Hi! Today’s post is another book haul fate post. This is the seventh one, so it will focus on my seventh haul, originally posted March 29, 2016. Looking at the photo, this was a library sale haul, so the fate of these buddies will be interesting to see. This is what I hauled, and apparently in my original haul, I just posted it in IG and linked so I’m gonna do that again. So shameless link, too? pbtbt.
Something by Ted Dekker – Unhauled, unread
I can’t quite make out the title from my stellar photo there, and it’s been so long that I can’t even remember what this was. But it’s long gone, man.
Broca’s Brain by Carl Sagan – Owned, unread
I still have this one, and do intend on reading it eventually. That’s how this stuff goes, man.
The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde – Owned, read
Technically I had read this before I bought it, so this physical copy has never been read, but I’ve read the book.
Stuff by Agatha Christie – Owned, unread
There’s a handful of Christie books there, can’t remember the titles off the top of my head and the picture isn’t great. I do still have all of these though, with the hope of actually reading them. It’ll probably be during a readathon or something where I need a short read.
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom – Owned, unread
I’m tempted to get rid of this one, only because I’ve now read The Five People You Meet in Heaven by the same guy and while the book wasn’t bad, it didn’t strike me as anything either. If the writing is similar in this, it’ll be another three star book and I don’t know if I wanna devote the time, man. If you’ve read this, please let me know your opinion.
Thank You For Smoking by Christopher Buckley – Unhauled, unread
So it shows in this haul in particular, but I went through a phase where I was just buying books I recognized the titles of – well known ones that I knew I ‘should’ read, whether or not I actually intended to read them. I’ve since gotten rid of most of them, having realized that I was being silly and there aren’t books that one ‘should’ read, just ones that one wants to.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho – Owned, unread
This is another ‘should I get rid of this’ book, because it falls into the same category above. If you’ve read it, is it good? Do you think I’d like it?
The Moth Diaries by Rachel Klein – Owned, unread
This book was a gift from my buddy. She bought it for me when she was in Australia. I want to at least give it a try, but I haven’t done so yet.
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath – Owned, unread
The main reason I haven’t read this book yet is because I heard that it’s depressing. I have to be in the right mood to read a book like this, hah.
Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella – Unhauled, unread
See above for reasoning. This fell into the ‘I should read this’ category with no actual interest on my part. I watched the movie though – it was decent.
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker – Owned, unread
This one has fallen into the ‘I want to read it someday but I feel no pressing urge to’ category. I’m starting to see a pattern, aren’t you?
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruis Zafon – Owned, unread
See previous. I’m getting so repetitive!
The Martian by Andy Weir – Owned, read
I’VE READ THIS ONE. And honestly it’s one of my favorite books. I believe I even named it my top favorite book of 2016. This book is really goofy, and if you haven’t read it you really should
China Dolls by Lisa See – Owned, unread
Weirdly, I have a lot of Lisa See books, but I’ve only ever read one by her. I really liked her writing style though so I started picking up books by her second hand when I saw them. This is one of those. Will I read it someday? Maybe!
The Day After Tomorrow by Allan Folsom – Unhauled, unread
I originally picked this up because I thought it was the source material of the movie The Day After Tomorrow. You know, the environmental apocalypse movie? But apparently it’s a murder thriller. When I found out I’d mistaken it, I got rid of it. My b.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – Unhauled, unread
I got rid of this one because I was spoiled big time on it, and what’s the point of reading a thriller if you know the end?
The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien – Owned, unread
I picked this particular copy up because it’s so old. This copy was originally published in the 60s, not too long after the book itself had come out. I have a newer, movie-cover copy that if I actually read the book it’ll be that one. I don’t want this one falling apart.
And that’s it! I gotta say, this one was pretty bad. I’ve read a total of two of these books, and half of them I’ve gotten rid of.
As stated, these were from a library haul, and my bar for picking up books from there is pretty low. I’ve actually since stopped going to them too often because of just this reason. On the plus side though – I paid five bucks for The Martian, which I read, and then five bucks for the rest of them put together (it was a $5 fill-a-bag thing). So I’m not really out much money at all. I’ll just pretend I bought a latte.
So if you’ve read any of these – particularly ones I still own – and think I’d like them, do let me know! Happy reading!