...this is becoming a sport. It's even better when you don't have to pay for any of it.
What's in this book haul?
The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd - I'm curious to see if I'll like her writing now that I'm older. The Secret Life of Bees was good...when I was 13.
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini - a book I've always wanted to read.
The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett - I liked the Maltese Falcon, so I figure 'why not?'
Pierre and Jean and Selected Short Stores by Guy de Maupassant -- I got this for one story -The Horla.
Mystic River by Dennis Lehane - a book I've always want to read.
Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver -- I love her earthy, romantic writing style.
...and eight others.