I haven’t done a book haul in a while, and I recently went to some secondhand bookstores so… here’s a BIG one!
This is my first book haul of the year and I would say I have been pretty good in terms of not buying books but kind of went overboard now… But oh well… Right?!
Wanna see what I got? Just keep reading!
First I found a couple of Folio Society books!
Next… I got The Black Death by Philip Ziegler, Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy, The Silk Roads by Frances Wood, and Impossible Journeys by Mathew Lyons. I love Folio Society editions and my fav of these is for sure The Black Death!
I got Measure for Measure by Shakespeare, Isaac Asimov Presents: The Great SF Stories 12 (1950), Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela, Monsters: History’s Most Evil Men and Women by Simon Sebag, and Who is Who in Mythology by Alexander Murray. I’m especially excited for Monsters!
I got The Renaissance by Paul Johnson, Escape from Ward Six – Russia Facing Past and Present by Alexandra George, In the Beginning Creation Stories from Around the World by Virginia Hamilton, Best Stories of the Underworld by Peter Cheyney, and The Best American Poetry 2010: Series Editor David Lehman.
And this beautiful edition of Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens!
I got The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower, The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass by Stephen King, Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee, Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1) by Robin LaFevers (This one I got for an upcoming post I’m working on!), and I Am a Cat by Soseki Natsume.
I got Princess Academy by Shannon Hale, Varjak Paw by SF Said, I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman, Psycho – Three Complete Novels by Robert Bloch, and The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame and with illustrations by David Petersen.
I also got Wake by Lisa McMann and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and illustrated by Anthony Browne!
Both The Wind in the Willows and Wake are signed! The first by the illustrator and the second by the author! I was incredibly happy to find some signed copies since it’s not very easy to come across them where I live!
I got volumes 1 through 11 of Bride’s Story manga collection by Kaoru Mori, which I found quite incredible to find second hand, since they normally are kind of pricey and I’ve been eyeing them for awhile.
I got also by the same previous author, Anything and Something. Lastly, for manga I got new (non second-hand) Strawberry Panic by Sakurako Kimino and Smashed by Junji Ito!
I also got secondhand, three books from the SF Masterworks editions:
The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester, The Forever War by Joe Haldeman, and Cities in Flight by James Blish. And as a new book I got Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir, which I’m super excited for!
These ones are all new editions, but since I didn’t get that many, I’ll include them in this post!
I got The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager, The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton, If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio, One by One by Ruth Ware, and An Emotion of Great Delight by Tahereh Mafi, which are all books I’m super interested in reading asap.
Lastly I got, Pizza Girl by Jean Kyoung Frazier and Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli! Which are the ones I’ll start with for sure!
If you reached the end of this post here’s something to make your day happier:
Have you read any or what would you read from the books I mentioned? Which ones are you most excited to see a review for? Make sure you comment down below!