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Thursday, July 23, 2015

4 Books I Bought Recently

Because one book haul wasn't enough, I had to go and do it again. Clearly, I'm still upset and dealing with some things because I went to Target (mistake #1) and went to the book section (mistake #2) and I left with 4 books (mistake #3). Please tell me I'm not the only person that does this. What books have you bought recently?

Here's what I bought:

1. You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz

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Grace Reinhart Sachs is living the only life she ever wanted for herself, devoted to her husband, a pediatric oncologist at a major cancer hospital, their young son, Henry, and the patients she sees in her therapy practice. Grace is also the author of the forthcoming You Should Have Known, a book in which she castigates women for not valuing their intuition and calls upon them to pay attention to their impressions of men. But weeks before the book is published, a chasm opens in her own life: a violent death, a missing husband, and, in the place of a man Grace thought she knew, only a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster, and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and herself.*

2. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Clay Jenson doesn't want anything to do with the tapes Hannah Baker made. Hannah is dead. Her secrets should be buried with her. Then Hannah's voice tells Clay that his name is on her tapes - and that he is, in some way, responsible for her death. All through the night, Clay keeps listening. He follow's Hannah's recorded words through small town...and what he discovers changes his life forever.*

3. The King's Curse by Philippa Gregory

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As an heir to the Plantagenets, Margaret is feared and hated by the king's mother, the Red Queen. Margaret is buried in marriage to a Tudor supporter - Sir Richard Pole, governor of Wales - and becomes guardian to Arthur, the young Prince of Wales, and his beautiful bride, Katherine of Aragon. But Margaret's destiny is not for a life in the shadows. Restored by the young Henry VIII to her title and fortune she becomes chief lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine, until the king's growing paranoia turns him against Margaret and her sons, the rival royal heirs. A the Tudor court collapses into tyranny and the king makes war against his own people and family, Margaret must fight for her survival and the safety of her boys. Struggling to defend her family and her faith, Margaret must find her own way, hiding her knowledge that an old curse cast upon all Tudors is slowly coming to pass.*

4. One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus
One Thousand White Women begins with May Dodd's journey west into the unknown. Yet the unknown is a far better fate than the life she left behind. Committed to an insane asylum by her blue-blood family for the crime of loving a man beneath her station, May finds that her only hope of freedom is to participate in a secret government program whereby women from the "civilized" world become the brides of Cheyenne warriors. What follows is the story of May's breathtaking adventures: her brief, passionate romance with the gallant young army captain John Bourke; her marriage to the great chief Little Wolf; and her conflict of being caught between two worlds, loving two men, living two lives.*

I'm super excited to dive into these books, especially Thirteen Reasons Why. Stay tuned for reviews!
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