I know I posted a mini haul (Post Here) just the other day and I thought that would be the last haul but to my surprise, I treated myself again…
I stumble upon some really good used books that I couldn’t just leave the price was reasonable and some were on my excited to read list
So without further ramblings
Deathless (Leningrad Diptych #1)
Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Russian Mythology
She is best known for her fairy land middle grade series and I have yet to come across a copy but this one was also on my list and it sounds so bad ass
Koschei the Deathless is to Russian folklore what devils or wicked witches are to European culture: a menacing, evil figure; the villain of countless stories which have been passed on through story and text for generations. But Koschei has never before been seen through the eyes of Catherynne Valente, whose modernised and transformed take on the legend brings the action to modern times, spanning many of the great developments of Russian history in the twentieth century.
Russian Mythology, Historical Fiction, Fantasy with elves and magical quest this absolutely drool worthy plus I have heard M. Valente writes beautifully
The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards
Genre: Short Stories, Literary Fiction, Contemporary, Book about Book
This was a book I never thought I would ever come across in a used bookstore but I immediately grabbed it. The first time I heard of the book I was very intrigued
From the jazz clubs of Manhattan to the villages of Sri Lanka, Kristopher Jansma’s irresistible narrator will be inspired and haunted by the success of his greatest friend and rival in writing, the eccentric and brilliantly talented Julian McGann, and endlessly enamored with Julian’s enchanting friend, Evelyn, the green-eyed girl who got away. After the trio has a disastrous falling out, desperate to tell the truth in his writing and to figure out who he really is, Jansma’s narrator finds himself caught in a never-ending web of lies.
And it’s a short story collection about writing and books so I can’t wait
Back When We Were Grownups
by Anne Tyler
I loved A Spool of Blue (Review Here) Thread like it was probably one of the best family dramas I have ever read. The realistic depiction of family life was so well done and I just grabbed this even without reading the blurb 😊 It’s freaking Anne Tyler
The Likeness (Dublin Murder Squad #2)
by Tana French
Genre: Mystery, Crime, Thriller
This was another surprised by this discovery everyone has read this and it’s kind of a big deal. It’s considered a literary crime fiction book she is similar to Kate Atkinson’s Jackson Brodie series and I am so excited for it. I know it’s the second book but it can be read as a standalone, right?
That Old Ace in the Hole
by Annie Proulx
Genre: Western, American Lit
This will be my third Annie Proulx I have bought only read The Shipping News didn’t care much for the story but the writing was stunning hoping this one will be amazing. I also need to read Broke Back Mountain and other stories.
Folks in the Texas panhandle do not like hog farms. But Bob Dollar is determined to see his new job as hog site scout for Global Pork Rind through to the end. However, he is forced to face the idiosyncratic inhabitants of Woolybucket and to question his own notions of loyalty and home.
Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl (Neddie & Friends #3)
Genre: Young Adult, Magical realism, Adventure, Sci-Fi
This middle-grade book had illustrated cats and a girl with actual whiskers and crewmen on the cover… Yes I f*cking bought it
Big Audrey is a girl . . .
with cat’s whiskers . . .
and sort of cat’s eyes.
But, is there another cat-whiskered, sort of cat-eyed girl?
it sounds freaking mental
I won’t promise I won’t buy more books but I am pretty satisfied. Have you read any of these?
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So until next time stay Bookish 😉