From top to bottom:
The Lost World by Michael Crichton — Since reading Jurassic Park in June, I really wanted to get a copy of the companion novel to read. Plus, who doesn’t love dinosaurs?
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki — I want to read Ozeki’s My Year of Meats and will eventually buy that one someday, but I sure could not pass up A Tale for the Time Being since it was in the bargain aisle at Books-A-Million for $4.97!
Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple — Speaking of the BAM bargain aisle, bless you because I went into the bookstore with the intention of buying Where’d You Go Bernadette and the copy that was in the fiction aisle was $15. I then went back towards the bargain section to scope out other books and guess what I found??? There was a copy of the SAME BOOK I had just picked up for $5.97! The only differences that I could see from the two were the different reviews found on the cover. So yeah, I replaced the $15 copy and nabbed the cheaper one!
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski — This one will most likely be a decade-long project. I plan to annotate and tab it as much as my heart desires. I just hope it doesn’t turn out as a complete waste of money (even though the bookseller gave me her discount). On YouTube, ChapterStackss did a whole video on her top 5 Favorite Horror Novels and this book made that list so it MUST be something good if she, an avid horror fan, liked it.
I also bought Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach, and it’s not pictured because I wrapped it up for a friend’s birthday gift.
Moral of the book haul here is that you should always check the bargain aisle to see if you can score a better deal on a book.