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Sunday, September 11, 2016

September 2016 Book Haul

I have a problem. I cannot help myself from going into a bookstore and buying at least one book - which usually means at least two and sometimes five. Or I buy none - it's really an all or nothing kind of thing. One day I was scrolling through Instagram and one of the accounts I follow (I'd give credit if I could remember the account...) mentioned going to a thrift store to purchase books. WHAT A BRILLIANT IDEA!!!! For whatever reason, this never crossed my mind.  So last week, I went to a couple of my local thrift stores and, well, I may have purchased 8 books (that I haven't read before) - but only spent $11. If this doesn't scream #booksonabudget , I'm not sure what will.

September 2016 Book Haul

September 2016 book haul

Book #1: Dragonfly Amber by Diana Gabladon
Series: yes - #2 in the Outlander series
Length on TBR list: 10ish months (since I finished the first one)
Summary: Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser are back in the second installment of the series. Claire returns with her daughter to Scotland and plans to reveal the truth: about the mystery of an ancient circle of standing stones, love that transcends boundaries of time and about Jamie. Claire's daughter will be tested, and Claire continues on her journey of self-discovery in the Paris court of Charles Stuart.

Book #2: At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks
Series: yes - #2 about Jeremy Marsh and Lexie Darnell
Length on TBR list: newly added
Summary: Jeremy Marsh was certain that he'd never leave NYC, never fall in love after a failed marriage and never become a parent. Well - turns out he's done all of those things with Lexie Darnell. Jeremy's life seems to be going well, until a mysterious and disturbing email sets off a chain of events that will change the course of the couple's relationship.

Book #3: A Bend in the Road by Nicholas Sparks
Series: not to my knowledge
Length on TBR list: newly added
Summary: Miles Ryan's wife was killed in a hit-and-run accident two years ago. As deputy sheriff, he wants to bring the unknown driver to justice, while continuing to grieve for his wife and worries about their son Jonah. Miles meets Sarah Andrews, his son's second grade teacher. The two fall in love, but they are bound together by a shocking secret that will force them to reexamine everything.

Book #4: Crash & Burn by Lisa Gardner
Series: yes - #3 about Tessa Leoni
Length on TBR list: newly added
Summary: Nicole Frank shouldn't have been able to survive the car accident with the injuries that she sustained. The only thing keeping her going is the thought of Vero. Sergeant Wyatt Foster is frustrated when no one, not even the dogs, can't find the missing child anywhere. Nicole's husband (Thomas) shares that Nicole suffers from a rare brain injury. Basically, the police shouldn't trust a single word that she says.

Book #5: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Series: not to my knowledge
Length on TBR list: about 5 years
Summary: The story is told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price - a Baptist who takes his family on a mission trip to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They bring with them everything that they believe they will need from home - but everything is transformed on African soil. What follows is a family's tragic undoing and reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa.

Book #6: The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
Series: yes - #3 about Robert Langdon
Length on TBR list: about 4.5 years
Summary: Robert Langdon answers an unexpected summons to appear the US Capital Buidling. His lecture is interrupted when a disturbing object is discovered in the building. Peter Solomon, Langdon's mentor, is kidnapped. Langdon realizes that the only way to save Solomon is to dive into the world of Masonic secrets, hidden history and one inconceivable truth under the watchful eye of the story's villain.

Book #7: The Constant Princess by Philippa Greggory
Series: yes - #6 of the Plantagenet and Tudor Novels
Length on TBR list: newly added
Summary: Katherine of Aragon - known for being pushed off her throne by Anne Boleyn. Katherine's passion turns her arranged marriage to Henry VIII's older brother (Arthur) into a love match. When Arthur dies, the English court and Katherine's parents have to find a new role for the widow. Katherine takes control of her life by telling a lie - a lie that leads to her the very pinnacle of power in England.

Book #8: Thriller edited by James Patterson
Series: no
Length on TBR list: newly added
Summary: A collection of pure thriller stories that offers heart pumping-tales of suspense by 32 critically acclaimed and award-winning names in the game.

What reads have you picked up recently? Let me know!
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