Mini Book Haul

Merry Christmas Eve!!

So, I was at Goodwill the other day and decided that I needed some new books. Buying books right before Christmas is totally okay, trust me! Especially when you get them for such a great deal. Honestly, buying books at Goodwill or thrift stores is my favorite place to get them. You never know which books will be there, which edition or cover it will be, whether or not there are notes in the margins, etc. I love it! So here are just a couple that I got on my last trip.

True at First Light by Earnest Hemingway
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So first, I found this lovely Hemingway novel that I have never even heard of before!

It is apparently his last book and was left unpublished for a while after his death, until his son edited and published it years later. The back states that it is semi autobiographical and follows a character through his travels in Africa.

Atonement by Ian McEwan
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This book is amazing! I was super excited to find a copy in such great condition for basically a dollar! I have already read this and loved it, so I got this copy for a friend of mine. Highly recommend it for anyone who loves amazing prose, intrigue, tragic love stories, WWII era fiction, or just a compelling and unique story.

Amerika by Franz Kafka

I already own this book too. I know, I definitely dont need to keep buying books that I already have and have already read, but come on! This cover (left) is so much prettier than the one I had!

Now this book is very interesting and I kind of enjoyed it when I read it, but I feel like I should read it again, as I was pretty young at the time. It’s basically a random tale of a man who is shipped off to America after an embarrassing sexual event comes out in his life. It’s Kafka’s first novel and is a humorous take on his visions of what America was like.

Like a River from its Course by Kelli Stuart
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This book was, again, in fantastic condition! I had never heard of it before, but the synopsis about true stories from WWII survivors in Ukraine really intrigued me. I am excited to read about it!

Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington
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I remember studying Booker T. Washington, but I am super interested in reading this account of events from his own perspective. I have read other narratives such as this and I have never been disappointed by them. It is so important to learn about this time and subject, and I think going straight to the source is the best way.

Well, that’s all of them! Hopefully, I will get some more for Christmas too and I can add even MORE to my TBR list 😭 *panicked laughter*

What books have you guys gotten recently that you are excited to read? Tell me about them below and have a fantastic Christmas!!

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