Gee Whiz, I Canít Wait to Read These

A Listmania! list by K. J. Hackett (Huntington Beach, California)
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The list author says: "I read a lot. I canít help it, itís like an addiction, but a good one. I like to think it makes me smarter, if not smarter, at least more attuned to whatís going on all around me, what people are all about.

Fiction is what I read. Mostly suspense, but I read a lot of mainstream novels, too. I own more books that you can shake a stick at. I haunt thrift shops and brick and mortar book stores, especially used bookstores. Hardly a day goes by when I donít pick up a couple/three books to add to my TBR (to be read) shelves.

Also, Iím one of those persons who sometimes, not all the time, but sometimes, buys a book even before it comes out. There is nothing like coming home from work and finding a new book by someone you love to read on your doorstep.

Here is a list of some of my finds and some books I paid full price for, because I just couldnít wait to find them in a thrift shop."
Freedom
1.  Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
Used & New from: $0.01
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,308 customer reviews) | 21 customer discussions

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Safe Haven
2.  Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6,991 customer reviews)

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The Widower's Tale: A Novel
3.  The Widower's Tale: A Novel by Julia Glass
$21.21   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (182 customer reviews)

Ape House: A Novel
4.  Ape House: A Novel by Sara Gruen
Used & New from: $0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (320 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

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The Good Daughters: A Novel
5.  The Good Daughters: A Novel by Joyce Maynard
Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (152 customer reviews)

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Rescue: A Novel
6.  Rescue: A Novel by Anita Shreve
Used & New from: $0.01
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (139 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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I Still Dream About You: A Novel
7.  I Still Dream About You: A Novel by Fannie Flagg
Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (445 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Love Letters from Ladybug Farm
8.  Love Letters from Ladybug Farm by Donna Ball
$11.85   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)

Falling Home
9.  Falling Home by Karen White
$12.41   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (211 customer reviews)

The Distant Hours: A Novel
10.  The Distant Hours: A Novel by Kate Morton
Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (617 customer reviews)

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Juliet
11.  Juliet by Anne Fortier
Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (300 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Russian Winter: A Novel
12.  Russian Winter: A Novel by Daphne Kalotay
$23.62   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (315 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Jewel of St. Petersburg
13.  The Jewel of St. Petersburg by Kate Furnivall
$14.01   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

Tatiana and Alexander (The Bronze Horseman)
14.  Tatiana and Alexander (The Bronze Horseman) by Paullina Simons
$13.77   Used & New from: $4.12
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (348 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Poison: A Novel of the Renaissance (Poisoner Mysteries)
15.  Poison: A Novel of the Renaissance (Poisoner Mysteries) by Sara Poole
$12.48   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)

Dark Road to Darjeeling (A Lady Julia Grey Novel)
16.  Dark Road to Darjeeling (A Lady Julia Grey Novel) by Deanna Raybourn
Used & New from: $0.83
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (162 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Mischief of the Mistletoe: A Pink Carnation Christmas
17.  The Mischief of the Mistletoe: A Pink Carnation Christmas by Lauren Willig
Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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A Stranger in Mayfair (Charles Lenox Mysteries)
18.  A Stranger in Mayfair (Charles Lenox Mysteries) by Charles Finch
Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Dangerous to Know: A Novel of Suspense (Lady Emily Mysteries)
19.  Dangerous to Know: A Novel of Suspense (Lady Emily Mysteries) by Tasha Alexander
$19.17   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

Tears of Pearl: A Novel of Suspense (Lady Emily Mysteries)
20.  Tears of Pearl: A Novel of Suspense (Lady Emily Mysteries) by Tasha Alexander
$12.02   Used & New from: $0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)

Jane and the Madness of Lord Byron: Being A Jane Austen Mystery
21.  Jane and the Madness of Lord Byron: Being A Jane Austen Mystery by Stephanie Barron
$12.22   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Cutting for Stone
22.  Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
$10.28   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,966 customer reviews)

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
23.  Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
$8.52   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,172 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

A Reliable Wife
24.  A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
$12.18   Used & New from: $0.01
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,217 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Crow Lake (Today Show Book Club #7)
25.  Crow Lake (Today Show Book Club #7) by Mary Lawson
$12.24   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (201 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Ford County: Stories
26.  Ford County: Stories by John Grisham
$11.32   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (876 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel (P.S.)
27.  The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel (P.S.) by David Wroblewski
$13.62   Used & New from: $0.01
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,091 customer reviews) | 84 customer discussions

Olive Kitteridge
28.  Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
$8.48   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,272 customer reviews)

The Elegance of the Hedgehog
29.  The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
$9.93   Used & New from: $0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (912 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Gourmet Rhapsody
30.  Gourmet Rhapsody by Muriel Barbery
$10.96   Used & New from: $0.01
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)

The Known World
31.  The Known World by Edward P. Jones
$12.77   Used & New from: $0.39
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (431 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

War Dances
32.  War Dances by Sherman Alexie
$10.78   Used & New from: $0.48
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Adventures of Goodnight and Loving
33.  The Adventures of Goodnight and Loving by Leslie Thomas
Used & New from: $0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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One Hundred Years of Solitude (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)
34.  One Hundred Years of Solitude (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
$9.03   Used & New from: $2.47
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,222 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

In the Pond
35.  In the Pond by Ha Jin
$9.30   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

The Wild Geese
36.  The Wild Geese by Ougai Mori
Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Waiting: A Novel
37.  Waiting: A Novel by Ha Jin
$12.94   Used & New from: $0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (357 customer reviews)

The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea
38.  The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea by John Nathan
$13.18   Used & New from: $2.00
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

The Horse Whisperer
39.  The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans
Used & New from: $0.01
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (724 customer reviews)

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The Brave
40.  The Brave by Nicholas Evans
Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)

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