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April Book Haul

Hey y’all!

Welcome back to The American Woman. I know I haven’t been around in a while. This was due to some moving, some family stuff I had to deal with, and overall a generally stressful last couple of months. It’s not that I haven’t written anything, honestly, it’s that I haven’t written anything good. Everything I’ve got going on at the moment needs some serious rewriting. I am sure you’ve experienced this part of your own creative life.

Today, I did a little retail therapy and visited my local Catholic charities store. It’s like Goodwill or the Salvation Army, but more local. I had a pretty good book haul at $1 per paperback and $2 per hardcover and wanted to share it with you. I’ve read a couple of these books already, but most of them are new to me. I am excited to add them to the collection! (Which I will show you sometime. It’s a lot.) For now, here’s the fun list of the titles I found.

Are any of these your favorite book? Which ones do you recommend I read first? Click the links below if you want to see each book on Goodreads.

April Book Haul

Book Haul List:

Cats in Space, edited by Bill Fawcett

The Age of Reason, Jean-Paul Sartre

The Autobiography of Malcolm X, as told to Alex Haley

The Magician’s Nephew, C. S. Lewis (I’ve read this one time and again, but I don’t own a copy yet… So I had to grab it.)

East of Eden, John Steinbeck

Daughter of Witches, Patricia Wrede (Now this just looks fun… Magic, witches, candles, fantasy… Yes!)

Tinkers, Paul Harding

Ethics, Aristotle (I classic I feel I ought to read)

The Social Contract, Jean-Jacques Rousseau (Anything by Rousseau is fascinating)

The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck (I’ve also read this one already, but it’s been a while, and I remember being in awe of Steinbeck’s ability to tell a story)

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Dai Sijie (I’ve recently become obsessed with Asian literature, and this looks like it will be good)

Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell (Another classic I feel the need to know about)

The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert (By the same woman who wrote Eat, Pray, Love, but this looks better and I prefer to read the lesser known novels of well known authors sometimes.)

The Good Earth, Pearl S. Buck

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2003, Selected and Edited by Dave Eggers

Poet of the Appetites, Joan Reardon (A book about MFK Fisher, whom I don’t know anything about. Seems like a good read.)

Sula, Toni Morrison

On Persephone’s Island, Mary Taylor Simeti

Lakota Woman, Mary Crow Dog

The Secret History of Dreaming, Robert Moss

The Best of McSweeney’s Internet Tendency  (This might be the best deal at $2 used, since I LOVE McSweeney’s and greatly enjoying laughing at their humor)

That’s all, folks! Enjoy the list and tell me your thoughts in the comment section below.

About Corissa Haury

Ridiculous, curious, most likely delirious. I love a great story, whether it comes in the form of words or visual stimuli. I believe everyone has a story to tell, and I love to share mine. Please feel free to read along, comment, share your own stories, or send me a message via the contact page. Thanks for your time reading my words.
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