Bargain book Shopping: Dollar Tree Style!

IMG_1124So you may not know this but I am a huge bargain shopper. I could probably count on 2 hands the amount of times I’ve paid full price for a book. One of my favorite places to find brand new books is The Dollar Tree. Years ago, I wouldn’t even bother to look at the Dollar Tree books because I assumed that they only had books that nobody would want to read…but I was wrong. I have been amazed at some of the books I’ve found there and even if it does turn out to be a bad book, I’m only out a dollar. The books pictured above are my most recent finds at The Dollar Tree…

So Damn Lucky by Deborah Coonts: Lucky O’Toole—Head of Customer Relations at The Babylon, premier mega-resort on the Vegas Strip—thinks it’s just another night in Las Vegas. But then a magician pulls a disappearing act, right under Lucky’s nose. Is it a stunt? Or something worse?

I bought this one because it sounds like a funny, light story that would be perfect to read in between the scary or depressing books that I often read. I also love that it’s set in Las Vegas.

Stay Awake by Dan Chaon: In these haunting, suspenseful stories, lost, fragile, searching characters wander between ordinary life and a psychological shadowland. They have experienced intense love or loss, grief or loneliness, displacement or disconnection—and find themselves in unexpected, dire, and sometimes unfathomable situations.

From what I gather, this is a book of short stories that are disturbing and creepy. The main reason I bought it was because there is a story about a father with a son who experiences night terrors. Unfortunately, I can relate because my son also has horrible night terrors. I’m very intrigued but also very nervous to read this one.

The Colour of Milk by Nell Leyshon: Mary is a sharp-tongued farm girl, and she will do anything to learn to read and write. But as she does so through four seasons of one extraordinary year, she discovers that nothing comes for free. Told by a narrator whose urgent, unforgettable voice will break your heart, The Colour of Milk is an astonishing novel.

This is a book that I almost purchased from Book Outlet in the past so I was very excited to find it at the Dollar Tree.

Midnight City by J. Barton Mitchell: Lord of the Flies meets War of the Worlds in J. Barton Mitchell’s alien-invaded post-apocalyptic world where two teens and a young girl with amazing powers must stop the aliens’ mysterious plan.

This was the one I was the most excited about as I almost purchased it several times from several different places. I love the cover and the story sounds great!

The Perfect Marriage by Kimberla Lawson Roby: Denise and Derrek Shaw are the perfect American couple. Happily married for fifteen years, they have a wonderful daughter, Mackenzie, successful careers, and a beautiful home in a posh Chicago suburb. They are attractive, respected . . . and hiding a shocking secret: a dangerous addiction to drugs.

This one sounded very good and it’s a fairly short book (which I like at times).

If you are a bookworm, I implore you to pop into The Dollar Tree the next time you drive by one and check out the book section. You might be surprised at what you find. I love the feeling of finding a $27 hardcover book and only paying $1 for it!

Here are some of the other books I’ve scored at The Dollar Tree:

new abe betty burned earl mud next revolver winter ghosts

Good luck in your quest (if you choose to take it)!