I went to a used book sale today and got a ton of books (so many they gave me a box) so I decided to make a post about it.
Illuminae by Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
I HAVE BEEN WAITING TO READ THIS FOR FOREVER. Okay, let me calm down. The YA section was really small and I didn’t find any books that interested me there. I found Illuminae hiding in the fiction section and flipped out. I made a list before I went of books to look for, and Illuminae was the only one on there that I found. I’m so happy and I’m going to start reading it very soon!
All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
All the YA books I found (besides Illuminae) were in the ARC section of the sale. All of them are books that are already published, though. Emily May gave this a really good review on Goodreads and I’ve had my eye on it for a while. It’s two childhood friends who developing a time machine and have magical powers, and meet again as adults.
The Different Girl by Gordon Dahlquist
This book follows four identical girls living on an island for scientific research. One day, a shipwrecked girl comes to the island and changes everything. That’s about all I got from the back of the book (it is an ARC copy) so I don’t really know much about it. I bought it before reading the Goodreads reviews, which are almost all 1 or 2 stars, so I don’t know how soon I’ll be picking this up.
Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
This is a popular chick-lit book about two best friends, and one of them is in love with the other’s husband. It’s supposed to be funny and I think I’m going to enjoy reading it.
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
This book follows a girl, Susie Salmon, who was murdered. She tells her story from heaven, about how she was kidnapped and raped. Her family doesn’t know what happened to her, so she watches them cope with losing her. This looks like it’s going to be a tear-jerker, and I’ve had it on my Goodreads TBR for a while so I jumped at a chance to get it for such a cheap price.
Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin
This book is about Riley, a teenager who is gender fluid. Some days they idetify as a boy, and others, a girl. Riley’s father is a conservative congressman, so instead of coming out to him, they start to write an anonymous blog about what life is like as a gender fluid teen. Then the blog goes viral, and someone threatens to reveal Riley’s identity. I’m getting some Simon vs. The Homo Sapien’s Agenda vibes here (which was amazing!) so I’m definitley going to read it soon.
We Can Work It Out by Elizabeth Eulberg
Elizabeth is coming near me for Barnes and Noble B-Fest (along with Danielle Paige and a few other authors) so I wanted to get a book for her to sign. This is actually the second book in the Lonely Hearts Club series, and I’ve already read/enjoyed the first book.
Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
I’ve heard about this book for a while now and it’s supposed to be hilarious. A teenage girl requests to go to Antartica because she got on honor roll, but her mother is agoraphobic and can’t imagine going to the end of the earth. The mother, Bernadette, disapears, and the story follows the daughter trying to find her (I think…the blurb is a little confusing).
Famous Last Words by Katie Alender
A killer is lurking around Los Angeles, kidnapping teenage girls, and reanacting famous movie scenes with their dead bodies. This sounds freaking awesome.
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
I’ve already read this book and I really liked it, but I didn’t own a copy, I borrowed one from the library. It was only $1 so I thought: why not?
Have you guys read any of these books? If so, did you like it?
Let me know below 🙂