When people think of second hand thrift stores and second hand book shops, they tend to think that all of the books are old, damaged and falling apart. However, that is simply just not the case.
Throughout the month of February I’ve been stopping by a variety of different thrift stores (Value Village, Goodwill, Salvation Army and Talize) once a week in hopes of finding some quality books. Boy did I ever.
Here we have my first successful haul from the first week of February:
February Book Haul: Week One
- The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
- The Martian by Andy Weir
- Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
- The Magicians by Lev Grossman
- Notes From The Internet Apocalypse by Wayne Gladstone
- Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
- The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
- The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
Now, there are many weeks when I find a good chunk of books and then there are many weeks where I find absolutely nothing which was the case for the second week of February in which I found nothing that was on my TBR or that peaked my interest.
Week three consisted of very few finds, but what I did find was quality.
February Book Haul: Week Three
- Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
- The Shining by Stephen King
To end the month off with a bang, Week Four was extremely successful!
February Book Haul: Week Four
- Chasers of the Light by Tyler Knott Gregson
- Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
- All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
- Naomi & Ely’s No Kiss List by David Levithan & Rachel Cohn
- Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by David Levithan & Rachel Cohn
- Shadows by Paula Weston
- Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid
- Girl, Interrupted by Sussana Kaysen
- In The After by Demitria Lunetta
- Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
Obviously, when you go to a second hand book store, not every single book is going to be in great condition, but if you take some time to carefully go through the shelves you can find some great quality books!