[BHE 193] Recent MPH Book Sale in Singapore (Part One of Two)


Myra here.

It’s my favourite day of the week – Sunday! Time for us to share the books that have found us over the past several weeks. And I am excited to share with you all my recent book finds from the MPH Book Sale a few weeks ago at the Expo. Truth be told, I wasn’t expecting the selections to be as good as they were.


Compared to the other book sales I have been to (see my loot from the Page One Book Sale here and here, and the recent SG Book Deals sale at Big Box), this one is a tad more expensive, but they do have more recent titles in their collection as can be seen in my loot below.

Young Adult


I was so thrilled to find these titles! Finally – I own them! The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud, The Whispering Skull by Jonathan Stroud. I kept looking for The Hollow Boy, but, alas, it was not meant to be.


Noah Barleywater Runs Away by John Boyne, Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool, The Land of Stories Book 4 by Chris Colfer, Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin


Seven Wonders: The Tomb of Shadows by Peter Lerangis, The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi


Skulduggery Pleasant: The Dying Of The Light by Derek Landy, The Girl Who Was On Fire edited by Leah Wilson, Terry Pratchett Presents Mrs Bradshaw’s Handbook


The Death of Archie: A Life Celebrated by Paul Kupperberg and illustrated by Fernando Ruiz and Pat Kennedy


These were all selected by my 14 year old girl who know these people through Youtube: Selp-Helf by Miranda Sings, Girl Online by Zoe Sugg and Ghostwriter Siobhan Curham (because we give credit where credit is due), I Hate Myselfie by Shane Dawson, A Work In Progress by Connor Franta, and The Annual Official 2016 Five Seconds of Summer


Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories by R. J. Palacio, Russell Brand’s Trickster Tales: The Pied Piper of Hamelin illustrated by Chris Riddell, Seven Wonders: The Curse Of The King by Peter Lerangis – I now have all four Seven Wonders books!


Phoenix by SF Said and illustrated by Dave McKean, After Alice by Gregory Maguire

Adult Novels


Dangerous Women Parts 2 and 3 by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois – and yes, I searched high and low for Part One but no go.


The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami, Learning To Talk by Hilary Mantel


Acceptance by Jeff Vandermeer, The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith


Inferno by Dante Alighieri, The Winner Stands Alone by Paulo Coelho, Doomed by Chuck Palahniuk


The Narrow Road To The Deep North by Richard Flanagan


China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan, Aunty Lee’s Deadly Specials by Ovidia Yu


Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King, The Night Eternal by Chuck Hogan


Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline, The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher by Hilary Mantel


Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


The Grace Of Kings by Ken Liu, Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

Classics, Memoirs, and Others


Joseph Anton: A Memoir by Salman Rushdie, An Appetite for Wonder: The Making Of A Scientist by Richard Dawkins


Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls by David Sedaris, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddharta Mukherjee, I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb, Blue Nights by Joan Didion


To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf, The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf


The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea by Yukio Mishima, Some Prefer Nettles by Junichiro Tanizaki, The Temple Of Dawn by Yukio Mishima


The Fall Of Arthur by J. R. R. Tolkien, Farmer Giles Of Ham by J. R. R. Tolkien


And these are the books I bought as gifts for friends.

How about you, dear friends, what are some of the books that found their way to you over the holidays?

Watch out for Part Two of my book loot next week.

2 comments on “[BHE 193] Recent MPH Book Sale in Singapore (Part One of Two)

  1. What a haul! Enjoy!


  2. I was able to read Gene Luen Yang’s Boxers & Saints recently – they were pretty good. 🙂


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