Every Sunday, we look forward to sharing the books that have haunted and hunted us down until we have finally raised our hands in surrender and took them in and gave them new lives in our book shelves.
Last week, I shared the first part of my book loot from the very recent SG Book Deal Warehouse Sale. Here is Part 2 of my book loot!
Art, Fashion, Lifestyle, and difficult to categorize books
Dreamscapes: Magical Menagerie – Creating Fantasy Creatures and Animals with Watercolor by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law. See some of the inside pages of this gorgeous book:
What On Earth Are You Wearing? An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Fashion by Michi Girl, Chloe Quigley, Daniel Pollock, Kat MacLeod. See below for inside pages:
There Was An Old Geezer Called Caesar: A History of the World in 100 Limericks by Mick Twister, Diary of a Grumpy Old Git: Getting through life one rant at a time by Tim Collins.
Even before colouring books became all the rage, I was already doing this since my daughter was small – roughly 13 years ago. Here are a few books I bought from the sale:
Keep Calm and Colour In: A 1940s Colouring Book, The Midnight Colouring Book
Fairies Colouring Book, Vintage Colouring Book
What made my daughter immensely happy: Colour Me Swoooon!
Loads of Emily Gravett titles: Matilda’s Cat, Little Mouse’s Big Book of Beasts, and Wolf Won’t Bite!
Shadow by Suzy Lee, Friends by Helen Oxenbury, and Colours by Orla Kiely.
Middle Grade / YA Novels
The Floods: Playschool by Colin Thompson
The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas by David Almond and Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, A Greyhound of a Girl by Roddy Doyle.
My daughter has been reading Laird’s Red Sky in the Morning for school, and so we thought of getting the other Laird titles as well: The Prince Who Walked With Lions, Jake’s Tower by Elizabeth Laird.
The Kites Are Flying! by Michael Morpurgo and illustrated by Laura Carlin, Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo.
Fart Powder: Who Cut the Cheese? by Jo Nesbo, Tom Gates is Absolutely Fantastic by L. Pichon, Dark Lord: Eternal Detention by Dirk Lloyd/Jamie Thomson.
Flat Stanley: Bumper Collection by Jeff Brown, The Beasts of Clawstone Castle by Eva Ibbotson, Alice-Miranda at Sea by Jacqueline Harvey, The Floods: Home & Away by Colin Thompson.
Mars Evacuees by Sophia McDougall, The Great Wall of Lucy Wu by Wendy Wan-Long Shang.
The Crazy Things Girls Do For Love and Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen by Dyan Sheldon.
The Split Worlds: All Is Fair by Emma Newman, Broken by Elizabeth Pulford, Gifted and Talented by Wendy Holden, and Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater.
I Lost My Mobile At The Mall by Wendy Harmer, Rooms by Lauren Oliver, Extras by Scott Westerfeld.
Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp by Philip Pullman and illustrated by Ian Beck
Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo & Me: A Graphic Memoir by Ellen Forney, Take What You Can Carry by Kevin C. Pyle.
Sundarkaand: Triumph of Hanuman by Tulsidas, Sachin Nagar, Shyam Prakash; Stuck in the Middle (Of Middle School) A Novel in Doodles by Karen Romano Young, Scrooge adapted by Rodolphe Estelle Meyrand.
Evil Star by Anthony Horowitz, Skeleton Key: The Graphic Novel, Raven’s Gate – all by Anthony Horowitz.
I was ecstatic to find these titles: Mouse Bird Snake Wolf by David Almond and illustrated by Dave McKean, Slog’s Dad by David Almond and illustrated by Dave McKean.
The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks by Max Brooks and illustrated by Ibraim Roberson. See the inside pages below:
Delphine by Richard Sala. Beautiful hard cover. See inside pages below:
Adult Non-Fiction, Poetry, Film Tie-Ins, Classics
Superboys by Brad Ricca, The Hunger Games Companion by Lois N. Gresh
When Women Were Birds by Terry Tempest Williams, Horoscopes for the Dead by Billy Collins, The Dead by James Joyce.
Mason & Dixon by Thomas Pynchon, Inventing the Enemy by Umberto Eco, The Jaguar Smile by Salman Rushdie.
The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis, Magic Words by Gerald Kolpan, Someone Comes to Town Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow.
Cuckoo Song by Frances Harding, The Pleasure of Eliza Lynch by Anne Enright, The Gates by John Connolly, Being Dead by Jim Crace.
Beauty’s Release by Anne Rice, Blood Canticle by Anne Rice.
An Equal Stillness by Francesca Kay, What Are You Like? by Anne Enright, The Rights of Desire by Andre Brink, The View From Castle Rock by Alice Munro.
The Book of Secrets by M. G. Vassani, Bellman & Black: A Ghost Story by Diane Setterfield, Song of Kali by Dan Simmons.
The Hanging Garden by Patrick White, The Hunger Angel by Herta Muller, Little Infamies by Panos Karnezis.
The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smoth, Symposium by Muriel Spark.
The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe, Judgement Day by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen.
Distant Star by Roberto Bolaño.
By Nobel Prize Winner Mario Vargas Llosa
The War of The End of the World by Mario Vargas Llosa, The Storyteller, The Bad Girl.
Novels by A. S. Byatt
Unruly Times, A Whistling Woman, The Virgin in the Garden
Novels by Tim Winton and China Mieville
Cloudstreet, Shallows, Railsea
A Hilary Mantel Collection
Vacant Possession, Beyond Black
Bring Up The Bodies, Fludd
A Place Of Greater Safety, Giving Up the Ghost: A Memoir