I will admit it: I have an addiction. I love books. It is one of my goals to have a well-stocked library (hopefully one with a number of signed books, hardcovers, pretty leather-bound ones… I digress). These are the ones that are on my mind right now.
Books I Read and Loved
This category should be self-explanitory: I read it, I loved it, I want it. I want to have access to it whenever the mood strikes–at four in the afternoon or two in the morning. I want to be able to mark it up, to smell it, to flip through it at my leisure. I want to be able to share it with loved ones–and, one day, my children.
A Snicker of Magic, Natalie Lloyd
A Tangle of Knots, Lisa Graff
Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell
Series to Complete
I have accrued the first book (or books) in a few series by now, and I’ll never get to finish them unless I buy the other books. I have a To Read stack, you see, which is knee-high. The only way to ensure that a book gets read is to physically add it to the pile so its pages can scream at me daily.
The Lunar Chronicles, Marissa Meyer
Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery
Rebel Belle, Rachel Hawkins
Books I Want to Read
A number of people–my father included–would tell me to make better use of the library when we discuss this category. My rationale is twofold: first, the pile we discussed before. It’s demanding, yet time consuming–and the order is fixed. It’s the only way I can be sure to keep the promise of reading every book. Second, there is nothing quite like owning a book the first time you read it. I’m sure that someone on Tumblr has explained it better than I could.
I often stumble upon titles for this category while browsing, but the ones I’m including on this list are selections from authors whose writing I know and love.
Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It and A Tale of Two Castles, Gail Carson Levine
Lola and the Boy Next Door and Isla and the Happily Ever After, Stephanie Perkins
Lost in the Sun, Lisa Graff
The Key to Extraordinary, Natalie Lloyd
Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow, Jessica Day George
What about you? What are some reasons that you buy books? What books are burning a hole in your pocket right now?