A couple of weeks ago one of my beautiful, beautiful friends texted me and told me the most wonderful news I had ever heard. There was a flash warehouse sale for Half-Price Books near her house going on that was ending that day. After hearing this I, obviously, responded saying that I would be there ASAP. I already like Half-Price Books since all the books there are discounted and they’re usually in pretty good shape, so there being essentially a clearance sale on a bunch of books mean I had no choice but to go. I’m sure you all understand this completely.
Anyway, I got there and they had a deal going on that an entire tote bag of theirs full of books would only cost $25. THAT’S INSANE! I’ve tried repacking the tote with the books I got and I still don’t understand how I was able to fit them all in there, because some of them are honkers of books. Like huge… and quite a few of them were hardcovers too. While I was perusing the warehouse I ended up finding a total of sixteen books. Sixteen!!! I even managed to find a couple that had been on my Goodreads TBR for a while, which was pretty exciting on its own.
I always think it’s interesting to compare the total cost of what I would have spent had I bought the books at their original prices to what I actually paid for them. Like I said, I spent a grand total of $25 on these babies, which is around the price of an average hardcover. Had I bought them at their original prices, I would have spent $254 (I rounded up). Lemme just say for all of us, yikes. That’s so much money. What a steal of a deal I got though amirite???
Enough of all that. Let’s take a look at the books I got!
Mystery thriller about a heist in which a bookstore owner/rare book dealer and a young novelist are involved.
A girl goes on an adventure with a giant white bear in order to save her family and along the way she falls for a mysterious stranger.
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend – Katarina Bivald
A small town contemporary about books, friendships, and friendships that are caused by books.
The second book in a series about shapeshifting dragons!
Into the Dim – Janet B. Taylor
After the loss of her mom, Hope goes to spend the summer in Scotland, where some timey wimey time travel ensues and she only has so long to save her mom and go back to her own time.
The Language of Sand – Ellen Block
A book in which a small island town, a lighthouse ghost, and a mystery are all wrapped into one.
Falling Kingdoms – Morgan Rhodes
An epic fantasy following various storylines of people who an emerging war is centered around.
Labyrinth Lost – Zoraida Córdova
A bruja who hates her magic accidentally gets rid of her family while trying to get rid of it.
Bring Me Their Hearts – Sara Wolf
An immortal warrior is out to get the heart of the prince so she can have hers given back by the witch who keeps it hostage.
The Whispering Skull – Jonathan Stroud
The second book in a paranormal mystery series.
A steampunk historical romance involving a drug that causes shared hallucinations.
Cocktails for Three – Madeleine Wickham
A chick-lit romance that is written by Sophie Kinsella… just not under that name.
The False Prince – Jennifer A. Nielsen
A book about orphans competing to become a puppet prince, not that they know that of course.
Mirror Mirror – Gregory Maguire
A historical retelling of Snow White.
The Thirteenth Tale – Diane Setterfield
Literally all I can say about this without confusing myself is that it’s a gothic family mystery.
Unexpected Magic – Diana Wynne Jones
A collection of short stories, both fiction and non, written by the author of some of my favorite books of all time.
I also recently bought Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell because I’ve been seeing it all over instagram and book blogs and I had to give in to the hype, which I normally never do. It was calling to me though, for literally about as much as I spent on 16 book total, but still.
Let’s see how long it takes me to read all of these, I’m thinking that I won’t have read all of them within a year. I always take forever to read books I buy for some reason.
Have you read any of these books? Did I mention any that you might now add to your TBR shelf?