Book Haul

My Trip to the Bookstore

After finishing Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult, I had an itch to read another great book. This meant a much needed trip to Barnes & Noble. I set the alarm on my phone for one hour of cleaning my apartment in order to earn my trip to B&N (sounds fair, right?).

I made a promise to myself to only leave B&N with one book, due to the many books I have in my TBR pile at home.


Ahhhh the happiness that consumes me when I am walking into the bookstore; it just does not compare to anything else!


My first stop at B&N is always, always the bathroom. Something about getting excited about all those books; it just never fails to make me have to use the little girls room.


The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer was the first book that caught my eye. I really enjoyed her book The Host and would love to read this once it comes out in softcover. I loathe reading hardcover books so this is on my TBR list.


My Grandmother Asked me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman caught my eye almost immediately.  This is a story of Elsa, an 8 year old girl who’s grandmother dies. But not before leaving her with instructions and a series of letters apologizing to people she has wronged in her life.


I was drawn to the shelf of Jodi Picoult since I have immensely enjoyed the three books of hers I have read. In the end though, there were too many options. Does anyone have any favorites from her? My favorites are The Storyteller and Leaving Time.


Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel is the story of life after the world we know it ends. A plane crashes on flight from Russia to America carrying a virus that begins an apocalypse, leaving the survivors to carry on in the new world. I am a sucker for a good post apocalyptic novel.


What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty is the story of a woman who wakes up one day realizing she doesn’t remember decades of her life. The last thing she remembers is being 29, pregnant with her first child, and married to her husband. She comes to at the age of 39, with three kids, and a divorce. I picked this one up and put it back down a few times because like I said, I can only pick one , and all of these books look so good!


The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell has a great cover, and I am someone that most definitely bases a book off it’s cover. This book follows the story of Holly Sykes, a 15yr old girl who runs away from home after a fight with her mother. Holly is plagued by psychic thoughts that she refers to as “radio people”, making her a target for mystics and other enemies.

Final Pick

I have to admit, I almost came home with all four of the books but  Baylie, you can only pick ONE. A promise is a promise even if you make it to yourself so…


I was drawn to this book because of the cover because I heard great reviews about another book by the author A Man Called Ove. I’m already about halfway through with this book as I type this up. The author is a great story teller, the way he weaves real life and fairy tale  makes my heart smile.

Has anyone read any of the books I left at the bookstore? Any I can’t possibly pass up next time? Let me know!

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