Birthday Book Haul Part 1 (I’m so ashamed.)

My birthday was earlier this month on the 6th.  So, obviously, I picked up a few (a lot, too many if that’s such a thing) books.  There was a library sale the weekend of my birthday and then a different library sale the weekend after my birthday.  Of course, I attended both.  This first post includes the books I picked up at the Plano Friends of the Library Sale the weekend of my birthday.  To be fair I spent less than $20 on all these books! (I have to justify the expenses somehow, right?)

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles – I recently read this book and LOVED it. It was immediately added to my reread list. I did a Goodreads review and I will talk more about it in my wrap-up for the month.  So this is a welcome addition to my collection.

When Bad Things Happen to Rich People by Ian Morris – It sounded interesting and it’s short so I picked it up.

Legend by Marie Lu – I may be meeting her in October at the Texas Teen Book Festival so I thought I might want to read one of her books before then.

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak– Does this really need explanation?

Unaccustomed Earth, The NameSake, and Interpreter of Maladies all by Jhumpa Lahiri – a Booktuber that I follow loves Jhumpa Lahiri and so I picked up three books by her to see what the fuss is about.

Beloved and Songs of Solomon by Toni Morrison – I am dying to read Toni Morrison but it hasn’t felt like the right time.  When I’m ready, I’ll have two of her most popular novels.

Atonement and Saturday by Ian McEwan – I have been hearing about Atonement for a very long time and I’ve heard that Ian McEwan is several people’s I know favorite author.  Why not pick them up for a dollar!

Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg – This book has been around for a while and I have heard a couple people talking about it, so I got it. I will be getting to it hopefully this week.  It’s short and I’m in the middle of a readathon (or two).

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor – I hear about Okorafor’s novella series Binti ALL THE TIME, I saw this and thought I would pick this one up because of the positive things I’ve heard about the novellas

Leon and the Champion Chip by Allen Kurzweil – This is a middle grade book that my son found and wanted to read together, so I picked it up.  I literally know nothing about it!

These are the books I picked up at the first library sale I attended for my birthday.  I’m very excited about them and can’t wait to pick them up.

Which books would you like to see reviews? Who is your favorite author?  Where should I start? Let’s chat in the comments

Much love,


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