August 1, 2016

Books You'd Buy Immediately

Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is Ten Books That You Would Buy Right Now if Someone Handed You a Fully Loaded Gift Card. Only 10? So hard! Ok. Focus. Here we go.

The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami - This is a work of art and I really want to get my hands on it. My library doesn't carry it because it's got lift-the-flap stuff and it's too delicate.

The Bookshop Book by Jen Campbell - This is written by a bookshop owner in England who wrote two books about things customers have said in her bookshop that are utterly ridiculous. This book is about different kinds of bookshops. Squee!

Hot Dudes Reading This is originally an instagram account that takes secret shots of guys reading in public. They are hilarious. I would buy this one because no one would buy it for me.

As If!: The Oral History of Clueless by Jen Chaney - Another one my library doesn't carry. You know what? they don't carry any of these so far. Anyway, Clueless is one of the best movies of the 90's and I would love this book.

The Almost Nearly Perfect People by Michael Booth - I am fascinated by Scandinavian people and societies. This looks so great.

Where I'm Reading From by Tim Parks - A book about reading that I haven't read yet! Again, can't get it from my library.

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt - This is finally out in paperback, but it might be even better on Kindle. It's sooooo big!

Monterey Bay by Lindsay Hatton - Because I have some history at Monterey Bay.

Policing the Paranormal by Paul Hope - This is a self-published book by a guy who was a security guard at the Virginia State Capitol. I expect it will be appropriately creepy. I do not know why I am drawn to this. It must be all those ghosthunter TV shows I watched with Alyssa.

Blackass by A. Igoni Barrett - This is about a Nigerian man who wakes up white. It's like Kafka's Metamorphosis, but not quite.

So there are 10 books I would buy immediately if I had a gift card big enough to cover it.

What would you buy?