Oh, library sale, how I love thee! I actually went to the sale three times this weekend…the first two days were pretty disappointing, I thought, but I still managed to amass a pretty good haul! Here’s what I purchased, for a total of $14:
Mary Stewart, The Stormy Petrel — I really like her novels of romantic suspense, and I haven’t read this one yet.
Brandon Sanderson, Mistborn — I’ve heard nothing but great things about Brandon Sanderson, and I also really enjoy thief-heroes. 🙂
Robert Barnard, Corpse in a Gilded Cage — Give me ALL the English country house murder mysteries!
Malcolm Pryce, Aberystwyth Mon Amour — I’ve had the sequel, Last Tango in Aberystwyth, for a really long time, but I still haven’t read it because I needed to get my hands on this one first!
Charles Kingston, Murder in Piccadilly — I’m a bit bummed that this is an ARC rather than a finished copy, but I can’t pass up a mystery released by British Library Crime Classics!
Thomas Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49 — I’ve been meaning to read this one for a while, and it was only $1, so why not?
Anne de Courcy, The Fishing Fleet: Husband-Hunting in the Raj — I don’t know much about the British Raj, but what little I do know is fascinating! Can’t wait to learn a bit more about the “fishing fleet”!
Ruby Jackson, Churchill’s Angels — Obviously I am not going to pass up a book about female pilots during World War II!
Caroline Stevermer, A College of Magics — I think I’ve read this one before, and I honestly don’t remember too much about it. But the fact that Stevermer co-wrote Sorcery and Cecelia, one of my favorite historical fantasy novels, means that I have high hopes for it!
Stella Gibbons, Westwood — After Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons has my allegiance for life.
Erin Bow, The Scorpion Rules — I remember reading some good reviews of this one when it came out. The plot seems to involve a lot of political intrigue — the protagonist is a royal hostage — which is never a bad thing in my book (pun intended)!
Lauren Morrill, The Trouble with Destiny — I thought Meant to Be was really cute, and this book seems to center around a high school band. My dorky trombonist heart couldn’t resist!
Patricia C. Wrede, The Enchanted Forest Chronicles — How have I not read these yet? I don’t know, but I’ve really enjoyed Wrede’s other books, so I’m sure this series will be great as well!