Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Book Splurge!

major book splurge

This past weekend, I headed down to Olympia to meet up with my friend Cait and to hit up the big library sales at both the Lacey and Olympia Libraries, as well as check out Cait's favorite Goodwill and used book store. Not only did we have a blast, but we got some fantastic books for super cheap! At the library sales, all books, including hardbacks, were only $1 each. So yes, I did spend a bit of cash on books this weekend. But if you add up what I would have spent, the savings is enormous!

Here are the books I picked up, with links to their pages on Goodreads.

Eight Cousins - Louisa May Alcott
Time's Arrow - Martin Amis
The Trials of the Honorable F. Darcy - Sara Angelini
Case Histories - Kate Atkinson
The Wonder Spot - Melissa Bank
Beat the Reaper - Josh Bazell
Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife: Pride and Prejudice Continues - Linda Berdoll
Darcy & Elizabeth: Nights and Days at Pemberley - Linda Berdoll
Midwives - Christ Bohjalian
Before You Know Kindness - Chris Bohjalian
March - Geraldine Brooks
Year of Wonders - Geraldine Brooks
The Good Earth - Pearl S. Buck
Still Life - A.S. Byatt
The Stranger - Albert Camus
Don Quixote - Cervantes
Being Dead - Jim Crace
The Hours - Michael Cunningham
More Letters from Pemberley - Jane Dawkins
Best Know Works - Daniel Defoe (an old copy which includes Robinson Crusoe, The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, and A Journal of the Plague Year)
The Pirates! In An Adventure with Ahab & The Pirates! In An Adventure with Scientists - Gideon Defoe
The Inheritance of Loss - Kiran Desai
Geek Love - Katherine Dunn
The Memory Keeper's Daughter - Kim Edwards
One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd - Jim Fergus
The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde
Offshore - Penelope Fitzgerald
Everything Is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer
The Corrections - Jonathan Franzen
The Thief Lord - Cornelia Funke
The Tesseract - Alex Garland
The Portable Nineteenth-Century Russian Reader - George Gibian
The White Bone - Barbara Gowdy
The Monsters of Templeton - Lauren Groff
Codex - Lev Grossman
Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen
The Autobiography of Santa Claus - Jeff Guinn
Running Out of Time - Margaret Peterson Haddix
Between Sisters - Kristin Hannah
Notes on a Scandal - Zoë Heller
The Widow of the South - Robert Hicks
Until I Find You - John Irving
The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
A Pale View of Hills - Kazuo Ishiguro
Anthology of Japanese Literature: From the Earliest Era to the Mid-Nineteenth Century - Donald Keene
The Historian - Elizabeth Kostova
The History of Love - Nicole Krauss
The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera
The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
Interpreter of Maladies - Jhumpa Lahiri
Hood - Stephen R. Lawhead
Giraffe - J.M. Ledgard
Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane
The Spellman Files - Lisa Lutz
Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
The Road - Cormac McCarthy
Must Love Black - Kelly McClymer
Amsterdam - Ian McEwan
The Cement Garden - Ian McEwan
By the Lake - John McGahern
Lost in Translation - Nicole Mones
Dancing to "Almendra" - Mayra Montero
Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings - Christopher Moore
Suite Française - Irène Némirovsky
Dead is the New Black - Marlene Perez
Sarah's Key - Tatiana de Rosnay
The Plot Against America - Philip Roth
The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
Empress - Shan Sa
The Passion of Mary-Margaret - Lisa Samson
Blindness - José Saramago
The Reader -Bernhard Schlink
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
The Thirteenth Tale - Diane Setterfield
Four Comedies - William Shakespeare
American Wife - Curtis Sittenfeld
The Sunday Philosophy Club - Alexander McCall Smith
River God: A Novel of Ancient Egypt - Wilber Smith
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Eggs - Jerry Spinelli
East of Eden - John Steinbeck
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer - Neal Stephenson
The Little Friend - Donna Tartt
The Death of Ivan Ilych - Leo Tolstoy
Mary Poppins - Pamela L. Travers
Timequake - Kurt Vonnegut
Revolutionary Road - Richard Yates

The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story - Diane Ackerman
Paula - Isabel Allende
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - John Berendt
The Pooh Perplex - Frederick C. Crews
Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire - Amanda Foreman
Marie Antoinette: The Journey - Antonia Fraser
Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia - Elizabeth Gilbert
The New Kings of Nonfiction - Ira Glass
The Boys of Summer - Roger Kahn
Dear Bunny, Dear Volodya: The Nabokov-Wilson Letters, 1940-1971 - Simon Karlinsky
A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland Indiana - Haven Kimmel
The Children's Blizzard - David Laskin
Fern Seed and Elephants - C.S. Lewis
Daughter of the Queen of Sheba - Jacki Lyden
Voices of the Faithful - Beth Moore
Mark Twain on Travel - Terry Mort
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from The New York Times - The New York TimesIn the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex - Nathaniel Philbrick
Early Bird: A Memoir of Premature Retirement - Rodney Rothman
Jesus Land - Julia Scheeres
Naked - David Sedaris
Me Talk Pretty One Day - David Sedaris
Chalked Up: Inside Elite Gymnastics' Merciless Coaching, Overzealous Parents, Eating Disorders, and Elusive Olympic Dreams - Jennifer Sey


  1. This might be a bit cheeky, but can I borrow midwives? I've never read it and love Chris Bohjalian so! Before you know kindness is fantastic. He has a new one just out and I believe will be in town soon.

  2. You can totally borrow it! I'll stick it in my car so I can give it to you the next time I see you.

  3. Hmmm...we should really do something about that, shouldn't we? Thank goodness for bookclub!

  4. Saw you on GD. Wow that is collection. I've been wanting to read the Darcy books but was scared to because I am P& P purist.