanted it since I first heard of it.
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I heard The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey is great, so I got it. I read the first paragraph and was hooked. I plan to read it next.
I heard the same about The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber, so I got it too, especially since it was only $6 for it.
And I’m curious about Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer.
The illustrations in Dieter Braun’s Wild Animals of the North are so beautiful that I had to get it, especially since I had a coupon. 😀
And I’m curious about Neil Gaiman’s American Gods. I wonder what themes he explores in it. I’ve heard it’s great too.
I received a couple free books. I picked up an ARC of The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks by Sam Maggs because I was curious.
And I also got a copy of Penguin’s newest edition of Lord of the Flies by William Golding. I almost passed on the book because I didn’t like it much when I first read it in middle school, but the cover got me. The illustration is awesome.
As for Jason Rekulak’s The Impossible Fortress, I won an ARC of it in a Maximum Shelf giveaway, hosted by Shelf Awareness. It’s a young-adult novel that will be published in February. I linked the title to it’s Goodreads page, in case you’re interested. By the way, the cover is so great.