I seriously have a problem.
So far this month I’ve bought eleven books for myself, and my mom bought me one. I know that some people buy more in one sitting, but for me, that’s a lot. Especially when I consider the fact that some of these books will sit on my bookshelf for anywhere between 6 months to a year before I get the chance to read them. And this is on top of the books I got on vacation and the ebooks I got before that.
To be fair, I’m trying to weed out my bookshelves of books I know I’ll never read, re-read, or let someone borrow.
Anyway, since the books have been bought and are on my shelf, I might as well share what I got between two library book sales and three trips to Barnes & Noble.
The first batch was bought the first full weekend of the month – between a library sale at work, a trip to the bookstore with a co-worker, and an order from Amazon (because the book wasn’t in any nearby stores). I knew what books I was looking for and at one point (at the bookstore) I had a huge pile and my coworker just laughed at me. Thankfully I was able to narrow down my pile and only got ones that I knew I wanted. Though there was one I went back for the next day because I had been unsure the first trip.
That weekend I got the following:
- This Is What Happy Looks Like
- The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
- The Moon and More
- Death By Video Game
- Our Chemical Hearts
- Let’s Pretend This Never Happened
Only one of these books I’ve read before (Love at First Sight) and the reason I got it because I know that it’s a book I’ll read again and lend to a friend if they wanted to read it. The only book I really wasn’t planning on getting was Let’s Pretend This Never Happened – that one I got at the book sale at work when someone said it was really good, so it was an impulse buy.
The second batch I got at another library book sale when I was on a mission to find a book for another coworker, and well, you can’t go to a book sale and not get books. I mean… come on. There was also the one my mom got me later that weekend when we went to Barnes and Noble on a whim.
The books I got last weekend were:
- Only the Good Spy Young
- Out of Sight, Out of Time
- United We Spy
- Girl v. Boy
- Glorious Appearing (Left Behind #12)
The first three there listed completed the Gallagher Girls series as I have the first three. I started that series years ago and never finished. Now I can start again and finish. Girl v. Boy I’ve been wanting to reread again because it’s been mega years since I read that one. And I conceded to getting because I eventually want all the Left Behind books in the orange paperback reprint, so I might as well have gotten it now, right?
Of course, the month isn’t over, but I’m kind of hoping my book buying is (if I can control myself). If anything, I’ll get a few ebooks that are on my wishlist due to the fact I want to save bookshelf space and make it easier when we eventually move.
Have you gotten any new books lately?