What would you buy if someone suddenly gave you a gift card to your favorite bookstore!? This might seem an easy question, but believe me, it’s not! I’m already quite the kid in the candy store when it’s my own money, but the second I get a gift card, my measly list goes out the window and I grab all the books I’ve been waiting, and waiting to buy. Most are books I’ve already read that I know I’ll read again, some are simply for the beautiful cover design, and of course, there’d be a few books bought on a whim (those aisle ends are always right on point!). What would you buy??
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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Not only a beautiful book cover, the story is one of the best I’ve ever read. Beautifully written, with unique and heartfelt characters, this will be a novel I’ll read again and again.
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Hands down, the best series I’ve read this year. Wait, make that ever. Thank you Sarah J. Maas for opening my eyes to the wonderful world of fantasy and new adult genres.
The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee
While not my favorite novel, the cover is gorgeous, especially the spine!
We, the Drowned by Carsten Jenson
I just cannot make it through the audio version, with a dreamy narration and too many characters to count, and at 688 pages to boot, I’m going to need my own copy. Not to mention, the cover is absolutely amazing!!
Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
Another WWII novel that’s been on my TBR for way too long! Plus, it’s rumored to be series in the making… I’d have to buy it!
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
One of my favorite reads from last year and an insta-classic. You bet it’s on my list!
The Major Works of Charles Dickens
This has been on my list forever! Dickens will always be one of my favorite (if not most favorite) author. His stories are beautiful and timeless, especially A Tale of Two Cities.
The Hike by Drew Magary
This novel is strange and unique, and I’m sure I’d see it on the new shelf and grab it the second I walked in the door.
The Muse by Jessie Burton
Possibly one of the most anticipated novels of the summer, I’m still waiting for my local library to acquire its copies…and even then I’m pretty far down on the wait list. I really should just buy a copy already!