Another Used Books Haul // y’all better not get used to it

Hi friends! Today I’m back with another book haul, the second ever, because I got more physical books for very cheap this past month and I think it’s fun to share them with you.

This time they’re all used ones with the exception of one, so let’s get right into it.

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📕 Fingersmith by Sarah Waters – I don’t know much about this, only that it’s f/f historical romance (but please correct me if I’m wrong) and a few of my friends really liked it. My copy shows a few signs of having being moved around a bit but I don’t think anyone ever read it. What’s cool is that inside I found a tiny bookmark with the address of a Munich based bookstore which apparently only sells English used books…if this isn’t used-books-store-inception then I don’t know what is, plus free bookmarks are always cool (even though I always use post-its instead lmao)

📕 The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis – all I know about this is that it’s brutal and feminist and looking at the inside it seems to have a few POVs (I love stories told in multiple POVs). It gives me The Nowhere Girls meets Sadie vibes and I’m here for this. This also was in very good condition, I hope someone has read it before me but if they did they definitely did a good job at not cracking the spine.

📕 Ash by Malinda Lo – this is another f/f romance set in a fantasy world and I wasn’t sure I would like it but it was so cheap I just had to buy it. It shows a few signs of being used and read and I love it, it’s just a nice feeling knowing someone read the same copy before you.

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📕 Das Mozart-Mysterium by Christoph Öhm – this was actually the only not-used book I bought, but for the price of one. I found out that at the discount where I sometimes go to buy groceries they have this box with a lot of books that they sell for 2.99€. They are basically new books but from what I understand they have some flaw, maybe during transportation they got a bit damaged (maybe the cover got a bit dog-eared, or there’s a scratch somewhere), so they can’t sell them at normal bookstores for their normal price. I always take a look whenever I go but I never found anything that I wanted to read, but this one caught my eye because of the cover and because Mozart is my favorite composer. It’s apparently an historical mystery featuring Leopold Mozart (W.A. Mozart’s father) as a protagonist/investigator and it’s supposed to have to do with music? I don’t know, it honestly sounds a bit trashy but a) I need to grow comfortable reading in German regardless of quality; b) …it was cheap lmao?

📕 Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Search by Gene Luen Yang – this is a story set after the events of Avatar: The Last Airbender and it’s about Zuko’s search for his mother. There are other comics set after the cartoon but I was mostly interested in this one because I love post-redemption-arc Zuko, and when I was notified that they had it in stock, used for a reduced price (although stil somewhat expensive) I decided to go for it. It was mostly an impulsive purchase but the book is honestly massive and what’s even better is that every page has comments by the creators on the margins, so I don’t regret it. I also don’t think anyone has read it or even opened it before me, which is honestly a shame.

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And that concludes my haul! Have you read any of these? Do you like reading used books?

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