Spring ’18 Haul

Ok, full disclosure – I really, really, really tried to curb my book spending these past few months. Ok, stop. I can hear you laughing. But I HAVE to read all my dusty bookshelf books this year. And I HAVE to read all the books I’ve brought home in my hauls since January. I just have to! But you know as well as I do that the lure of a new book (even if it isn’t new per se) is just too strong to resist. With that understanding, here is my list of recent gems I’ve brought home from hauls at Half-Price Books, Goodwill, BookMooch, and my local library book sale this spring.


Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

By Ray Bradbury

“Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden.”

Adult Fiction / Classics

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The Widow

The Widow

By Fiona Barton

“There’s a lot Jean hasn’t said over the years about the crime her husband was suspected of committing. She was too busy being the perfect wife, standing by her man while living with the accusing glares and the anonymous harassment.

Now her husband is dead, and there’s no reason to stay quiet. There are people who want to hear her story. They want to know what it was like living with that man. She can tell them that there were secrets. There always are in a marriage. The truth – that’s all anyone wants. But the one lesson Jean has learned in the last few years is that she can make people believe anything…”

Fiction / Suspense


The Child

The Child

By Fiona Barton

“You can bury the story… but you can’t hide the truth.

As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers a tiny skeleton, buried for years. For journalist Kate Waters, it’s a story that deserves attention. She cobbles together a piece for her newspaper, but at a loss for answers, she can only pose a question: Who is the Building Site Baby?”

Fiction / Suspense


The Chemist

The Chemist

By Stephenie Meyer

“They’re coming for her. She’s ready for them.

She used to work for the U.S. government. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn’t even have a name. Then one day, they came for her without warning. She’s been running ever since.”

Fiction / Suspense


On Second Thought

On Second Thought

By Kristan Higgins

“Ainsley O’Leary is so ready to get married – she’s even found the engagement ring her boyfriend has stashed away. What she doesn’t anticipate is being blindsided by a breakup he chronicles in a blog… which (of course) goes viral. Devastated and humiliated, Ainsley turns to her older half sister, Kate, who’s struggling with a sudden loss of her own.”

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Fiction / Contemporary Romance


Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

By Ransom Riggs

“A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of peculiar photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience.

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Fiction / Fantasy


The Lying Game

The Lying Game

By Ruth Ware

“The rules are simple:

  1. Tell a lie.
  2. Stick to your story.
  3. And never, ever get caught…”

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Fiction / Contemporary Romance


Flipped Out (A Do-It-Yourself Mystery, #5)

Flipped Out

By Jennie Bentley

“Inheriting her aunt’s old Maine cottage has led Avery Baker down a new career path – home renovation. Finding a property’s hidden potential has rewards and challenges – not to mention certain unanticipated dangers. Like murder…

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Fiction / Mystery


 

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