Books I’ve Read That I’d Like In My Personal Library
Top Ten Tuesdays were started by The Broke and the Bookish and are now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, where we make lists of our top ten books (or something else!) based on that week’s prompt. The topics are provided ahead of time and can be found here. Book links bring you to Goodreads or my review.
I apparently deleted my Goodreads shelf specifically about this so THAT’S FUN, past-Lauren! Regardless, I do read a whooooole lot of books from the library (physical, ebooks, and audiobooks) or from Scribd. That’s how I often get away with not buying a lot of books. I like supporting those platforms and organizations, plus I get to save some money and space. Here are some books that I borrowed from somewhere and would love a physical copy of someday. (I’ve done another post similar to this but I’m not going to cheat and look at those rn.)
Book: Red, White, and Royal Blue by McQuiston | Source: Library, Scribd
I LOVED THIS BOOK just like everyone else on the planet. I got the library book out but also listened to the audio on Scribd. I definitely need a couple for my personal library because I have a feeling I’ll be wanting to reread it someday!
Book: There’s Something About Sweetie by Menon | Source: Egalley
I realized that I am the WORST and don’t own this book! I have Menon’s other YA books that I’ve loved, like DIMPLE and TWINKLE, but apparently I never bought the hardcover of this one to add to my collection. I received a copy for review and would definitely want to further support. I’m a member of her street team now so I’ll be reading a lot of review copies, which means I have to get going on the purchasing afterwards.
Book: The Cottingly Secret by Gaynor | Source: Hoopla, owned ebook
I was thrilled when I learned about this book because I was such a huge fan of this story when I was younger. This is historical fiction but loosely based on the real Cottingley fairy drama. I loved this so much; it was exactly what I wanted. I bought the ebook on sale and rotated the audiobook in too, but I neeeed a physical copy for my shelf someday.
Book: I’ll Be There For You by Miller | Source: Scribd
I had this on my Christmas list last year but didn’t receive it, so I ended up listening to the audiobook version on Scribd. I was surprised to see how much I enjoyed it, to be completely honest. I was relieved when I didn’t get it for Christmas because I was afraid I would be annoyed with it. Because it exceeded my expectations, I’d like to own one as a coffee table kind of book.
Books: The Kiss Quotient and The Bride Test by Hoang | Source: Hoopla, egalley
Helen Hoang writes the best romance! I’m really excited for alllll of the other books she has coming down the pipeline as well. I listened to the audiobook on Hoopla for THE KISS QUOTIENT and got an early copy of THE BRIDE TEST, so I need some finished copies now.
Book: My Plain Jane by Hand, Ashton, Meadows | Source: Borrowed ARC
I guess I borrowed this from someone?? I can’t tell from my review but I know I don’t own it yet! I have MY LADY JANE in paperback so I was waiting to buy this a year post-pub so I could get the paperback version to match. I haven’t gotten around to it yet but I will at some point hopefully.
Book: The Leading Edge of Now by Curtis | Source: Started an ARC Tour
I started up an ARC tour for bloggers using this book and still need to get the finished copy because I’m THE WORST. I yell about how much I enjoy Marci’s books so often and yet I haven’t even gotten this yet. I repeat: I am the very worst. I should go off to Amazon right now and just buy this (I mean the cover is too gorgeous to handle, no???).
Books: The Illuminae Files by Kristoff, Kaufman | Sources: ARC, library books
I got the hardcover ARC of this from BEA when it came out and have checked the next two books out from the library. I’m not sure why I didn’t just buy them, but I think I was waiting for paperbacks? I kind of wish I just got the hardcovers one by one since they’re such thick books… Do I even want paperbacks?!
Books: Heist Society by Carter | Sources: Hoopla?
And another series to buy at some point! I enjoyed this one by Ally Carter and she’s one of my favorite authors, so I’d love to have all of these books to sit alongside my GALLAGHER GIRLS collection as well. I remember reading the ebooks from either Hoopla or Scribd?