Weekly Book Haul (3)

I am linking up with In My Mailbox which is a weekly theme hosted by The Story Siren where you can share the books you received during the week. I am also linking up with Stacking The Shelves which is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and is all about sharing the books you added to your shelves.

In My Mailbox

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Kindle Downloads

Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates

Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates

Meet Quentin P., the most believably terrifying sexual psychopath and killer ever brought to life in fiction. The author deftly puts you inside the mind of a serial killer — succeeding not in writing about madness, but in writing about the logic of madness.

Borrowed

 

A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard

A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard

In the summer of 1991, I was a normal kid. I did normal things. I had friends and a mother who loved me. Until the day my life was stolen. For eighteen years I was a prisoner. I was an object for someone to use and abuse. For eighteen years I was not allowed to speak my own name. I became a mother and was forced to be a sister. For eighteen years I survived an impossible situation. On August 26, 2009, I took my name back. My name is Jaycee Lee Dugard. I don’t think of myself as a victim. I survived. A Stolen Life is my story – in my own words, exactly as I remember it.

 

Bought Used

A Great And Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

A Great And Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

A Victorian boarding school story, a Gothic mansion mystery, a gossipy romp about a clique of girlfriends, and a dark other-world fantasy- jumble them all together and you have this complicated and unusual first novel.

 

Here Lies Arthur by Philip Reeve

Here Lies Arthur by Philip Reeve

Gwyna is just a girl who is forced to run when her village is attacked and burns to the ground. To her horror, she is discovered in the wood. But it is Myrddin the bard who has found her, a traveller and spinner of tales. He agrees to protect Gwyna if she will agree to be bound in service to him. Gwyna is frightened but intrigued and says yes for this Myrddin serves the young, rough, and powerful Arthur. In the course of their travels, Myrddin transforms Gwyna into the mysterious Lady of the Lake, a boy warrior, and a spy. It is part of a plot to transform Arthur from the leader of a ragtag war band into King Arthur, the greatest hero of all time.

 

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson

Lisbeth Salander – the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels – lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. And, on her own, she will plot revenge – against the man who tried to hill her, and the corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life.

What did you get this week?

 

All images and summaries taken from goodreads.

Comments

  1. I loved A Great And Terrible Beauty. I need to re-read it soon. Happy reading!

    Here’s my Stacking The Shelves!

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    • Glad to hear you liked it! I always end up unearthing gems when I buy used books. Something about having to really look through the shelves, I always get something that I might have otherwise missed.

  2. I’ve had A Great and Terrible Beauty on my shelves for over a year now and I still haven’t gotten around to it! I should probably do that soon. 🙂 Happy reading!
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  3. Man, I loved A Great and Terrible Beauty! What a fab series 🙂 Hope you enjoy! Also, your layout is freaking fab.

    Tara @ Hobbitsies
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    • Thanks! It seems like people really like A Great and Terrible Beauty, I am so glad I picked it up at the used book store.

  4. a great and terrible beauty looks like a good read…I’ll have to check that out.
    Here’s my IMM if you wanna check it out…
    http://asoutherngirlsbookshelf.blogspot.com/2012/10/imm-in-my-mailbox-2.html

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