I scored HUGE with this book haul (pre-COVID, of course)! I just happened across an event on Facebook that showed a used book sale occurring in my town, where they were selling books for $1-3 for the first 3 days and then on the last day you could fill a bag (like a GIANT plastic bag they gave you) for ONLY $5! Needless to say I took advantage of this fortuitous opportunity…
Here’s what I ended up with:
38 books total!! All for the low, low price of $10 (2 giant plastic bags’ worth on the last day)
So let’s break these down into some more manageable categories, shall we?
Books in a Series:
I’ve seen the movies on Divergent, but hadn’t gotten a chance to try out the book yet. I picked it up in a bookstore when the first movie came out, but I didn’t particularly like the writing style at first glance. Hopefully, my first impression is wrong, because I loved the movies!
As for the Palace of Kings, the back cover blurb just sounded interesting 🙂
Haven’t read this yet. But I’ve been wanting to since it came out! No, I haven’t seen the movie… Don’t spoil it!
These were honestly cover buys. They’re just so pretty! Hopefully the story lives up to their covers!
I don’t know much about these novels, but have heard good things about the authors!
I have heart VERY mixed reviews about this series. I am a HUGE fan of the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan, and many WoT forums/groups both recommend and condemn this series… So, I am not sure what to think. I figured I might as well buy it and try it out! If I hate it, I can just put them on my bookshelf in my classroom and maybe one of my students will enjoy it.
I have already read Lord of the Flies, Brave New World, and The Iliad, but all were years ago in high school. I am looking forward to reading them again now in my adult years to see if I catch any new nuances! I am also excited to finally start on some of the other classics that I have not yet had a chance to read.
How do you feel about classic novels? Love ’em? Hate ’em? They are definitely an acquired…read… in my opinion, but I worth the effort. It might help that I’m an English teacher lol!
I have heard great things about LE Modesitt, Jr. I am looking forward to starting this new series! I actually already have a few other books of his on my bookshelves 🙂
I got these two for my fiance because he loves realistic war books.