August Book Haul

I have been trying to get back to the library. Really. I swear. It’s not my fault that the library doesn’t have the books that I want to read. Nor can I resist the huge book sales at the local book stores. I mean I have to support the small mom-and-pop book sellers, right?!

I am not make excuses, just merely explaining why this month I have acquired half a dozen books. Two of the six I actually did read, but the others have been added to my growing TBR shelves. Speaking of, I seriously have to do an updated TBR list, but that is for another post. Let’s get back to what I bought this month.

Damnation Spring” and “Project Hail Mary” I selected for my August Book of the Month Subscription Box. I have since read “Project Hail Mary” which I just reviewed and loved. I can’t wait to read more of Weir. I chose “Damnation Spring” because I am sucker for an environmental story. This is set in a logging town and questions begin to arise about the pesticides being used having an impact on the people living there. I think this is going to be one of those stories that sticks with you.

Unfortunately I couldn’t find this book anywhere and I was forced to order it. It was for my book club. I say unfortunately because I have since DNF’d it. The summary of “Wittgenstein’s Mistress” sounded interesting but I just couldn’t get into it.

I picked up these three books at a sidewalk sale at one of my local bookstores for about $1 a piece. I am a big Barbara Kingsolver fan so I had to pick up “Unsheltered.” My book club is going to be reading “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak in the fall. I have already read it but I figured it was a good time to read his other books. I own “Bridge of Clay” but have yet to read it. “I Am the Messenger” sounded too interesting to pass up. Maybe I will do a Zusak read-a-thon. As for “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared,” I bought because of the title. Even the woman who cashed me out said the book sounded interesting.

What books have you recently acquired? Have you read any of the above? Let’s discuss!

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