Book Buys – May 2016

May was an excellent month for library book sales. There was a massive annual sale in New Jersey in addition to a bi-monthly sale in PA. Access to multiple counties is definitely one of the benefits of living close to the state border : ) We’re also starting to collect beautiful classic books to use in our wedding centerpieces, so these book sales are especially helpful for our budget!

These are the books I added to my collection in May:


Mrs. Kennedy and Me by Clint Hill – While watching the Hulu series based on Stephen King’s book 11/22/63, we became a tiny bit obsessed with the Kennedy assassination. I’m looking forward to learning more about the Kennedys from an insider’s view.

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows – This is one of those popular books that I also assumed was over-hyped. It wasn’t until another blogger I like reviewed it that I gave it a second thought. Hoping it exceeds my expectations!


The Dinner by Herman Koch – Another book I’ve heard about for a while, but finally pulled the trigger on buying. It’s a story of two sets of parents who meet during dinner to discuss a horrible act their sons have committed.

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin – I’ve read this book already but I know it’s one I’ll come back to again and again. Centered around the life of a single man who owns a bookstore, this one is designed for those who love to read stories about books and endearing relationships.


Fall of Giants by Ken Follett – This is the first book in a trilogy about five families in various parts of the world and various classes of society during WWII. Follett is an epic historical fiction storyteller in the style of Edward Rutherford who brings time periods to life through the eyes of the types of people who lived through them.

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson – I really have no idea what this novel is about or how the story will be told based on the description. A girl with a seemingly unlimited number of lives keeps dying and living and may have a chance to change history? Sounds interesting at least…


What books did you buy in May?


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