FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased). Hosted by A Daily Rhythm.
It’s official. I’m a book hoarder. It’s causing problems in my interpersonal relationships and ruining my home’s feng shui. But I’m also not ashamed to admit it, which is the first step towards recovery, right? Right guys? RIGHT?
Avoiding eye contact with the mile-high TBR stack on my bedside table, I couldn’t resist a recent weekend trip to one of my most favorite, happiest places, The Last Bookstore. The Last Bookstore is California’s largest independent bookstore, located in the heart of downtown LA (lucky/hazardous for me, mere minutes from my house in Silverlake). It’s an absolute must-see for any bibliophile visiting Los Angeles, with an awe-inspiring selection of almost every title under the sun – new and used. Make sure you venture upstairs to explore their impressive Labyrinth and the unparalleled $1 section – they offer upwards of 100,000 titles for a buck a pop.
I head over there on rare rainy days or whenever I need a little pick-me-up, and can spend hours getting lost in its heavenly abyss. It’s so soothing. Plus the surrounding neighborhood is awesomely foot-friendly – grab lunch or a coffee, explore the weekend farmers’ market, and make a little afternoon of it.
I just popped in to “browse” but ended up majorly scoring with some great used books. 5 titles (that I actually want to read) for under $30 total. Comeup.
Have you read any of these titles? Which should I get into first?
Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
Don’t know if this was intentionally meant to be funny but I actually lol’d reading the summary.
The Hours by Michael Cunningham
It won the Pulitzer in 1999, mmk? Probably doesn’t suck.
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Fangirl heaven, methinks.
The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory
Not to be confused with the YA book by Victoria Aveyard that’s sweeping the world right now (which is also on my wishlist), but I looooved the one other Philippa Gregory book I’ve read (The Other Boleyn Girl – see my review here), so still very exciting.
Atonement by Ian McEwan
The film broke my heart so I’m probably screwed trying to get through this.
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