My husband and son are much more controlled in their buying. Today I feature a few of my husband's choices. He has provided comments on each book.
The Togakushi Legend Murders
Know nothing about it but can't resist Japanese police/detection/mystery dramas. Have had great luck with the genre: The Devotion of Suspect X, All She Was Worth, The Tokyo Zodiac Murders are among the most memorable.
Richard Armour humor
When I was young, Richard Armour's humorous history books were popular and plentiful. They now seem to be forgotten and very hard to find. Surprised to have found two at the book sale and am looking forward to revisiting and, hopefully, finding them still pleasurable.
A Spy Among Friends
Ben Macintyre writes spy/double agent histories and the one I've read - Operation Mincemeat - was excellent. I now have three of his unread - don't usually buy so many of an author due to often being burned but for this author it seems safe to have them all stacked up and waiting.
A collection of vintage sci-fi short stories compiled by Forrest J.Ackerman, I don't usually gravitate to science fiction but Ackerman is (was) such an appealing person (Famous Monster of Film Land and his home, the Ackermansion) that I couldn't resist.