Books I’ve read and now want in my personal library

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday, by That Artsy Reader Girl, was a little difficult for me. I love utilizing my local library to read, but ever since discovering the library book sales, where I can buy books ridiculously cheap while supporting the community, I have made it my mission to buy all the books that I know I love.

So when this week’s Top 10 Tuesday’s theme was posted, I had to scroll back through my Goodreads to see what books I read but don’t currently own. Considering the amount of books I buy each year, I was surprised by how fast I was able to fill this list. I read way more books than I give myself credit for.

I could have sworn I had this book on my shelves already but I can’t seem to find it. Such a great book about an ongoing relevant topic here in the US: immigration. I can’t recommend this book enough.

Wild by Cheryl Strayed definitely left an impression on me and I want the book so I can go back to her story whenever I need inspiration.

I have no doubts that Ready Player One will come up in future book clubs or that my fiancĂ© will want to read it someday (here’s to hoping), so I think I should definitely own a copy. I thoroughly enjoyed it and have no doubts its going to be a reread for me.

I don’t normally buy John Green books, especially because I think they are a little overrated. However, Turtles All the Way Down unexpectedly impacted me in more ways than I can describe. I wouldn’t mind owning a copy of this for the future.

I don’t need you to tell me why I put this book on the list. Backman’s books really know how to get you in the feels when you are least expecting it. He has become an auto-buy author for me.

The Night Circus is another book that I thought I had purchased already but it is not on my bookshelf so another stop is definitely in order. I loved this book, way more than I thought I would. I seriously can’t wait for her new book to come out.

I read Fahrenheit 451 a few years ago when I was reading off the “books you should read in your lifetime” list. I had borrowed it from the library and then returned it. At the time, I didn’t feel the need to buy it but lately it has been coming up in bookish conversations more and more. I think I am going to need a hard copy for the future that I can continuously reference.

1984 is one of those books that you could probably reread and get something out of it each time that you read it. I have no doubts that if I were to reread this now, in this political climate, I would find some startling parallels. I already own Animal Farm and Homage to Catalonia, both of which I enjoyed as well.

I enjoyed The Scarlet Letter when I read it back in high school and lately I have been wanting to reread it. Also, since I am determined to include all the classics I love on my book shelf, this one need to be added.

What books have you read that you want to own? Are any on this list? Let’s discuss!


One thought on “Books I’ve read and now want in my personal library

  1. Really agree that each time you reread 1984, you get something different out of it! I absolutely love Fahrenheit 451 too! I used to have a copy of night circus… but someone borrowed it and never gave it back :/ Really want another copy! And I really want to read more from Backman too! Great list!


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