Well, the good news is, I did actually get fewer books than usual. The bad news is, I usually get a ton. This library happens to have a pack of readers who donate who read just the kinds of books that are right in my wheelhouse. So, I scaled back and got only, like, twenty-some instead of thirty-some. So, go me, right? A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step or something like that. We all knew I couldn't just, like, quit cold turkey or anything.
Oh Hell, enough rationalizing, we all know you just want to see the books, amIright?
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The Run-down (with selected commentary)...
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson (There's always a "big find" of the book sale. This is it.)
The Truth About the Henry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker (Because why accept a book for review when you can just buy it later?)
Seven for a Secret by Lyndsay Faye (My mom has The Gods of Gotham so we've got the series so far now)
The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani
The Ministry of Special Cases by Nathan Englander
The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa (I'm pretty sure all the bloggers really liked this one.)
The Taste of Apple Seeds by Katharina Hagena
Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster
The Promise of Stardust by Priscilla Sibley
The End of Mr Y by Scarlett Thomas
Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami (All the bloggers heart Murakami. Maybe I will one day, too!)
French Leave by Anna Gavalda (It's a Europa. Whenever I have the luck to find a used Europa, I snatch it right up.)
The Smile by Donna Jo Napoli
The City of Ember/The People of Sparks/The Prophet of Yonwood by Jeanne DuPrau
The Winter Rose by Jennifer Donnelly
The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison
Land of a Hundred Wonders by Lesley Kagen (I'm kind of on a Kagen kick lately, it would seem.)
An Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor (Eva told me I should try this author. So I shall!)
The Lazarus Project by Aleksandar Hemon
The Alphabet Sisters by Monica McInerney
Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks
Flyboys by James Bradley (Okay, maybe my dad just gave me this one)
The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling (I secretly think this sounds as boring as heck, but it's J.K Rowling, so you know...
The Violets of March by Sarah Jio (not pictured, because I was not doing so well with the braining last night when I was taking the pictures)
The theme of this sale's haul? (There always is one, and it's not usually intended.) Books in translation! (An excellent unintended theme if I do say so myself)
There they all are, to my (mild) shame. Once again, I have exhibited my great feats of willpower. If you're lucky I'll break out my Book Outlet Boxing Day haul pictures one of these days and amaze you with yet more impressive displays book buying discipline.
But, anyhow, where should I start?