I'm a sucker for coupons.

Remember my book-buying ban that I broke because I received some awesome Half Price Books coupons in the mail? Well, I didn't break it with the coupons, I broke it because I knew that I'd have to use the coupons before my ban ended (my goal was August 1st) so I bought a book that I decided I just had to have.

Well, I got the chance to use those evil coupons and I couldn't be happier.

The goods (sorry for the hasty iPhone photo):

Paolo Giordano/ The Solitude of Prime Numbers (reading now)
Eudora Welty/ The Optimist's Daughter
Meg Wolitzer/ The Wife
Elie Wiesel/ Night
Mary Roach/ Packing for Mars
Garth Stein/ The Art of Racing in the Rain
Joshua Ferris/ The Unnamed
Margaret Atwood/ Alias Grace

Total after discounted coupon: $40.84 - not too shabby!


  1. That was a great deal, and you made great book choices, too. Nice!

  2. Night by Elie Wiesel is really powerful. Alias Grace is one of the Margaret Atwoods I've not read yet, so I'll look forward to your review.

  3. Fantastic picks! Night is an amazing read, and I've had my eye on The Solitude of Prime Numbers for a while now so will look forward to hearing your thoughts on that one!

  4. I recently bought The Unnamed from HPB too! I need to get my hands on Mary Roach's book!

  5. I'm interested to see what you think of Packing for Mars. I've had both a hit and a miss with Mary Roach, so I wasn't whether to continue on with her.

    Also, good deal with the coupons! I've been on a buying and library requesting ban for a while now, and just seeing other people acquiring books is hard! ;p

  6. Enjoy! Alias Grace is my favourite Atwood (which is saying a lot), Night was unforgettable, and I quite liked The Optimist's Daughter.

  7. Love the books you picked! Alias Grace is my fave Atwood - hope you enjoy it! And Night was a great read. I have the Giordano on my shelf, but have yet to read it - looking forward to your thoughts on it :) Enjoy your new books!