Over the weekend I had the opportunity to make a day trip with some of the girls in my book club to a huge used bookstore in Tennessee called Mckay Books. The prices vary so you have to make sure to find the best deals. I absolutely love the selection of classic novels. There is also a bargain section where I found two of my selections, The Easter Parade and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time for $1 and $.75 respectively. So of course I had to feed my book buying addiction when I went, and these are what I left with, although I had many more which I had to force myself to put back.
Some of these selections were chosen based on great book reviews from other bloggers. What would I do without all the great recommendations? Well, other than have a much smaller TBR pile. :-)
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon - I'd been eying this one for years in various bookstores, but never picked it up for some reason. When I saw this copy was only $.75 I thought 'Why not?' Plus, Brenna at Literary Musings included it in her Top Ten Beach Reads, so I figured this would be a great time to read it.
-The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer - Longlisted for the Orange Prize, this is Orringer's first novel. This is one of the few selections that I was interested in that is easily available in the US. It's a long one at 600+ pages, but it sounds like such an epic and sweeping tale of family and love.
-The Easter Parade by Richard Yates - I've never read Yates' most famous novel Revolutionary Road, but after reading Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea's review of a few of his other works, including this one, I knew I had to add it to my pile.
-The Irresistible Henry House by Lisa Grunwald - A member of my book club mentioned this title as a potential pick a few months back. It wasn't chosen, but the book sounded so interesting I added it to my list. NPR's All Things Considered featured an interview with the author that I highly recommend. Such an intriguing and controversial topic.
-At Home by Bill Bryson - My first Bryson was the ever-popular A Walk in the Woods, which I read earlier this year. While the story wasn't the greatest, I really enjoyed his writing style and wanted to give one of his other works a chance. What better book to pick than one that details the history of the house?
Well, those are my most recent thrifty book finds. What have been some of yours?