Book Haul

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I got a few new books recently, and can’t wait to start reading them!

The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins. From the blurb on Amazon/Goodreads, this book appears to be wholly unique. It’s about a woman, who once was an ordinary American, but then her parents died and she was taken in by a man known simply as Father. She and the other inhabitants of his home spend their time in a great library studying its secrets. They speculate that Father is actually God and the library holds the truth about creation–but then Father disappears leaving the library unguarded…

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I think everyone in the world has read this one except for me! By all accounts, it’s an excellent book, and it’s also been turned into a movie. The story focuses on a young girl during World War II. She develops a keen love for books and steals and shares them with her neighbors. She sounds a little bit like a bookish Robinhood.

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Uprooted by Naomi Novak. Agnieszka lives in a quiet village surrounded by a malevolent wood. Her home is protected by a wizard known as The Dragon. Once every ten years, he demands tribute in the form of a young girl who is to serve him. Agnieszka expects The Dragon will take her beautiful and accomplished friend, but when the time comes, Agnieszka’s expectations are dashed and she is uprooted from her home.

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The Girl in the Green Silk Gown by Seanan McGuire. I knew nothing about this book when I bought it. I added it to my collection simply based on my appreciation for the author. Unfortunately, it’s the second book in the Ghost Roads series, so I’m going to have to track down Sparrow Hill Road first. The main character is a ghost–one who haunts the roadways. She’s obsessed with her killer…

Clearly, I need more free time so I can read.


What are some books you’ve acquired lately?

15 thoughts on “Book Haul

  1. Very nice haul! The Library at Mount Char sounds AMAZING, and I’m glad you brought it to my attention because I am for sure adding it to my TBR. And yes, I will add to the hype of Book Thief; it’s a lovely read, and I don’t think there’s another one like it. 😉

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  2. I really want to read the first two books now, I love the sound of bookish Robinhood.
    I sadly haven’t bought any books recently (I have put myself on a ban until I read the ones I already have).

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