30 Books In A Day

I bought 30 books in one day!

It’s not as crazy as it sounds. Well, it’s not as crazy as it could be. The thrift store was having a sale – 10 used books for $1 – so the 30 books only cost me $3.27 but there are other considerations. Like, where am I going to put 30 more books on my already buckling-under-the-weight bookshelves? And when am I going to read these 30 books. On average (although that depends on how we calculate the average and I won’t go full nerd on you about the difference between mean, median and mode), it takes me about 3 months to read 30 books. However, some of the titles that I collected are books I already read from the library so I don’t need to add them to my TBR list. Some of the books are even ones that I already own so when I bought these cheap copies, it was with the intention to give them away.

But the bottom line is that I bought 30 books in a  single day and I am talking about it because it’s the most books I have ever acquired in a single shopping trip and I doubt that this kind of number will happen again anytime soon. Scratch that. I am fully prepared to meet or even exceed that number. Suppose the next time I stop by the thrift store, like if I return before the sale is over and they have new stock and I can find 40 or even 50 books,  I will gladly fork over the $4 or $5 and deal with the space and TBR issues later.

Watch my YouTube video if you want to see more of my thoughts on acquiring each book and my attempt to link some of them


 Books Mentioned

  1. 52 Lists for Happiness
  2. Girls On Fire /Robin Wasserman
  3. Give Me Your Hand /Megan Abbott
  4. Fates and Furies /Lauren Groff
  5. The Dinner /Herman Koch
  6. Tangerine /Christine Mangan
  7. My Absolute Darline /Gabriel Tallent
  8. Confederacy of Dunces /John Kennedy Toole
  9. Sing, Unburied, Sing /Jesmyn Ward
  10. The Snow Queen /Michael Cunningham
  11. The Hours /Michael Cunningham
  12. After Tupac and D Foster /Jacqueline Woodson
  13. The Glory Field /Walter Dean Myers
  14. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie /Ayana Mathis
  15. Mathilda Savitch /Victor Lodato
  16. Dear Life /Alice Munro
  17. Snow /Orhan Pamuk
  18. The Victim /Saul Bellow
  19. Mr Samler’s Planet /Saul Bellow
  20. Crime and Punishment /Fyodor Dostoevsky
  21. The Imperfectionists /Tom Rachman
  22. Shanghai Girls /Lisa See
  23. The Opposite of Loneliness /Marina Keegan
  24. The M Train /Patti Smith
  25. The Known World /Edward P Jones
  26. Why Not Me /Mindy Kaling
  27. The Last Black Unicorn /Tiffany Haddish
  28. Hillbilly Elegy /J.D. Vance
  29. The Return /Hishan Matar
  30. Theft By Finding /David Sedaris

Other than buying books, however, I am working on releasing a new book myself. Today, I am writing furiously and hoping this creative energy lasts long enough to produce a complete work so that I can share it with you soon. If you’d like to fuel my writing project, consider buying me a drink to sip while I write moreBuy Me a Coffee at ko-fi.com

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Kay R. says:

    I mean you cant beat 30 books for three bucks. That’s reallllly good!


    1. Run Wright says:

      Nope, no way to beat it 😉


  2. Wow!
    That’s so cool…I need to find me a place to grab that many books….hehehehe!


    1. Run Wright says:

      I would recommend it. It was the best $3 I’ve ever spent. I didn’t even mind the tax 😉

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