Twirly’s Titles: Books to Buy

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.


A not-so-recent photo of my bookshelf. Nowadays, I’m almost out of space.

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?

2 Comments on “Twirly’s Titles: Books to Buy

  1. My husband found an antique copy of Pilgrim’s Progress on our honeymoon, and thus began our book-collecting obsesstion. Our used bookstore usually has Easton Press editions of classics– obsession #2. I actually keep a list of books I want to read/buy in a special notebook, as well as a list on my phone (for when I don’t have access to my notebook).

    • My titles get scattered everywhere–I really need a proper place for my list! Thanks so much for stopping by, Becky!

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