Book hauls

Summer ’13 book haul

It’s a big one!  I have to visit bookshops wherever I go, and I did A LOT of traveling this summer.  I still can’t believe I got this many books in this short span of time.  I’ll separate them by location of acquisition, since this was a summer of travel.

Garage sales in my neighborhood:

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

The Book of Lost Tales by J.R.R. Tolkien

Thunderstruck by Erik Larson

It comes with copies of original letters, documents, and manuscript excerpts!

Barnes and Noble:

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce (children’s)

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

Half Price Books:

Charles Dickens: The Dickens Bicentenary by Lucinda Dickens Hawksley


Start Here: Ready Your Way into 25 Amazing Authors by Jeff O’Neal

Published by the lovely people at Book Riot

Free summer book exchange at my local park:

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

White Teeth by Zadie Smith

Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer

The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn

The Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories by various authors

Because I had to buy a copy of the signature edition cover design while in England.

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Teen-age Treasury of Imagination and Discovery by Seon Manley (ed.)

From my mother:

Hard Love by Ellen Wittlinger

English Critical Essays: Twentieth Century by Phyllis Maud Jones (antiquarian)

An incense shop in Glastonbury, England called Star Child:

The Little Pocket Book of Spells by Akasha Moon

Christ Church gift shop in Oxford, England:

Again, had to get it for the cover design.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Skoobs Book Stall in the Guildhall Market in Bath, England:

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffery Eugenides

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

Mr. B’s Emporium of Reading Delights in Bath, England (see my post!):

The Parasites by Daphne DeMaurier

The Break by Pietro Grossi

Down the Rabbit Hole by Juan Pablo Villalobos (see my review!)

So pretty!

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

The Summer Book by Tove Jansson

Trident Booksellers & Cafe in Boston, MA:

Interpreter of Maladies with The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Raven Used Books in Boston, MA:

Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

Brattle Book Shop in Boston, MA:

The Bronte Sisters: The Brief Lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne by Catherine Reef (YA non-fic)

It exists.

A Voyage Long and Strange: On the Trail of Vikings, Conquistadors, Lost Colonists, and Other Adventurers in Early America by Tony Horwitz

Make Believe by Joanna Scott

Longfellow Books in Portland, ME:

Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist by Tim Federle

Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, MA:

The Rights of the Reader by Daniel Pennac

and a lovely illustrated copy of The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White, which I find extremely amusing.

Sad puppy needs to learn proper usage.

2 thoughts on “Summer ’13 book haul”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s