I thought I had to take a break from book thrifting and used book sales for the summer since I left San Francisco. But, today accompanying my sister on a trip to the Salvation Army and Goodwill for a retro bomber jacket for a 90s party this weekend, I stumbled upon an amazing book deal. At the Salvation Army, books were four for a dollar! I said, four for a dollar?! And I did a little damage. Haha. I got twelve books there. Then at the Goodwill gray tags, including books, were half off so got two more there for 1.49. So I got fourteen books for 4.50! Great Monday.
Used book sales are fine. It’s just books. But thrift stores in general gross me out. I’m a germaphobe and they just gross me out. I’ve never liked them. My mouth begins to salivate in disgust thinking about the history of all the items and all the hands that touched them. But I actually enjoyed this visit and came out with a bunch of gems. I always wonder the reason people parted ways with their books, and there’s many different reasons and explanations. But I guess it’s best because they brought me and the books together.
The books I found are:
1. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
2. Complete and Unabridged Stories by Mark Twain
3. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
4. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
5. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
6. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
7. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
8. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
9. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
10. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
11. Guilty Minds by Joseph Finder
12. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
13. Jurassic Park by Michael Chrichton
14. Tell No One by Harlan Coben
The books I was most excited to find were books I have read already that were amazing or great classics that I never owned. Fahrenheit 451, The Fault in Our Stars, and City of Bones I adored them all in the past and now I own them!
So for a Monday, wasn’t a bad day at all. Haha. How was everyone’s Monday? And be sure to also comment books you love and recommend I look for at my next book sale! Thanks for reading!