So here is my rare book haul, these are books that have been purchased since college started. Most of them, except maybe three of them, were bought from Bookoutlet.
1. White Noise by Don DeLillo
Genre: Contemporary Classics
My college bookstore sells tons of books and occassionaly have sales of their books so people can pick them up for classes or for their own curiosity. Don DeLillo is one of those authors that I’ve seen his books everywhere, but never read any of them.
2. Sunshine by Nikki Rae
Genre: YA or NA, Paranormal, Romance
This author came to the college that I attend for an author event. I bought the book and read a few chapters and enjoyed them. The characters are more unique and more lively than most paranormal romance. I never finished it though because I’m not a frequent Kindle reader and kind of forgot about it. Although I would like to get back to it at some point.
4. My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk
Genre: Historical Fiction, Turkish Literature
Format: Paperback (Softcover)
Here is another college book store novel. Another author that I knew his name but never read his work.
4. Your Republic Is Calling You by Young-Ha Kim
Genre: Mystery, Korean Literature
Here is yet another author I know about and I never got any of his books until now. I am still reading it and lately I have been reading quite slowly, so a review of this will be coming really late. It was also on sale on Amazon.
5. ‘Make Good Art’ Speech by Neil Gaiman
This is actually not for me, it’s for Christmas, it’s for a wonderful, artsy, cousin.
6. Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance
I wanted to read another Neil Gaiman book and that’s all I’m going to say about this one.
7. The Harmony Silk Factory by Tash Aw
Genre: Historical Fiction
Format: Paperback (Softcover)
I’m not sure how I found out about Tash Aw, but yeah, I wanted to read his stuff too.
8. Woes of the True Policeman by Roberto Bolaño
Genre: Mystery, Spanish Literature
I’m just reading all of his books now.
9. The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction
I’ve heard mixed reviews on this book, mostly bad ones, but I really want to read this. I read a sample on my Kindle and it’s not too bad, it’s quite suspenseful and creepy.
10. Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler
Genre: Science Fiction, Paranormal, African American Literature
I have read Octavia E.Butler’s novel, Parable of the Sower. I liked it, but it wasn’t something I would consider the best, but it was original and thought provoking. You know something has impacted you when it’s completely burned in your mind.
11. This Burns My Heart by Samuel Park
Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance
I always love to read historical fiction, I feel like most of the books I read, especially when I was younger, is either historical fiction, literary, or contemporary.
12. All Men are Liars by Alberto Manguel
Genre: Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction
I’m interested in this more because of the title and the book cover, it has a very menacing look.
13. Life and Death are Wearing Me Out by Mo Yan
Genre: Fantasy, Magical Realism,Chinese Literature
I really enjoyed Mo Yan’s short stories, the cover on this one is quite a beauty.