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Read 5, Buy 1 | The Happy Failure of July 2020

Read 5, Buy 1

Hello and welcome to my happy failure! I say happy because I added some really awesome authors to my TBR this month. I added 16 books to my TBR to be exact, that is why it is a failure. But, I have to say even with adding 16 books, my owned TBR is still only 26 books.


This first book stack features…

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

The Beauty of Breaking by Michele Harper

Conjure Women by Afia Atakora

American Sherlock by Kate Winkler Dawson

Girl From Widow Hills by Megan Miranda

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

This second stack features…

Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin

G’morning, G’night! by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Johnny Sun

The Secret River by Kate Grenville

Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Himself

Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman

Remarkable Creatures by Tracey Chevalier

After the Quake by Haruki Murakami

Flowers of Mold by Ha Seong-nan

Teen Titians Raven by Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo


I am truly pleased to be able to have these books on my shelf waiting to be read. I am for the most part still on schedule to finish my TBR by October as planned as well. I did not see that still being the case after being able to go into a bookstore and browse the shelves again. That is what lead to me getting all these books, I really missed just walking around the store and finding books I have not heard of before.

How did the Read Rush go for you? What have you read this past week?

Sign Off 2020

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9 thoughts on “Read 5, Buy 1 | The Happy Failure of July 2020

  1. I love your TBR books!! “1Q84” is one of my favourite books of all time … and what a beautiful edition you have!
    I’ve heard good things about “Remarkable Creatures” by Tracy Chevalier. A long time ago I read “Girl with Pearl Earring” and I enjoyed it a lot.

    Looking forward to reading your impressions about the books! 🙂

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      1. Yes, I know. 🙂 I am trying to read twenty before I buy one. I own 453 unread books, lol. TOO MANY AND YET THIS IS AN AWESOME PROBLEM TO HAVE. Was my point. 😉

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