Dollar Tree Haul: Book Nerd Paradise

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

This girl hit the book treasure trove at Dollar Tree recently.  Here are the covers, quick teasers, and links to the Amazon pages in case you come across these at your store. 

The Andalucian Friend by Alexander Soderberg 

I just had to pick this one up after the jacket said that fans of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo would like it.

From what I can gather from skimming the jacket is that it's basically about a lady who gets charmed by a handsome, dapper guy.  The guy, however, turns out to be involved in a pretty shady organization.  So, her life gets turned upside down.

[Amazon Page]

Vampirates: Black Heart by Justin Somper

I honestly bought this one for the title.  I mean, Vampire Pirates? Yes!

I didn't realize that this was book 4 until after I bought it, though.  Hopefully, it will work as a stand alone novel as well.

[Amazon Page]

The Technologists by Matthew Pearl

This seems to be about the struggles that students of the Ivy League colleges face post-Civil War era.  I think there may even be a murder mystery or two thrown in the mix.

[Amazon Page]

The Mirrored World by Debra Dean

I almost didn't pick this one up, because it is a bit thinner than books I usually read.  It sounded so interesting on the jacket, and the cover was just gorgeous.

It seems to be about a girl in Russia that falls in love with a soldier, and they both disappear.  Years later, she comes back dressed as him.  She has on his uniform and has been living as him.  Interesting!

[Amazon Page]

The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson

Apparently, this was named a best book of the year by Oprah Magazine.  Well...who knew?

Basically, the world is coming to an end as the rotation slows.  This concentrates on how it affects this girl in California from what I can gather and her environment, the people around, etc.

[Amazon Page]

Making Records: The Scenes Behind the Music by Phil Ramone

Being the music nerd I am, I just had to pick this one up.  I mean, who doesn't want to know some of the mechanics that happened to get artists', like Sinatra, Sting, and Madonna, albums to light?

[Amazon Page]

The Fear Index by Robert Harris

This is another I bought for the cover.  Haha!  It does seem interesting for the teaser jacket.

From what I can gather, it has themes like big brother government and artificial intelligence.  It seems like it could be a really good thriller.

[Amazon Page]

Rizzo's Fire by Lou Manfredo

This one seems to be about a detective on the eve of his retirement that gets swept back up head first into the job by a big case.  I love CSI and Law & Order.  So, I couldn't resist.

[Amazon Page]

The Lost Prince by Selden Edwards

The cover on this one is gorgeous.  Yes, I can be superficial with books.  Haha!

From what I can gather, it is basically about a woman who marries into the privileged life and finds that it isn't all it's cracked up to be.

[Amazon Page]

The Strong Women by Marie Ndiaye

This seems to be a series of short stories about challenges faced by several women in Senegal and France.

[Amazon Page]

The River of No Return by Bee Ridgeway

From what the jacket says, this seems to be a bit of a fantasy or paranormal romance.  This man basically dies in London and wakes up decades later, in present time.  There is also mention of a over-lording force called the Guild that may be behind it, as well as, a woman he left back in time.  Seems really interesting.

[Amazon Page]

Pure by Julianna Baggott

This one seems like a dystopian fantasy centered around a girl that has to become a soldier and the hardships she faces. 

[Amazon Page]

Bleed For Me by Michael Robotham

This one sounded really interesting from the jacket.  There is basically a teenage girl that shows up on this person's doorstep covered in blood.  They try to figure out if something happened to her.  Or, if she did something to somebody else.

[Amazon Page]

Charlotte Au Chocolat by Charlotte Silver

I am not sure if this is fiction, autobiographical, or a combination of both.  Basically, this is about Charlotte's time growing up in her mother's restaurant and how it wasn't as glamorous as it would seem.

[Amazon Page]

The Book of Madness and Cures by Regina O' Melveny

This book is set in Venice more than 100 years ago.  It's about a woman who practices medicine, which is unheard of back then, and the struggles she faces.  I think there is an element of romance in there as well.

[Amazon Page]


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