Library Book Sale Buying Binge Part 2!


I went to another library book sale (I’m seriously impressed with the number of library book sales they have in my area!) and had a very, very good book buying day. If you can’t tell, I’m trying to build up my bookshelf, and I have a weakness for reasonably-priced used books. Here’s what I picked up:

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut: science fiction classic that I remember reading in the library in high school. I’ve been wanting to do a reread since then–I remember the haunting feeling while reading it, but not the specifics.

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury: ditto on wanting to do a reread. I have stronger memories of the terrible, terrible movie version that I saw than of the book, which is just not okay.

The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury: one of my all-time favorites. It’s a series of short stories and all of them are haunting and beautiful and magical. I want to reread them and then rereread them, since it’s been awhile!

And as for books I haven’t read:

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes: this was on a list of highly recommended short novels I found. Sometimes you need a good short book to break up the more epic ones.

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros: ditto!

Sula and The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison: Beloved is one of the most amazing books I’ve ever read. Incredible, heart-wrenching, profound, disturbing, makes you sob when you read it. I keep meaning to read more of her work and haven’t yet–so now I will.

The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson: fiction, won the Pulitzer Prize, and about a North Korean soldier. I’m interested to see how this one is.

Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali: I like to mix up my fiction with some nonfiction, and this comes highly recommended.

One thought on “Library Book Sale Buying Binge Part 2!”

  1. You got some good ones there!! I have not read Sula, Infidel, or The Orphan Master’s Son — but the others are all good. You have a lot of good reading ahead of you šŸ™‚


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