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Ten Books You’d Buy Right This Second if Someone Handed You a Fully Loaded Gift Card
This is a tough list for me. Most of my books I don’t buy – I borrow them from the library. And I am happy to borrow them from the library. In fact, I have a long list of books on hold at the library. Here is my book-buying criteria:
- A few favorite authors that I always buy their latest book.
- I’ve read a book from the library and loved it so much I want to buy my own copy.
- The occasional impulse buy if I find myself inside a bookstore or locate a used book bargain.
Based on my criteria, in thinking about my list this week, I looked through my TBR and said to myself, Yes I want to read this one, but would I really buy that book? And I’ve found the answer to most is no. I’m happy to check them out and return them in exchange for another book on my TBR.
Also keep in mind that these are my choices when in the “planning” stage, but I know when I got to the bookstore I would see other titles, throw this list out, and completely change my mind. Without further ado, here are my…
Instant Book Buys
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow – Confession. I am completely obsessed with the musical soundtrack to Hamilton. I recently bought the book Hamilton: The Revolution, and now I’m thinking I need to read the book that inspired Lin-Manuel Miranda to write the musical. I am interested to learn the fact vs. fiction.
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty. I love Ms. Moriarty’s books. Each one has great characters and themes, and a central mystery that pulls me right in.
The Bloomsbury editions of The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. As both an anglophile and a Harry Potter-addict, it would be great fun to read the UK version of my favorite series.
The 14th Colony by Steve Berry. I love Mr. Berry’s Cotton Malone novels, but these are ones I typically get from the library. Since I have a fully stocked gift card and I haven’t read this latest outing, I would probably pick it up.
The Readaholics and the Poirot Puzzle by Laura DiSilverio. This is the third series that I’ve read and enjoyed by Ms. DiSilverio. The Readaholics is a fun cozy series, and Ms. DiSilverio is a local author that I’m happy to support.
The Making of Return of the Jedi by J.W. Rinzler. I’ve got the first two in this series, it would be nice to round it out with the third.
And because I’m stuck on this week, here are the four books I’ve bought this summer (not including the books sent to me from my awesome OwlCrate subscription!):
Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Originally, I checked this out from the library, and the book is so gorgeous that two weeks ago I bought a copy for myself.
Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner. The premise for this book sounds so intriguing, and our library only had a handful of copies with a growing waitlist, so I bit the bullet and bought this one.
The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney. I had heard great things about The Nest and was on the waitlist at the library. I was in the bookstore with my boys when I saw it in person. This was a total impulse buy. I blame the beautiful cover.
Journey to Munich by Jacqueline Winspear. Maisie Dobbs is one of my favorite series and this was an autographed copy! I had to get it.
Your turn! What books would you buy with that loaded gift card? (And, in turn, what should I be buying?) Comment below and link up to your own TTT if you’ve got one this week!