Stacking the Shelves // Thrift Store Goodies

I don’t frequent thrift stores. Not that I underestimate the gems that can be found, but that they’re never close enough to where I live. So when I just happened to drive past a thrift store that just happened to have a 50% off sale and there just happened to be an ARC from 2005 during #ARCAugust? Serendipity is the word that comes to mind. In the end, I found 6 books for $5, most in great condition.


Stacking the Shelves // Thrift Store Edition

Sarah Dessen’s Along for the Ride (Goodreads | Buy)

I’ve long heard Sarah Dessen writes wonderful novels but I’ve never gotten around to reading any. The book jacket also has a very obvious crease on the back so I may or may not ditch the jacket altogether. Thoughts?

Sue Monk Kidd’s The Mermaid Chair (Goodreads | Buy)

I loved The Secret Life of Bees. It was one of my alltime favorites that was a required read in high school. This book isn’t in perfect condition; being a paperback, the cover has been warped from mishandling. I was shocked to find an ARC for sale, but if anyone’s going to profit 50 cents off an ARC, it’s good it was a thrift store. I plan on reviewing this for ARC August so keep an eye out.

Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic Takes Manhattan (Goodreads | Buy),

 … and Kinsella’s Shopaholic Ties the Knot (Goodreads | Buy)

Confessions of a Shopaholic was one of my favorite movies as a teenager. It wasn’t until last winter I realized it’s an entire book series! I picked up the first book in the series, the one the movie is based off of, but stopped there. I just so happened to find the next two books in the series.

Mary Kay Andrews’s Christmas Bliss (Goodreads | Buy)

This book is the odd one out. I’ve never heard of the author or the story, and I’ve never read many seasonal books. But the cover caught my eye and the description sounded intriguing. I didn’t realize until I got home it’s the fourth book in the series. Oops.

Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women (Goodreads | Buy)

Little Women is the first book that ever made me cry. Ugh. So much love. I’ve never been a huge re-reader but a visit for this book will be fun. The book was printed in the 80s so while I appreciate the blue faux-leather binding, I’m not a huge fan of the weird picture on the cover. I’ll live.


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