Thursday, June 8, 2017

Some people have Black Friday, I have the JoCo Book Sale.

The first week of June is always the very best time of year because of one glorious four day span known as the Friends of the Johnson County Library's Sizzlin' Summer Book Sale. The first day of the sale is one I always take off work, and I go to buy reads to last me the whole year through.

Imagine walking into a gymnasium full of books. Sounds like heaven, right? Well, it is.

And then imagine scanning table after table for your next great book love. It's a treasure hunt only a bibliophile could adore for sure!

And after two days of treasure hunting, I'm happy to reveal to you, this year's finds!!

First, here are the books I haven't read yet:

  1. After You - JoJo Moyes
  2. At Home: A Short History of Private Life - Bill Bryson
  3. Broken Harbour - Tana French
  4. Brooklyn - Colm Toibin
  5. Bumped - Meg McCafferty
  6. The Clasp - Sloane Crosley
  7. Faithful Place - Tana French
  8. Fool Me Once - Harlan Coben
  9. Getting the Pretty Back - Molly Ringwald
  10. The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing - Melissa Bank
  11. The Good Stuff: Columns about the Magic of Sports - Joe Posnanski
  12. I Am Malala - Malala Yousafzai
  13. The Iowa Baseball Confederacy - WP Kinsella
  14. The Last Letter From Your Lover - JoJo Moyes
  15. Luckiest Girl Alive - Jessica Knoll
  16. Miller's Valley - Anna Quindlen
  17. Mortified - David Nadelberg
  18. One Thousand White Women: The Journals of Mary Dodd - Jim Fergus
  19. Redeeming Love - Francine Rivers
  20. The Rest of Her Life - Laura Moriarity
  21. The Rosie Project - Graeme Simsion
  22. Snow Angels - Stewart O'Nan
  23. Soar With Your Strengths - Donald Clifton
  24. Still Missing - Chevy Stevens
  25. A Sudden Light - Garth Stein
  26. Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: A Year of Magical Reading - Nina Sankovitch
  27. Where We Belong - Emily Giffin
  28. Who Do You Love - Jennifer Weiner
  29. Winter's Bone - Daniel Woodrell

A few of these books are ones I have already read, but wanted to own:

  1. Let's Pretend This Never Happened - Jenny Lawson
  2. Mona in the Promised Land - Gish Jen
  3. Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers - Brian Cole Miller
And there are a few books hanging out at my place that I've yet to read:

  1. The Animators - Kayla Rae Whitaker (from Book of the Month)
  2. Emma in the Night - Wendy Walker
  3. Eve - William Paul Young
  4. The Girl You Left Behind - JoJo Moyes
  5. Insight: Why We're Not As Self-Aware As We Think, and How Seeing Ourselves Clearly Helps Us Succeed at Work and in Life - Tasha Eurich
  6. The Interestings - Meg Wolitzer
  7. The Outrun - Amy Liptrot
  8. Prodigal Summer - Barbar Kingsolver
From here, I just start reading. There's honestly no rhyme or reason. I do split my books into two bins - An A List and B List, if you will. I tend to pull from the A List, but every once in awhile I'll have the urge to read something from B. 

If you see something you loved that I should fast-track, let me know. And of course, stay tuned for all my reviews on these soon-ish.

If you need me, I'll probably be reading.