So… as you can see I’ve been buying more books. Someone help me haha. [All title links go to Goodreads]


The Last Station by Jay Parini

About Leo Tolstoy’s last year of his life. Haven’t read historical fiction in a while. It’s about Tolstoy. And it’s a movie. I’m sold.

The Pact by Jodi Picoult
A teenage murder and/or suicide. Haven’t read anything by Picoult before. No, not even My Sister’s Keeper. Haven’t seen that movie either. The premise for this one sounds interesting enough.

Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks

My friend is collecting all of Nicholas Sparks’ books. She accidentally bought two copies of this book and gave me the extra one. I’ve seen the movie so I kind of know where the story goes. Still willing to give it a read. Might finally be inspired to pick up A Walk to Remember.

Howards End by E.M. Forster
A classic about social norms and relationships. I’ve only read A Room With a View, which is one of my favorites. It’s about time I read more of Forster’s works. 


The Daughters of Cain
 (Inspector Morse #11) by Colin Dexter 

I like the original Inspector Morse television series and the new Endeavour series. I’ve only read the first book, Last Bus to Woodstock, but didn’t continue because my library didn’t have the next book. And now I’m leaping forward to #11 smh. In my defense it was only $1!

Murder in Montparnasse (Mike Ward #1) by Howard Engle

A “literary mystery” set in Paris. The cover caught my eye.

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer

Yes, a Twilight novella. I haven’t read it before and I do own the saga, so it will go nicely with my collection.   

Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes

Love the movie! Can’t wait to read this book. Although the reviews are kind of vicious. 

Arcadia by Lauren Groff
The protagonist is the first child born in a 60’s commune. A cover buy. The hippie aspect doesn’t hurt.

The Oresteia by Aeschylus 

Greek drama relating to the royal family in Argos. My friend was going to donate it but I snatched it up. They’re classics!

Trouble is My Business by Raymond Chandler 
Four Philip Marlowe short stories. Yes! 

On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan 
 A love story about two differing people. They’re both virgins and on their wedding night, they both seem to have some anxieties. It’s now a movie starring the talented Saoirse Ronan. Isn’t it funny how she is another McEwan book-to-movie adaptation? I want to read this novella before watching the film.

Bones are Forever (Temperance Brennan #15) by Kathy Reichs
The series that inspired the television show Bones. I have watched every single episode of the show, some of them multiple times. I used to have Bones on in the background while I did my Anthropology readings in college. It’ll be great to finally read one of these books. 

The Kitchen God’s Wife by Amy Tan

A mother is finally going to reveal secrets she has long kept from her daughter, regarding the events that led her to immigrate in 1949. I had absolutely zero idea what this book was about until it was recommended to me by Silver Screenings. It sounds good so I can’t wait to read it!


By the Light of the Study Lamp (The Dana Girls Mystery Stories #1) by Carolyn Keene

This book was sitting next to the Hardy Boys on the shelf at Goodwill. Never heard of these books before. But it’s by Carolyn Keene which means it’s another ghost-written series. Color me intrigued.

The Haunted Showboat (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories #35) by Carolyn Keene
Nancy Drew in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. An automatic buy. And the binding is different so that’s pretty cool. 

Enemy Match (Nancy Drew #73) by Carolyn Keene
Not one of the original stories. But it’s Nancy Drew! I couldn’t help myself!!

Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her by Melanie Rehak
Well, this is pretty self-explanatory. I already know some stuff about the creators of Nancy Drew. I’m hoping to learn more though. 

Me right now

These books are all packed into a shoe box under my bed. No kidding. 
I need to donate some books ASAP!!!

Happy blogging everyone! 🙂

13 thoughts on “Book Haul #2

  1. You know what they say about people who think they have too many books… The real problem is not enough shelf space – haha.

    Thanks for the link to my site, and I hope you enjoy The Kitchen God’s Wife. Looks like you have some great reading ahead…I’ve added some of these titles to my own TBR List. 🙂

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  2. What an amazing collection! Funny how the donating part is easier to write than actually do! I’m about to write a book haul post…and it’s not nearly as impressive as yours!

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    1. Girl, the donating struggle is real! Even though I have books I will probably never read again, I can’t seem to part with them! They’re my babies haha.
      Ooh can’t wait to check your post out!! 😀


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