Library sale!

This weekend is my public library’s semi-annual sale! So naturally it’s been on my calendar for months, and I had to go twice to satisfy my craving for new (to me) books! Here’s what I got yesterday and today:

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Lois McMaster Bujold, Diplomatic Immunity — I’ve only read the first few Vorkosigan books, but I’ve really enjoyed them all! This is one of the last books in the series, I believe, but I’m sure I’ll get to it eventually!

Frances Hardinge, Fly By Night — This is one of those books that’s been on my TBR list for a really long time, and I’m not entirely sure I remember why! But I know I’ve read some good reviews of it, and it was only 50 cents, so why not? 🙂

Simon Brett, Blotto, Twinks and the Bootlegger’s Moll — I really enjoyed the first Blotto, Twinks book when I read it a few years ago, and I’ve always meant to continue with the series. This is book #4, but hey, I’ve got to start somewhere!

Adi Alsaid, Let’s Get Lost — When I went to BEA last year, this was a very coveted and popular ARC, so I figured I should check it out! Also, I’m a sucker for a good road trip story.

Anna Dean, A Place of Confinement — This book is fourth in a series of mysteries set in Regency England. I’ve read the first two and enjoyed them a lot, so I’m hoping to catch up with the series soon!

Judith Martin & Jacobina Martin, Miss Manners’ Guide to a Surprisingly Dignified Wedding — I’ve already read this book, but I really enjoyed it and am happy to have my own copy! Plus, my brother is getting married soon, so it’s especially apropos. 🙂

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Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg, The Heist — I’ve never read Janet Evanovich, but I’ve heard her books are fun, and this one is about con artists (and maybe also cops?). I really love a good (fictional) con!

Tracy Chevalier, Remarkable Creatures — This one’s been on my TBR list for YEARS; it’s about Victorian women who study fossils, so what’s not to love?

Mhairi McFarlane, Here’s Looking at You — This novel is billed as a romantic comedy between an ugly-duckling heroine and the guy who made fun of her in high school. It’s the sort of story that can be done well but also REALLY badly, so we shall see.

Holly Black, White Cat — More con artists, but this time in a fantasy realm! Plus, I’ve been meaning to try something by Holly Black for a while.

Cinda Williams Chima, The Demon King — I can’t even remember where I first heard about this book, but I definitely read a positive review that kindled my interest!

Suzanne Joinson, A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar — This historical novel is set in British India, which is a fascinating setting to me. I’m glad I found this one at the library sale, because I’m interested in reading it but definitely wouldn’t have paid full price!

Andre Norton & Rosemary Edghill, The Shadow of Albion — Fantasy and romance in an alternate universe where the Stuart dynasty still rules England? I want to go to there!

4 thoughts on “Library sale!

  1. DoingDewey says:

    Do you typically read the books you pick up at sales? I’ve found that they always are lower priority for me than ARCs with publication dates and library books with due dates, so I try to avoid my library sale. If I go, I’ll buy a bunch of books even though I know I’m unlikely to read them!

    • Christina says:

      I do sometimes buy books at these sales, only for them to languish on my shelves for years. But I always plan to get around to them EVENTUALLY! That said, I’ve already read one book from this haul (Here’s Looking at You, which I enjoyed for what it was), and hopefully I’ll read more of them soon!

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