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It’s been a while since I placed an order with Book Outlet – the last time was about a year ago, omg. I cannot say enough about how awesome Book Outlet is: the books are cheap, they’re excellent quality, and you’re almost always guaranteed free shipping. The reason why I try to order sparingly is because since the books are so inexpensive all my orders end up being ridiculously large; and like I’ve mentioned before, my reading pace does not match my purchase pace.

Nevertheless, a few weeks ago I was browsing on Book Outlet (it never hurts to do a bit of window shopping) and I noticed that Christmas, a Biography by Judith Flanders was available. I’ve had my eye on this book since before Christmas last year and I immediately knew I had to add it to my holiday collection. But you can’t just buy one book from Book Outlet, you want the free shipping, right? So of course I ordered 10 books.

And here they are (I’ve included the links to the Book Outlet records, but these may become unavailable if their supply runs out):

Screen Shot 2018-10-28 at 7.28.55 PMChristmas, A Biography by Judith Flanders

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Goodreads

Every year in December I read a few Christmas-themed books to get me in the mood for the holidays. This year I’m really excited to learn a little bit more about the history of Christmas: good and bad, festive and weird. Christmas is the holiday my family and I celebrate, but I’d love to read some books about other winter holidays – have any suggestions??

Screen Shot 2018-10-28 at 7.38.30 PMKatherine of Aragon: The True Queen by Alison Weir

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Goodreads

Alison Weir has been on my radar for a while now. I love Philippa Gregory and since they both write about Tudor England I thought I should probably give her a shot. This is the first book in a series – maybe I’ll get hooked!

 

Screen Shot 2018-10-28 at 7.30.03 PMChristmas in London by Anita Hughes

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Goodreads

Again, this book caught my eye because of the holiday theme – and also London. I have Anita Hughes’ other book Christmas in Paris, so they will go nicely as a pair.

 

 

Screen Shot 2018-10-28 at 7.30.39 PMFaithful Place by Tana French

Book Outlet | Amazon

Goodreads

I’ve been really into detective mystery novels since starting the Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith. Tana French’s Dublin Murder Squad series has gotten so much hype I just have to give it a shot. I’m listening to In the Woods (book one) right now and I’m really liking it, so why not expand my collection so I can binge the series? This is book #3.

Screen Shot 2018-10-28 at 7.31.29 PMThe Secret Place By Tana French

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Goodreads

This is book #5. See above.

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2018-10-28 at 7.31.04 PMBroken Harbor by Tana French

Book Outlet (no longer available) | Amazon

Goodreads

This is book #4. See above.

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2018-10-28 at 7.32.30 PMFlappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Book Outlet (no longer available) | Amazon

Goodreads

OMG this edition. The Penguin Modern Classics editions are just too gorgeous. I love the art deco dust jackets with the metallic designs. And they are usually so expensive, but on Book Outlet I got a deal! (I’m so sorry their stock is already sold out). 😦

 

Screen Shot 2018-10-28 at 7.33.41 PMThe Forgotten Room by Karen White, Beatriz Williams, and Lauren Willig

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Goodreads

I don’t know too much about this book besides the fact that it’s historical fiction and it’s by an author I’ve read and enjoyed (Lauren Willig’s The English Wife). I’m curious about this one seeing as it was written by three people.

 

Screen Shot 2018-10-28 at 7.34.15 PMLast Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb

Book Outlet | Amazon

Goodreads

It’s a World War II historical fiction that takes place during Christmas time. Need I say more?

 

 

Screen Shot 2018-10-28 at 7.36.01 PMThe Birth House by Ami McKay

Book Outlet | Amazon

Goodreads

Ami McKay is an author I’ve been meaning to read for a long time. I have one of her other books, The Witches of New York, which I think (based on the description) that I will love. I sure hope I do because now I have another one of her books.

 

So that’s it. I probably won’t be doing another Book Outlet haul anytime soon, although I can’t promise anything. If you’ve read any of these books I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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