I hate when I read something from the library, love it, and have to RETURN it.
Truly a terrible plight in the life of a bookworm.
I’ve read many lovely books that, for a plethora of reasons, I do not own.
The following are my top priorities.
Technically, You Started It by Lana Wood Johnson
I LOVED this book.
I really want a leather-bound copy with an inlaid burrito like the one Lana Wood Johnson’s friend made for her birthday.
Milkman by Anna Burns
I liked this book a LOT. I learned so much about the Troubles.
And I’m a sucker for stream-of-consciousness coming-of-age stories.
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
Zombies. Civil War. Deckled edges. Jane McKeene. Now in paperback.
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
I can see myself rereading this when I need a pick-me-up. Very pure.
Winter by Marissa Meyer
I keep forgetting to replace my copy of Winter.
Rather, I remember, and am promptly distracted by shiny, new books…
I’LL BUY IT EVENTUALLY.
The Time-Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
I don’t even really like this book, but I love the plot concept.
I keep thinking that if I reread it, I’ll learn to appreciate it.
It’s just so PRETTY. I love books in mint green!
Like a Mother by Angela Garbes
I LOVE THIS BOOK. I need more books on pregnancy in my collection.
How will people know how cool I am unless I lecture them on the human body?
(I hear this works for men.)
His Dark Materials series by Phillip Pullman
I’ve been meaning to reread this series.
Lo and behold, all three books come in one gorgeous volume.
Perhaps I’ll finally finish The Amber Spyglass.
Yotsuba by Kiyoko Azuma
This is one of my faaaaavorite manga series.
I only have the first six volumes.
This series is a blast and, at fourteen volumes, quite reasonable in length!
Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
WHY DON’T I OWN THIS BOOK ALREADY?
I’ve seen a new cover floating around and it is UNACCEPTABLE.
I need Moxie in my life.
This is scientific fact.
Hmmm…I have my next paycheck and a three-day weekend coming up…
Time to buy these books I sorely need? I think so.